[Ads-l] Very Sad News

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 28 16:18:13 EDT 2017


Just this morning I realized we hadn't heard from Joel in a long while. Now
this. I always looked forward to his good humored, erudite posts.

Most depressing.

JL

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Very sad news, indeed! Joel was one of the best.
>
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > I have some very sad news to report.  Joel Berson, a longtime active
> > contributor to this listserv, has passed away.  Joel was an independent
> > scholar whose curiosity and diligence enriched us here and undoubtedly
> made
> > a positive impact on many others who knew him.  His discoveries advanced
> > knowledge of the English language and knowledge of the 18th century, a
> > period that was clearly of great interest to him.  Below is a link to an
> > obituary.
> >
> >
> > Fred Shapiro
> >
> >
> >
> > https://obittree.com/obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/
> > keefe-funeral-home---arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/
> >
> > [https://obittree.com/include/storage/cache/bom/
> > 8a7808d6032e55818a794a58fd52c22e.jpg]<https://obittree.com/
> > obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/keefe-funeral-home--
> > -arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/>
> >
> > Joel S. Berson Obituary - Arlington, MA | ObitTreeā„¢<https://obittree.
> > com/obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/keefe-funeral-home--
> > -arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/>
> > obittree.com
> > Joel S. Berson Obituary - A Memorial Service will be held at a later
> date.
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >
>
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
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