The Henry S. Dakin Memorial Celebration

The celebration was a beautiful event. Hundreds of Henry’s friends, associates and family gathered in San Francisco, at The Presidio Golden Gate Club to celebrate his memory. Thank you to those that came to share your stories of Henry!

I was a close associate of Henry Dakin’s, since the mid-1980s. I worked with him and his typesetting company on book projects like Information Moscow. I started The Dolphin Network newsletter at the 3220 offices, using this new Postscript printing technology. I purchased his Linotronic typesetter and Oscar-Fisher film processing equipment in 1989, and used it start Pinnacle Type (near the TransAmerica Building, San Francisco). I worked with Henry on various projects with Washington Research Institute and the 3220 Gallery penthouse gathering space. We used to monitor the Molniya satellite, and help various citizen-to-citizen peace and environmental projects.  I managed the T1 internet connection and supported many groups that started or came through there. Henry enjoyed making newsletters and posters for many notable groups.

These groups included Apple Computer’s Multimedia Lab, Amnesty International, Association of Space Explorers, Astrology.com, Berkeley-Leningrad Sister City Project, California Institute of Integral Studies, Center for Citizen Initiatives, Collective Heritage Institute (Bioneers), Church of Shambala, Damanhur, Data Fusion, Democratic Socialists of America, Doctors Without Borders, Earth First!, Earth Island Institute, EcoNet, Esalen/Soviet Exchange Program, Foundation for Social Innovation, Friends of Calligraphy, Global Space Bridge of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Heart to Heart, Information Moscow, International Space Sciences Association, Institute for Noetic Sciences, Institute for Global Communications, InterNews, Mother Jones Magazine, Nuclear Free Zone, Pachama Alliance, Parapsychology Research Group, PeaceNet, Peace Child, Pinnacle Type, Physicians for Social Responsibilty, Rainforest Action Network, San Francisco AIDS Society, SANE Freeze, San Francisco/Moscow Teleport, San Francisco Tesla Society, San Francisco Waldorf School, San Francisco Zen Center, Sound Photosynthesis, The Cultural Conservancy, The Dolphin Network, The Elmwood Institute, The Energy Foundation, The Gorbachev Foundation, Threshold Foundation, The Tides Foundation, Tibetan Cultural Preservation Project, Tuuleme River Trust, The Waite Group, US-USSR Youth Exchange Program, Washington Research Institute, WorldLink and many, many more.

Written by Ed Ellsworth

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This celebration for Henry S. Dakin was held November 14th, 2010 at The Presidio Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, California.  This was an unforgettable event, with an opportunity to connect with so many of Henry’s fellow planet-earth adventurers. More information here.

Henry Saltonstall Dakin 1936 – 2010

This loving husband, father, brother, and compassionate friend of humanity and the Earth was a 40-year resident of Pacific Heights in San Francisco, more recently of Mill Valley in Marin County, and finally Ukiah. He is survived by his wife Vergilia Paasche Dakin; daughters Adriana Dakin, Rose Dakin, and Julia Dakin Frech; son David Platford; grandchildren Iola Dakin Gravois and Gwendolyn Dakin Johnson; sisters Susanna Dakin and Mira Sadgopal (Mary Dakin); nephew Samuel Dakin and his children; and a vast network of friends and grateful recipients.

Henry S. Dakin memorial celebration montage from Sound Photosynthesis. More on Henry S. Dakin Memorial Celebration.

Video Production: Faustin Bray, Sound Photosynthesis

Webcasting Services: Ed Ellsworth, Enlightened Films