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[802.3_DIALOG] Celebrating Hugh Barrass

Dear Colleagues,

I'm sure you were as shocked and saddened as I was to be told of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Hugh Barrass. I know I would fail in any attempt to list the many contributions Hugh made to IEEE 802.3 projects, and always he did this with his characteristic insight, humour and energy. 

I'll be seeking the concurrence of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group at the opening plenary to dedicate the soon to be published IEEE Std 802.3bj-2014 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable standard to his memory. A dedication will be placed in the frontmatter of the published standard, and a copy of the published standard with a letter will be sent to his family by the IEEE-SA. 

John D'Ambrosia will be circulating a memory book at our meetings throughout the plenary week for you to record your memories of Hugh. I realise not everybody on this email reflector that may wish to provide thoughts and memories will be in attendance at the July plenary, if that is the case and you wish to provide thoughts and memories please email them to John D'Ambrosia <john_dambrosia@xxxxxxxx>. 

I also know that a number of individuals will be gathering one evening during the plenary week to have a celebration of Hugh’s life, please contact Gary Nicholl <gnicholl@xxxxxxxxx> for more information.

Best regards,


From: Mark Nowell (mnowell) [mailto:mnowell@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 05 July 2014 23:09
Subject: Celebrating Hugh Barrass

Many have asked for details about any arrangements for Hugh.  Here is the information I have received from Hugh’s family.  Please pass it along to any who may be interested and might not be on the Dialog reflector.   Thank you…Mark

Hugh Barrass
November 9th 1962 - June 24th 2014
Please join us in an outdoor breakfast in celebration of Hugh's life.
Monday 21st of July at 9am
Ed Levin County Park
Sandy Wool Lake Pavilion
Milpitas, CA
(casual dress please)