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Remembering Sharon Rotter
Sharon Rotter
It is with great sadness that INSIC reports the passing of our long-time friend and colleague, Sharon D. Rotter, on December 23rd, 2010, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Sharon joined NSIC, the predecessor of INSIC, in April 1994, following a 25-year career as a civil servant, most recently with the Department of the Navy’s Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center in San Diego.  At INSIC, Sharon served as Senior Program Manager on many of the Consortium’s most successful
Research Programs, including the UHDR, NASD, UCOD, EHDR and TAPE Programs, in addition to serving at various times as Webmaster and Office Manager.
Sharon will be remembered by the INSIC family as a consummate professional, a reliable colleague and a good friend, and she will be deeply missed by all of us, as well as by the many friends around the world she made among our industry, university and government members during her more than 16 years with the organization.

Obituary Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on January 2, 2011:

“ROTTER, SHARON DIANNE (SEYBOLD).  Sharon Rotter was called to heaven by our creator on the morning of December 23, 2010, after losing her two year battle with colon cancer. She passed quietly at her home in La Mesa, CA, with her immediate family by her side. Sharon was born August 18, 1949, at McCook, Nebraska, to her parents, Elmer "Swede" Seybold and Gertrude (Jones) Seybold. She attended Trenton Grade School and graduated Trenton High School. On January 2, 1967, she married Roger Rotter and moved to San Diego, CA, where Roger was serving in the U. S. Navy. From this union they had a son, Anthony "Tony" Rotter. Sharon continued her higher education and graduated with a B.S. degree from San Diego State University. Sharon worked for the Navy as a civil servant until she retired after 25 years. She continued to work in the computer field until her illness forced her to retire. Sharon enjoyed doing her crafts - knitting, beading, scrapbooking, stained glass and stamping to name a few. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting with all her friends and relatives. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family. She is survived by Roger, her husband of 44 years; her son, Tony; daughter-in-law, Kimberly; granddaughter, Moxie; sister, Louise (McNair) Dillow, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Gertrude Seybold, brothers Robert, Dick and Floyd McNair. Rest peacefully in heaven Sharon, your suffering is now over. Your heart can now rest. A memorial service is planned for Friday, January 7, 2011, at Santa Sophia Catholic Church in Spring Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Sharon's memory to the American Cancer Society.”

Some of our favorite photos of Sharon…
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Sharon at the 2007 INSIC Annual Meeting in Monterey, with Leadership Achievement Award winners Mike Sharrock, Ric Bradshaw and Paul Poorman.
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Sharon and Singh Bhatia at the 2009 INSIC Annual Meeting in Santa Clara.
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Sharon and Adriana Carter at the 2006 INSIC Annual Meeting in Monterey.
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Sharon and Denis Mee relaxing between sessions at the 2008 INSIC Annual Meeting in San Diego
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Sharon with Barry Schechtman (left) and Paul Frank in Tokyo, April 2006, for the first Tape Technology Forum
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Sharon and Barry Schechtman in Tokyo, October 2007, for Tape Technology Forum II


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