Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/2014

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Timothy Perper (Timothy Perper)

Timothy Perper was an active editor of the English Wikipedia. He joined Wikipedia in July 2007.

Ruth Merkis-Hunt (Poocat9)

Ruth Merkis-Hunt edited on English Wikipedia and joined in May 2008. She died of cancer on 30 January 2014.[1]

Igor Kostenko (Ig2000)

See Wikipedia condolences at Ukrainian Wikipedia or English Wikipedia

Although not active on the English Wikipedia as much as the Ukrainian Wiki, Igor contributed to the English Wiki with a few edits. On February 20th, Igor was killed during the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution while protesting.[2] See also: Ihor Kostenko.

Damien Perrotin (Arskoul)

Damien Perrotin edited on English, Breton and French Wikipedia and joined in April 2006.[3]

Adrianne Wadewitz (Wadewitz)

See Wikipedia condolences at her Wikipedia talk page

Adrianne Wadewitz was an academic who contributed to literature and humanities topics on English Wikipedia. She was an advocate for the education program in Wikipedia and served as a liaison between Wikipedia and higher education.[4]

Cynthia Ashley-Nelson (Cindamuse)

See Wikipedia condolences on her English Wikipedia user talk page.

Cynthia Ashley-Nelson joined Wikipedia in March 2007 and contributed over 32,000 edits on the English Wikipedia alone, on topics as diverse as local history, arts and crafts, biographies, contemporary literature and non-profit organizations. She was an advocate of supporting new editors and was passionate about resolving Wikipedia's gender gap, and served on the Wikimedia Foundation's Grant Advisory Committee (GAC) and Affiliations Committee (AffCom), where she was elected Vice-Chair.


  1. ^ Ruth's memorial page
  2. ^ "На Майдані загинув вікіпедист Ігор Костенко" (in Ukranian). Wikimedia Ukraine. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Disparition de Damien Perrotin". L'Écho de la presqu'île. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  4. ^ "Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz: Scholar, Communicator, Teacher, Leader". HASTAC. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10.