group and subcommittee meetings. He contributed technical, historical, philosophical, and sensible discussions with humor that endeared him to all of those present. Knowing Walt’s background and expertise, all of his comments were accepted and included in all of the papers and other technical organization output.
The PSRC had a 50th anniversary during Walt’s tenure as chairman, and his remarks at a dinner are still recorded as a milestone event. In addition to this special event, Walt participated in the technical and social activities of countless engineering functions. Not content with only technical areas of interest, Walt was a regular at the Monday morning “Golfing Subcommittee” meetings played regularly before the serious business of the PSRC began.
Walt is survived by Jane Huey, his wife of 59 years; his three daughters—Robin Spicer, Jamie West, and Laura Elmore; six grandchildren; and two sons-in-law. After Walt’s retirement from Westinghouse/ABB, he continued to attend technical meetings and never introduced himself without mentioning Jane and the family of which he was so proud. He was a giant of the industry and will be sorely missed.