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George Van Dyke TIERS Ph.D. Obituary
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February 18, 2020

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January 31, 2020
I'm sorry George has gone. I appreciate all his contributions -- especially his contributions (time & effort) to the Minnesota chess society.
November 23, 2019
George was one of the quintessential chemists. He lived and breathed chemistry. He would, even in his 80s, come to his lab on weekends to do something or the other. One time, I came to 3M on a wintry Saturday morning to finish up some experiments. His Volvo 740 wagon was in the parking lot, and had a fair amount of ice on all surfaces. Fearing the worst, I went to his (rather messy) lab and called out George! He didn't respond, so I went inside and ended up startling him. He said yes? I told him I saw his car in the parking lot covered in ice, and wanted to make sure he was okay. He grinned and said, Yes, I am still alive! Classic George.

He would show up at every technical poster session and always have questions, ideas or suggestions. Very sharp mind, even sharper wit.

Rest In Peace, George. You have left a mark on several generations of 3Mers, and we will cherish the interactions we had with you.
November 14, 2019
George was the reason I got involved in Minnesota chess. He is a member of the Minnesota Chess Hall of Fame. I met him in January 1970. I have been active in Minnesota State Chess Association ever since, serving as its president for many years.
He has been a member of the 3M64 Chess at the Twin Cities Chess League (my team) for a very long time. He created the TCCL (1961 I think). In fact, I contacted him in September of this year, but he stated he could not attend "due to a virus".
Please let me know the time and place of a memorial service (if it has not already happened).
I am deeply saddened by this.

David Kuhns
President Emeritus, Minnesota State Chess Association.
November 12, 2019
A brilliant man
A kind soul
A great loss
Rest in peace

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