- COMSAT Alumni & Retirees Association - Aug 21, 2015
Marty Votaw Services: Sept. 12, 2015, Goleta, CA
Irv Dostis was the first to let us know of the passing of Marty Votaw.
I am sad to inform you that Marty Votaw passed away, Aug 6 in CA. Ernie Robertson called to let me know. I do not have any more detail except he was in a care facility. Marty Votaw certainly was super important in the long term success of COMSAT specifying and getting great reliable satellites. He was important manager that promoted major advances in the technology thru the relationship between the West Coast operations, COMSAT Labs and the spacecraft manufacturers . I worked directly for him for many years at COMSAT and SBS.
Janet Votaw, Marty's daughter, provided a copy of Marty's obituary.
We also have Marty's interview for the COMSAT Oral History Project Marty Votaw's Oral History [pdf]
Paul Schrantz (in an email to Marty's son, Tom)
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