Thank You

My family and I want to thank the hundreds of people who have shared their stories about my father on this blog and privately with the family. We are grateful and blessed to hear from old and new friends about the impact he had on so many lives—across the country, and around the world.

Over the past week, the love and prayers from family and friends have brought us much comfort. Last Friday, Dad was laid to rest in San Diego during a small, private service. It was a beautiful and special day. May he rest in peace.

We look forward to a public celebration of his life early next year, and we will post the date, time, and location soon. It is our sincere hope that you will join us.

God bless and have a happy New Year.

Mary Ann

Dr. Beyster Memorial


5 Responses to “Thank You”

  1. 1 Wendy B.

    Rest in peace Dr. Beyster. Thank you for the extraordinary inspiration and leadership that guided so many of us.

  2. 2 Craig Racine

    Bob, you were a rare American executive. Thank you for sharing the success of SAIC with so many of your fellow employees.

  3. 3 David Fetzer

    Dr. Bob Beyster set the tone and standard for a workplace of which it was not only possible, but easy to be proud. I worked in McLean during my SAIC tenure, but still had many opportunities to know him via my 11 years of active and activist tenure on the Technical Environment Committee, an invention of Dr. beyster’s designed to create avenues for formal and informal two-way participation in the unique and effective employee ownership culture, which contributed so much during SAIC’s growth years. These and other unique features of SAIC’s environment allowed the challenge and reward to be distributed to everyone. Bob Beyster’s vision, humor, and spirit, applied over 35 years, combined to create a great American success story.

    Bob Beyster infused me with inspiration and aroused my entrepreneurial enthusiasm. I am saddened by his passing.

  4. 4 Michele Prosser

    Mary Ann,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you for you and Betty and your family. It was an honor to know your dad a bit. He was such a kind man with a great heart as you know.
    We have his legacy in Betty’s House at The Salvation Army’s Door of Hope. I’ve made my gift in his honor for Betty’s House.
    I hope others will follow.

    My condolences to you and your family.
    Michele Prosser

  5. 5 MG. Ahmed Raafat Helmy

    Dear Mary Ann,

    Please accept my condolences to you and the family.
    Dr. Beyster was a real great person. May GOD bless his soul.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    MGr. Ahmed Raafat Helmy

    Program Manager of Egyptian Combat Training Centers.

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