In memory of
Sylvia Christine Hall
In memory of
Sylvia Christine Hall
Sylvia Christine Hall (66), the daughter of Dorothy (Greenwood) and Clarence Hall of Escondido, California, passed away peacefully at her home in Escondido on January 1, 2021, from cancer. Sylvia, the second born of eight children graduated early from Norco High School, in Norco, California and attended California State Polytechnic University-Pomona at age 17. She received her BS in Pre-Veterinary Studies ('74); her MS in Chemistry ('79); her MBA ('83); and Professional Engineer (PE) in Corrosion Engineering ('86). She worked as a corrosion engineer for Ameron International, which was recently acquired by HDR Engineering, Inc., in South Gate, California, for over 30 years and retired as their Director of Engineering Development (R&D). Not ready to hang up her spurs, she established a consulting firm, Sylvia Hall Engineering (SHE), in Hacienda Heights and Escondido, CA. Sylvia was quite accomplished in her field and was active throughout her career in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Under NACE, she was the chairman of many committees, held Director positions, and received numerous awards, including NACE's Founders Award (2021), Technical Achievement Award (2018), Richard F. Stratfull Service Award (2010), and the Distinguished Service Award (2001). She was a lifelong contributor and a well-known speaker and educator in the corrosion industry, having authored/co-authored 18 technical papers and spoke at numerous NACE, AWWA, and ASCE conferences and seminars. She holds a patent on the detection of potential for corrosion of steel reinforced composite pipe. She made several trips to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress for corrosion engineering involvement on proposed infrastructure funding. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (2004). She was known to mentor STEM students from her Alma Mater and established a scholarship fund to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering. Although Sylvia was not a fan of hiking, (That's just walking what's the point?) she walked hundreds of miles through museums and historical sites, large and small, international and domestic, always ready to discover and to learn. She was a world traveler, riding an elephant in India, a Tuk-Tuk in Thailand and a camel in Libya. She had both her pilot license and SCUBA certification. She spent many years adopting Basset Hounds, providing a home for the old, blind, ill, and unwanted. The chorus of basset hounds howling is not easily forgotten. Sylvia was the Aunt who always remembered the birthdays, graduations, musical recitals, little league games, and Pok‚mon hunting for her 23 nieces and nephews. She was happy to know the entire country celebrated her birthday on July 4th. She is survived by her companion, Robert Gold; her mother, Dorothy Hall of Escondido, CA; brothers, Bruce (Christine) Hall of Huntington Beach, CA; Willard (Bonne Bayne) Hall of Vista, CA; David Hall of Tucson, AZ; Craig (Ellen Cross) Hall of Oakland, CA; Alex (Karen) Hall of Carlsbad, CA; and her sister, Valarie Hall of Tucson, AZ. She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence Hall, and her brother Darryl (Carrie) Hall. In lieu of flowers send donations to Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation at https://cpp.thankyou4caring.org/donate and by designating the Hall Family Honors Scholarship Endowment. Due to COVID-19 the celebration of Sylvia's life will be scheduled at a later date, tentatively July 2021. If you would like to be notified of the celebration, send an email with your name and address to: Sylvia.Hall.Memorial@gmail.com.
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In memory of
Sylvia Christine Hall
Sylvia Christine Hall (66), the daughter of Dorothy (Greenwood) and Clarence Hall of Escondido, California, passed away peacefully at her home in Escondido on January 1, 2021, from cancer. Sylvia, the second born of eight children graduated early from Norco High School, in Norco, California and attended California State Polytechnic University-Pomona at age 17. She received her BS in Pre-Veterinary Studies ('74); her MS in Chemistry ('79); her MBA ('83); and Professional Engineer (PE) in Corrosion Engineering ('86). She worked as a corrosion engineer for Ameron International, which was recently acquired by HDR Engineering, Inc., in South Gate, California, for over 30 years and retired as their Director of Engineering Development (R&D). Not ready to hang up her spurs, she established a consulting firm, Sylvia Hall Engineering (SHE), in Hacienda Heights and Escondido, CA. Sylvia was quite accomplished in her field and was active throughout her career in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Under NACE, she was the chairman of many committees, held Director positions, and received numerous awards, including NACE's Founders Award (2021), Technical Achievement Award (2018), Richard F. Stratfull Service Award (2010), and the Distinguished Service Award (2001). She was a lifelong contributor and a well-known speaker and educator in the corrosion industry, having authored/co-authored 18 technical papers and spoke at numerous NACE, AWWA, and ASCE conferences and seminars. She holds a patent on the detection of potential for corrosion of steel reinforced composite pipe. She made several trips to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress for corrosion engineering involvement on proposed infrastructure funding. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (2004). She was known to mentor STEM students from her Alma Mater and established a scholarship fund to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering. Although Sylvia was not a fan of hiking, (That's just walking what's the point?) she walked hundreds of miles through museums and historical sites, large and small, international and domestic, always ready to discover and to learn. She was a world traveler, riding an elephant in India, a Tuk-Tuk in Thailand and a camel in Libya. She had both her pilot license and SCUBA certification. She spent many years adopting Basset Hounds, providing a home for the old, blind, ill, and unwanted. The chorus of basset hounds howling is not easily forgotten. Sylvia was the Aunt who always remembered the birthdays, graduations, musical recitals, little league games, and Pok‚mon hunting for her 23 nieces and nephews. She was happy to know the entire country celebrated her birthday on July 4th. She is survived by her companion, Robert Gold; her mother, Dorothy Hall of Escondido, CA; brothers, Bruce (Christine) Hall of Huntington Beach, CA; Willard (Bonne Bayne) Hall of Vista, CA; David Hall of Tucson, AZ; Craig (Ellen Cross) Hall of Oakland, CA; Alex (Karen) Hall of Carlsbad, CA; and her sister, Valarie Hall of Tucson, AZ. She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence Hall, and her brother Darryl (Carrie) Hall. In lieu of flowers send donations to Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation at https://cpp.thankyou4caring.org/donate and by designating the Hall Family Honors Scholarship Endowment. Due to COVID-19 the celebration of Sylvia's life will be scheduled at a later date, tentatively July 2021. If you would like to be notified of the celebration, send an email with your name and address to: Sylvia.Hall.Memorial@gmail.com.
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