Re: Chris Elliott has passed away...

"Bert Wijnen (IETF)" <bertietf@bwijnen.net> Thu, 03 March 2016 21:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: Chris Elliott has passed away...
To: Jim Martin <jim@daedelus.com>, ietf@ietf.org
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Holy shoots. This is bad and shocking news.

Chris was such a great technical guy and also a great friend.
We will miss him badly. I cannot yet see what an IETF will be
without Chris being around.

RIP Chris.

I wish his family a lot of strength in the time to come.

Bert

On 03/03/16 17:41, Jim Martin 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 <mailto: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