E-Systems & Raytheon Garland Retirees

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Mark your calendars! The March meeting will be on March 29th, 11AM at Golden Corral at 1420 Eastgate Dr, Garland, TX 75041 . See you there. Be there or be square.

Tax Documents

1099 Tax Document available on the raytheon.benefitcenter.com website. After you login (if you have created an account), from the HOME screen, scroll down to “Connect Me To”…”Bank of New York Mellon.” Scroll down to see your tax forms.

OR…..just wait on the mail.

2022 Tax Forms 2023-01-11T17:20:39Z Original 2022 1099R, W-2 and 1099-MISC tax forms were mailed by January 31st, 2023.

FSA Eligble Expenses List

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By Eileen Wahlstrom

February 22, 2023

Present: 26

First Time: Ron Alderman (retired Oct 2022), Andy Flowers (retired a loooooong time ago but just decided to grace us with his presence!)

Long Time: None

Guests: Cortney & Leo Little (guests of Bobby Gambrell


Jesse Gilbert : has been hospitalized. He fell, but, no injuries from the fall, however, he said he just didn’t feel right. He’s been getting different tests.

From his daughter: “If anyone would like to send my dad a Get Well, Thinking of You, or Praying for You card, feel free to message me privately and I will send you my mailing address. He's not getting on Facebook much right now and I know he'd enjoy hearing from many of his friends and family.” I messaged her and here is her reply.

Hi, Eileen! You can send any and all cards and correspondence to my address and I'll make sure Dad gets it. Thank you so much! Paula Brazzell, 2187 Legate Road, Madill, OK 73446

Bob White: From Johnny Gardner – “Marv this morning I was in contact with Bob’s next door neighbor: Sammy. He relayed that Bob has had a severe loss of memory following Carotid Artery surgery within this week. I had attempted to speak to Bob by his cell & home phones. Both appear to be disconnected. Have not confirmed with Betty his wife. Sad.”


Yvonne McGregor

July 15, 1930 - February 4, 2023

After raising her four children, Yvonne went to work at E-Systems in Garland, Texas. Yvonne proclaimed after raising children she would raise flowers. In retirement she spent countless hours in her garden, spent time with friends, went “antiquing,” enjoyed going to the theater, participated in garden club, book club, bible study, and traveling with her women’s group and was a member of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Plano.

Yvonne was predeceased by her parents T.G. and Mildred Armour; her husband Buster Louis McGregor, Jr.

She is survived by her children Cynthia Green, Melissa Lawrence (Don), Kelley McGregor, Rebecca Reising (Mike), and grandchildren Samuel Green, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Lawrence, Ruby McGregor, Krystal McGregor, Audrey Reising and Rachel Reising.

Obituary: Click here

Thomas Longo

May 20, 1954 – February 01, 2023

Thomas Anthony Longo, Jr., age 68, of Lone Oak passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at his home. Mr. Longo was born on May 20, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thomas Anthony Longo, Sr. and Laverne (Hinkofer) Longo. He married Allyson Leslie Spondike on July 4, 1997 in Lone Oak.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 25 years, Allyson Spondike of Lone Oak; sisters, Rosemary Mary of Quinton, Virginia, Sue Ann Papesch of Erie, Pennsylvania, Nancy Longo of Pittsburgh, Judy Waclawski of Pittsburgh; daughter, Jessica Longo of Waterford, Michigan; son-in-law, Andy Sprague of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Issac, Grace, and Micaiah Sprague of Denver, Nicholas Joseph and Lorenzo “Leo” William of Waterford; many beloved nieces and nephews, including both great- and great-great; many beloved close friends, especially Joe Lamberger, Jay Curran, Alvin Rauschhuber, and Harold Clapper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Longo, Sr. and Laverne (Hinkofer) Longo; daughter, Shannon (Hoguta) Sprague; and brother-in-law, Paul Mary.

No Texas services will be held. A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania later this spring. The family asks that in lieu of plants and flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity, or one you know would be meaningful to Tom.

Obituary: Click here

Carolyn Gambrell

Wife of Bobby Gambrell

July 8, 1938 - February 6, 2023

Carolyn Sue Gambrell, age 84, of Rowlett, TX, passed away February 6, 2023. She was born July 8, 1938, in Walters, OK, to Ethyl Irene (Whiteaker) and Edwin Harvey Amyx. Carolyn was personable, outgoing, and could make friends anywhere she went. She was beautiful, vibrant, and sassy. Carolyn was strong in her faith and loved the Lord. “Granny” loved her family dearly, they were everything to her.

Carolyn is survived by her husband: Robert “Bobby” Gambrell; sons: Michael Norwood and Adam Crum; daughter: Susan Rowland and husband Ted; stepdaughter: Cortney and husband Ryan; stepsons: Chris Nuncio and wife Marcy and Craig Nuncio; grandchildren: Candice, Mark, Jessica, Daniel, Natalie, Brittani, Vance, Matthew, Jordan, Troy, Emily and Leo; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers: Eddie and wife Billie, Bill and wife Kay, James and wife Sherry; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She is preceded by death by her son: Mark Norwood and her parents.

Obituary: Click here


Tax Documents

1099 Tax Document available on the raytheon.benefitcenter.com website. After you login (if you have created an account), from the HOME screen, scroll down to “Connect Me To”…”Bank of New York Mellon.” Scroll down to see your tax forms.

OR…..just wait on the mail.

2022 Tax Forms 2023-01-11T17:20:39Z Original 2022 1099R, W-2 and 1099-MISC tax forms were mailed by January 31st, 2023.

Medical Claims for reimbursement can be mailed to:

Alight Smart Choice Solutions
PO Box 64009
The Woodlands, TX

Paper Pension Statements No More

Paper pension statements will not be mailed out any longer. You must now view your pension statement on rtxpensioncenter.com. If your direct deposit looks off, better check. Some people have reported being double charged for their medical deductions (Dental, etc.).

Benefits Administrator Change

This info was posted on our Facebook group.

Alight has a benefits "Gateway" website that will be used for benefits administration. If you haven’t created an account yet you can use this link to do so, (https://rtxhealthyyou.com/enrollment-2"). The instructions indicate to go to www.yourtotalrewards.com/rtx and select "New user?". The "New user?" selection links to a couple of identifying questions and then steps you through the account setup. It recognized me and I was able to set up my account so I could create my profile and preferences. There’s also an online chat feature to talk with a benefits representative and find out additional details about benefits changes. They had my old employee email address in my profile and I had to call Alight to get that corrected (800-243-8135). Be sure to check your beneficiary information. This was blank for me so I corrected that.

Alight will manage the medical reimbursement and (if it works like intended) we will be able to check our DDB balance, submit claims, authorize direct deposit, etc. online.

RTX is also moving the 401K administration from Fidelity to Alight. The 401K change to Alight will not impact you if you've rolled over your 401K to personal IRA. www.yourtotalrewards.com


Eileen continues to collect eye glasses and hearing aids for donation to the Lion’s Club. Thank you all who have donated.

Note – several members brought old sets of eyeglasses to the September meeting. Terry gathered them and later coordinated a hand-off to Eileen in early October

Our next luncheon will be March 29th. Tell your fellow retirees! Bring a Guest!!!

Eileen Wahlstrom


Note: We are an independent group of Garland E-Systems/Raytheon retirees and not affiliated with the Raytheon Corporation in any way.