A dear friend of mine passed away today. He had a rare form of cancer, almost untreatable. He was young, less than 35 years old. He has left behind a wife and three small children, as well as his parents, in-laws, and numerous friends and colleagues.
He was greatly respected in the workplace, and seemed to excel at everything he did. He faced his fate with courage and determination, and was, in all measures of the word, a true man. I cannot state enough how much he will be missed, and feel such deep pain at the loss his parents must be facing – he was their only child. His wife has been dealing with this from the outset, and thankfully has his and her families available to lean on now in this terrible time in her life.
But his suffering is finally at an end.
— You always were so much smarter than me, and a better engineer than I, though I was the one with the degree. I looked up to you in a lot of ways and you never stopped impressing me. Rest in peace, JP – maybe we’ll meet again someday.
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