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    Dear all

    I had the pleasure of sharing 3 years of my graduate studies
    with Kevin at Bill Marras' Biodynamics lab at OSU. Kevin was one of the
    senior members of the lab when I started. I am fond of those days
    because the lab was a very nurturing environment, between the
    outstanding faculty mentors and all of the graduate students who were
    part of the lab. My first memory of Kevin was seeing him sitting in the
    corner workstation in the computer lab, working away on developing the
    Visual C++ code for the EMG-driven low back model. I shouldn't say just
    the first memory - it was many memories, because Kevin was always the
    first one there in the morning - and I don't know if he ever got up from
    that workstation during the day. Even then, Kevin was the consumate
    professional and that work ethic, intellect, and motivation has
    permeated his work.

    My last memories of Kevin occurred during the ASB meeting in
    Blacksburg last fall. Kevin was a gracious host who spent time with
    everyone despite his many responsibilities. Many of us toured the labs
    of Kevin and his colleagues in the very same building where the
    shootings occurred, which makes it even more difficult to comprehend.
    Kevin always displayed a true excitement when he was talking about his
    research, and it was no different then. His excitement and joy about his
    research was matched only by his pride and excitement while he was
    talking about his family. You could tell that Kevin loved his family.

    Kevin will be greatly missed.

    Patrick Sparto