Dick Keefe Has Died

Editor's note: J. Richard Keefe, known to all of us NASA life science alumni as "Dick", died last night of pancreatic cancer. Dick was one of the most dedicated NASA employees I ever had the pleasure to know. He was also a sheer joy to work with. Pick up a NASA life science planning document at random. Search back and trace the document back to its base assumptions or key references. You will see Dick's name at the end of every search. His impact is much more than many people will ever know. He will be missed.

Dick had asked that donations be made in the name of the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Building fund (401 Alderman Rd, Charlottesville VA 22903) or the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (828 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903).

The Mass for Dick will be this Thursday, Dec. 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlottesville, 401 Alderman Rd [Map]. There won't be a viewing - but there will be a gathering at the Church afterwards.

Dick's family has been checking in on this page. If you knew Dick and would like to submit something for posting here, please send your comments to nasawatch@reston.com

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