Thomas Capshaw, 81, Former ERCO Engineer
Capshaw died at home in Merritt Island, Fla. on Monday, May 28.
Thomas Evan Capshaw of Merritt Island, Fla. died unexpectedly at home Monday, May 28. He was 81.
Capshaw served from 1948 to 1951 on the destroyer U.S.S. Floyd B. Parks in the Korean War. He was a petty officer third class in charge of all engineering division administrative functions and played on the Navy's all-star baseball team.
After leaving the service, Capshaw earned a degree in engineering from the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington. He later worked on developing flight simulators for the Navy and the Air Force with the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) in Riverdale.
Capshaw also conducted image processing work for Greenbelt's Goddard Space Flight Center.