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Jeff Stewart's Last Day at Cypress MicroSystems

What kind of a guy in his mid twenties, who is a very talented electrical engineer, leaves a perfectly good job to sail around the world with two of his buddies? The same kind of guy that throws a cook-out in the company parking lot for his coworkers with free steak and beer on the last day of his employment.

As anyone at Cypress MicroSystems would tell you Jeff Stewart is a talented and unique individual. Coming to work for Cypress MicroSystems right out of school Jeff has excelled in his job and will be greatly missed at Cypress MicroSystems. Not only for his technical abilities, but, also for his jovial and up-lifting demeanor. Oh yeah, and his sarcasm and no nonsenses approach.

May 27th, 2005 was Jeff's last day at Cypress MicroSystems. Rather than let all of us take him out to lunch Jeff decided to throw a little parking-lot cook-out for all of us. Jeff also choose steaks over burgers; this guy is full of surprises. Well, at least Jeff didn't have to buy his own cake, as shown in the pictures below. Also, Jeff continued what seems to have become a tradition of a parting limerick rather than a brief speech. This was started by Todd.

Jeff and his sailing buddies also have big plans for their boats website. So, checkout Sailing Vessel SOHCAHTOA and keep up with their adventures around the world.

(May 27th, 2005)

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Warren, our VP of Technical Staff tends the grill. Dee drinking on company property! Oh, that is root beer. Doug ready to attack his slab of beef. Somehow Tim knew just what shirt to ware.
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The guest (host) of honor chose just the right shirt for this occasion. See the next picture. Oh, we will Jeff! This Red Tailed Hawk was being dive bombed by a crow. The Red Tailed Hawk perched in a tree almost right over the grill.
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Right to left: Heather, Sylvia, and Dee. Left to right: Doug, Marat, Jeff. Shannon is in the background. Craig takes a break from tending one of the grills. Left to right: Jeff, Dennis, Louis.
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Ron. This potato salad is good. Eddy poses for a photo. Heather, Mohana, and Jessica Celia, Jeff, Heather, Mohana, and Jessica
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Celia in her cool shades and spring colors. Casey is one of the three men that will sail around the world. But, Casey still has several weeks of work left at Cypress MicroSystems. Left to right: Jim and Ken. What an expression on Andrew's face. I just had to include this picture.
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Marat in red and Andrew's profile. Jon sits on the tailgate of Jeff's truck talking with coworkers. Alex and I play photograph the photographer. Ahh, instant gratification. Will little Alex ever have the experience of having to wait hours for his film to be developed?
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These ice cream cakes say it all. What a terrific person Jeff is to work with. He will be missed.

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The pictures in this gallery were taken with a Nikon D70 Digital SLR camera. Any use of these pictures without permission from the photographer is strictly prohibited. Email me to request permission to use any of these pictures or if you would like a higher resolution version.

Last updated: 6/6/05