[J3] (SC22WG5.6324) Lars Mossberg, 1940-2020

Ondřej Čertík ondrej at certik.us
Fri Jan 15 19:48:54 UTC 2021

Thank you John for sharing that and for writing up your personal memories of Lars.


On Fri, Jan 15, 2021, at 7:07 AM, John Reid via J3 wrote:
> I am very sorry to report the death of Lars Mossberg on 9 July. He was a 
> very
> regular attendee of WG5, representing Sweden in the build-up to Fortran 
> 2003.
> He attended a meeting of WG5 in every year from 1995 to 2003, and was
> secretary for the 2001 and 2003 meetings. Lars will be remembered fondly 
> by all
> those that attended WG5 at that time. He worked for both Volvo and 
> Trollhatten
> University. He hosted a meeting in his home town of Trollhatten in 1998.
> I remember him as a gentle man who was a calming influence whenever we had
> difficulties and as being very helpful as a regular, constructive member of
> the drafting committee.
> Mind you, he was not so gentle on the tennis court. I was the only WG5 
> person
> to agree to play him. I always lost despite a handicap of being allowed 
> three
> faulty serves without losing the point. In Cadarache, it was very hot and I
> remember each taking 2 litres of water on the court and drinking on every
> change of end. The game was abandoned when the water ran out.
> Recently, he had been battling with cancer but was still playing tennis.
> Alison and I last saw him when we went to Sweden on holiday in 2016 when 
> Lars
> and Vivi-Anne made us very welcome in their house and showed us their 
> summer
> house and many local sights. Here is a picture from that time.
> It was a privilege to know such a lovely man and I would like to record my
> condolences to Vivi-Anne.
> John.
> Attachments:
> * IMG_5552.JPG

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