Russell A. Kirsch

Portland, Oregon

1929 - 2020


August 11, 2020
Portland, Oregon


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In Loving Memory Russell A. KirschJune 20, 1929 - Aug. 11, 2020Russell A. Kirsch died Aug. 11, 2020 at his home in Portland, from a form of Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. Kirsch was a pioneering computer scientist who was on the team that built the U.S. government's first programmable computer...

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RIP and thank you for your contributions to the world, Mr. Kirsch. I hope the best for your family through these times.

Thank you Mr Kirsch

A Legend, a Genius and foremost a Great Human being, joins his Creator

Muito obrigada por todos os caminhos que você abriu.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Thanks for his contributions to science and technology

Thank you. You literally provided all of us with a means to preserve our memories.

We are very sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. He and Joan are our neighbors on our short street in the Southwest Hills. I remember how enthusiastic Russell was when he learned that I (Charles) was moving to our street after I retired from NIH. Russell admired NIH and had collaborated with NIH scientists at various times in his career. Shortly after I moved in, Russell greeted me with a poem and descriptions of his work at NIST and his collaborations with Joan on applying new artificial...

Without Russell, videogames, computers and our smartphones would not be as amazing as they are. Russell, even though I never met you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you have done to help humanity further itself. Rest easy, good sir.