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In Memoriam Glenn L. Lyons (1925~2020) The Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals reported the loss of Glenn L. Lyons on September 10, 2020, at the age of 95. Glenn was born in Stockton, and graduated from Stockton High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a bomber pilot, and participated in the Manhattan Project. Glenn was the third generation owner of Lyons Well Drilling. He was a founding member of the National Ground Water Association, serving as president in 1995. He also helped get the well drilling law passed in Illinois. He loved his boat, and traveled up and down the Mississippi River on it. Glenn is survived by his first wife Isabelle; sons Larry (Jennie) and Todd (Debbie); stepdaughters Diana (Ron) and Debbie (Ed); grandchildren Lyndsi (Jeff), Cory (Missy), and Shawn (Debbie Mae). He was preceded in death by two wives and his sister Thelma. Thomas Mark “Tom” Duffy (1980~2020) The Montana Water Well Drillers Association was saddened to send word of a fallen hero. Thomas Mark Duffy, owner of Excel Drilling and Bozeman Hot Springs, gave his life in a helicopter crash while fighting wildfires in Oregon, on August 24, 2020. He was the third generation of his family to pilot a helicopter for Gallatin County’s Search and Rescue. He was born and raised in Bozeman, playing basketball for the Bobcats during his time at Montana State University. He built Excel Drilling from the ground up, making it not only a successful business, but creating another family of employees with relationships to last a lifetime. With his big smile and infectious laugh, Tom was easy to like. It was not uncommon to see him on the phone working through an employee’s personal life issue or talking to a new friend whom he met while working on his never-ending projects. Tom is survived by his wife Robyn; children Cohen, Sawyer, and Makenna; parents Mark and Pam; sister Ashley (David); brother Tyler (Jackie); grandfather Jack (Cathy); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. John William “Jack” Prescott, Jr. (1943~2020) John William “Jack” Prescott, Jr. of Bluffton, South Carolina, passed away September 18, 2020. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, graduated from Newton North High School, then served in the U.S. Army in Arizona and Germany. He was employed in construction sales and management for over 50 years, with the last 22 being spent with Sullivan-Palatek. Jack was handy and had a passion for building things. He also liked antique cars and going on golf cart rides with his dogs Finney and Zoey. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dorothi; children Kelly and Michael; brother Robert; and nieces and nephews. Alan Norman Marcus (1964~2020) The Minnesota Water Well Association was saddened by the unexpected loss of Alan Norman Marcus on September 26, 2020. He started working with his father, uncle, and brothers in their Marcus Water Well Company business, eventually purchasing it with his brothers. He was passionate about hunting deer and pheasant, cooking, freezing corn, eating candy, and canning salsa. Alan is survived by his wife Anna; children Abby, Alex, and Alexi; mother Vivian; siblings David (Verdelle), Curtis (Jodelle), and Melanie (Corey); and several nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. The management and staff ofWWDRextend their condolences to these gentlemen’s family, friends, and former colleagues. Lest we forget... 302-684-3197 FAX: 302-384-0643 142 Broadkill Rd. • Milton, DE 19968 email: Manufacturers of Slotted & Perforated Pipe ranging from ½” to 24” diameter Atlantic Screen & Mfg., Inc. • Well Rehab. Products • Manholes • Bentonite • Filter Sock • Inline Chemical Mixers • Sampling Bailers • Clear PVC Pipe • Locking Caps 30 NOVEMBER 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ®