October 29, 1954 - July 12, 2012
Friend, Colleague, Mentor and a truly awesome guy.
We have all the people to prove his identity.
A Memorial (archived) was held Sunday, July 29, 2012
See the comments below for all those who helped affirm Bob's identity
with the attributes of all the people he touched.
It was a community effort - just as he would have wanted.
If you wish to contribute - contact gettes at cmu.edu
|The Morgan family asks those interested in making a donation to the college educations of Bob and Eve's daughters Annika and Julia to send a check made out to "Bob Morgan Kids College Fund". Be sure to include the account #6027180 on the check in the memo section.||Mail a check to:|
PO Box WSECU
Olympia, WA 98507
|or you can mail a check directly to Eve Perara at:
Department of Chemistry
Alternatively, you can make a donation to the Mercy Corps
in the name of by checking "This gift is in honor or memory of someone".
The plaque given to him reads:
Given in gratitude to
RL "Bob" Morgan
For exceptional global leadership
His professional life in Information Technology was filled with leadership, design and lots of hard work. Just some of the things he has done in the Identity and Architecture space (in no particular order):
We lost Bob on July 12, 2012 to his battle with cancer which he documented, in his own very unique way. We believe the following from his blog demonstrates his humor, insight, ability to explain complex things in simple ways, nature to make you think. It's quintessential Bob.
Just to clear this up, for all you computer people.
Last time was “re-install OS and restore from backup”.
This time is “install a different OS”.
Next time is “migrate to the cloud”.
Yup, we got it!
From Kevin Morooney at the Pennsylvania State University comes the story of the Penn State water bottle and the idea from Renee Shuey (also of PSU):
And, here are some of the "Bob-isms"
This gem is from Jeff Hodges with some detective work by Terry Gray to find the web page referenced in the following email
Subject: Re: speaking of pix..
From: "RL 'Bob' Morgan" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 22:27:08 +0000 ( )
Hmm, so was it you who sent this URL to my boss's boss via anonymous remailer?
- RL "Bob"
What others are saying:
Kantara Initiative Salute, by Joni Brennan
the Shibboleth Consortium has a piece remembering Bob
REFEDS (Research & Education Federations) have remembered Bob
A Memorial (archived) was held Sunday, July 29, 2012, 11am Pacific Time
at the Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225) on University of Washington Campus.
A pot-luck open house was held at the Morgan family home following the memorial.
Friends and colleagues @ IETF 84 in Vancouver, BC gathered in Hyatt Regency F
What Terry Gray shared with us at the memorial