訃報:スティーブ・メドレー氏

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Yosemite Association会長のSteven P. Medley氏が10月5日(木)、自動車事故で亡くなられました。55歳でした。
1985年から20年以上にわたってY.A.の会長を務められ、教育プログラムへの支援、ボランティアやインターンシッププログラムなどの充実など、ヨセミテ国立公園に対して多くの貢献をしてこられました。また公園職員としての経歴を含めると35年にもわたってヨセミテ国立公園で働いてこられました。
またユーモア溢れるお人柄で、ほんとに多くの方々に愛される存在でした。Y.A.内だけでなく、ヨセミテのコミュニティ全体にとっても大きな損失です。
私はスティーブと個人的にも10年余りおつきあいをさせていただいていたので、たいへんショックをうけています。
ご本人のご冥福、そして残された家族のみなさんの平安をお祈り申し上げます。
http://www.yosemite.org/newsroom/clips2006/october/smedley.html


Yosemite Association President Dies in Auto Accident
Steven P. Medley, longtime President of the Yosemite Association, died in a single vehicle automobile accident October 5, 2006, while traveling to work in Yosemite National Park. He was 55 years old.
He served as President of the non-profit Yosemite Association since 1985. The Association supports the National Park Service (NPS) in a myriad of ways. These include donating profits from educational materials to the NPS, providing volunteers and interns, and providing service to the Yosemite community.
“This is a huge loss for the Yosemite family. In addition to Steve’s innumerable contributions to the park, he was known for his quick wit, dedication, and sense of accomplishment. This is a tragic loss and Steve will be missed terribly,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Tollefson.
Prior to joining the Yosemite Association, Steve worked for the National Park Service as a Park Naturalist, Research Librarian, and Museum Curator. Overall, Steve worked in the park for 35 years.
Medley received a B.A. Degree in Film & Broadcast from Stanford University, a Master of Library Science from the University of Oregon, and a law degree from the J.D. King School of Law at the University of California at Davis. He worked as an attorney in private practice before joining the Yosemite Association. He was raised in Gilroy, California.
During his time at the Yosemite Association, Steve edited and produced over fifty different publications. Many of his books have been recognized with awards and his Complete Guidebook to Yosemite has sold almost 100,000 copies to date.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife Jane, and three sons, Andy, Joe, and Charlie. Memorial services are pending.
We invite you to share your thoughts and stories about Steve on our message board.


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    メドレー氏の追悼会の案内が出ています。

    Memorial Gathering Scheduled for Yosemite Association President Steven P. Medley
    A public memorial to celebrate the life of Steve Medley will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 in the Wawona.
    The memorial will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Grey Barn. Deputy Superintendent Kevin Cann, representatives from the Yosemite Association board of trustees, staff, and Yosemite Rotary will speak. Following the scheduled speakers, the microphone will be open for guests to share tributes to Steve. A reception will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Wawona Hotel.
    Dress is mountain casual. Please be mindful of the weather; this event will be held rain, snow, or shine.
    To aid planning, those who expect to attend are asked to call the Yosemite Association at 209/379-2646 or 209/379-2317, or send an e-mail to mpardini@yosemite.org with the number in their party.
    Donations made to YA in Steve’s memory will be designated by the board of trustees for uses that honor his legacy of stewardship for Yosemite National Park. (L. Beardsley – 10/24/06)