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Offline Heorhij

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For my former mentor
« on: May 13, 2010, 11:03:38 AM »
Dear folks,

Please say a prayer for a recently departed man. Earlier this morning, I read that my former mentor, a teacher who supervised my early steps in science, had died of cancer, at the age of 86. His name is Platon (full name Platon Hryhorovych Kostyuk, a physiologist, biophysicist, cell biologist who served as the director of the O.O. Bohomolets' Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since the 1970-s till his death. My very first postgraduate job was in the capacity of a Junior Research Fellow in that institution, Dec. 1984 - May 1990.)

Memory Eternal.
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 11:08:20 AM »
Veechnaya Pomyat! Memory Eternal!
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 11:08:43 AM »
Memory eternal!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 12:08:36 PM »
Memory Eternal!
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 12:55:37 PM »
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 12:56:37 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 01:17:14 PM »
Gospode Pomiluj....Amin...
Blazeni Pokoj I Vecnaja Pamjat....Amin Amin
Memory Eternal...Amen
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 01:23:20 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 01:45:23 PM »
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 02:28:28 PM »
A picture of him, apparently taken very recently, here, http://www.biph.kiev.ua/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2467

I'll post earlier pictures of him if I find them. Thank you for the prayers.
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 02:51:55 PM »
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010, 04:16:32 PM »
Thanks for the picture! What a fine looking man! And he looks exactly as I pictured him, too!!
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

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Re: For my former mentor
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 04:51:40 PM »
Thank you all! Yes, Rosehip, he was a fine man... I saw him for the first time in 1984 when he was 61, he was looking a lot younger. And last time Lesya and I saw him was in Seattle, at a seminar that he gave at the University of Washington in 1993 as a guest speaker. We both were kind of uneasy to approach him after his talk, because we were supposed to return to Ukraine in 1991, but we over-stayed our initially planned visit to the US. But he looked at us very cheerfully, smiling, and said, "you both are doing very well, just keep up the good work..."
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