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[802SEC] FW: Chan Rypinski, 1924-2011


I think many of you may have known Chan. I sure enjoyed the many years I had a chance to work with him in 802.15. He will be missed.


Bob H

From: "James Allen" <>
To: <>, <>,
        "Pat Kinney" <>, <>
Subject: FW: Chan Rypinski, 1924-2011
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:53:50 -0400

Hi Gents.

Hope you are all well.

I was trying to stay in touch with Chan Rypinski but didnâ??t see him on Skype for quite a while.

His son answered my email.   Please forward as appropriate.


From: Arthur Rypinski []
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 5:38 PM
Subject: Chan Rypinski, 1924-2011

Aug 1, 2011 05:29:58 PM, <> wrote:

Dear Mr. Allen-

It is with great regret that I must report that my father, Chan Rypinski, died of cancer on July 27. He was 86.

Chan was an engineer, and entrepreneur, and an inventor. He held eleven patents, and started at least five companies. He was also a husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 61 years (my mom) Catherine Birch Rypinski, his brother, Richard Rypinski, two children (my sister Margaret Buss and myself), and three grandchildren.

I have been looking through his email to identify his friends and correspondents. If you know anyone who should be notified, I would be greatful if you could pass the word.

best wishes,

Arthur Rypinski

Bob Heile, Ph.D
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