Dear Jennifer & April, I'm so so sorry to learn about your father. Being notified by colleagues while doing research here in Northern California is a testimony indicating how far Gary's friends are reaching out. Your dad & I shared many occasions of laughs and diatom chatter while sharing an office in graduate school at Iowa State. Gary was one of my most thoughtful friends. He left his positive mark on my life and on aquatic science. I know you will alway be proud and grateful for a father like Gary.