In memoriam: Dick Schoonover.

Author:Hornblow, Michael
Position::Obituary - Brief article
 
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The Associate Editor of this journal and our dear friend and colleague, Dick Schoonover, died on March 12 after a fierce fight with cancer. Six months ago he was playing golf with his neighbors and enjoying his retirement in Chapel Hill along with Brenda, his beloved wife of 40 years. But he had a pain in his back, and shortly thereafter the doctors told him he had cancer of an undetermined origin. The cancer had spread and the diagnosis was grim, but Dick with characteristic resolve was determined to fight it and so he did. And even on bad days after a long bout with chemo he would greet visitors with his characteristic smile and easy laugh.

Dick had a long and distinguished Foreign Service career as noted in the linked obituary. He was a treasured colleague and friend whose advice on matters large and small we greatly valued. He was an Associate Editor of this journal as well as a board member for a number of years and reviewed and edited many articles, always improving them. The former...

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