COLUMBIA, MD. – Michael Saltzman died May 9 at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Arthur and Sally (Gellerman) Saltzman, he was a long-time resident of Columbia, previously living in Cranston.
He was a graduate of Cranston East High School and graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics from University of Rhode Island in 1967. He earned his first master’s degree in computer science/operations research from American University in 1974 and his second master’s degree in computer science from John Hopkins University in 1987.
Michael worked for National Security Agency (NSA) Department of Defense (DOD) at Fort Meade, Maryland, from 1967-90. After resigning from NSA, he was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Training Etc. in Columbia until 2015, at which time Training Etc. was acquired by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers. Michael remained with the UMBC organization until retiring in June 2018. He developed extensive course materials in various computer languages, which DOD, National Training Vendors, colleges and universities have used as instructional materials. In 2002, Prentice Hall published his two books, “Modern Perl Programing” and “Perl NET.” He was an avid golfer, a sports enthusiast, enjoyed reading and loved watching his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.
He was the dear brother of Judy Bergel and her husband, Arthur, of Cranston and the late Joel Saltzman. He was the loving uncle of Steven Bergel, Lori Kreidberg, Rhonda Ward, Brian Saltzman, Lisa Love and Jodi Siegel. He was the cherished companion of Nancy Valley. Michael will be missed by his many close friends and extended family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.