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John Thomas RIEDL Obituary
Age 51, of Falcon Heights passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 His infectious optimism, sharp mind, and easy laughter will be sorely missed by his family, friends, students, and colleagues. John is mourned by his adoring wife, Maureen, beloved children: Eric, Karen (Anthony) Parrish, and Kevin, parents John and Mary, siblings Ann, Jim, Steve, and Dan, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. John was a McKnight Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota and a pioneer in the field of recommender systems and online social networks. He loved to share his enthusiasm for windsurfing, squash, reading, and life in general with everyone he met. There will be a vigil on Friday, July 19th from 7-9 PM. Visitation will be on Saturday, July 20th from 9-11 AM, followed by a Catholic funeral mass at 11AM. All will be at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (2357 Bayless Place, St. Paul MN, 55114). In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Melanoma Research Foundation (www.melanoma.org) or the John T. Riedl Memorial Fund at the University of Minnesota (Goo.gl/ir81h) would be appreciated.



Published in Pioneer Press from July 18 to July 19, 2013
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