It is with deep sadness that I pass along the following, from FPA Secretary-Treasurer, Josh Rust:
I am deeply saddened to report that the FPA has lost a friend and colleague. Todd Bates died on Tuesday morning at 12:15 am June 14th from complications of a brain aneurism he suffered on Friday May 13th. Todd was 42. He was such a bright star in our world, nothing short of brilliant. He was the husband of my colleague here at Stetson, Susan Peppers-Bates, and the father of two children, Anne Marie and Sophia Frances. He held a tenure-track faculty post in philosophy at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach and regularly taught as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson. He was also the site coordinator for the 2010 FPA, held in Daytona Beach. Todd was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and held the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and recently authored a book on Duns Scotus.
A service will be held Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 216 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations made in his name be sent to Children’s House Montessori School, 509 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand, FL 32724.