A dear friend and former colleague of mine from Sprint passed away in his sleep on January 23rd, 2009. Eric Simon was a wonderful person who I had the distinct honor of working closely with for several years while I was at Sprint. Eric was a very talented engineer but what set him apart was not just his knowledge of technology, but his kindness and understanding. Everyone I know enjoyed working with and around him.
To remind everyone of the contributions that he made during his long tenure at Sprint, a firewall set is being renamed in his honor.
Eric I know that I speak for everyone that has every worked with you in saying we will sincerely miss you.