Re: death of A. A. Leontiev

From: Jay Lemke (
Date: Sun Aug 15 2004 - 09:44:11 PDT

Very sad to lose such a great scholar, especially now when his work was
coming to reach and influence such a wide range of disciplines. I had been
looking forward to meeting him at AILA. Please keep us all informed of
plans to celebrate his life and work!


At 02:54 PM 8/13/2004, you wrote:
>Dear Friends,
>It is with extreme sadness to inform you that Alexei Alexeevitch Leontiev
>died on August 12th. He will be remembered with fondness and great
>respect. He would have been 70 in 2006, and a group of us were planning
>various events for this celebration: a Festschrift, a conference in
>Moscow, a conference in Finland, and he was to come to the United States
>in June 2005 for the AILA congress. The plans to celebrate his life will
>continue, and I will keep you informed as things progress. I am very
>grateful to have attended his lectures all of last year, and to have spent
>most Sunday afternoons with him and his family during my sabbatical in
>Moscow 2003-2004. Will later write more on his life. If anyone would like
>to contact the family, I would be happy to give you that information privately.
>Alexei Alexeevitch will be remembered.
>Dot Robbins

Jay Lemke
University of Michigan
School of Education
610 East University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tel. 734-763-9276

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