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October 18, 1999

In Memoriam

David Huffman

David Huffman
A memorial service for David A. Huffman, the founding faculty member of UCSC's Computer Science Department and a pioneer in the field, will take place on campus on Saturday, October 23. Huffman died at a local hospital on October 7, after a ten-month battle with cancer. He was 74.

The memorial, open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 152 of the Jack Baskin Engineering Building (formerly named the Applied Sciences Building). A reception will follow in the building's lobby.

At the family's request, contributions in David Huffman's name may be made to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County or the American Cancer Society, Santa Cruz Chapter.

In addition, a memorial fund has been established at UCSC in David Huffman's name. Donations should be made payable to the UCSC Foundation and sent to the Development Office, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.

An earlier story on David Huffman's death

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