This is terrible news. Mike was such a wonderful man. He was a visionary
and an exceptional scientist, but it was his kindness, and graciousness,
and complete lack of airs that always left a deep impression on me. May
his memory be a blessing.
On Wed, 19 Nov 2014, Peter Yim wrote: (02)
> 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
> 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.
>> 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
>> 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
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