Marion Ceruti Ph.D.

Marion Ceruti Ph.D.

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Rev. Dr. Marion G. Ceruti Ph.D.
Born 1950s.
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Marion Ceruti Ph.D. is participating with The Wizards of Aus during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Descendant of Sir Anthony Deane, MP. Sir Anthony Deane, MP was a noted naval architect.
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Marion Ceruti Ph.D. has English ancestors.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. has French origins.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. has Jewish Roots.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. is the descendant of a New Netherland settler.
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Marion Ceruti Ph.D. has Welsh ancestors.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. is a part of California.
Marion Ceruti Ph.D. is a New Yorker.
Marion was a Girl Scout

בס"ד Education: BS in Chemistry from SUNY Stonybrook, 1973; Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1979. Her dissertation involved laser spectroscopy that used computers not only for data analysis but also for data acquisition. Dr. Marion Ceruti’s career at Navy Laboratories, including NOSC, NRaD and SSC Pacific, started as a physicist in June 1979. The first project was the blue-green laser downlink program, which resulted in NOSC TR 470 published that year. Taking assignment with the marine-mammals division in the NOSC Hawai'i laboratory on O'ahu, her next projects were associated with animal behavior and capabilities, resulting in publications on echolocation, marine-mammal chemoreception and biochemistry, e.g. NOSC Technical Report 930 and a journal article in Comparative Physiology. As she developed her background in acoustics, she supported the aural enhancement of active sonobuoys and conducted time-separation pitch psycho-acoustic experiments, which resulted in several conference presentations and an article in the Journal of Applied Acoustics on how to train blind people to navigate in the absence of object cues. While at the Hawai'i she continued here life-long interests in surfing, diving, and music. She was a US Navy research diver and helped perform underwater experiments. She also developed an interest in flying, having earned an FAA commercial glider pilot's license with single-engine land privileges. She also became a flight instructor and joined the Civil Air Patrol where she became a safety officer at the state level. In San Diego, 1987, Dr. Ceruti continued her interest in computing and became an internationally recognized leader in information management, evidenced by numerous invitations to write book chapters and journal articles, as well as invitations to speak in international meetings. For example, she wrote invited book chapters in the Handbook of Local Area Networks, the Handbook of Data Management, and Heterogeneous Information Exchange and Organizational Hubs. She delivered invited papers, for example, at the IEEE COMPSAC98 in Vienna and at the BMi defense conference in London. Also a conference organizer, she was general chair of the NSG and AFCEA National Database Colloquium for 14 years. She managed a four-year ONR program, Knowledge Management for Distributed-Tracking (KMDT), which resulted in many more publications, some in international conference proceedings, and a publication award. Dr. Ceruti supported the chemical- and biological-weapons defense community, having published various papers on the next-generation chemical and biological sensors and their data fusion. Her paper topics have varied from soft-computing methods for diagnose and prediction of glaucoma, to the use of Maya hieroglyphics for military communications. Her publication-of-the-year award in 2003 was for her first paper in the Infodynamics series titled “States of Matter and States of Information.” Since then, she published five other papers on Infodynamics, one of which, an invited journal article resulted in a publication award of honorable mention. With the Tactical Situation-Assessment Technology (TSAT) team, her haptic data-glove invention has won many awards. Out of over 120 publications, 23 have generated awards. Dr. Ceruti’s awards include: Cold War Service Certificate for service to the United States during the "Cold War" Seven Honorable-Mention Publication awards between 1995 and 2010 Publication Award of Excellence, 1999 Distinguished Achievement in Project Accomplishment, 2000 Group Achievement Award of Merit, 2002 Distinguished Achievement in Leadership, 2005 Distinguished Team Achievement Award, 2006 Exemplary Civilian Service Achievement Award, 2008 30-year Service Award, 2009 Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region award for outstanding technology development, 2009 Patent Application: “Wireless Haptic Glove for Language and Information Transference,” Navy Case No. 99084, 2009 Patent: “Hall-Effect Sensor System for Gesture Recognition, Information Coding and Processing,” US 8,421,448 B1 awarded 16 Apr 2013 Team SPAWAR Innovation Award for Science and Technology Product, Process or Service, 2010 Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2010. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Suffolk Chapter, New York. Her national number is 586410. Dr. Ceruti is a charter member of the Historical Diving Society, having descended from the inventor of the diving helmet, Charles Anthony Deane. She resides with her husband of over 30 years on Maui, Hawai'i, USA. Bill and Marion were married on New Year's Day in 1989. Now everyone can celebrate our anniversary with us while we celebrate the new year! She is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery, a non-sectarian organization. She is a speaker and organizer for a study group that is focused on spiritual practice and experience.


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  • Certificate of Marriage Registration, record number 483, dated 27 January, 1989, Town of Riverhead, New York, Office of the Town Clerk. Signed by the Deputy Town Clerk, Nadia Moore (handwriting ambiguous - could be "Moole").

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In continuation of our extended family tree for several generations on my father's side. My great grandfather, Theodore Ceruti, came from Sardinia and settled in the Bahamas. He was married on Ragged Island.
Descendants of Sir Anthony Deane, Sir John Field, and Hugh Bigod
If you know something about the origin of the Ceruti family in the Bahamas, please tell so we can solve the mysteries!
Descendant of Charles Anthony Deane, inventor of the diving helmet
Maternal ancestors
mtDNA haplogroup J1b1b1.
Hester Larzelere Hillyer is one of my ancestors along the direct maternal line.
Maternal ancestry includes the Benelux countries. Descendant from Lavinia DeGroff. Autosomal DNA test indicates descent from New York settlers from Amsterdam.
Contact me if you are a descendant of James Stillwell b. 1804 New York USA
Additional UK surnames of interest: Dawson, Smith, Field, Fields, and McIntosh. My Autosomal DNA test indicate descent from ancestors in the UK.
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Marion Ceruti's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Marion or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Marion Ceruti: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup J1b1b1, FTDNA kit #775971, MitoYDNA ID T10953 [compare]
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Marion:
  • Marion Ceruti: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch LP3166798 [compare], Ancestry member ceruti1

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On 3 Aug 2019 at 03:42 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Marion!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

PS: You have an amazing bio!

On 18 Jul 2019 at 11:43 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Marion,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 17 Jul 2019 at 17:20 GMT Marion Ceruti Ph.D. wrote:

The Connect-a-Thon was a great success. I managed to connect my English Deane profiles with existing profiles representing my extended family in Australia, all this after my cousin visited from Australia on her way to a vacation cruising the Adriatic. She provided the necessary information.

My total of 133 connecting profiles added was challenging but others entered far more. Congratulations to all who participated.

On 2 Jul 2019 at 02:00 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Hi Marion,

Current Britton PDF is upside down. If you have a better image and want to fix it, please do. Thanks!

On 11 Mar 2019 at 16:28 GMT Robin (Dudgeon) Helstrom wrote:

Very cool! Thanks for your message Marion. Wonderful to meet you Cousin! :)

On 5 Mar 2019 at 07:02 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi. If the Lady was buried as Anne Rouse or Prowse then why does anyone think she was the wife of Sir Anthony Deane? She was clearly not his widow remarried as he outlived her.

On 3 Mar 2019 at 17:37 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi. Re Sir Anthony Deane. Last year we rescued him from the confusion on the internet surrounding his ancestors and are now happy that he's right for the moment. Problem is there are at least three Deane families with an Anthony in Essex at the same time and not related. I've written up all that we have at the moment on Elizabeth Deane but we're still looking for the primary source that confirms who she was apart from being the wife of Edmund Anderson. Note the date you have used for Sir Anthony's marriage to Anne Rowse (or possibly Prowse) is the same date as for someone called Anthony Deane marrying Anne Sparrow. The visitation has Elizabeth as Christian's daughter but the dates are wrong. The hunt is on for primary sources so the more help we get the better.

On 22 Feb 2019 at 21:33 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Hi, Marion. You are making me dizzy with all these G2G questions titled "Advice before editing this pre-1700 _ profile?" The form you are filling out was created to help people find the project they should be working with. It's clear that Thomas Stillwell and wives are included in the New Netherland project, and you are a project member. Therefore, instead of continuing to create new questions with that form and the same names (and no "new netherland" tag), for best results you should be writing your questions from the "ASK QUESTION" button on the right-hand side of the profile, writing a specific title for the question, and tagging them for the project and the surnames (not generic tags like "projects"). Also, when following up on a recent question, try posting in the same thread.

On 30 Dec 2018 at 20:28 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Marion,

Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the the Projects which pertain to your research.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 30 Dec 2018 at 09:07 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Marion, apologies for the delay in picking up your post on G2G.

I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile and your name to the members interest page.

Thanks for joining enjoy and good luck with your research.


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