It is with deepest sorrow that I announce the passing of two of our CLSOs over the summer,Randy Scott and Darrell Seeley. As we send our condolences to their families, I would like us to remember these very special men and their contributions to the laser safety community.
Lieutenant Colonel Randall “Radman” Scott passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after a brief, but courageous battle with leukemia. Randy’s professional career, spanning four decades included private industry, Air Force, and federal civil service, and ranged from nuclear launch safety as Chief of the NASA Kennedy Space Center Radiation Protection Program, to nuclear energy production, medical physics, and non-ionizing radiation safety expertise in laser and RF/microwave applications.
Randy earned his CLSO 3/8/2003. I knew Randy through our ANSI committee, ASC Z136 as the alternate representative for NASA. Ironically, his name was on the
membership ballot to promote to primary representative at the time of his death; notwithstanding, he was approved unanimously! -Barbara
Randy was a good friend and will be greatly missed. He had a great respect for people and was a staunch advocate for safety in his areas of responsibility. I have many fond memories of him from watching the Super Bowl to watching rocket launches at the Cape, the Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Merritt Island where he and his wife Myrna sang in the chorus and he also drove the church bus on youth trips, to 5K runs, to SAE G10T meetings, and on and on. He raised four boys into fine men and was a great example of a man himself. He was like a tree planted by streams of water. He left us too soon, but is in a better place. –Kurt Geber, Health Physicist, NASA, Kennedy Space Center
Randy was a friend and the kind of man that would, without exception, improve a conversation just by joining it. He was a beloved member of the laser safety community and his passing is both a personal and professional loss. I worked closely with Randy for many years on the SAE G10T Laser Safety subcommittee and the ANSI SSC-6 Outdoor Laser Safety Subcommittee, and he had an unmatched ability to help well-intended, passionate experts with opposing views find common ground using the perfect mix of expertise, intelligence, and humor. My heart goes out to his family for their unfathomable loss. I am sure that he is missed by many, many people. -Robert Aldrich, SSC-6 Chair, SAE G10T
Randy always made us laugh and smile. His quick razor sharp wit and knack for finding fun puns made me think outside the box or laser beam in our case. His engaging manner made working and playing with him a real joy. –Roberta McHatton, Consultant, Laser Safety Services