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Posted on: Jan 15, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 at 8:28 AM
Hey Julian...remember you from quantitative or qualitative chem analysis at Cass...can't remember which...or maybe both. See you next year at the 50th? OMG....50 years....600 months...alot
Cindy and I were class mates at Cass in the chem-bio department. I was always getting in trouble and she was always laughing at me (from a distance). So sorry her life was cut short. My best to Len, who I also knew many years ago..
Greg and I attended Cass Tech together in Detroit and graduated together about 50 years ago. His older sister Miriam, an accomplished pianist, and my sister were close friends and studied music together. I was stunned when I found out about his death some years ago and Ralph's comments have now, for many reasons, brought memories back about Greg. As everyone, we all knew a different "Greg" and I hope my few shared memories of him will open a door into his life which will be cherished by those who knew and loved him.
Our years at Cass Tech were mostly in the music program, although he and I were in the science curriculum. We then attended Wayne State Univerisity in Detroit together at least for our freshman year. Specifically, I remember sharing the excitement of the Detroit Tigers winning the 1968 World Series and roaming the streets of downtown celebrating with so many fans. During that time, we had many discussions about music, art, and politics. I remember him grabbing me from a coffee shop and dragging me to the London Arts Studio in the Fisher Building to look at a "kenetic art" show which, at that time, was very cutting edge (what I later discovered was that London Arts published John Lennon's lithographs and was unsuccessfully prosecuted for porno in England a few years later). I remember Greg talking about a very good "Cass Tech" friend of his who committed suicide who was described by him as a mathematical genius who could not handle the institutional prejudice he had to live with as a black man living a very racist city of Detroit. The Viet Nam war was a pervasive subject. He was the first to enlighten me about the history of Armenian people and their oppression by the Turks---his feelings about the Turks were very similar to my parent's feelings about the Germans due the holocaust.
At that time, the discussion about politics and the war were usually more passionate than well reasoned. I remember that in all of these types of discussions, however, his conversation was intellegent, organized and very well reasoned. So much so that many of those thoughts remain part of me even 50 years later.
He was really an inspiring friend who was kind and intellectually generous. His time here was way too short.
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