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Re: AW: Trevor Dykes

My sympathy also. Trevor was always helpful when I had questions about fossil 
mammals, and I much appreciated his knowledge and thoughtfulness.

- Jeff Hecht, New Scientist magaine

On Jan 2, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Mark Witton wrote:

> Indeed. Trevor was one of the first people to respond to my first foray
> into internet palaeontology, commenting on my posts at the BBC dinosaur
> forums, and was always encouraging and kind. It's very sad to hear he has
> passed away. Condolences to his family and friends.
> Mark
> On 2 January 2013 19:18, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
>> So sorry to hear that. Trevor has been an important participant on the
>> list for many many years.
>> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>> Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
>> Office: Centreville 1216
>> Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
>> Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
>> Fax: 301-314-9661
>> Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
>> Fax: 301-314-9843
>> Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>>                        Department of Geology
>>                        Building 237, Room 1117
>>                        University of Maryland
>>                        College Park, MD 20742 USA
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
>> Of K and T Dykes
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 2:05 PM
>>> To: koreke77@yahoo.de
>>> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
>>> Subject: Re: AW: More molecular support for turtles as archosauromorphs
>>> Hello
>>> Sorry to contact you in this way, but I have some very bad news that
>> some of you would want to know about. I am Karin, the wife of
>>> Trevor Dykes who has been in contact with you through this newsgroup for
>> some years.
>>> Trevor had a cerebral haemorrhage last Friday, due to an aneurysm
>> bursting in his brain. He was taken to hospital and operated on,
>>> but could not be saved. He passed away this morning.
>>> Trevor had many friends on the internet, and I am not sure how to
>> contacteveryone who would need to know. I know he was in a few
>>> forums, but I am not sure, which ones, as I do not really share his
>> interest in early mammals. I would be grateful if news could
>> be
>>> passed on to those who were important to him on the internet.
>>> Karin Dykes

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