Amidst the holidays, there is sadness for the loss of a professional colleague, David K. Ream, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. We will miss him in so many ways.
Dave was an active and valued member of ASI. Most recently, he played an instrumental role in the selection of his beloved hometown of Cleveland as ASI’s 2018 conference host city.
We at ASI express our condolences to his many friends and family. He will be greatly missed by the indexing community.
Dave Ream was Leverage Technologies’ chief consultant for publishers. He earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. Dave spent more than 40 years working with publishers in the areas of typesetting design and production, database creation, editorial systems, and electronic publication design and production.
One of Dave’s earliest assignments (in the mid-seventies) involved creating custom programs to sort legal indexes into locator order and then back into alpha order. Since then he worked on many indexing, abstracting, and thesaurus projects and systems.
Even with this sad loss, I’m extending wishes for happy and joyous holidays for all–and happy indexing.