Max G. Ricketts,
NOAA, who retired in 1965, died May 22, 1979.
Captain Ricketts, from Seattle, Washington, received his degree
in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State School of Mines in
1927. He joined the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a Deck Officer
in 1927. His widely diversified 38 years in the Coast and Geodetic
Survey included duty aboard 12 survey vessels such as the PATHFINDER
and the PATTON in the latter part of his career. Captain Ricketts
was serving as Assistant Director of Oceanography in Rockville,
Maryland at the time of his retirement.
Captain Ricketts is survived by his wife, Margaret,
of Seattle, Washington, and two daughters, Katherine Schimke
of Concord, Massachusetts and Jean Peyton of Silver Spring,
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 6/1/1979