Friday, November 22, 2019

Rest in Peace, John

I just heard that a guy who worked for me 15 years ago just died.  He was ten years younger than I, which makes him way too young to go.  He was one of those guys that you want working for you - bright, motivated, hard working, glass-half-full attitude.  I could ask him to put together a particularly difficult demo for a big customer and know that he would make the crazy hard look easy.

It's strange, but this one has hit me pretty hard.  I'm sadder than I remember being in a long, long time.

Ave atque vale, John.  I'll catch you on the other side.


Ed Bonderenka said...

My condolences sir.
But that's a mighty fine memorial sentiment.

Gorges Smythe said...

I think it hits us harder when the person is younger than we think is fair, as we see unfulfilled potential left in their lives.

Borepatch said...

Thanks, Ed. I sure would rather not having the occasion to write it.

Gorges, you're right. He was far to young, with way more life ahead. I think that's one of the major contributors to the sadness.

Lawrence Person said...


Old NFO said...

Condolences, and we are getting to that age.

LSP said...

Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.