OBITUARY

Mr. Clifford Brian Honess PHD

October 24, 1933May 14, 2015
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COLUMBIA – C. Brian Honess passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12 noon in the Eastminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens. Rev. Dr. Ellen Skidmore will officiate. Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Mr. Honess was born in 1933, in Detroit, Michigan. He began piano lessons at an early age. The family moved to Dearborn where Brian entered the Detroit Conservatory of Music. He later attended Muskingum College and studied math and electrical engineering at the Univ. of Michigan. Brian joined a Special Service group in the U.S. Army, traveling the world playing the piano. He then joined Bausch and Lomb as a researcher, but his electronic and ham radio hobbies led him to become Chief Engineer of an FM radio station in Charlotte. At UNC Charlotte, Brian finished his undergraduate studies. He then joined the staff of the College of Business Administration at the Univ. of South Carolina, writing software to conduct “business and management games” for seminars. After obtaining his MBA from USC, he worked as a Professor at the College of Business Administration. For nearly 30 years Prof. Honess taught thousands of students at USC. He wrote 17 textbooks and many popular magazine articles on a variety of computing topics. He earned three undergraduate degrees, an MBA and an honorary PhD. Mr. Honess retired at age 59 as an Emeritus Distinguished Professor. He was a long time member of MENSA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He still played the piano in local bands. Prof. Honess’s sister, Arlene and her husband Michael live in Texas. His son Marc works for Zappos in Nevada. His son Shawn lives in California with his wife Azita and son Aiden.

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