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June 22, 2014
I knew Ted as my professor for several classes, and went on a dig to Galivants Ferry in the summer of '85. Summer school, we dug up sherds and bone fragments, even a couple of arrowheads. You were the man Dr. Rathbun. SLED had to come and take him to identify some girls being murdered by a serial kiler. Iearned a lot from you and appreciate your willingless to teach me. I did get my minor in Archeaology.
June 11, 2014
Dr. Rathbun was my professor and advisor at USC when I was an anthropology major in the early 80s. He was brilliant, funny, inspiring and an all around wonderful guy. I was really saddened when I learned of his death. The world lost a great person.
May 18, 2014
I was in Dr. Rathbun's Forensic Anthropology class in the 80s when I returned to USC for grad school. I have told many friends over the years how Dr. Rathbun inspired me. My condolences to family and friends.
March 23, 2014
I was a student of Dr. Rathbun. He changed my thinking and my life.
September 10, 2013
I first met Dr. Ted Rathbun when he was an instructor at a Southern Institute of Forensic Science course in New Orleans in 2001. We subsequently renewed our acquaintance at several AAFS meetings thereafter. Ted was an incredibly kind, outgoing, engaging, and warm man with a wonderful sense of humour, who seemed to delight in teaching. There was no question too trivial for him to provide a detailed answer. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of forensic anthropology which he was always keen to share.

In the words of Chief Seattle, “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” My most sincere condolences to Ted's family. Ranald Donaldson MD, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

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