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Obituaries—March 2018

Howard E. Decker, P.E.
96; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; San Antonio, Texas; joined ASHRAE in 1967. He served as a Director and Chairman of Region VIII;  a Director at Large, the general chairman for a Region VIII CRC; chairman of Research Promotion; a member of the Charter & Bylaws Committee and the chairman of the 1996 Annual Meeting Host Committee. He was awarded the Regional Award of Merit in 1980 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1982.

Daryl E. Somers
58; Member ASHRAE; London, Ont., Canada; joined ASHRAE in 1989. He served as a regional member on the Nominating Committee and as the Region II Regional Vice Chair on the Research Promotion Committee. He received the Regional Award of Merit in 2009 and the Chapter Service Award in 2011.

D. W. Gipson, P.E.
92; Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE; Weatherford, Texas; joined ASHRAE in 1971. He served as a regional alternate on the Nominating Committee and won the Chapter Service Award in 2009.

Albert Brousseau
83; Life Member ASHRAE; Laval, Quebec, Canada; joined ASHRAE in 1970.

Rodney C. Thomas, P.E.
82; Life Member ASHRAE; Lexington, S.C.; joined ASHRAE in 1966.

Jerry D. Miller, P.E.
72; Member ASHRAE; Corpus Christi, Texas; joined ASHRAE in 2007.

Roger B. Walters, P.E.
74; Life Member ASHRAE; Dade City, Fla.; joined ASHRAE in 1982.

Melvin E. Manuel, P.E.
91; Life Member ASHRAE; Norfolk, Va.; joined ASHRAE in 1964.

Edward A. Mann
85; Life Member ASHRAE; Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia; joined ASHRAE in 1970.

Wagdy A. Y. Anis
76; Member ASHRAE; Waltham, Mass.; joined ASHRAE in 2002. He served on the Standard 90.1 Committee as a project committee voting member, project subcommittee voting member and designer on the envelope subcommittee.

Daniel C. McNeil
92; Life Member ASHRAE; Atlanta, Ga.; joined ASHRAE in 1949. He served as a member on ASHRAE’s Members Council and Publishing and Education Council, chair of the Special Publications Committee and as chair, vice member and as a member on the Society’s Admissions and Advancement Committee. He was also vice chair, program subcommittee chair, ALI Coordinator and a member of TC 1.6, Terminology, and a member of TC 8.9, Valves. He was president of the Atlanta ASHRAE Chapter in 1976-77. He received the following awards:
• the 1981 Regional Award of Merit
• the Distinguished Service Award in 1992
• the 50-Year Member Award in 1999
• the Distinguished 50-Year Member Award in 2000
• the 2003 Chapter Service Award.