[squeak-dev] In Memory of Andreas Raab

H. Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 19:02:43 UTC 2013

Very unexpected news. A death too early.

My condolences to the wife of Andreas Raab, family and friends.

Hannes Hirzel

On 1/15/13, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> well.
> 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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