Walte r H. Hoecker Amy; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. 1915-199 4 —Lester Machta. Walter H. Hoecker, a retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist, died on 22 Thoma s Jame s Gibso n Henry May 1994. Hoecker 1912-199 4 was born on 26 De- T. J. G. Henry, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who cember 1915 in St. was known to all as "Gib" Henry, died on 13 September Joseph, Missouri. He began his me- teorology career dur- His meteorological career began in 1937 and ing World War II, spanned the period from the earliest operational up- per-air charts to the use of modern digital computers serving in North Af- in meteorology. He retired in 1977 but continued to rica and Italy, and work on his research projects for some years. entered the Weather Bureau in 1947 after He was a Canadian pioneer in the analysis of upper earning his bache- wind fields and isobaric and contour charts. After 1947 he pioneered in the use of computers and computer lor's degree from the models in meteorological analysis and forecasting. University of Califor- Always an unassuming and shy perfectionist in his nia, Los Angeles. Hoecker was a truly well-rounded
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