He was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of East Essex in Colchester and a colleague and friend of my Dad.
He was a funny good man, but to add some silliness, I had visions of him as the Travelocity gnome and as God in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For those who remember the movie, the Terry Gilliam cartoon showed a bearded man coming out of a cloud. And don’t grovel, you know how I hate when you grovel, and all those depressing hymns.
I’m not making fun of him. He was a good humorous man. Rest in Peace.