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DCRT Computer Engineer Dew Dies

Robert B. Dew, a computer engineer with DCRT since 1983, died of cancer on Sept. 8 at his home in Kensington.

Robert B. Dew

During his first years at NIH, Dew pioneered the application of PCs to clinical and laboratory automation. He designed an award-winning anesthesiology monitoring and reporting system and an automated system to measure coronary venous blood flow during cardiac catheterization. He also designed the Ethernet local area network for Bldg. 30 in 1989.

Since 1990, Dew worked on DCRT's Advanced Laboratory Workstation (ALW) system, integrating and developing software for electronic news, multimedia electronic mail, security, video conferencing, license management, and problem report tracking. His contributions led to the ALW system winning the Best in Open Systems Solutions (BOSS) award for Innovation in Hardware, Software, and Networking Approaches at the Federal Computer Conference in 1992.

Dew received a B.S. in physics from SUNY at Geneseo, a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clarkson College, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is survived by five sisters, his paternal grandmother, and several nieces and nephews.

Dale Warren Mourned

Dale Warren, 56, who spent 34 years at NIH, died June 9. He had retired in 1995 from NICHD, where he was a laboratory technician.

Dale Warren

He attended Carnegie Institute, where he obtained a degree in laboratory techniques. He also served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, with honors.

He married Eloise Woods in 1962 and the couple had two sons and a daughter who reside in Baltimore and Hyattsville, Md. He was also a grandfather of two granddaughters and a grandson.

Warren was known for his elegant style, and wore vintage apparel. He had a passion for gardening and landscaping, and many admired his yard.

He is remembered mainly for his bright smile, poise, love for his family and his faith in God.

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