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Obituary - David Allen Sykes, II

      David Allen Sykes II passed away on Dec 8, 2014 at the age of 90, surrounded by family.  Born in Worchester, MA to Arthur and Agnes Sykes, he enjoyed the outdoors at Kimball Union and the University of Maine.  He met and married the love of his life, Anne Waterman, and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

     Dave was one of the original computer programmers back when they filled an entire room.  Known as an expert in APL, he worked for most of his career at IBM.  In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his home computers, researching his British genealogy and DNA, and traveling the world.

     Predeceased by his parents, sister Nancy Sykes Clark, and grandson Michael de Sosa, Dave is survived by his wife Anne, his four daughters Linda de Sosa, Bev Williams, Heidi Sykes-Gomez, and Janet Germiller, and his 16 other special grandchildren, Tim, Bobby, and Alex (Kinzer) de Sosa, Tom, Katie, Emily, and Julie Williams, David and Diana Gomez, and Stephen, Clara, Eric, Chris. Chloe, Sarah, and Emily Germiller.

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