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express our sadness at the tragic
our student committee chair, Prof.
Sergio Servetto on
July 24th, 2007. Sergio was flying his
newly purchased plane from Michigan to Ithaca when the accident occurred.
He is survived by his wife Viviana and sons Alejandro and Luciano.
As student volunteers we had the pleasure of interacting
frequently with Sergio. It just seems like yesterday when we exchanged
innumerable emails enthusiastically planning the events at ISIT. His
enthusiasm and insistence in ensuring student participation in all
student related events was inspiring and infectious as evidenced by the
immense success of the panel discussion and round table event at the
recent ISIT in Nice. It is hard to forget the twinkle in his eyes
when he recently discussed with us his plans for a winter school event for
One of our student volunteers, Matthieu Bloch (firstname.lastname@example.org), has suggested the
wonderful idea of holding an event in the memory of Sergio at the Allerton
conference. Please do not hesitate to write and share your thoughts and
make suggestions for a student event at Allerton in Sergio's memory.
A trust fund has been set up for Sergio's wife Viviana and young sons
Alejandro and Luciano. Any contribution would be most welcome, especially
since the insurance money will not come through for a while. Here is the
Name of Fund: The Servetto Family Fund
Through: CFCU Community Credit Union
Contributions: at any CFCU branch or mail to the main office.
CFCU Community Credit Union, 1030 Craft Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Checks payable to: Servetto Family Fund
A condolence book has been set up online for Sergio at
Please do note hesitate to write your entry even if it is just your name and
location. We would like Sergio's sons to know what a remarkable father they
A news article with profound statements by Prof. Terrence Fine is available
also information at the following site:
be very much missed and always remembered with his immense energy,
creativity, passion and daring in his work, as well as his warmth, deep
friendship, and immeasurable love for his wife, Viviana, and his sons,
Alejandro and Luciano. Our sincerest condolences to his family and
Student Committee Volunteers: