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Tom Christiansen
September 5, 1999 10:41
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For those of you who don't know yet, Rich Stevens is no longer with us.

    Publication date:     Friday , September 03
    Classification:       Funeral Notices Star

    STEVENS, W. Richard, noted author of computer books died on September
    1. He is best known for his ``UNIX Network Programming'' series (1990,
    1998, 1999), ``Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment'' (1992),
    and ``TCP/IP Illustrated'' series (1994, 1995, 1996).  Richard was
    born in 1951 in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where his
    father worked for the copper industry.  The family moved to Salt
    Lake City, Hurley, New Mexico, Washington, DC and Phalaborwa, South
    Africa. Richard attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro,
    Virginia.  He received a B.SC.  in Aerospace Engineering from the
    University of Michigan in 1973, and an M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982)
    in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona. He moved
    to Tucson in 1975 and from then until 1982 he was employed at Kitt
    Peak National Observatory as a computer programmer.  From 1982 until
    1990 he was Vice President of Computing Services at Health Systems
    International in New Haven, CT, moving back to Tucson in 1990. Here he
    pursued his career as an author and consultant. He was also an avid
    pilot and a part-time flight instructor during the 1970's.  He is
    survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sally Hodges Stevens; three
    wonderful children, Bill, Ellen and David; sister, Claire Stevens
    of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Bob and wife Linda Stevens of Dallas,
    TX; nieces, Laura, Sarah, Collette, Christy; and nephew, Brad. He is
    predeceased by his parents, Royale J.  Stevens (1915-1984); and Helen
    Patterson Stevens (1916-1997).  Helen lived in Tucson from 1991-1997,
    and Royale lived here in the early 1930's attending Tucson High
    School while his father was treated for TB at the Desert Sanitorium
    (now TMC).  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be
    made in Richard's name to Habitat for Humanity, 2950 E. 22nd Street,
    Tucson, AZ 85713. A memorial service for Richard will be held at
    St. Phillip's in the Hills Episcopal Church on Tuesday, September
    7th at 12:00 noon. Following the service there will be a reception
    in the Murphy Gallery of the Church. Please wear colorful clothing
    to the service; Richard loved colors. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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