Robert P. Tirrell

COOPERSTOWN - Robert Tirrell, 25, son of Julie and Paul, and brother of Will and Luke, died in Los Altos Hills, California on October 10, 2012.

He was a 2005 graduate of Cooperstown Central High School, a 2009 graduate of Cornell University with degrees in biochemistry and computational biology, and a 2011graduate of Stanford University with a masters degree in biomedical computation. He worked as Lead Data Engineer for Solum, Inc. of Mountain View, California.

His extended family and friends, both here and in California, especially partner Joline Fan, would like him remembered as a (hugely) kind and generous man, energetic, devoted to his friends and his work, a little bit selfish, and very stubborn. His passing leaves a void in all of us as massive as his heart and as his intellect.

The Tirrell family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, in the Templeton Room, located in the lower level at The Otesaga, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown. At the conclusion of the visitation, a Memorial Service will be offered at 3 p.m. in the Templeton Room.

For those interested, donations in Robert's memory may be made to The Robert P. Tirrell Fund, which will benefit Biomedical Informatics student activities and programs at Stanford University. Gifts should be made payable to "Stanford University" and may be sent to Medical Center Development, Stanford University, Attn: Janice, 3172 Porter Drive, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA  94304. Please indicate "In memory of Rob Tirrell" in an attached note.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers, or call them at (607) 547-8822.