Survivor Stories / Tributes

Dillon McDaniel

Personal Description:

Dedication:

Dad passed away suddenly on May 1, 2012. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, an adventuring world traveler, and a gentleman scientist. He lost his wife of 41 years, our mother Stephanie, to ovarian cancer in 2007, and since then has been one of the OCRF’s most generous personal donors.

Personal Description:

Dad lived his life with great enthusiasm — truly with all his heart. He grew up in Miami with his parents Dillon and Dorothy, and went college at UT Austin where he met his wife Stephanie while earning his PhD in physics. Mom and Dad married in 1966 and had seven children. He dedicated his life to his family and his work at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM. Dad retired from SNL last December after a 38 year career, during which he had a direct impact on research and development of pulse power applications both in the US, and around the world.

Dad is survived by his wife Susan, whom he married in 2010, his seven children, and his sixteen grandchildren. He treasured his friends and family above all else. Even the deepest grief felt by his many, many friends and family members cannot match the love that he gave during his 67 years of life.

Donations in Dillon’s name can be made here, at ocrf.org (you may use Karen Vaught at vaught11@cox.net as a contact person, so that the family is notified of your generosity via e-mail). Thank you.

Last updated on: 05/09/2012


Comments:

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Salli Salli – 06/21/2012

An eye to this motive, cork or spume cordon, which is equipped with fishing furrow and zhivtsov hooked.

Typedenem Typedenem – 07/06/2012

Don’t know why you characterize film furtues as an awful idea. For reasons stated by whiskey and others on Box Office Futures Bid Approved is may be necessary for the industry’s survival.Because the studios continue to crank out product, that doesn’t mean they’re profitable.Using Harry Potter as an example, what the studio’s are essentially doing to rolling over the revenues from one Harry Potter to make the next.The only way most of been turning a profit is by selling every asset that isn’t nailed down such as divisions and through layoffs.Their inability to turn sufficient profit, has and is eating into their operating exspenses which, although they can continue to produce product, means they produce 1 or 2 less films a year.When they can no longer cover operating expenses 2011/2012 they’re out of business.Better risk management is not the entire solution, because the whoe model is flawed. Think of it: If Universal had hedged which is to say sold just 30% of the backend of Bruno which by the way it can’t do on either the Cantor Exchange or TrendX it would have made a profit.That fact that Bruno didn’t do as well as expected also goes to the value of market research by the studios which has been the topic of a posting on the Box Office Futures thread.Better risk management = more profits.If/when a studio can truly hedge with a furtues product, films can be financed like IPOs which means more films.It also means better ones because with a proper hedge in place, 99.99% of the risk is taken out of film finance.Isn’t what’s good for the industry, good for Deadline Hollywood?

Ryzal Ryzal – 07/28/2012