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Re: [ontolog-forum] Mike Dean

From: Yihong Ding <yihongd@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:06:25 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJMrD3RMRbw4rN3BLaV7F8YTnE=im2xU3Msx1mDH8StnyXhZSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, Nancy Dean <nancy.dean@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Dear Nancy,

Deeply I feel sad of the news. I worked closely with Mike several years
ago. He was such a great mentor who taught me much both on the
technological knowledge and individual development. May he now rest
peacefully in the kingdom of God!

Yihong Ding



On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:24 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
wrote:

> 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
>> --
>>
>
> Dear Nancy,
>
> 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.
>
> I (and many others) would like to extend our deep condolences to you and
> your family, during this difficult time.
>
>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Nancy Dean <nancy.dean@gmail.com> 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@bbn.com> 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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>
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