DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

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DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Mike Florio on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:04 pm

I just received word today that DS2 Mike ("Boats") Terry passed away a few days ago. I first met Mike at BEEP school in early 1968, where he was a SCORE convertee from BM3, hence the nickname "Boats." He had been stationed at Mare Island with the Riverine Warfare school and saw what a great place DS School was then, so he applied for conversion. Back in those days there were several drop-outs from DS school who were sent to RW school, but not many who came the other way. Anyway, he was responsible for convincing about 5 of us from that BEEP school class to sign up and extend our enlistments for DS school. Rick Cason, Kevin Terrell and I were the three I remember. We all went through A1 and A2 phases together, then to our "C" schools. Terry got turned around as an A School Instructor, the rest of us went to the fleet, and Kevin to his death (he's on the wall).

Our paths crossed several times in Silicon Valley, and he actively recruited several DSs for his first employer: Measurex. He visited this site once in 2010, but some may remember him from his Instructor stint. I last saw him in 2006, at another friend's funeral, a far too frequent occurrence these days.

RIP old shipmate. Fair winds and following seas.
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Fburtxds1 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Damn!!! I remember Mike. He was living in Barracks 930 when I went through A1-Phase and was teaching the UDT, running the UDT Labs out behind the Barracks and serving as the in-residence Proctor. I remember that he had his own private room on the second deck at the north end of the barracks. There were about ten rooms like that in 930, some even in the basement on the south end. The rest of the berthing was all open bay divided by large cubicals. We didn't get to move into Barracks 1296 until we transitioned to A2-Phase and got our crows. I remember him as a really good guy and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I wish he had spent more time on this site. It would have been nice to hear his sea stories.
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Mike Florio on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:06 pm

Fburtxds1 wrote:It would have been nice to hear his sea stories.

He didn't have any - he never served aboard a ship. Unless you count a PBR or a Mike Boat on the Napa River and Suisun Bay as sea duty!
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Fburtxds1 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:21 pm

Mike Florio wrote:
Fburtxds1 wrote:It would have been nice to hear his sea stories.

He didn't have any - he never served aboard a ship. Unless you count a PBR or a Mike Boat on the Napa River and Suisun Bay as sea duty!

They also serve who sit on barstools at the Acey-Deucy Club and wait. :D He was still a great guy.
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby rkrum on Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:59 pm

I remember "Boats" well--especially his great smile...
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Doc Kivlighan on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Is there any chance of tracking down and posting his obit :?:
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Re: DS2 Mike "Boats" Terry

Postby Mike Florio on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:14 pm

Doc Kivlighan wrote:Is there any chance of tracking down and posting his obit :?:

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Michael Terry
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 am

Angels Camp resident

Michael John Terry died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, peacefully with his three stepchildren by his side. He was 70.

Mr. Terry grew up in Palo Alto and attended Palo Alto High school. In 1962, he attended Foothill College and graduated from San Jose State University. Mr. Terry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966 and eventually became a technical instructor of Naval Tactical Data Systems. His technical background set the course for his career in the high-tech industry. He spent the majority of his career at Measurex Corp. He also worked for Diasonics Inc., Arix Corp., Xerox, Silicon Graphics, 3ware and Together Soft. Over the past 10 years, he worked on many startups and as a consultant.

Mr. Terry enjoyed his ranch in Angels Camp and all his friends at Claussen’s Corner. He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing and photography. He will be remembered as a very knowledgeable, kind and generous man.

He is survived by his stepchildren, Ken Buciak, Kris Hanson and David Buciak; a nephew; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Stella Terry, and his wife, Marilyn “Lindy” Terry. http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/obituaries/article_a4ccec46-692f-11e4-b74b-9ba00b75e72b.html#user-comment-area
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