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Started by mamselle, June 03, 2019, 05:30:56 PM

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clean

The Department Chair that hired me 21 years ago died the day after Christmas.  I had emailed him about New Years and again about the start of the term, and no reply. He was famous/notorious for replying within hours! 

I did a search of his name and his obituary was the first thing to pop up.   No one had notified the university, so I had to take care of that. I dont know what the university does if/when notified.

The dean that first hired me also died!  He died the first week of January. He and the chair worked very closely together and were instrumental in getting us to the position we are in now.  To have them both die within 10 day...
"The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am"  Darth Vader

AmLitHist

Jean Carnahan, straight-talking US Senator from Missouri. She was appointed to fill her husband's term after he'd won election posthumously, following a plane crash.

fleabite

Quote from: clean on January 30, 2024, 12:51:19 PMThe Department Chair that hired me 21 years ago died the day after Christmas.  I had emailed him about New Years and again about the start of the term, and no reply. He was famous/notorious for replying within hours! 

I did a search of his name and his obituary was the first thing to pop up.   No one had notified the university, so I had to take care of that. I dont know what the university does if/when notified.

The dean that first hired me also died!  He died the first week of January. He and the chair worked very closely together and were instrumental in getting us to the position we are in now.  To have them both die within 10 day...

That is very sad, clean. I am sorry for your double loss.


secundem_artem

Funeral by funeral, the academy advances

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clean

Country Music Singer Toby Keith  at 62  (stomach cancer).
"The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am"  Darth Vader

Langue_doc



Myword

Quote from: AmLitHist on December 08, 2023, 02:28:51 PMActor Ryan O'Neill, aged 82.

I was a big fan. An underrated actor. Starred in Barry Lyndon, one of my alltime favorites, A masterpiece of art

Myword

Quote from: Langue_doc on December 13, 2020, 09:03:36 PMI saw both, but only after I had read the novels. I also remember seeing "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" with Richard Buton.

Here is the obit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/13/books/john-le-carre-dead.html

Incidentally, one of the clues in NYT's Monday crossword (the online edition is released Sun evening) is on John Le Carre.

One of my favorites is "Call for the Dead"--short, tight, and gripping.


The Tailor of Panama   read it twice and great movie with Brosnan and Jamie Lee Curtis, Geoffrey Rush
A satire on the CIA intelligence