Wick McCaleb, Kodak Polychrome Graphics Pioneer, Succumbs to Cancer
Thursday, August 30, 2001
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA – Wick McCaleb, a well-known and respected professional in the graphic arts for three decades, died on August 18 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was 58. "For those of us who knew Wick, we have lost one of the most dedicated, loving, loyal human beings that God ever created," said Jeff Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, Kodak Polychrome Graphics. "We will all remember Wick for the commitment, dedication and friendship he gave us each and every day. The graphic arts industry has lost a great friend." McCaleb entered the graphic arts industry with Eastman Kodak Company upon his graduation from Baylor University in 1966, and he held a variety of positions with the company throughout his 36-year career. In 1997, McCaleb delayed his retirement to play a key role in the formation of Kodak Polychrome Graphics as Marketing Manager for the Kodak Approval System in the United States and Canada. He continued to serve in that role until his illness was discovered in March, 2000. "Wick’s contributions to Kodak Polychrome Graphics were significant, and he was universally respected in the industry. We will miss him greatly," Jacobson said. McCaleb lived in Trumbull, Connecticut and is survived by his wife Mary, to whom he had been married for 37 years, a daughter and son-in-law, Caren and Andy Norman, of San Francisco, and a son, Matthew, of Trumbull. Donations in McCaleb’s memory can be made to the Wick McCaleb Memorial Fund at either: Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 498 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611, or, Kids with a Promise, Attn: Development Department, 132 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016. Kids with a Promise is affiliated with the historic Bowery Mission in New York City and focuses on giving disadvantaged children in the inner-city a spiritual foundation and a new chance at life through summer camp, mentoring and after-school programs.