(IAAC) Fwd: Janet Mattei
Subject: (IAAC) Fwd: Janet Mattei
From: "Lewis J. Gramer" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 17:03:43 -0500
Organization: Upstream Technologies LLC
Very, very sad news indeed... I was stunned by this, as I'd recently
read a public message from Janet herself, saying she was better. This
is truly a loss for the world of astronomy, and for amateur science.
From: atmob On Behalf Of Mario E. Motta,M.D.
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 4:55 PM
Dear members, staff, and friends of the AAVSO. It is my very sad
inform you all that Dr. Janet Mattei died at 4:20 PM today 3/22/04 at
Bent Brigham Hospital after a long battle with Acute Myelogenous
typical Janet fashion she fought a heroic battle with this deadly
the past 7 months, but in the past few weeks it overcame her. Last
asked that I inform her friends worldwide when this time came for her.
evening she slipped into a coma, and passed away just minutes ago.
The AAVSO has lost a strong leader who has guided our
greatness. The world of astronomy has lost a patron of her field.
astronomers the world over have lost a mentor who bridged the world of
and professionals. I, along with many others the world over who knew her
have lost a dear friend who will be deeply missed.
An announcement on services will be forthcoming from the AAVSO.
Mario Motta, MD
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