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Obituary and memorial announcements

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

Pinemat Manzanita, Placer County. Photo by William R. Hewlett.  California Academy of Science. More of Bill's wildflower photos

The HP Alumni Association operates a small email list on the Google Groups system called "HPAlumni-Memorials." 

However, we have found that the most effective way to keep up with former co-workers is via Facebook. There are many independent company alumni social groups on Facebook -- reliving the good times, reconnecting with people you worked with, and memorializing those who have passed. Group members then pass along announcements via their personal Facebook and email networks.


How to be notified of announcements:

1. Join the HPAlumni Association's "HPAlumni-Memorials" group. HPAA subscriptions

2. Join the Facebook groups related to where you worked in HP. Facebook groups for HP, successors, and predecessors


How to post an announcement:

1. Post on the most active Facebook groups related to where you worked in HP using the format below. Facebook groups for HP, successors, and predecessors

2. If you are a member of the "HPAlumni-Memorials" group on Google Groups, please use the format below to post on that group. Send an email to hpalumni-memorials@googlegroups.com


With both Facebook and the Google group, this has proven to be the more effective format -- because people can quickly scan for familiar names.

First name    Last name    Sites, divisions, or business units. 
[For recognition, please use the name that they were known by at HP -- and give the first name first.]

Full name.    Location.    Age and/or dates of birth and death. 

Text of obituary.

If there is a published obituary or memorial site, please indicate "Full obituary and guest book" and paste in the link.

[For privacy and spam prevention, do not include a personal email address or phone number.)


Example

Jim Arthur - DTD, USFO, Customer Support Division
James L. "Jim" Arthur, Saratoga, California. May 14, 1934 Feb 22, 2020 (Age 85)

In 1960 Jim joined Neely Enterprises. In 1970 he became General Manager of the Midwest Sales region. GM of the Corporate Parts Center. GM of Data Terminals Division. VP and Director of U.S Field Operations. Jim was Senior VP of the Worldwide Customer Support Division until his retirement in 1996.

Full obituary and guest book: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/james-arthur-obituary?pid=195707665


Note: To ensure that any benefits, pension, or other issues are resolved, next-of-kin should report the death directly to the person's former employers. HPAA advice: Report disability or a death to the company

Non-U.S. Alumni.  The HPAA is U.S.-centric. Alumni from outside the U.S. are welcome to join -- but generally find that the HPAA emails and online forums, except for the TechTalk group, are not useful to them. Instead, use our directory of 190 HP-related social and professional groups worldwide. HPAA membership is not required to join our worldwide LinkedIn group -- or to use our employee stock decoder, our practical advice on using LinkedIn, or our "ASAP Checklist" for people leaving. HPAA Menu for Non-U.S. Alumni

(Updated May 19, 2021.)


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