Dear JAWS members,
I write with the sad news that our colleague Ted Bestor passed away last week — apparently peacefully at home with his family.
Ted was one of the first Americans to join JAWS, maybe the first, because he and Vickey attended our second meeting as part of the EAJS in Paris in 1985, and they were very supportive about the venture, even planning to go home and found JAWS II in America — not to be, as it happened, the humour apparently didn’t go down well over there — but it was good to have the early support, and I am sure his early work in Tokyo influenced all those old enough to remember those years as well.
May he rest in peace, and I wish Vickey and Nick sincere condolences.
Theodore C. Bestor, 1951-2021
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