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Re: [802.3_DIALOG] Celebrating Hugh Barrass

For those that missed the announcement in the opening plenary I just
wanted to let you know that a number of us are getting together this
evening to celebrate Hugh’s life.

We are not planning a big formal event, as they wouldn’t be Hugh. Instead
the plan is to have an informal gathering tonight (Monday) at the The
Field Irish Pub on 5th and Market, any time after 9pm and raise a few
pints in Hugh’s memory. This is the bar we often ended up in with Hugh,
whenever in San Diego.,-117.16033

Unfortunately there is a big conference in town this week and so the bar
might be a little busy. John and I talked to the manager yesterday to see
if we could reserve their upstairs room, but she given the conference
wasn’t able to commit at this point. So we will likely start at the main
bar downstairs (which is where we used to drink with Hugh anyway), and if
the upstairs room clears out later in the evening we may move the party up


On 2014-07-13, 5:25 PM, "Law, David" <dlaw@xxxxxx> wrote:

>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,
>  David
>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)