In Memoriam

Gorow Wakahama, 1927-2021

Gorow Wakahama, 1927-2021

It is with gread sadness I inform you of the death of Gorow Wakahama on December 18th 2021 following a long illness. He is an honourary member of the Society, having joined in 1970. He was very active in the Society, served on Council several times and was elected as...

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Hermann Engelhardt, 1936–2022

Hermann Engelhardt, 1936–2022

Hermann Engelhardt, 85, of Frostburg, died peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2022 at UPMC-Western Maryland.  He had been a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and companion. Born October 20, 1936 in Augsburg, Germany, he was the son of the late Johannes...

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David G. Barber, 1960–2022

David G. Barber, 1960–2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr David Barber on Friday 15 April 2022, following complications from a cardiac arrest. On the ice David was one of Canada‘s most influential Arctic researchers. He was a Distinguished Professor at the...

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Richard C.A. Hindmarsh, 1955-2022

Richard C.A. Hindmarsh, 1955-2022

The IGS is deeply saddened to announce that Richard C.A. Hindmarsh passed away at his home in Cambridgeshire, UK, on 1 April, 2022. Richard joined the IGS in 1987 and was an active member throughout his career. He served on IGS Council and on various committees...

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William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you that William (Bill) Francis Budd died peacefully on 23 January 2022. Bill joined the IGS in 1962, served in the IGS Council and was Chair of the Awards Committee for several years. He was awarded the Seligman Crystal in...

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Gerd Wendler, 1939-2021

Gerd Wendler, 1939-2021

Gerd Wendler passed away from lung cancer at home in Fairbanks, Alaska on Oct. 13, 2021, at the age of 82. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, on June 16, 1939, to Friedrich and Hildegard Wendler. After his father was killed in the war, his mother raised him, along with...

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Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968–2021

It is with great sadness that we belatedly acknowledge the loss of Dr Renoj J. Thayyen, a valued member of the Himalayan glaciology community and of the International Glaciological Society. Born in Kannur, Kerala State of India on 9 April 1968, Dr. Thayyen was married...

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Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke passed away on 10 March 2021, a few days after sustaining severe head injuries in an ice-skating fall. He was 82 years old. As his widow put it to me, the ice finally got him. Roger's scientific contributions covered a wide range of topics, but...

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Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Lowell Allan (Al) Rasmussen, 1937–2021

Following a fall and a short illness, Al passed away on 13 February 2021 at age 83, in Seattle, Washington, USA. Al was born in 1937 in Enumclaw, in the foothills of the Washington Cascades near Seattle. He graduated from West Seattle High School, and in 1959 he...

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William Douglas Harrison, 1936-2020

William Douglas Harrison, 1936-2020

After a long illness, William (Will) Douglas Harrison passed away on 30 October 2020 in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, where he had spent the last 48 years of his life. Will was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1936; the year of Black Rapids Glacier’s last...

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