Marc was a truly decent colleague, a real mensch. Regularly (meaning once a week and sometimes more) Marc would send along a clipping, a citation, or an announcement of a conference that related to my research or my teaching. It was a small gesture, to be sure, but it was indicative of Marc’s thoughtfulness. I can’t say whether he did this with many people, but I’d bet that he did. The important thing though, besides the thoughtfulness it demonstrated, was that it prompted me to do the same.
In lots of different ways, Marc served as an outstanding example to many of us. He will be sorely missed.