Academic journal article et Cetera

In Memoriam: Bob Eddy

Academic journal article et Cetera

In Memoriam: Bob Eddy

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The Institute of General Semantics has learned that Bob Eddy, author of Graymanship: The Management of Organizational Imperfection - winner of the 2010 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize - passed away on March 28th, 2014.

In an email, his sister Marilyn Eddy King recounted Bob's multiple talents and faceted history:

"Bob was a lifelong lover of classical music. In high school, he gained proficiency on the French horn and played with the Santa Cruz High School Orchestra, which performed, at one of its concerts, The Constitution Suite, a work Bob composed and orchestrated with one finger on a neighbor's piano.

Always athletic, Bob was an avid racquetball player, taking first-place prizes in the Senior division of his state and area. He'd been known to defeat opponents half his age.

As a young man, Bob was a Sea Scout and a naval reserve officer. …

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