Donald James Harlow

Donald James Harlow

Birth
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 27 Jan 2008 (aged 65)
Pinole, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 132533916 · View Source
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Donald Harlow

Resident of San Pablo Donald Harlow died January 27, 2008 of cancer at the age of 65. He is remembered for his great intellect, inspirational passion for Esperanto, love of nature and frequent letters to the editor. Donald was born July 8, 1942 in Portland, Ore. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology. He met and married his wife Angela and joined the Air Force in 1964, serving until 1975. He worked as a programmer and as the director of the Esperanto League for North America for many years. His involvement with the Esperanto community included serving as President of ELNA, teaching courses, traveling to conferences, and writing original works and translating literature. He won several awards for literature and his Web site. His many passions included reading sci-fi and fantasy; studying astronomy; solving physics equations for fun; hiking; and writing. Donald is survived by his loving wife Angela; 4 children; and 4 grandchildren. The family requests that donations are made to Esperanto USA, General Fund, P.O. Box 1129, El Cerrito CA 94530, USA.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 17, 2008




Donald James Harlow
July 8, 1942 - January 27, 2008


Donald James Harlow, a native Oregonian and longtime resident of California, died Sunday, January 27, 2008, of cancer. He was 65 and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will be remembered for his great intellect, inspirational passion for the language of Esperanto, love of nature and frequent letters to the editor.

Donald was born July 8, 1942 in Portland, Ore. He traveled to Denmark with AFS in high school, where he first spoke Esperanto, which he was proud to have learned from a book. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Astronomy.

He met and married his wife Angela in 1964 and joined the Air Force as a meteorologist. He was stationed in Texas, South Carolina, England and California, and was promoted to the rank of Captain.

After leaving the Air Force he pursued graduate studies in Astronomy at University of California at Berkeley, until taking over as the director of the Esperanto League for North America (ELNA, now Esperanto USA). He left ELNA to work as a programmer in the technology industry for over two decades, after which he returned to work for ELNA until the year before his death.

His involvement with the local and international Esperanto speaking community included serving as President and Board member of ELNA, teaching courses at local universities, traveling to international conferences, and writing original works and translating literature, including poetry and prose, into and out of Esperanto. He was particularly fond of original Esperanto works.

He won the Deguca award from Japan for literature and an award for outstanding Internet work from the Universal Esperanto Association. His Esperanto literature website is one of the best known and respected worldwide.

In 2007, ELNA's prize for translation of American literature into Esperanto was named the Harlow Prize in his honor. He was made an honorary lifetime member of Esperanto USA.

In addition to his wide achievements in promoting Esperanto, his lifelong passions included reading science fiction and fantasy novels; studying astronomy; solving physics equations for fun; hiking, particularly on Mt. Tamalpais and in the Point Reyes area; and writing movies and literature reviews, nonfiction, fiction, and letters to the editor, all of which he published on several blogs and websites.

Donald is survived by his loving wife Angela; his children Gwen (Chad) Harlow of Alameda, Sybil (John) Harlow of Orangevale, Esther (Jason) Harlow of Portland, Oregon, and David, of Richmond; 4 grandchildren, D'arby, Natalie, Rhianna and Audrey; and siblings Anne (Rick) Trussell and Vere (Ying-Shan) Harlow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made in his honor to Esperanto USA General Fund, P.O. Box 1129, El Cerrito CA 94530, USA.
Published: http://harlows.org/memorial/ 30 January 2008





DON HARLOW (1942 - 2008)

Donald James Harlow, denaska oregonano kaj longdaŭra loĝanto de Kalifornio, mortis
dimanĉon, la 27-an de januaro 2008 pro kancero. Li estis amata edzo, patro, avo, onklo kaj frato, kiun oni memoros pro sia granda intelekto, inspira pasio por la lingvo Esperanto, amo de naturo, kaj oftaj leteroj al la redaktoroj. Donald naskiĝis la 8an de julio 1942 en Portland, Oregono. Dum siaj gimnaziaj jaroj li vojaĝis al Danio, kie li unuafoje fiere parolis Esperanton lernintan el libro. Ĉe la Kalifornia Instituto de Teknologio li akiris licencion pri astronomio. Li renkontis kaj edziĝis kun Angela en 1964 kaj enskribiĝis en la aerarmeo kiel meteorologo. Oni postenigis lin en Teksaso, Suda Karolinio, Anglio kaj Kalifornio, kaj li akiris la rangon de kapitano. Post la deĵoro en la aerarmeo li denove studis astronomion ĉe la Universitato de Kalifornio en Berkeley, ĝis li fariĝis direktoro de ELNA (nuntempe Esperanto USA). Li fariĝis informadikisto dum pli ol du jardekoj, kaj poste revenis al ELNA por labori ĝis la jaro antaŭ sia morto. Li multflanke agadis en la Esperanto-komunumo; li servis kiel prezidanto kaj estrarano de ELNA, instruis kursojn ĉe lokaj universitatoj, ĉeestis internaciajn kongresojn, verkis originalajn verkojn, kaj faris tradukojn de prozo kaj poemoj en kaj el Esperanto. Aparte plaĉis al li originalaj verkoj esperantlingvaj. Oni prezentis al li la Premion Deguĉi el Japanio por literaturo, kaj UEA donis apartan premion por elstara kontribuo al la interreto. Lia retloko por esperanta literaturo estas unu el la plej konataj kaj respektataj en la mondo.* En 2007, oni nomis la premion de ELNA por la traduko de usona literaturo en Esperanton por li – la Premio Harlow. Li fariĝis honora dumviva membro de Esperanto USA. Inter liaj dumvivaj pasioj, krom la vastskalaj atingoj por antaŭenigi Esperanton, estis scienc-fikciaj kaj fantaziaj romanoj; la studado de astronomio; la solvado de fizikaj ekvacioj por amuzo; la piedvagado; kaj la verkado de filmaj kaj literaturaj recenzoj, fikcio kaj nefikcio, kaj leteroj al la redaktoro. Li aperigis ĉion en kelkaj retlokoj kaj ret-blogoj.
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 132533916
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald James Harlow (8 Jul 1942–27 Jan 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 132533916, ; Maintained by Smith Family (contributor 46500408) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.