July 13th, 1996
Derek succumbed peacefully this afternoon at home, with his family and friends
around him. He felt no pain, and was surrounded with loving and caring
people. He will be missed, and his memory will be cherished.
For more information on Derek's illness, please see his
Derek's memorial page
Donations in Derek's name may be sent to:
Derek Gross Memorial Fund
Simon's Rock of Bard College
Great Barrington, MA 01230
What's new with this page
May 17, 1996:
I'm in the process of verifying and updating all my links, so if you've
found broken ones, please try them again, and
let me know if they don't work.
I've also added new AIDS ride and miscellaneous link pages, and I'm updating my "friends on the web" pages.
I play in a band called Einstein's Little Homunculus.
My past life
I used to live in the
Rochester, New York,
Linguistics at the University of Rochester,
where, among other things, I worked on the
and wrote (well, collected and transcribed the data for) at least
(I also spent one summer at the Linguistic Institute at UC Santa Cruz,
home of the banana slug).
Among the many ways I procrastinated was to be a
and late-night weirdness DJ on
I often ate
Before going to Rochester, I worked on
WordNet at Princeton University's Cognitive Science Lab; before that,
I went to (in reverse chronological order)
Simon's Rock College,
Princeton High School,
John Witherspoon Middle School,
Riverside Elementary School.
My current life
I used to live in
but I've moved to
the Accordion School
Both are just outside of
USA, where I
see live folk music,
go to the movies,
take the T,
read the newspaper,
surf the web
I work for Inso in the Back Bay. Actually, I
haven't been working much lately, because I've been sick.
I didn't train hard enough for the Boston to New York AIDS ride, but I finished anyway.
My favorite music
I like to listen to musicians like
Poi Dog Pondering,
[see also DG's 1992
as well as
Celtic music of all kinds,
and new stuff.
I play the
the mandolin, and the
I have a banjo, but I can only play two songs on it.
My other interests
I'm interested in
Ben and Jerry's,
My friends on the web
Many of my past and present bandmates, classmates, housemates, and
have their own home pages. (If you fall into one of those categories and you're not listed, let me know so I can add you.)
My email addresses
My theoretically permanent address is
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Last updated June 3, 1996.
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