sad news

Mike Buckley mikebuckley at
Sun Dec 7 12:17:53 EST 2003

Dear WP2/16 experts,

I have just been made aware of the sudden death of Mr. Tom Geary and 
his mother as attached. Tom worked with us in the previous study 
period as Rapporteur for Question 11 (audiovisual communications 
systems on circuit switched networks -- H.320, H.324 systems).

I also would like to express my condolences on the loss of Tom and his mother.

Best regards,

e-mail: sokubo at
Visiting Professor
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
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   239-0847 Japan
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>Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 15:33:29 +0900
>From: Matsumoto Mitsuji <mmatsumoto at>
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>Dear Q.14 Experts,
>It is with great sadness that I have to inform our colleagues that our
>Q.14/16 Rapporteur, Mr. Tom Geary
>and his mother passed away by the accident. I want to show the thought
>of condolence.
>It is really loss not only Q.14/16, but also ITU-T. Tom has been guided
>as a leader of the Modem and Facsimile
>Groups for many years and organized lots of meetings in the ITU-T SG16
>and TR30.5 of TIA as a chairman.
>For the Facsimile field, he solved a lot of difficult issues. We still
>needed his experience, knowledge and help
>in this field.  It is indeed regrettable that we could not being
>possible to meet and communicate Tom any longer
>in the forthcoming January SG16 Geneva meeting.
>I want to pray the mercy of Tom heartily
>Sincerely yours,
>Mitsuji Matsumoto (Chairman of WP1 of SG16 ITU-T)
>  Mitsuji Matsumoto
>  GITS, Waseda University
>  29-7 Bldg. 1-3-10 Nishi-Waseda,
>  Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
>  Tel:+81-3-5286-9844 Fax:+81-3-5292-7897
>  mail: mmatsumoto at

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