Dusan Krajcinovic, retired professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Arizona State University, passed away on August 10, 2007, after a long illness. Dusan was active in the mechanics community. In addition to his teaching and research activities, he was a past member and chair of the Applied Mechanics Divison of ASME. He also served a term on the U. S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He authored the book Damage Mechanics published by North-Holland in 1996. He will be missed by all those who knew him.