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Re: John Westbrook

Thank you for your tributes to John, which I forwarded to his
wife, Bonnie, who has graciously sent with thanks a copy of the
obituary notice prepared by the family, in which you may recognise
many of your own sentiments shared.

You may also have seen the obituary published by the Protein Data Bank:


On 20/10/2021 14:48, Brian McMahon via comcifs wrote:
> It is with great sadness that I pass on the news I have received
> of John Westbrook's sudden death a couple of days ago. John was a
> long-standing member of the IUCr Committee for the Maintenance of
> the CIF Standard and of the IUCr Committee on Data and its precursor,
> the Diffraction Data Deposition Working Group. He also served in the
> past as a Co-editor of Acta Crystallographica Section F, and on
> the Commission on Crystallographic Computing.
> John's many significant contributions to the work of these bodies will
> be familiar to all of you. He was also, of course, an essential member
> of the Protein Data Bank team, largely responsible for its software
> architecture and development since its re-formation under the RCSB.
> He will be greatly missed as a friend, a colleague, and a wise
> counsellor.
> Brian
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