[meteorite-list] [IMCA List] Dave Gheesling
From: Frank Cressy <fcressy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:01:51 +0000 (UTC)
I am in shock.? Dave was so helpful, friendly, and generous to everyone who knew him and was a great asset to the meteorite community in particular.? He certainly was a great help to me when I was putting the book together on US falls.? I also saw how generous he was as Svend certainly remembers.? Five years ago, Dave was sending a package of material overseas to Svend that was to include a soft cover book of "From Weston to Creston" that he had ordered from me.? Unbeknownst to Svend, Dave upgraded the order to a signed & numbered hard cover book.? I know that surprise was unexpected but certainly greatly appreciated.
I know Dave will be greatly missed, but remembered by all of us for years to come.? Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, 05:57:17 AM PST, Wayne Dodd via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
This is horrible news.? What a wonderful and generous man!? Multitalented, smart and a great friend to so many.? His leadership both within and without the meteorite community iswidely known and will be sorely missed by all.? Very tragic news.
Sean, I'm ready to help Maddie and the rest of Dave's family in any way I can.? Please don't hesitate to ask.
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, 04:48:15 AM EST, MSG - METEORITES via IMCA <imca at mail.imca.co> wrote:
Just devastated to wake up this morning and hear this sad sad news. Dave
was an inspiration to many, me included. He was so kind and generous and
was a huge figurehead for the meteorite community. If he talked, we
listened and with good reason. He often uttered the deepest and wisest of
words in such a humble manner. He will be missed by us all.
My thoughts are with Maddie, Kasia and all his family.
International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) member #3387
Sent from my mobile phone
On Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 07:06 Sean T. Murray via IMCA, <imca at mail.imca.co>
> It?s with a heavy heart that I write to the meteorite community this
> Dave Gheesling passed away yesterday (11/11), and we?re all trying to
> process the sudden loss.? He was my best friend.? I don?t have the words to
> express how much he meant to me, how much he influenced my life, and how
> blessed I was to have known the man.
> Dave?s love of family & friends, his positivity, his generosity and his
> enthusiasm for life are the example he has left for us all.? Dave has been
> an important part of our community, and his contributions will live on as
> his legacy for many decades to come.
> I apologize for the abruptness of an email communication, but we were only
> able to contact a few people this evening, given the hour.? Please, if you
> need anything, contact me directly so that we can give Dave?s family the
> time they need to prepare for the service.? I will post more details as
> they are available.
> Sean Murray
> 678-367-7095 (cell)
> ?Our respective fates here on planet Earth are all inevitable. Sooner or
> later - and whether we like it or not - each of us will eventually assume
> room temperature. Seemingly against all odds, we are born, we experience a
> few decades on the big ball (if we're lucky), then we die. Our atoms are
> once again stirred back into the terrestrial soup, and that's about all she
> -- Dave Gheesling, August 2009
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