With great sadness we received the news of a loss of our dear colleague, Dieter who unexpectedly passed away. In INTERFASOL we had a privilege to work with him, to appreciate his optimism and to be able to count on his experience and his sound advice. Dieter was not only a brilliant scholar in the area of intergenerational family solidarity but also a great colleague, who demonstrated his commitment to our shared project. He never shied away from taking on more responsibilities, and his dynamic personality was evident in many areas. We will miss him a lot in our network, his reliability and companionship, his energy and that combination of optimism and realism which characterized his advice and opinion.
From behalf of Cost Action INTERFASOL, I would like to send our deepest condolences to Dieter’s family, friends, and colleagues.
Professor Anne Marie Fontaine
Management Committee Chair, COST Action IS1311: Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL)