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Re: [ontolog-forum] Mike Dean

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Cc: Nancy Dean <nancy.dean@xxxxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:16:00 -0800
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To help keep this kind and brilliant gentleman in our memories, I have just updated MikeDean's namesake page on the OntologWiki - see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MikeDean

... where it now reads,


Mike Dean    (162M)

Michael Dean
August 7, 1961 - November 19, 2014    (4EWM)
Principal Scientist
Raytheon BBN Technologies
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.    (162N)

Among other roles, Mike was    (4EWN)

see: http://purl.org/net/mdean/    (162O)


His work and spirit will continue to be with us all.

Sincerely. =ppy

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> 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
> --

> 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

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