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chris bradley posted a condolence
Friday, September 7, 2018Sorry for your loss. I just found out about Ephramin, passing and my heart goes out to the family. Ephramin, and I were roommates at SUNY Buffalo, we roomed together for three years. He use to push me to be the best, so I am not surprised by what he done for students and others. I remember our time together like it was yesterday, we had a lot of great memory at UB. My sincere condolences to the family. Ephrahim, certainly had great impact on many people.
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Ken L posted a condolence
Thursday, November 10, 2016Sorry for your Loss I just found out about Ephrahims passing, I went to High School with him and we were in Boy Scouts together long time ago, Once again sorry for your loss he will be missed, God Bless
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Junrui Liang posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Be peace in the heaven, your kindness and smile will never been forgotten!
Tamam Baida posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 7, 2014Dear Dr. Garcia and family, I only just learned of your husband's passing. The tribute in the Cortland Standard by your son was descriptive of a wonderful husband and father with total devotion and love for you and your family. And, may I humbly add, his many colleagues condolences reflect an individual who was truly respected and accomplished in his field. I am sure that his presence among them will be sorely missed. At this difficult time, may the good Lord grant you and yours peace of heart and mind. My very sincere and deep sympathy to you and your family.
Liza Hamilton posted a condolence
Monday, September 22, 2014Dear Garcia Family: As a manager at the National Academy of Sciences I had the pleasure of working with Ephrahim for the past five years on Army panels. At our meetings he would often brag about his brilliant wife, "the doctor" and he would always book the first plane home after the meeting, saying he needed to get back to his family. He would keep the whole panel in stitches with his sly devilish wit and on their toes with his brilliant observations. I found an email from him recently where he told me I needed to hide all the panel alcohol from another panel member (my father, who was also on the panel). Ephrahim will be sorely missed. I know that his light and example of how to live a full life shines on in those he loved the most and I am praying for your healing. Beyond just healing, I am praying that his memory will continue to make you laugh out loud and continue to bring you and those you love great joy. Best regards, Liza Hamilton
Quan Wang posted a condolence
Saturday, September 20, 2014Ephrahim was a great scholar and an influential leader to the smart material community. We have been fortunate to work under his leadership as AEs for Smart Materials and Structures. It is a great sorrow to lose him.
Arul Mozhi posted a condolence
Friday, September 19, 2014Our heartfelt condolences on Ephrahim Garcia’s passing. The staff at the National Research Council’s (NRC) Laboratory Assessments Board have known Ephrahim since 2009 when he was appointed to the NRC’s Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board’s (ARLTAB) Panel on Air and Ground Vehicle Technology. He served with great enthusiasm and dedication; and his technical insights greatly benefited the panel and the board. Since 2013 he was appointed as the chair of the successor NRC ARLTAB’s Panel on Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory as well as a member of the ARLTAB. The board members, the panel members, and the staff will greatly miss Ephrahim’s enthusiasm, sense of humor, and technical insights.
George Akhras posted a condolence
Wednesday, September 17, 2014Dear Natasha and Friends Ephrahim is gone... unbelievable… I am still in shock at hearing this news. Ephrahim supported the Cansmart Group, the Canadian Smart Materials and Structures Group through the years and my colleagues of the Cansmart board and I will certainly miss him a lot. We will organize a special session/special lecture in his memory at the Cansmart Conference 2015 in Vancouver My deepest condolences to his family. George Akhras, Kingston, Ontario, Canada The Cansmart Group
Fenghua Zhang posted a condolence
Tuesday, September 16, 2014It was great sadness for us to learn the death of Prof. Garcia. I am a Ph.D candidate in Harbin Institute of Technology. Last year, Prof. Garcia visited our university and gave us a wonderful speech, and then discussed the future improvement on our subjects. As a scholar he gave us a lot of inspiration in the scientific research on smart materials and structures. Although we only met him once, we knew Prof. Garcia was a great person and a great teacher. We will never forget him and the time we spent together. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Fenghua Zhang On behalf of all students in The Center for Smart Materials and Structures Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Seung-Bok Choi posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014I was shocked by the sad news. We lost a great friend, leader and scholar. As the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Garcia has made tremendous contributions to SMS to improve the journal quality. His effort lasts forever. S. B. Choi : Inha University, Korea
Chih-Kung (CK) Lee, National Taiwan University posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014Several days ago, an e-mail from Prof. Dan Inman suddenly popped out. That e-mail gave us an absolutely shocking news that our beloved friend Professor Garcia has left us. My interactions with Ephrahim lasted over 20 plus years. Ephrahim was intelligent and have achieved greatly in his research. Just a month ago, I was communicating with him over e-mail on some of his future plan. He even mentioned that if there is anything he and I can work together on Taiwan's National Energy Program since I am now the CEO for that program. Our research community has lost a great man who have contributed so much to the professional field. Many of us have lost a great friend as we will never be able to hear his wisdom again. As a member of the SMS board, I must say our board has lost our leader. Chinese saying "哲人日已遠 典型在夙昔 (A great man is gone and the model he left will last forever)" can slightly express our deepest reflection on Professor Garcia. My deepest sympathies to Ephrahim's family.
Ulrich Gabbert posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014It was with great sadness that we learned about the death of Prof. E. Garcia. His great contribution to the smart materials and structures society will last forever and we will miss him. His live with us will always be remembered. Our sincere condolences are to his family. Ulrich Gabbert, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
mohsen shahinpoor posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014Dear Ephrahim Garcia's family and loved ones, friends and colleagues, Please accept my deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of our great colleague Ephrahim Garcia. Having known and collaborated with him on numerous occasions, I realize what a great loss this is. I was deeply moved by Isaac's obituary on Ephrahim's love of history, engineering and science and his relationship with his family and loved ones.We will all miss him very much. Mohsen Shahinppor, University of Maine
Jinsong Leng posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014I was so sad to hear of this news. I still can't believe that we lost a great man. I had been reflecting on Ephrahim since the news of his death reached me. We knew each other for several years. He was my great friend, and he was also a great scholar. We were going through a good time when Ephrahim visited Harbin Institute of Technology last years. His knowledge was far beyond technical matters. His contribution to the smart materials and structures will last forever. I will always miss him. My sincere condolences to Prof. Garcia's family. Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology
Wenjong Wu posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014Dear Garcia's Family, I am so sorry about your loss. I had a great honor to co-work with Prof. Garcia for one year when I was a visiting scholar several years ago and do learn a lot from him. He is definitely a great scholar and made tremendous contribution to the research community. My deepest condolences to Garcia's family. Wenjong Wu National Taiwan University
Natasha Leeper posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014My deepest sympathies to Ephrahim's family, his friends and colleagues at Cornell. Ephrahim was our Editor-in-Chief for SMS for almost eight years. In that time he did a remarkable job leading the journal and managing the Board. He had a charming sense of humour, a wonderfully easy-going character and was very much liked by everyone on the SMS team. I found Isaac's obituary very moving indeed and at the same time reading about his love of history and science and his relationship with his children made me smile. I know that he was a very proud father and devoted husband whose family meant everything to him. We will all miss him very much. Natasha Leeper, Smart Materials and Structures, Bristol, United Kingdom
S. Gopalakrishnan posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014My heart felt condolences to the family of Prof. Garcia. He was an excellent researcher and an outstanding human being. The world has lost an outstanding scientist in the area of smart structures and materials and it is difficult to fill the void left by prof. Garcia. I pray for his soul to rest in peace
Michael Shafer posted a condolence
Monday, September 15, 2014I have woken up everyday since I heard the news of Ephrahim's passing thinking about him. Very few people in my life have affected me as much as he did. As my graduate adviser, he provided me with lessons far beyond those expected in an academic setting. During my time at Cornell, we would often meet over coffee, and the conversations invariably diverged from research to discussions about our families. He had a way of making his students feel like part of his family, which is why we all feel so heart broken right now. His warmth and dedication to his students has provided me a strong foundation on which to build my career. I am sure that his other alumni feel the same. He will forever be a model for me professionally, but will live on for me as a man who seemed to keenly understand how to balance his excitement for his work with his devotion and love for his family. His passing has left a hole for me that will not be soon filled. Michael Shafer Northern Arizona University
Robert Nowak posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014My deepest condolences to Ephrahim's family. I was a DARPA colleague of Ephrahim's. What can I possibly say that you don't already know. He was brilliant, engaging, funny, and one of those few people that you meet in a lifetime who challenge you to think deeper about things. A wonderful testimony to his life is the moving obituary written by his son. He left us way too early but accomplished so much more than many who have lived much longer. I will never forget Ephrahim and the impact that he had on so many lives.
Kara Peters posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I had the great honor to know Ephrahim as colleague in the Smart Structures community. Ephrahim was a unique person who brought creative insight to any problem that he met. Further he took on any role with his own contagious enthusiasm. His leadership as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Smart Materials and Structures brought the journal to a whole new level of recognition for the SMS community. HIs impact in the field as both a scientist and a person will be long. My condolences to his family, as I know that they will miss his kind heart.
Betsy Wilson posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014Dear Garcia Family, While I never met Ephrahim, I feel like he was a part of our family (thanks to my father, Garnett Horner). My father absolutely loved Ephrahim and spoke about him often. After reading about his life and what he accomplished, I am saddened that I never had the pleasure to meet such a remarkable person! I feel like I truly missed an opportunity to meet a unique man of character, brilliance, and charm. I will continue to learn about Ephrahim as my father celebrates and cherishes the memories he shared with this wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all of the people that Ephrahim touched in his lifetime!
Debbie Gross posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Geraldine R Hopkins posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014Dr Garcia and family, I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I didn't know your husband but know he had to be a wonderful man to have such a wonderful wife and family. I am one of your many patients . You are all in my prayers. God Bless all of you and help you through this rough time,
Karla Mossi posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
Rosemary J. Barletta posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014Dr. Gracia I cannot begin to express how sad I am for you and your family. When you were setting up your office I remember meeting Ephrahim on two occasions. He was always smiling and very nice to me. My thoughts are with all of you. Rosie
Tammy Custer posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I swear E would find reasons to argue with me just for the fun of it. And I got to where I enjoyed our arguments. He was one of my toughest faculty members but became one of my favorites. I sure will miss my friend.
Michael Goldblatt posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014Ephrahim was everything Isaac describes and more. I worked with Ephrahim during his tenure at DARPA. He was fiercely passionate about his work but more passionate about his family, never passing an opportunity to talk about them. The programs Ephrahim conceived and managed at DARPA reflected his conviction that the best way to predict the future was to create it, and that he did. It was a pleasure to serve with Ephrahim on the DARPA team and I know that all of us mourn his passing and send our deepest sympathies to Marie, Isaac and Sara.
Matt Johnston posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I express my most sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. While I was not particularly close to Ephrahim, I was a fellow student from J. Fred Sparke elementary school through engineering school at SUNY Buffalo; a substantial time. I share, with so many, a great fondness for him as a person and have deep respect for his academic excellence. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Matt Johnston
Chris Lynch posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I cannot begin to express how much Ephram will be missed. Deep in my heart he will always be a good friend and a role model. I have had the privilege of knowing him for my entire career and receiving advice that has made a difference in my personal and professional life. Maria and Isaac, I extend to you my deepest condolences; and to our community I share the deep sense of loss that we all feel.
Wei-Hsin Liao posted a condolence
Sunday, September 14, 2014I was shocked when knowing this sad news. We lost a great friend, leader, teacher, and scholar. I first met Prof. Garcia in 2000 in Hong Kong. He was invited to give a speech at the International Symposium on Smart Structures and Microsystems 2000. Since then, we regularly met at conferences (International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE) over the years, in particular, in the editorial board meetings of IOP journal Smart Materials and Structures. As the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Garcia has made tremendous contributions to this journal to lead it to a new plateau. His leadership, vision, and scholarly achievements have been internationally recognized. We will miss him. My deep condolences to his family and friends. Wei-Hsin Liao The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
America Llerena Rosario posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014My love and deepest sympathy goes out to everyone in Efrahim family. .He was a great cousin who I will cherish and always remember. I was so proud to hear how successful he had become but very sad to hear of his death. Prayers and love to you all..
Susan McInvale and family posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014From our family to yours, we offer you our sincerest condolences. When I think of Ephrahim, I remember him cooking away in the kitchen always testing a new recipe, spice and flavor. When Dana would spend the night with Sarah, she would often remark at what a great meal Ephrahim had prepared! He was a remarkable man and he will be missed dearly. We are so sorry for your loss.
Kang J. Kim posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014It is so sad that we lost a great person, friend and colleague: Professor Ephrahim Garcia. His dedication and spirit to the Smart Materials communities and beyond will last forever. My deepest condolence to his family and his colleagues at Cornell. Regards, Kwang Kim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Weihua Li posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Still cannot believe that a great scientist and friend, Prof. Ephrahim Garcia, has left us. I had my first physical meeting with him in Nanjing China in 2007. I was deeply impressed by his great vision and sharp ideas on the field of smart materials and smart technologies. His great efforts outstanding leadership have successfully ensured a top place of our SMS journal. Prof. Ephrahim Garcia in heaven will be continuously looking after SMS. Prof. Ephrahim Garcia will be terribly missed by me. I wish to extend my hearty condolences to his family and friends. Weihua Li, University of Wollongong (Australia)
Joseph Herrera posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014I was stunned to hear of my cousin's death, so soon after I was stunned to hear of his stroke. As adults, we drifted apart into our own busy lives. I hadn't spoken to him in quite some time and only barely know his wife, and don't know their children at all. You have my deepest sympathies. I cannot even imagine your pain. I have been reflecting on him since the news of his death reached me and the memories came flooding back from wherever our brains store important things to remember. We studied together for the NY State Algebra Regents in the 9th grade. We played in a band together and I still remember him asking me if his bass line for The Who's Won't get Fooled Again was even close to being right! We went canoeing together down the chilly Deleware River, we shared the conversations teenage boys have, covering all the topics typical of those formative years. I am sorry to all who loved him for your loss. May you come to terms with his tragic death.
Amin Karami posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014I still can't believe that we lost Ephrahim. He was a great person. I had talked to him on the phone long before I met him. At that time I was applying for PhD and I had called him up to see if he was interested in hiring me. We talked for a good few minutes and I was just surprised how he took his time looking at my file and answering my questions. I first met him in 2008 in a conference. His brilliance and yet kindness immediately struck me. We used to meet regularly in conferences. He was an amazingly knowledgeable person. His knowledge was far beyond technical matters. He knew the latest news from my home country before I did. And I owe my current position to him, to his kindly offering to write me a reference letter. And I was wondering how a man of such great intellect and achievements has been paying attention to the things I have been doing in the past few years. I do miss him, his laughter, and his amazingly smart eyes. Amin Karami University at Buffalo
Norman M. Wereley, Potomac, Maryland posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014We have lost a great man, a great scholar and educator, a leader in the engineering field, and a great friend to us all. Prof. Ephrahim Garcia always had a twinkle in his eye when he spoke of developing technology and innovation. He was a man of great vision, and he provided profoundly impactful intellectual leadership that has lead to amazing technological innovations in areas such as flapping wing aircraft, morphing aircraft, exoskeletons, and so many other fields that it is nearly impossible to list them all! Ephrahim showed an even greater joy when he spoke of his family, and I knew him also as a great family man. The letter from Isaac was moving and rekindled many of my fond memories of Ephrahim. I thank Isaac for his words, which are a great comfort to us all. We have lost a great friend far too soon, and I will miss him. My sincere condolences to Ephrahim's family and friends. Norm Wereley, University of Maryland
Alper Erturk posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Rather speechless after reading the moving obituary by his son Isaac... Ephrahim was a great colleague and mentor; a wonderful man full of innovative ideas and diverse interests. From the first day we met till the last time I saw him in San Diego in March, it was always a unique pleasure and moving experience to spend time and exchange thoughts with him. He will be missed terribly... With deepest sympathy, Alper Erturk Atlanta, GA (Georgia Tech)
W S Eddy posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Ephrahim Garcia: I did not know the gentleman, but I am utterly in awe of the obituary written by his son. Thank you, Isaac, for sharing much about your father. Your words honor him, and honor, too, the closeness and respect that can exist between father and son.
Marguerita Young-Jones (Rita) posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014A friend had sent the link to me..I was saddened to hear of his passing, though it has been 40 years since I knew him as a boy in Island Trees school. Reading the obituary I couldn't help but be in awe of how much he accomplished and and the giant life he had built for himself and those around him. You have every right to be proud of your father, husband, brother, uncle. He gave you a shining example of what you can accomplish merely by doing and being focused...even for a little bit. He has left you big shoes to fill, nota big void...his love and memories will fill that hole you sense. He is always with you. It was an honor to have known him...even if it was for a little while. My best to you all, Rita
Inder chopra posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014The write-up by Isaac for his father is too moving. I have known Ephrahim for 20+ years as a professional colleague and a dear friend. He was full of life. I saw two sides of Ephrahim: one very intense and competitive (technically) and second very jovial and entertaining. He was a very straight forward person with a Bronx touch. He was a very warm and helpful person. I have many fond memories of Ephrahim. I enjoyed his company, especially in foreign countries whether it is France, Korea or Japan. I will always miss my dear friend!! God bless his soul and peace to his family and friends!!! My condolence to all his dear ones!!!!! Inder Chopra (Bethesda, Maryland)
Michael Daly posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Sending my deepest condolences for the loss of this very special man.
Deanna Pucciarelli (Petersen) posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Standing in the shadows of great thinkers is intimidating and interviewing at Cornell for a professorial position likewise. Back in high school and later working as an academic, Ephrahim made me believe I belonged in the inner circle even when I did not. His brilliance will live on through his children and students. His gifts never ending. May his family take solace in this fact.
Gina Lee and Mark Glauser posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014Mark and I met Ephrahim and Maria at UB. He was and is everything you described him as, then and now. You are everything he told me about you. He couldn’t believe how lucky he was to fall in love with your mom. When you were born, I recall him showing off your baby photos in an elevator at one of the many ASME Conferences. He had a renewed sense of taking care of his health. Then along came Sarah … he was in heaven to have his baby girl. He loved his family. He was so proud of you, Sarah and Maria and loved all of you deeply. Ephrahim was a thought provoking intelligent scholar in every subject, especially in technology and politics. We are deeply sadden by his untimely death. He has accomplished so much in such a short time and the impact of his scientific contributions long lasting. Our sincere condolences to you, Maria, Sarah and his family. Love, Gina and Mark
Lisa Brazzamano Kenney posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014I join my HS classmates in offering my deepest and sincere condolences to the Garcia family. "EG" touched so many of our lives back in HS on the athletic fields, in the classroom, and in so many other positive ways. I will always remember him as an intelligent, competitive, fun loving, caring, and pointedly funny friend. He wrote in my yearbook that someday he would become the most successful person in our HS class, it appears that in all aspects of his life his HS dreams came true. High-five and peace "EG", with love.
Michael Mauriello posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014I played football with Ephrahim from 9th grade until we graduated. He was a loyal teammate and just a real tough guy on the field. When I got in touch with Ephrahim through Facebook, I told him that he was the best lineman on our offense and he was so appreciative. This is a shock and he will be missed. My condolences to his family. Mike Mauriello
Darlene Griffith posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014My condolences to your family. I went to elementary through high school with your father. He was a friend when I needed one. My sister passed away when I was in junior high, I will never forget how he was one of the few students who gave me comfort when I returned to school after her passing. He was a friend who made me feel special. Thank you Ephrahim...you will be missed...
Garnett Horner posted a condolence
Saturday, September 13, 2014My sympathy to the Garcia family for the loss of such an outstanding and lovable person. He touched the lives of so many people in a positive way. Ephrahim was a great friend, former student, and colleague. I will miss his infectious personality. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together at NASA, at his home with Maria, Isaac, and Sarah, and at conferences. Ephrahim was really in his element when he was a program manager at DARPA. There didn't seem to be anything that he could not do. He loved being creative and promoting his ideas at DARPA where he had an organization that backed him up. I will always remember Ephrahim's personality with his unique way of talking with his hands and adding appropriate facial expressions to accentuate his point, thought, or idea. He was a master of this way of communication and it left you with a very positive impression. Words can not describe how much I will miss him and I am sure the Garcia family feels the same way.
Lisa Fleish posted a condolence
Friday, September 12, 2014My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Ephrahim was a classmate of mine and many others from Island Trees 1981. He was/is a kind, loving, gentle soul. He will be sadly missed.
Anthony Coles posted a condolence
Friday, September 12, 2014Ephrahim was a good friend and teammate at Island Trees high school. I wish I could console your unbearable loss of such a good man at such a young age, but I know I cannot. I will share a small story. When we were in high school, he was both a star student and a star athlete. He had a "cool dude" air about him that comes with being on the football team. The last time I saw him was at a high school reunion. He told me he was a college professor and gave me an amused smile (I'm sure you know the one), that said "can you believe I am an academic"? which I supposed seemed out of character for the "dude" I knew in high school. Of course, I had no trouble believing, he was always intelligent and motivated. But I will never forget that smile he gave me that night or his good nature.
Harley Cudney posted a condolence
Friday, September 12, 2014Sorry and shocked at Ephrahim's passing. Condolences to Anna Marie. That was a beautiful remembrance by Isaac.