[CESG] FW: SPCA donation site

Kearney, Mike W. (MSFC-EO01) mike.kearney at nasa.gov
Fri Jan 11 18:25:38 EST 2013

Dear CCSDS CMC and CESG colleagues:

Following up on my earlier note about the loss of our very close friend and colleague Adrian Hooke, many of you have asked about arrangements.  Adrian's wife, Merle McKenzie, has sent the note below as a reply, and asked me to forward it to you.

Warm regards,

   -=- Mike

Mike Kearney
CCSDS Chairman and General Secretary
Mail Code EO-01
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama  35803, USA
Mike.Kearney at nasa.gov<mailto:Mike.Kearney at nasa.gov>

From: Merle McKenzie [mailto:merle.mckenzie at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:08 PM
To: Kearney, Mike W. (MSFC-EO01)
Subject: Re: SPCA donation site

Dear Colleagues of Adrian Hooke:

I am honored to receive any communications that you wish to send regarding Adrian. (Some folks have already sent them.)

You can send such to my email
merle.mckenzie at gmail.com<mailto:merle.mckenzie at gmail.com>

or to the home address
Merle McKenzie
29660 Zuma Bay Way
Malibu, CA  90265

or calls if you prefer to

I have treasured the emails that I have received so far, as I find that the international community's appreciation for Adrian matches mine. I will be putting such sentiments together for his children (and for me too).

In lieu of any flowers, if someone really still wants to do something more, Adrian would have liked it if any such expression of donation would be sent to an organization that assists in rescuing animals. Two such possibilities are below:
which may be easier for those outside of the US.

Or frankly any local animal shelter or rescue organization that the person might have locally.

The reason I mention this, is that some have asked for such an option. When we made out our wills last year Adrian decided that the answer to the question (if everyone on the will is deceased, where should the estate go?) with his choice of the ASPCA.

I had watched him do the occasional animal or bird rescue, (a lost cormorant in Malibu that used its beak to nip him for his troubles, or a tiny new bird that had fallen out of its nest in Alexandria VA). He had a lovely soft spot for other creatures.

Again, I know that he appreciates all the sadness of his passing; he treasured all of you as well.

We will continue to miss him. He was unique.

With great respect and appreciation,
Merle McKenzie

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