From: Michael Kleber 
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 11:38:36 -0400 (EDT)
To: math-fun@CS.Arizona.EDU
Subject: Gian-Carlo Rota
Sender: owner-math-fun@CS.Arizona.EDU

With a heavy heart, I pass along the news: Gian-Carlo Rota died
this weekend.

I just saw him on Friday afternoon.  I thought it was a miracle: his
office -- formerly piles of papers with just enough room left to walk
to the desk or blackboard from the door -- was clean; he had had teams
of students helping him go through and throw things away for weeks.
He was sitting behind his desk talking with Richard Stanley, looking
pleased with the world.  But then, he was always one to look pleased
with the world; it was his style.

I'm still kind of in shock.

--Michael Kleber

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