I'm deeply saddened to share the news that Steve Metsker passed away
Steve Metsker was a member of and speaker for the Richmond JUG. Steve
was also the author of the following books: href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A13SCGNSXNI8HF/ref=cm_blog_pdp">Design
Patterns in C#, Design Patterns Java Workbook, Building Parsers in Java.
Steve, his wife Alison, my husband and I enjoyed sharing our experiences about
and living in Switzerland. There was a memorial service Sunday which
was overflowing with people, many from the local IT community. He will
be greatly missed.
The following is from his family:
Steven John Metsker passed away on Friday, February
8, 2008 after a short illness with cancer. Aged 49, he is survived by
his loving wife, Alison, and their daughters, Sarah-Jane and Emma-Kate.
Having earned Engineering degrees from both the Colorado State
University and the University of Massachusetts, Steve was accomplished
in a profession for which he had great passion. Born in Colorado, he
also lived in Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, Switzerland, Kentucky,
England, and Richmond. He made many friends everywhere he went. A
loving and caring husband, father, brother, son, friend, and colleague,
he was also a humble and wise mentor. He was a positive and loving
influence on all of us, who will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers
please send donations to St. Baldrick's fund raising program for
childhood cancer or to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin Ireland.