Irvin Mike Schmidt (1932-2009)
I was saddened to learn that Irvin Mike Schmidt passed away on February 16, 2009. Usually credited as I. Schmidt or Mike Schmidt, he was the founder and driving force behind 80-U.S. Journal, the TRS-80 magazine that he published from 1978 to 1984. He was the editor-in-chief for most of its run and his influence was very evident in the magazine.
You can read an obituary for him here.