Clifford Hyland "Hy" Schooley, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Marshall, died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Dayton.
A memorial service will be held at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wright Library or the Dayton Art Institute.
Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Marshall, he was the son of Alva Clifford and Dorothy (Hyland) Schooley. He was a 1950 graduate of Marshall High School, served four years in the Air Force, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. His engineering career began at Hughes Aircraft. He then worked briefly at NCR before spending nearly 30 years with Systems Research Labs, working with signal intelligence and defense electronics. He left SRL to start a new venture, Systems Technology Labs, where he served as President and CEO. He continued working and expanding STL through several mergers before finally selling the company and retiring in 2002. In retirement, he was active counseling entrepreneurs through S.C.O.R.E., was serving on the Wright Library Board, and took classes at the University of Dayton.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancye Sherk Schooley; and two daughters, Pam Guglielmi of Columbus, Ohio, and Laura Rai of San Francisco, Calif.