[squeak-dev] In Memory of Andreas Raab

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 18:36:37 UTC 2013

OMG I'm stunned.  Shocked.  Saddened.  Mostly for Andreas' family --
they were still newly-weds and IINM Andreas was a father too.  This is
a crushing blow to his family and friends and to our community as

Andreas, I didn't know you well -- only met you once, but I always
considered you my friend.  I loved your personality and the way you
unflinchingly dealt cold hard facts to move our community forward.  We
NEED your mix of personality and intelligence and that makes this all
the more devastating a loss.  May you rest in peace.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Ron Teitelbaum <ron at usmedrec.com> wrote:
> All,
> I met Andreas many years ago.  I knew very quickly that Andreas was
> extremely bright and a very interesting person to know.  The more I found
> out about him the more we interacted the more I grew to respect him and his
> talent.  I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with Andreas.  Andreas
> was a phenomenon.  The work that he created was beautiful.  His method
> precise, his solutions well thought out and he was able to create with
> unmatched dexterity and efficiency.  We became good friends.  I was also
> lucky enough to be meet Andreas in person for the first time at his wedding.
> Andreas was a very happy man.  Kathleen was Andreas’ perfect match.
> We will miss Andreas terribly not only for his talent, but for how he
> touched our lives.  We lost a great friend.  The world feels like a much
> smaller place today.  Our hearts go out to Kathleen, and to the big group of
> family and friends that loved him so.
> Ron Teitelbaum
> From Alan Kay:
> Dear All
> At lunch today we -- Bert, Aran, Yoshiki and myself -- first got word (via a
> phone call from Rita to Bert) that Andreas was suddenly in a hospital in
> serious condition. Then a few minutes later we were told that he had died.
> At this point we have no other information except that he left normally for
> work this morning.
> Bert will let us know when we have more news.
> We all loved Andreas and nothing can lesson our grief at this sudden tragedy
> Best wishes to all
> Alan

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