We learned today that Tony Gorry, who served Rice in many capacities since arriving here in 1992, passed away this weekend.
Here’s a link to a memorial piece by my friend and colleague Jade Boyd that has all the particulars of his fascinating career, one full of interesting twists, wide-ranging interests, and opportunities seized.
I knew him best as a writer and that may be his lasting legacy. Here’s a link to a beautiful memoir, originally published in 2012 a journal called War, Literature & the Arts. I found it reprinted on the Yale Class of 1962 website. It’s worth your time. Be sure to read the 2014 postscript as well.
Tony Gorry, rest in peace.