[Proj] Gerald I Evenden OBIT

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Thank you for the information! We all would like to send our deepest 
condolences to his closest ones. We remember him as the creator of the 
Proj library. May he rest in peace.

I reprint your link here so that it will be recorded in the list 
archives. And so it was already a year ago so the information is more 
history now. Thank you for the message again, we had our doubts but we 
did not know for sure.

"Gerald I. Evenden (1935 - 2016)

Gerald Ian Evenden passed away quietly on April 7, 2016 at home in North 
Falmouth after a long illness.

Born in Lewiston, Idaho on July 17, 1935, he was a 1957 graduate of San 
Jose State in California and attended the Colorado School of Mines in 
Colorado.  He was a lifelong employee of the United States Geological 
Survey.  Gerald was the author of the UNIX program PROJ, which allows a 
computer user to convert latitude/longitude coordinates into any number 
of map projection coordinates.  He first published the program in 1983, 
along with a follow up user’s manual and program updates in 1990.  The 
PROJ program is still extensively in use today by private and public 
mapping organizations, and provides the cartographic framework for many 
commercial mapping applications.  He retired from the U.S.G.S.  Woods 
Hole Coastal and Marine Service Center in January of 1993.

He served on the first Falmouth Town Committee to relocate the Falmouth 
Firehouse Headquarters.  With a special interest in Basset Hounds, he 
was a volunteer for New England Basset Hound Rescue, fostering Bassets 
until they were adopted as well as doing home visits to people who 
wanted to adopt a hound.

He leaves his wife of 51 years, Phyllis Wells Evenden and his sons Keith 
Evenden and his wife Jean of Corvallis, Oregon and Muir Evenden and his 
wife Asia of Malbork, Poland.

Visiting Hours will be on Sunday, April 17, from 2 pm to 4 pm at Chapman 
Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth, MA.  Funeral 
arrangements are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New England Basset 
Hound Rescue:  NEBHR, P.O. Box 321, Rutland, MA 01543."


pbander at cavtel.net kirjoitti 2017-07-11 05:34:
> - Hi Everyone,
> I do not know if everyone on this list knew Gerald I Evenden, but if
> you were wondering about his absence on the list, it is because he
> passed away last year. Here is a link for you:
> https://www.ccgfuneralhome.com/obit/gerald-i.-evenden
> Take Care,
> Paul B. Anderson
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