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Tasso was born on September 11, 1938 and passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Tasso was a resident of Redwood City, California at the time of passing.

Passionate about science and the great outdoors at a tender age, the one time Sea Scout received a Bachelor of Science in Geology and earned a Masters in Marine Geology from San Jose State University, then accepted a Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution and received a Doctorate in Oceanography at the University of Washington (UW).

The funeral service will also be held at Church of the Holy Cross on Monday, August 14th at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be made in Tasso's name to Church of the Holy Cross (www.goholycross.org) or the Kytherian Society of California (www.ksoca.com).

Cited for his outstanding contributions to and advocating for water-resource research, program monitoring, and identifying, recruiting, and mentoring hundreds of scientists ~ Tasso was granted the highest honor of the US Department of the Interior, the Distinguished Service Award, and honored as a world leader in the definition of estuarine processes.