Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We mourn the passing of Eric Simon

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.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this.

evilwoman said...

I just came across this post. Eric was my IP mentor and my friend.

I can visualize him in the Ether, commanding the comings and goings of traffic. Nowhere else in his life would you ever hear the words, "'Eric Simon' has been compromised" as you might when this wall is inevitably attacked. :-)

He was an outstanding human being.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I worked with Eric for years, such a great guy. I've looked for several years trying to find out what happened to him, this was the first time I found something. Rest in peace buddy. YSD. ;-)