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VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
computer. Neo was proud of his kids but would always remind them that he
refused to use the word “proud” lest he seem to be taking credit for their
accomplishments; they, on the other hand, give his constant love and support
a lot of credit.
Neo didn’t do anything in his life in half measures. He poured his energy
into his work, read The Lord of the Rings to his kids bit-by-bit, meticulously
planned day-by-day itineraries for holidays, read stacks of books and
brought home comically large bouquets of flowers for Joanne. He died suddenly,
just two days after making all his in-laws laugh and regaling them
with work stories at a family reunion. He is greatly missed by his colleagues,
friends and family.
Dyna Tuytel and Michelle Tribe