[Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing

Steve LeGore slegore at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 19 01:56:51 EDT 2017

I usually enjoy hearing from you Gene, whether I agree with you or not, but I am sorry we had to receive this message.  I knew Bob through his support of the AMLC, and beyond his scientific contributions, I valued him for his humanity, compassion, and interactive sincerity.  Our world these days needs more like him, not less.  This is a sad day.

Steve LeGore

-----Original Message-----
>From: Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>
>Sent: Jul 10, 2017 12:13 PM
>To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
>Subject: [Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing
>    With great sadness I regret to report that Robert N. Ginsburg, (Most 
>of you know as Bob) passed away July 9, 2017. Bob was 91 and had been in 
>assisted living for the past few years. Few individuals have influenced 
>the course of carbonate geology and coral reef studies more over the 
>past 60 years than Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Had he not set the course, 
>comparative sedimentology as we now know it might never have flourished. 
>More important, though, was Bob’s rare ability to influence those around 
>him to think, to ask the “So what?” or “What does it mean?” questions 
>that we so often forget to ask. Bob can be likened to a Renaissance man, 
>a visiting scholar from the past centuries. His approach to science was 
>both philosophical and pragmatic, a natural historian’s attitude that at 
>first seems out of step with today’s high-tech computer model-driven 
>science. We will all miss him. Gene
>No Rocks, No Water, No Ecosystem (EAS)
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>University of South Florida
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