Dedicated to the memory of Marco Dees

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Details of Vassar College Memorial Event September 27th 4 pm 

 

Dear friends, we are so unspeakably sad to have to let you know that Marco died in a climbing accident on Sunday July 22 while descending 'Guide's Wall' in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming with Grace Mooney, at around 7 pm. Marco will be missed very much by his mum and dad Chrisjan and Anja, his nieces and nephews, and his brothers and sisters; Henrieke, Harrison, Jonathan, Lois, Paul, Rachel and Nathan. We all miss him so much as do his friends, colleagues and fellow climbers and nature lovers.

This site is a tribute to Marco Dees. Please share with us your photos and memories of any time you spent with Marco.  Even though any biography of Marco would need to be thousands of pages long to even approach being complete, we plan to create a hard copy of all shared here.

This site will also be used to share details of a funeral service in the UK and a memorial service in the USA.

He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Marco was ook een Nederlander en we willen zijn Nederlandse vrienden en familie niet vergeten. Iedereen is van harte gecondoleerd met de los van jullie neef, broer, zoon en vriend. Jullie zijn allemaal  welkom bij de herdenkingsdienst in Engeland of Amerika.

We do not think Marco would have appreciate anyone giving flowers in his name, or to be the centre of anyone's grief. We think he would much rather have brought joy to anyone he possibly could. Marco was a donator to WaterAid, a charity which seeks to provide clean fresh water, adequate toilets and good hygiene to those in great need. He was also a supporter and member of Access Fund, which seeks to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas. We would ask that anyone who would normally wish to send flowers to a loved one please donate to these causes instead. Thank you.

Vassar College Memorial Gathering


We plan to lay Marco's body to rest close to where he fell in Grand Teton. This will be a very small and personal affair.

 

UK Memorial service - 10th August 2018 at 1 pm, Stockton Baptist Church, TS18 1TE.

This was a service open to everyone.

The service can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/chrisjan.dees/videos/10160885258715438/ 

Sound improves after approximately 18 minutes.

 

USA memorial service - Fall 2018

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Celebrating the life of Marco Dees

The Vassar College community hosts a memorial service and lecture on Thursday, September 27 
to remember our colleague Professor Marco Dees:

4:00pm
Memorial Service
The Aula, Ely Hall
Reception immediately following

6:00pm
"Spacetime Functionalism: A lecture in honor of Marco Dees"
Dean Zimmerman, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Rockefeller Hall 200

We are grateful that Professor Dees' family is able to join us for these remembrances, 
and that his dissertation advisor from Rutgers University will be sharing reflections on Professor Dees' scholarly work

All are welcome
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