[ESIP-all] Details on Rob Raskin's memorial

Bob Chen bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Tue Mar 6 22:29:33 EST 2012


Thanks so much for keeping all of us informed during this difficult 
period. We know it must be especially sad not only for his family but 
also for those of you who worked with him for so long.

All of us here at CIESIN, especially those of us who have worked with 
Rob through the ESIP Federation and various NASA activities and 
proposals, send our deepest sympathies to Lisa and the rest of his 
family and to you and your colleagues at JPL. Like many others, we 
were always impressed by Rob's quiet dedication and focus, as well as 
his many contributions to the emerging field of Earth and space 
science informatics. But I've also just discovered from his Facebook 
page that he also had a range of other interests and activities, and 
was a valued member of other communities. His absence will be deeply 
felt by all, I'm sure.

Regards, Bob

Dr. Robert S. Chen
Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
  (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
tel. +1 845-365-8952; fax +1 845-365-8922
e-mail: bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu

On Tue, 6 Mar 2012, Armstrong, Edward M (388M) wrote:

> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 13:57:35 -0800
> From: "Armstrong, Edward M (388M)" <Edward.M.Armstrong at jpl.nasa.gov>
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>     "Chong, Stephanie P (3818)" <stephanie.p.chong at jpl.nasa.gov>,
>     "Johnson, Elizabeth M (172F-Affiliate)" <elizabeth.m.johnson at jpl.nasa.gov>
>     , "Kay-Im, Elizabeth Y (3880)" <Elizabeth.Y.Kay-Im at jpl.nasa.gov>
> Subject: [ESIP-all] Details on Rob Raskin's memorial
> Friends of Rob,
> A tentative date of March 24 has been set for Rob's memorial.  We don't have a firm location yet and the date may be March 25 or even March 31.   It will probably be a few more days until the time and place are set exactly.
> Some more details on Rob:
> He will be cremated and at some point Lisa will take his ashes to the Big Island of Hawaii where he enjoyed hiking and spending time.
> Several of you have asked about flowers..... Just hold off on that until the memorial is set.  Lisa has also talked about setting up a scholarship foundation in Rob's name so that will be another possibility to make a contribution.
> Look for another update in a few days.
> regards,
> -ed
> Ed Armstrong
> JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC
> 818 519-7607
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