[NotiAMCA] Gene Golub, 1932 - 2007

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Mar Nov 20 08:04:58 ART 2007

From: Cleve Moler <Cleve.Moler en mathworks.com>
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:55:42 -0500
Subject: Gene Golub, 1932 - 2007

Gene Golub, founder of the NA Digest, passed away today, Friday,
November 16,
at the Stanford University Hospital.  He was 75 years

Gene returned home to Stanford recently from a trip to
Hong Kong.  He was
planning to leave again Tuesday on another trip,
this one to Zurich where the
ETH was to honor him with a special
degree.  Instead, Sunday night he went to
the emergency room because
he was "feeling lousy".  On Tuesday, he was found
to have
AML, acute myelogenous leukemia, a form of cancer that affects the
white blood cells.  This is a potentially curable disease and he was
to begin chemotherapy today.   But serious complications
developed suddenly
over night.

I was able to see Gene for
an hour last night and he was in reasonably good
spirits.  Mike
Saunders was trying to get Gene's laptop to use dial-up over
hospital's phone system because Gene said he was a couple of days
on his email.  I was planning to get a wireless card for his
machine today. 
None of us had any idea how suddenly the situation
would worsen.

The Stanford iCME students have created a
memorial blog at
http://genehgolub.blogspot.com .

community has lost its foremost member.  He was a valued colleague and
friend.  Goodbye, Gene. 

  -- Cleve Moler

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