Category Archives: tributes (written by Roger W. Smith)

Roger W. Smith, “Reminscence of Eiji Mizutani” (ロジャーW.スミス、「水谷栄二さんを偲んで」)

    ‘Reminiscence of Eiji Mizutani   (Downloadable Word document is posted above.)     (ダウンロード可能なWord文書が上に掲載されています) 下記の日本語訳をご覧ください     *************************************************     Roger W. Smith, “Reminscence of Eiji Mizutani” (ロジャーW.スミス、「水谷栄二さんを偲んで」)     Eiji Mizutani (水谷 栄二), a former colleague of … Continue reading

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Professor Joachim Gaehde

            Brandeis University Art History professor Joachim Gaehde passed away three years ago. I had not thought about him for years and learned about his death from an online obituary: http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2013/November/joachim-gaehde.html May I be permitted … Continue reading

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Norman F. Cantor

    A full downloadable Word document is below.     Norman F. Cantor — a noted medieval history professor, an inspiring teacher whose textbook on the subject reads like anything but a textbook — was THE medieval history professor … Continue reading

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Ruth Wahtera

    The following are comments of mine upon learning of the death of my longtime friend Ruth Wahtera, a native of Peabody, Massachusetts, who passed away on March 20, 2016: In my opinion, Ruth was a very strong woman. … Continue reading

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My English Teacher, Robert W. Tighe

    The following is a message of mine posted today in response to a daughter of my former English teacher, Robert W. Tighe.     ****************************************************************   In your Facebook post of March 23, you said, regarding your father: … Continue reading

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poem written by choir members in tribute to Alan W. Smith, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Canton, MA

  My father, Alan W. Smith, was organist and choir director during the 1950’s and 60’s at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Canton, MA. I recall with pleasure the choir rehearsals every Thursday evening at our house at … Continue reading

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tribute to Ralph Colp, Jr., MD

    In October 2008, I wrote a memorial tribute to Dr. Ralph Colp, Jr., with whom I had a longtime doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Colp’s oldest daughter arranged to have the tribute distributed at his memorial service at the New … Continue reading

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