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In Memoriam Carolyn J. Merry PhD. (1950-2014)

BETHESDA Md. June 5 2014 – It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the loss of a respected and long-time member Past President friend and mentor Carolyn Jean Merry PhD. retired Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Merry photoMerry was tragically killed on Tuesday June 3 2014 in a highway automobile crash in her home state of Ohio. The vehicle she was driving was struck from behind by a tractor trailer that failed to stop for traffic backed up due to an earlier crash.

ASPRS officers and staff members who worked with Merry remember her warmth calm demeanor and friendliness and were grateful for the reasoned advice she readily provided. “She was caring of officers and members of the Society very willing to participate in student sessions and gave selflessly of her time for the benefit of the Society and its members” said Stewart Walker ASPRS President.

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In Memoriam Kimberly A. Tilley (1953-2013)

Kim award2It is with very deep sorrow and a tremendous sense of loss that we must inform you that Kimberly A. Tilley Associate Executive Director and Director of Communications passed away suddenly Friday evening December 27 2013 at her home in Bethesda Maryland.

Kim was a very critical resource to ASPRS not only to her fellow staff members but to the Society’s leadership and the membership at large.  As a colleague she was an indispensable confidant and advisor to me and I could not imagine how I would have effectively functioned as the Executive Director these past 16 years without her help.  Her contributions to the health of the Society have been numerous.  Kim’s unending commitment and devotion to students in general and specifically to the ASPRS student members are well known.  She was also the Executive Editor of PE&RS where she was very instrumental in making the front part of the Journal of interest to the broadest audience possible.  However many of her other most significant contributions have occurred well below the radar screen and thus were mostly invisible to the membership.  Nevertheless ASPRS would not be where it is without Kim’s untiring devotion; she truly cared for the Society its members and its mission.  

The family has announced the details of her Memorial Service to be held:
Saturday January 18 2014
at 11:00 a.m.
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue NW,
Washington DC  20016
Phone 202-363-4900

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