KATHY MCGEE 1956 - 2015

With considerable sadness,we report that Kathy McGee passed away on 1 July 2015 following a prolonged and hard-fought battle with cancer. Kathy was a key employee with DAT/EM Systems. She started her career 23 years ago in 1992. For many years Kathy was the Technical Support Manager for DAT/EM’s worldwide clients. Using her considerable technical skills, Kathy was able to grow DAT/EM’s technical support department into the world-class operation that it is today. Kathy traveled the world and visited many clients, who will remember her for her on-site trainings and for meeting her at technical conferences.

Kathy cared deeply for each DAT/EM client and continuously strived to provide the very best information in order to quickly resolve technical or operational issues. Kathy was a pleasure to work with for her office colleagues, resellers, and clients alike. Her presence will be truly missed.View Kathy’s Obituary.

Sonja "Sunny" C. Wilster 1955 - 2008

Anchorage resident Sonja "Sunny" C. Wilster, 52, died March 9, 2008, at home. Sunny was born Sept. 26, 1955, in Pensacola, Fla. When she was 2, the family was transferred to Sanford, Fla. After a normal "military kid" childhood, she graduated from Winter Park High School. Sunny then followed her dad to Washington, D.C., and attended George Mason University. She didn't take to academia and joined the U.S. Navy. Sunny served in the Navy from 1975 to 1995. She was posted in Germany, Belgium, Hawaii and several stateside locations. Advancing to chief petty officer, she honed her leadership qualities. Her last post was with the Alaskan Command in Anchorage. After retiring from the military, Sunny began working for DAT/EM Systems International, a division of Aero-Metric Corp. She started as an office administrator, then advanced to marketing manager, where she applied her artistic flair to domestic and international advertising and marketing, her family wrote. "Sunny created the visual personality for a high-tech software development company with worldwide clients," they said. "Motorcycles were a passion of Sunny's. Owning numerous bikes over the years, she thoroughly enjoyed careening down the Seward Highway on her blue and silver Low-Rider Harley Davidson. She also enjoyed taking long hikes with her beloved dogs, Jean-Luc and Colt. She was a talented artist and collected original works and prints of art in addition to creating her own unique pen and ink drawings. Horses and random, other-worldly subjects were her favorite. Her latest artistic exploration was stained glass. There were no boundaries to her imagination. Sunny liked to call her home the eclectic nest and the yard her piece of dirt. "Sunny's buoyant personality injected large doses of straightforward fun into everyday activities for all those around her."