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Nick Hotton

Robert Purdy wrote:

> Nick Hotton, a long time friend and colleague, died
> yesterday evening at home.  His daughter and son were with
> him and our condolences go out to them.  A memorial service
> will be held in January.  No flowers please, but donations
> to Montgomery Hospice will be accepted.
> Carol's phone number is 301/270-0421.
> Dick Benson,
> Chairman of Paleobiology,

This is truly a sad day in our science.  Nick "the three-eyed" Hotton
was a great guy, and the first person that I met when I showed up at the
Smithsonian in 1994.  He was influential both in my becoming a
paleontologist and in going to Penn.  He will be sorely missed.

Josh Smith
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
471 Hayden Hall
240 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6316
(215) 898-5630 (Office)
(215) 898-0964 (FAX)