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Obituary and memorial service announcements

The Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association operates the 8,000-member "HP Remembrance" email distribution list as a service to the HP community. (The HPAA is an independent volunteer organization of former HP, HP Inc, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees -- and current employees in the process of leaving. The association is operated by former employees who volunteer their time. It is not endorsed or supported by HPI or HPE.)

The email list carries short obituary and memorial service announcements about current and former HP, HPI, and HPE employees. Membership on the "HP Remembrance" distribution list is open to current and former HP, HPI, and HPE employees -- and does not require membership in the HP Alumni Association.

The primary purpose is to get the word out so that people can take action -- attend the service, comment using the newspaper or funeral home's online guest book, or otherwise reach the family. This is increasingly important due to lower newspaper readership -- and the fact that obituaries are often printed only once. (Most newspapers charge high retail advertising rates for obituaries.)

To subscribe to the "HP Remembrance" email list:  Neither HPAA membership nor a Yahoo account is required.

Send an email to: hp_alumni_remembrance-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  Yahoo will reply: "Please confirm your request to join hp_alumni_remembrance."  If you don't see the confirmation email in a few minutes, check your spam folder. (Some email services treat admin messages from Yahoo as spam. For Gmail, click "More" then "Spam.") Send a blank reply to the confirmation email. Unless you have a Yahoo account, do not click on the link in the email. (Any comment in your reply goes to the Yahoo system, not to us.) 

To have an announcement about a former co-worker distributed on this list, you do not have to be a member of HPAA or a subscriber to the list.

Please send a note to info@hpalumni.org -- include any information you have that would help identify the person such as the sites they worked at or their job history. If there is a published obituary, please include the URL or the name of the newspaper. If no obituary, perhaps there is an email address of someone close to the family who will pass on condolences -- or you can set up a free http://www.wordpress.com site with an obituary and moderated comments.

When possible, we like to honor someone's career with anecdotes or comments showing the HP Way -- or the original Compaq, EDS, or other predecessor culture -- in action. This is useful to those now shaping other company cultures. 

HP Inc's official HP Continuum private social network has an "In Memoriam" page. If you are classified by HP as a US Retiree of HP Inc. you can submit an announcement: https://www.hpcontinuum.com/in-memoriam

To report a death to the company, contact the HP Benefits Center and the appropriate financial service providers: HPAA's contact directory. (Agilent dropped the decades-old $5,000 death benefit coverage in 2010; HP dropped it in 2011. Various types of insurance have been marketed by third parties to employees using company facilities and benefits communication channels. The company made no contribution to the cost of the policies and was not a party to the transactions.)

To unsubscribe:  Send a single blank email to this address:
hp_alumni_remembrance-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com    (Copy-and-paste the address into your email.) 
Yahoo will send: "Please reply to unsubscribe from..."
If you don't see the confirmation email in a few minutes, check your spam folder. (Some email services treat admin messages from Yahoo as spam. For Gmail, click "More" in the left-hand menu, then "Spam" to find the folder.) This will not affect your other HPAA subscriptions, such as the once-a-month "HPAlumni Flash" emails.

Pinemat Manzanita, Placer County, California. Photo by Bill Hewlett

Pinemat Manzanita, Placer County, California
Photo by Bill Hewlett. California Academy of Sciences

More of Bill's native wildflower photos

 

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