Today is one that brings sadness and also joy in remembrance. We lost a dear husband, father, friend, and teacher. We will miss his joy filled, contagious laughter, his gentle insights, and his company. Jim's impact was global, yet he carried himself as if each encounter was new. We will miss Jim as our true friend.
We will celebrate Jim's legacy in the same way he embodied all that is great about the Ruby community: open, focused on learning, willing to contribute. Many efforts are in process throughout the development community to honor Jim, his contributions and his character. We will share our efforts so you can get involved.
We are grateful for the privilege of working with him. Everyday he brought joy, encouragement, a passion for teaching, and a childlike wonder at learning new things.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We continue to pass your thoughts, prayers and posts to his family so they know that no matter where they may go, the Ruby community loves and supports them.
Peace to all