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RE: Passing of Jack McIntosh
Thank you for keeping us inform.
Jack was a truly great and gentle man. He always had encouraging words for
young researchers, and was a phenomenal font of knowledge.
For those who have not read it (or haven't read it lately), here is a wonderful
interview with Jack by Jeff Wilson & Kristi Curry Rogers from a few years ago:
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Office: Geology 4106, 8000 Regents Dr., College Park MD 20742
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Office: Centreville 1216, 4243 Valley Dr., College Park MD 20742
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
8000 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4211 USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] On Behalf Of Dan
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 12:35 AM
> To: DML; Vert Paleo
> Subject: Passing of Jack McIntosh
> I have been trying unsuccessfully to post this to these groups since this
> morning, so here's another go at it. Some of you may have
> seen my posting about Jack's death on Facebook.
> It is with deep regret that I report that John S. McIntosh passed away this
> morning. He was 92 years old at the time of his death. I will
> pass on information about funeral services, etc. as I become aware of them.
> He was well known, respected, and loved by many on these lists and over the
> years he helped innumerable paleontologists around
> the world.
> Better known as "Jack", he was a theoretical physicist at Weslyan University
> (CT) and also for many, many decades the authority on
> sauropod dinosaurs. As Jack often told the tale, this was the result of, as
> a senior at Yale University and torn between dinosaur
> paleontology and physics, he went to Richard S. Lull, the then Yale dinosaur
> expert. Lull told him there was no future in dinosaur
> paleontology so he went into physics!
> More info to follow
> Dan Chure