The passing of a great inventor
The Tennessee Inventors Association became a smaller group last week. On October 25, 2012, Igor Alexeff passed away. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1931, Igor left this world too soon.
I met Igor when I first joined the TIA seven years ago. When I walked in the door at that meeting, he was there to greet me and everyone else that showed up. With his wild hair and his Russian features, he reminded me of the stereotypical mad scientist. But his looks were deceiving. He was brilliant and quite sane.
At Igor's funeral, I had the good fortune to read the eulogy prepared by Ted Anderson. Ted was a colleague and friend of Igor. Unfortunately, the Frankenstorm that hit the East Coast prevented Ted from making the trip from Massachusetts to Oak Ridge. With Ted's permission, I reproduce the eulogy below.
Dr. Ted Anderson
prepared October 28, 2012, and delivered October 29, 2012