It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorinda Cherry. Lorinda joined the Northern New Jersey Region in July 1967. She participated in Road Rallies, Road Racing and was a Marshal and Region Executive. In 1988 she received the William G. Giltzow Award–For exemplifying "dedication and service to the NNJR-SCCA".

Cherry received her Masters in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1969. In 1971 she joined Bell Labs' Computing Science Research Center, where her work focused on graphics, word processing, and language design. Some of her earliest work there consisted of configuring systems to run an early version of Unix written in assembly language.
In 1974. Lorinda, co-author of the computer program for detecting typographical errors (Digital Spell Check), is reflected in the screen of a cathode ray tube displaying a list of the most likely misspellings in a particular typed manuscript. 

In 2018 she received the Pioneer in Tech Award—Awarded by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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