Thomas Anthony “Scooch” Iadevaia passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scooch was born April 24, 1934 in Mineola, NY, the son of Antonio Luigi Umberto Iadevaia and Maria Rosa Incornata Pascucci.
Scooch graduated from Westbury High School 1952 in Long Island, NY. He attended Hofstra University and served in the United States Army from 1955 – 1956. Scooch moved to Tulsa in 1970 where he was employed as a SABRE computer programmer with American Airlines. He was one of the first programmers to work in the Reservation Project, the joint project between American Airlines and IBM. [Read more…]