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DrForr is no longer with us

by holli (Abbot)
on Mar 14, 2020 at 20:35 UTC ( #11114271=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Monks.
I am very sorry posting this on behalf of Liz here on Perlmonks. She just published a gist with sad news:
Our dear friend Jeff Goff has died in a scuba diving accident. He told me and many others about how he looked forward to learning more about scuba diving, getting more experienced in it, during the JoCo Cruise ( https://jococruise2020.sched.com/jeff_goff.1zitf4ff ). Apparantly, something went horribly wrong.

I have spent many hours with Jeff, not in the least when he broke his hip in Spain during the Perl conference in Granada, and I took it upon me to take care of several things for him. He has stayed as a guest at least twice in my home. I have learned to know Jeff as a warm, loving man, with a great sense of humor, wonderful ideas, and always helpful. Last time I saw him when he took over from me at the Perl & Raku booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.

Needless to say, but it needs to be said anyway: Liz and I will miss him terribly. The Perl & Raku communities will miss him dearly, as he was one volunteer who has done a lot of things to make things happen, to make things better.

Please do not contact his mother or other family with requests about how the accident happened. Please wait for more information about what actually happened, it will be presented when we have it.

If you want to send condolences to the family, please do so to the following address:
c/o Family Goff
PO Box 118
St. Ignatius, MT 59865
USA


holli

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Re: DrForr is no longer with us
by LanX (Cardinal) on Mar 14, 2020 at 22:27 UTC
Re: DrForr is no longer with us
by CountZero (Bishop) on Mar 17, 2020 at 08:51 UTC
    Someone said that we only really die if nobody remembers us.

    In that respect, he is still with us.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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Re: DrForr is no longer with us
by jdporter (Canon) on Mar 30, 2020 at 15:21 UTC
Re: DrForr is no longer with us
by parv (Vicar) on Mar 17, 2020 at 05:36 UTC

    From my interactions at recent con, DrForr seemed of kind nature. I am sorry that he died an untimely death. My condolences to those affected.

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