Charles Yost's passing
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 @ 20:13:30 GMT
Topic: General

Subject: Charles Yost's passing
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:51 PM

Dear Friends,

We regret to inform you that Tuesday, March 29, at 8:30 pm, Charles Yost passed away at his home. Charles had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and chose to go naturally.

Charles was the executive editor of the Electric Spacecraft Journal. He used his time on earth to support and encourage innovative explorations and new ways of looking at things of a scientific nature. He is perhaps best known as the NASA engineer who developed Temper (memory) Foam.

We at ESJ hope to continue the journal with renewed effort to publish more frequently. Richard Hull will be taking over as executive editor. We hope to continue as a forum for critical thinkers and garage tinkerers. We regret, however, that nobody will be able to replace Charles in his capacity to listen to so many of you with such interest. With a little time, we intend to lend support to independent researchers, just as Charles envisioned we would.

We would encourage you to keep your curiosity and research efforts alive, and hope you will not hesitate to let us at ESJ try to be as supportive of your good ideas as Charles was.

His family has requested that no flowers be sent. There will be no funeral service. Cards, however, are welcome:

c/o The Electric Spacecraft Journal
322 Sunlight Drive
Leicester, NC 28748.

Plans for a memorial service and celebration of Charles' life will be
announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to:

The Charles A. Yost Scholarship Fund
c/o The Sunlight Foundation
235 Sunlight Drive
Leicester, NC 28748

Hospice of Madison County
745 Carl Eller Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754

or to the charity of your choice.

Thank you for your understanding,
Leslee Kulba

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