I was much saddened to hear the news of Dharam's death. I knew him for over 40 years and can think of few others who combined strength and gentleness as he did. Some of the many things that made him remarkable: he was an excellent teacher (his courses were highly evaluated by students although he was a tough grader – students must have sensed the integrity that this demonstrated and learned to value it); he was a colleague whom we all valued so highly for his dedication to, and hard work for, learning in general and our psychology department in particular; he was in many ways a private man but always had time for long conversations, often in the hallway outside his office, in which he would share his problems and empathize and sympathize with those of others – and always remember what those were; his family were clearly of great importance to him and a source of quiet pride, but I never heard him boast about their considerable achievements; he was a courageous man who dealt with endless serious health problems (and often the insurance issues that went with them) with surprising equanimity, patience, and wry humor. He was a gentleman and a gentle man and the world is a poorer place without him. I hope that knowing how highly valued Dharam was by his friends and colleagues is of some small comfort to his family.