Sackett, Lynn Robert

Sackett, Lynn Robert

Male 1923 - 2019  (95 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Lynn Robert  [1
    Born 2 Mar 1923  New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 2019  Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I52369  Sackett
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2019 

    Father Sackett, Charles Bailey,   b. 5 Nov 1896,   d. 1 Jun 1978  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Graf, Clara Bertha,   d. Unknown 
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F19793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1923 - New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 2019 - Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S958] Legacy, ( (Reliability: 3), 12 Mar 2019.
      Lynn R. Sackett

      Lynn R. Sackett

      Vero Beach, FL - Lynn Robert Sackett died on February 4, 2019, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, on March 2, 1923, the son of Charles Bailey Sackett and Clara Bertha Graf Sackett.

      Lynn grew up in Larchmont, New York and attended New Rochelle High School. He attended Middlebury College, Harvard University, and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

      Lynn served his country in World War II. He enlisted in the United States Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ensign L.R. Sackett served on the USS LST 1019 which was in the invasion of southern France in 1944 and the assault on Okinawa in 1945. He was made commander of that ship in October of 1945, at the age of 23. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he attended a meeting of fellow ship commanders. He was told to go back to his ship and send his commanding officer, as he appeared to be much too young to lead. He left the meeting and returned a few minutes later smoking a pipe in the hopes of appearing older than his years.

      Lynn spent his entire engineering career with the Sperry Corporation where he worked on several gyroscope-based navigation systems and invented the first liquid-center gyroscope.

      Many of his favorite days were spent playing golf. At Pelham Country Club, in Pelham, New York, and at Grand Harbor in Vero Beach, Florida, he was well known for his excellent golf game, competitive spirit, and good humor on the course. At Pelham Country Club Lynn won nine men's golf championships and two senior championships. He won so many golf tournaments in Westchester County that the trophies became a storage problem at his home on Dell Way.

      Lynn was a devoted and loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be remembered by family and friends for his over-the-top generosity, love of a good party, and his brilliant analytical mind. Lynn is survived by seven nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and nephews, and an abundance of friends.
      Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 10, 2019

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