John Hunter, author of Matplotlib, founding board member of NumFOCUS, husband to Miriam, and father to three daughters: Clara, Ava, and Rahel, was diagnosed with cancer in late July 2012 after returning from his keynote address at SciPy in Austin, TX. He passed away on August 28th from complications arising from necessary cancer treatment. See the announcement email by his good friend, Fernando Perez.
John has given so much to all of us in the Python community, now is our time to give something back to his family by providing for the education and support of his children. We have setup the John Hunter Memorial Fund to provide a mechanism for individuals and companies who have appreciated John’s work, to give back to him by ensuring that his children have funds available for their education.
Donations are gifts to Miriam and her girls. They will be used for the care and education of Clara, Ava, and Rahel. As of A PayPal account has been set up so that you may give to John’s family directly. You may also send a check directly to the family made out to Miriam Sierig and mailed to the address below. Thank you for your generosity!
953 E Hyde Park Blvd #2
Chicago, IL 60615