Rowland M. Cannon, Jr.

If you want to share your thought with us please write to m-gulgun@sabanciuniv.edu, I would appreciate photos from Rowland very much

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


We have lost Dr. Rowland M. Cannon, Jr., our dear friend, my mentor, my partner in mischief, my brother on April 21th, 2006 due to an heart attack.
It was my greatest fortune to have met him and became friends with him. He was the greatest mentor and the dearest brother, the most down-to-earth brilliant scientist, and incredibly fun friend to hang out with, to travel, to discuss anything from alumina to Genghiz Khan…


Some of my fondest memories with him are the times when scribble down notes about alumina or grain boundaries on paper napkins or hotel key envelops in some restaurant somewhere in the world. We discussed heatedly, sometimes alone sometimes with dear colleagues, about grain boundaries, grain growth, segregation, topics that maybe nobody else around us would have cared about. I am very sorry for the new generation of young scientists to have missed the chance of meeting this greatest mentor and the most wonderful person I have ever met in my life.
It was certainly the most cherished privilege I had to have been friends with him, to have been mentored by him, to have shared dinners, beers, trips and memories with him. I will miss him terribly. May Heaven be your resting place my dear friend, my mentor, my brother…
April 23th, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nov 2002

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Dear Friends,


I am sorry to pass along this terribly sad news. Our friend and colleague
Rowland Cannon suffered a heart attack on friday afternoon and passed away on the
way to the hospital.
He was my greatest friend and I know many of you had great affection for
him. Not only have we lost a brilliant scientist and philosopher, but a true
iconoclast and remarkable character. I am sure this news brings up so many memories of our dear friend, and we will celebrate his life and contributions together.
Rowland leaves behind his children, Hillary, Ethan, and Zachary, and their
Children as well as his father and his brother Douglas. Zachary tells me that plans
For Rowland's funeral service is likely to be next friday in Salt Lake City.
I will pass on more information to those who request it.
I am very very sad to have lost my best friend and mentor.

Craig Carter

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Thanks, Melih. His heart and brain were among the best I've known. 
Ironically it was his capacious heart that gave way in a heart attack. I wish 
you could have met him, too.
Cheers,

Cleva Ow-Yang

Quoting Melih Papila <mpapila@sabanciuniv.edu>:
> Cleva and Mali,
> Nilay told me that a good friend of yours (RMCannon) has passed away. 
> Çok Üzüldüm, Başınız sağolsun.

Ĝ Melih

 

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