It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to announce the sad loss of Bernie Kieser who died peacefully in his sleep on 7/9/09. Bernie had fought cancer over the last year and as usual had defied all predictions.
Many of you will know Bernie as a very active member of the Society who last presented his provocative thoughts at the Spring Meeting in Cambridge 2008. He was a former President (1989-1990) and one of our Honorary Members (2001).
I had the privilege of sharing an office with Bernie for many years at the Eastman and learnt a huge amount from him. Many of the students passing through his hands have benefited similarly from his excellent teaching and questioning approach. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Jenny and his two children Samantha and Nigel.