Re: Chris Elliott has passed away...

David Meyer <dmm@1-4-5.net> Thu, 03 March 2016 17:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: Chris Elliott has passed away...
From: David Meyer <dmm@1-4-5.net>
To: Jim Martin <jim@daedelus.com>
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I am really sad to hear this. Chris was a great guy and contributed
tirelessly to the goal of making the Internet a better place for everyone.

--dmm


On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Jim Martin <jim@daedelus.com> wrote:

> Friends and Colleagues,
> Many of you know Chris Elliott, an active member of the IETF community for
> more than 20 years, and a critical member of the IETF’s NOC team. I sadly
> need to pass on that Chris is no longer with us. I just got off the phone
> with Carolyn his wife, and she confirmed that he died overnight. There
> aren’t any details on how he passed.
>
> Chris had been a strong voice in the Management and Wireless communities,
> contributing to a number of the SNMP, NetConf, as well as CAPWAP RFCs. He
> had been participating and attending IETF meetings since the late 80s. Over
> the last decade, he’s also become a crucial member of the IETF NOC team,
> handling the design and deployments of our wireless nets. In fact, he was
> the main person behind the re-architecture of the Concorde Hotel wireless
> during the Paris meeting that garnered such attention that it got it’s own
> article in Network World (*).
>
> But far more important than any of that, Chris was a friend and colleague.
> His wit and ready laugh, his kindness and his wisdom will be missed. We on
> the NOC Team will be lesser without him, but will strive every time to
> deliver a network he would be proud of.
>
> In talking to Carolyn, I asked if there was anything any of us could do to
> help. She did ask one thing … she asked for notes from Chris's friends on
> something positive we’ll remember about him. If you knew Chris and want to
> help. please put together something that resonates with you on a memory of
> Chris or a shared experience, I know it will help her and their kids
> through this tough time. Something heartfelt and quick is probably the
> best. You can send them to me at jim@noc.ietf.org and I’ll make sure she
> gets them.
>
> There’s no information about any memorials at this time, but I’ll pass on
> anything I learn.  Please keep his family in your thoughts, and if you’re
> so inclined, your prayers.
>
> - Jim
>
>
> (*)
> http://www.networkworld.com/article/2187231/wireless/ietf-attendees-re-engineer-their-hotel-s-wi-fi-network.html
>