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Joseph Murray posted a condolence
Friday, June 30, 2023
My memories of Swede all come with a smile. He was a mentor to most IMDers. He was always sporting a positive attitude as we worked through our issues. A great colleague to all who knew him. RIP Swede Joe Murray
Tom Covey posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
I arrived at IMD, in 1970. Even though I was not in Marketing, Swede always treated me very well. One day, on his way to work, he was stopped in traffic, at the red light. The car in front of him had a plate that started DMB. At IMD, to send internal mail, we wrote the person's initials on the folded paper, and put it in the internal mail. Swede got out of his car at the light, and asked the person, "How long have you had the plate" ? "I got it yesterday". Swede took a detour to the BMV, and got new plates, starting with DMB. One time a few of us were talking, and Swede told us that yesterday, he could not find anyone who wanted the(marketing) tickets to SPAC. I told Swede that I would have taking them. From that day on, he would ask me many times if I could use them. in 1980, I went into Marketing, as the Account Manager, in Erie, Pa. In 1985, I went to Aircraft Engine, in Cincinnati. Oh. I retired (early) in 2000. GE was a wonderful company, as was IMD. Tom Covey Cincinnati,Oh
Bill Schultz posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Swede gave me my first opportunity in sales at GE IMD. I was "green" with no sales experience but very willing and anxious to learn. He was patient, always encouraging and gave me the support a very young sales guy needed. Equally important was that he was a genuinely nice and fun to be with. I was impressed by the fact that everyone in the sales group appreciated him. Many thanks to Swede for giving me the chance. I will never forget it.
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Friday, June 9, 2023
Joe Carfora posted a condolence
Friday, June 9, 2023
“Swede”, as we knew him at General Electric’s Insulating Materials Department (IMD) Business, brought order, knowledge and a great personality to IMD. After 6 months of training in 1966, I served the US Army in Germany for two years and returned to GE in January, 1969 to finish my training and learned much about our customers and doing business with them from his knowledgeable and professional approach, which led me to a sales assignment in New Jersey later that year and a return to Schenectady as East Coast sales manager, reporting directly to Swede, in 1972. I enjoyed many lunches with him in this role and continued to learn much from him, until I was recruited away to a company in Chicago in 1976. Yet, we continued to stay in touch and I saw he had a knack for doing that with both current and former employees. This later led to a fantastic, fun reunion, organized by Swede in Lake George, NY in the late 1980’s. We continued to stay in touch after that through the advent of email, even in his later years in independent and later assisted living. I will never forget him as the man who truly enabled me to launch my career in the electrical and later automotive plastics industry, where I ran a business for American Cyanamid Company and later became an executive VP, for a privately held plastics company, in charge of domestic and international market development. Please accept my condolences, along with the condolences of my wife Sharon, to Karla and the rest of the Berntson Family. May he rest in peace.
Carolyn Sanford uploaded photo(s)
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
I will always remember wonderful trips to celebrate Midsummer with Scandinavian Forum at Dana's camp! Such warm hospitality. I enjoyed our chats, and will miss your smiling face. Condolences to all the family and friends.
Alia Fahlborg posted a condolence
Monday, May 15, 2023
We had the pleasure of having Dana as our wonderful "summer neighbor" in Diamond Point. He would often wander over to say hello and enjoy a coffee with us. He always had great stories and was very passionate about the Swedish heritage we shared. We met many nice people at his annual "Midsommar Fest," at the lake, and we really appreciated our kids witnessing the "Maypole" tradition which they probably thought we were making up, until they saw it! (there is a very funny song that goes along with it, which you sing while dancing around the pole!). Dana loved to keep Swedish tradition alive and I am grateful that he was the one to do that for our family for many years! The very first time I met Dana, we had just moved to the lake and he brought his beloved, Marion, to meet us. I will never forget it because she didn't want to keep us for too long, on the visit, and said, "there will be lots of time to talk about all of that..." I never met her again as she passed away not long after. I have always remembered her words. Dana and Neal told us many stories about Marion and the family over the years. It was a privilege to have known Dana. He was extremely kind and had a gentle way about him. He could talk about anything with interest and intelligence and he was truly an inspiration.
Nadine Davis posted a condolence
Friday, May 12, 2023
1 met him a long time ago at many events in the family. He was always smiling, and if he was at another event, graduation of a grandchild, he remembered me. He was blessed with a long life and living family. He will be missed.
Christi LeViner Wright uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, May 11, 2023
In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you. He lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him. Vedanta
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023