My country is El Salvador in Central America, and I was foreign student at UW in 1971-1973. I got my degrees in physics and in chemistry en 1973. As my first mayor was Physics and because of my background in chemistry, here in El Salvador, I only needed one year of Physical Chemistry to get my BS in Chemistry, with Dr. Halsey, and of course with his book, so I was no involved very deep in the life of de Chemistry Department. Is a honor to have the opportunity to have as professor the same who write the book.
But one very special people that I remember, one very, very kind and beautiful people with mi, was Dr. Halsey, and I remember him very clearly his face and riding his bike. I perceived him very kind and compressive with me, and I am extending this for other foreign student and of course other people.
Perhaps for a US citizen is very difficult to understand my feelings, but as foreign student, the cultural shock, the language barrier, the discrimination of some people, etc. make very difficult the life there, so to find one people as him is very grateful. I have in my mind, very clearly, one opportunity when we meet in the streets of UW close to the Chemistry Department, he stooped and we spoke, how I was, how El Salvador was, and so on, He always asked me, how was El Salvador.
I am now 71 years old and I have been keeping always in my mind his very nice figure. I am donate already all my books except a few, one of those is Physical Chemistry by D. F. Eggers, Jr. M. W. Gregory G. D. Halsey Jr. an B.s. Rabinoitch, this book is at my side write now.
In this day October 23/2016 I start to browse for him, I found his obituary. I regret that I never communicate with him and give my thank you, so I am sending my thank him up to the heaven. I send my more lovely thoughts and condolences to all his family and friends. I am sure he is now resting in love with God, in very very deep paz, I am asking to God that now his family have been accepted this as a natural law through which all of us are going to pass.