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Re: [ontolog-forum] Mike Dean

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nancy Dean <nancy.dean@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "public-lod@xxxxxx" <public-lod@xxxxxx>, "semantic-web@xxxxxx" <semantic-web@xxxxxx>
From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:24:56 -0500
Message-id: <546DDD98.4040502@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 11/19/14 10:40 PM, Peter Yim wrote:
> Dear Nancy,
> Very sorry to hear this. I want to extend my most sincere condolences
> to you, Jason and Noah.
> Mike has been an inspiration to me, and a role model to a lot of us in
> the ontology and semantic technology community.
> May he rest in peace!
> Very sincerely. =ppy
> Peter P. Yim
> --    (01)

Dear Nancy,    (02)

Myself and countless others (note the additional lists in the cc.) are 
profoundly saddened by Mike's departure. For many years, Mike has been a 
steady source of knowledge and inspiration to many of us.    (03)

I (and many others) would like to extend our deep condolences to you and 
your family, during this difficult time.    (04)

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Nancy Dean <nancy.dean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mike asked me to use this email list to spread this announcement.  I know
>> there were some people missing from his original message, but I can not find
>> an updated list.  Please feel free to forward this message if you know of
>> someone omitted.
>> I am saddened to report that Mike passed away peacefully this morning,
>> ending his 10-year cancer battle.  His sons, Jason and Noah, and I thank you
>> for your friendship and kindness towards Mike.  He enjoyed his work
>> immensely, for the technical content, yes, but mostly for the wonderful
>> people he was privileged to be around.
>> The below link details services to be held in Ann Arbor on Friday.
>> http://www.niefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Michael-Dean-2/
>> We are currently finalizing arrangements for visitation and then services
>> and burial in Elkton, Virginia (and expect that to be Monday and Tuesday,
>> respectively).  He will be at the Elkton Kyger funeral home and further
>> details should be available shortly on their website
>> (http://www.kygers.com/).
>> Nancy
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Mike Dean <mdean@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Almost ten years after being diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer,
>>> today I started in-home hospice care.  This doesn't mean that death is
>>> imminent.  I've had a great life, and thank you for being part of it.  I
>>> plan to continue to at least read email as long as I am able.  Please feel
>>> free to forward this message to other friends I may have inadvertently
>>> missed.
>>>          Mike
>    (05)

Regards,    (06)

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