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Newton (Al) Alger Montgomery
Nov. 17, 1927-Dec. 5, 2016
Menlo Park, California

Submitted by Jane Reynolds
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Newton (Al) Montgomery passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2016, with his loving wife Edna at his bedside.

Al was born in Denver, Colorado. He spent most of his childhood in Piedmont and then Napa, California.

He was drafted into the Army in 1946. He completed college on the GI bill and became a CPA.

Al quickly found computers to be far more interesting. He joined IBM in 1960 and moved his family to Menlo Park.

In 1970 he transferred to Memorex and worked for them until 1980. He went on to start Montgomery &; Mader.

Al always said, "This is the end of working for someone else. I will retire and work only when I wish, and only for myself." In his later years, he was active in the Mercedes Benz Club of Northern California.

He and Edna enjoyed world travel. He loved learning, especially new skills. He taught himself to cane chairs and needlepoint. He even designed the blueprints for his daughter's home.

Al is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edna Montgomery, and his children Jane Reynolds and Glen Montgomery. He has six grandchildren: Matthew, Robert, Michelle and Scott Reynolds, Kailey and Cade Montgomery. He has a great grandchild, Connor Reynolds.

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