John B, Pugaczewski

John B, Pugaczewski,  age 80,  of White Bear Township, Minnesota,  passed away April 28. 2016.

John worked as an engineer at Northwestern Bell (now CenturyLink) for over 38 years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.   “John  had a long productive career as a network engineer at NW Bell and US West.  He was considered one of the top network gurus in the telephone industry.  John, and his brother Joe, were key to ensuring NWB/USWC had a world class network.”

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Arthur T. Brown

Arthur T. Brown,  age 91,  of Ft. Madison, Iowa,  passed away April 30, 2016.
Art Brown

Art retired from Northwestern Bell Telephone Company after twenty five years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Obituary and further information at King-Lynk Funeral Home:

Eugene Stanley Durham

Eugene S. Durham,  age 82,  of Baxter, Minnesota,  passed away April 23, 2016.

Eugene Stanley Durham

Gene’s career in telecommunications moved the family from Brainerd to Baudette and then on to Thief River Falls, ultimately landing in the Twin Cities metro area.  Gene worked in various management positions until his retirement in 1990.  Gene was also a member of the MN Pioneers.

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