An email I missed from Alex when I was on the plane Tuesday:
As you have probably heard, my father, Jerry, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He had attended DragonCon as a guest, was lauded by thousands, and had a tremendously good time. As an author, it would be difficult to think of a better way to be sent off.
Our family also appreciates the outpouring of memorials and reminiscences, both public and private, which have followed.
The public service will be this Saturday, September 16:
12N PT: Services at St. Francis de Sales Church, 13368 Valleyheart Drive Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
We will be working to livestream the service as well.
Please let those who should know about the service. If you will be in town, we hope to see you there.
I’ll be going, hope to see a lot of old (in both senses of the word) friends.
Just got back from a lovely service. pic.twitter.com/NN03CJrsmS
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) September 17, 2017