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Posted: 1:42 PM- Ray Noorda, the father of computer networking who funneled much of his fortune into launching dozens of Utah technology companies, died Monday at age 82.

Noorda, who had reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease and heart disease over at least the past two years, died at his Orem home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lewena; his sister, Edna Hill, four sons, John, Alan, Andy, and Brent; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are pending for Noorda, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.