Durst at the KWA Foundation Meeting
in November 2003
yesterday's Friday we had to receive sad news:
Our founding and senior member Uwe J. Durst passed away
end of August in his home town Bad Pyrmont after a severe illness. His family
has sent us this death
We have met Uwe Durst personally at our foundation
meeting (where he is present in the Wolfenbüttel group photo) as
well as occasionally at our Brunswick meetings. As a collector and bibliographer
he has particularly devoted himself to the recording of the German chess
literature, at that time he intended to hand us his handwritten file cards
for the integration in our planned database. Unfortunately this cooperation
has never been realized.
In the environment of his chess club, the "Hamelner Schachverein e.V.
von 1920", Uwe Durst was well-liked as a convivial member and active
player. It was only two years ago that he retired from club life due to
his poor health. A short portrait of the deceased is given in this obituary
published at the club homepage. We will always honor and preserve his memory.
3 September, 2011