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Subject: Re: [xsl] Sebastian Rahtz
From: "James Cummings james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:41:42 -0000

To pass on a message I have posted elsewhere:


Some of you have already heard, but it is with great sadness that I tell
you that our friend and colleague Sebastian Rahtz passed away on the 15
March 2016. He discovered last autumn that he had late-stage brain cancer
and shortly thereafter retired to spend his remaining time with his family.
Our thoughts are with his wife Leonor, two daughters, and other family.
There will be a ceremony for Sebastian on the 24th March at 13:45 at the
Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Rd, Oxford OX3 9RZ.  It will be mostly for
family but anyone is welcome.They would like to invite anyone else for a
memorial on the 24th March at 15:00pm at the Friends Meeting House, 42 St
Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW. They invite you to share this with anyone who may be

Donations in Sebastianbs memory may be made to Sobell House Hospice (
http://www.sobellhouse.org/) or Macmillan Cancer Care (
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/), or care of The Individual Funeral Company,
86 Rose Hill, Oxford, OX4 4HX.

I have set up a book of condolences at http://goo.gl/forms/BjJRBOQho3 and a
google photos shared album at https://goo.gl/photos/gK8gsXZ3tVoTuG5w9
(which you can join and add your own photos). These will be provided to his
family at a later date.


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@xxxxxxxxxxx
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Tony Graham tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <
xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 16/03/2016 20:01, David Carlisle d.p.carlisle@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> I am sorry to report that Sebastian Rahtz has died after illness.
> I, too, am sorry to hear that.
> I have known Sebastian since the early 1990s, first via TeX and then
>> XML and XSL. He was an early member of this list, posting in 1998. He
>> produced one of the first XSL-FO implementations, passivetex. Any of
>> you using TEI will be aware of his work in that field  over several
>> years and his development of the XSLT support for TEI.
> He was also active with DSSSL, before there was an XSLT or XSL-FO, plus
> he was one of the organisers of the first, and only, all-XSLT conference
> in 2001 [1].
> Regards,
> Tony Graham.
> --
> Senior Architect
> XML Division
> Antenna House, Inc.
> ----
> Skerries, Ireland
> tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [1] http://xml.coverpages.org/xsltConferenceProgram200104.html

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