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> I would like to pass on my regrets at hearing that Dan Varner has  
> passed away. As Dan had done much work attending to paleontological art  
> on behalf of the DML as well as abroad, and I am especially fond of the  
> work he did on the ancient Kansas marine fauna, so this has come as a  
> bit of a shock. The last major participant of this list who've we've  
> lost was Rebecca Cunningham many years back, but I think this one is  
> just as significant. I wish to express my sorrows to his family and  
> friends. 
>  
> Cheers, 
>  
>    Jaime A. Headden 
>    The Bite Stuff (site v2) 
>    http://qilong.wordpress.com/ 
>  
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969) 
>  
> "Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a different  
> language and a new way of looking at things, the human race has had a  
> dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or his new  
> way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion  
> Backs) 
>  
>  > Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:18:37 -0500 
>  > From: MKIRKALDY@aol.com 
>  > To: dinosaur@usc.edu 
>  > Subject: Dan Varner passed away yesterday 
>  > 
>  > Very sad news from Dan Varner's wife: 
>  > ------------ 
>  > 
>  > My beloved Dan passed away last night. He did really well until the past 
>  > few days. From Friday night on, he got progressively more uncomfortable 
>  > and lethargic. He got what he wanted - he died at home without needles and 
>  > tubes. 
>  > 
>  > If you could let the list know, I'd appreciate it. I will leave his email 
>  > account active for a while. 
>  > 
>  > Marcia 
>  > ------------ 
>  > 
>  > Dan will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and by the dinosaur 
>  > list. 
>  > 
>  > Mary 
>  > -- 
>  >