Bacon, Sid P.
passed away Thursday July 11th, at the age of 57 after a courageous 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Salina, KS from the time he was 6 months old. Sid graduated with a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota
. After postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge in England and Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE he became an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University
. Two years later, in 1988, he was recruited to Arizona State University
as an associate professor. For over 25 years he served as a professor, department chair, dean of natural sciences, and associate vice president of knowledge enterprise development at ASU. Sid kept a blog of his journey at www.caringbridge.org/visit/sidbacon
. Through his reflections he taught us that every day is an incredible gift; with opportunities to live, love, laugh, and share. He is survived by his wife Cathy, daughter Laura, son Dan, daughter-in-law Liz, parents Marge and Bob, and sister Su. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 at Esperanza Church, 2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sid P. Bacon Memorial Research Scholarship online at http://asufoundation.org/sidbaconscholarship
or to the ASU Foundation, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, PO Box 870102, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.