Saturday, October 11, 2014

From Philadelphia

Many here have written eloquently about Ferran as geometer, mathematician, problem poser, and problem solver extraordinaire. He was all that and so much more professionally, but it is as a warm and gracious human being that Ferran will remain forever in our hearts. Ferran had so many talents and interests, which enriched the lives of all who knew him because of his giving nature. We had the good fortune to experience Ferran's generosity as a host during our months in Barcelona on sabbatical. He helped in so many ways, from arranging for our apartment, to driving us to an instrument rental place to rent a keyboard for our daughter, to taking us to a thrilling 10pm Barca game at their home stadium, to informing us about exquisite flamenco guitar concerts, to introducing us to the owner of his favorite wine store, to selecting excellent wine to complement our 'Thanksgiving in Barcelona' dinner in November to help celebrate our kids' favorite American holiday!  Moltes gràcies per tot, Ferran. We are heartbroken that you are no longer with us. Our visits to Barcelona will not be the same again without you.

Thanksgiving in Barcelona with Ferran

- Suneeta Ramaswami and Sunil Shende

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