The Lifeboat Foundation mourns the passing of our
Joseph F. Coates who worked to “Safeguard Humanity” until
the end of his life.
Joe’s memorial service will be held at the Mount Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Saturday, November 8th. The memorial will begin promptly at 2 pm; you are invited to arrive shortly after 1 pm. After the memorial, everyone will enjoy drinks, snacks, and conversation until 5 pm. There will also be an opportunity to speak “as the spirit moves you”. If you would like to attend and/or speak at the memorial, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Lifeboat Foundation Joseph F. Coates”. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a donation to Joe’s favorite charity, Covenant House New York.
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W. Bradley Knox joins our Robotics/AI Board. Brad is coauthor of Design Principles for Creating Human-Shapable Agents.
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