Let me start by saying that this is NOT Russell Towle writing you
this message. This is his son, Greg Towle. I’m writing to you all
because, last night, my father died in a car accident.
This message is being sent out to all of my father’s contacts. Some
of you may not know him very well, but I ask you all to remember my
father as the great man he was. Hiker extraordinaire. Mathematician.
Historian. Linguist. If you know anyone else that this message might
not have gotten to, please pass the word on. Thank you for reading
this, and again, please remember my father.
If you want to reach me, my email is, firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be
happy to reply with answers to any questions you might have. There
will be a memorial service, but we don’t know when, so please excuse
It was a very bad car accident, he had pulled over to the side of the road to check something on the car he was driving, and was hit. He died of too many internal injuries, but he lasted longer than just about anyone else ever has with that kind of collision. He was a tough man.
Russell Towle had an outstanding blog: click here