That is sad news indeed. Perhaps you have more information than was = given in=20 the link, but in the comments it reveals that the address is the = Mountain=20 Winery:
Perhaps that was the venue for the memorial. I suppose we will have more =
official news in a day or two. But, my friend's sister, who lives in=20 Oakland, was married to a (different) Robert Pease, and he would also be =
about 70. When we visited her in 2003 enroute to Yosemite, I drove her = car,=20 which was a VW Superbeetle.
Strange, too, is that I just last week found a couple of old issues of=20 Electronics Design and I read some articles by Robert Pease.
I met Robert Pease several years ago when he gave a seminar at = Arrowfest. He=20 was quite a character, and I enjoyed the way he presented his material. = He=20 will be sorely missed (if the rumors of his passing have not been = greatly=20 exaggerated).
What if you and your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend both make it to Heaven?
If that ends up lacking pleasures of body sensations or even good- feelings from dressing-up or dressing-sexy, then why should this be preferable over alternatives such as extinguishing, reincarnation or Hell?
And it will be fantastically boring after a very short while. In the first third of eternity you can solve chess. Then you can solve Go on every size of board and after that it will get pretty boring.
The main selling point in antiquity was that you would not always be in danger of starving to death nor could you be killed again.
The key point of the "jam tomorrow" promise was that starving serfs would loyally follow their kings into battle because the established Church took 10% of what little they had off them and told them that the King was God's representative on Earth. Failure to follow His orders immediately condemned you to an eternity of Hellfire.
A cunning scheme and probably the canonical "jam tomorrow" scam.
It's modern equivalent in a more materialistic world is the Nigerian 419 scam - which promises a shorter wait for your share of $20M.
Assuming you had complete control over the state of your own consciousness in Heaven, you could decide that contemplating the number
1 was the most interesting thing in the universe to do, and do that for eternity. If by some fluke you did become bored, you could move on to the number 2, and so on. If for some reason the concept of numerals does not exist in Heaven, perhaps one could instead contemplate the empty set, and then the set of the empty set, and then the set of the empty set which contains the empty set...