I found out late last night that a friend and personal mentor died in a motorcycle accident on Monday night. His name is Brian Lyons and more information about him can be found at the blog on their corporate site.� His family has setup a personal site for more information here.
While we have a lot of fun on this site, I also wanted to take a moment to let his family, friends, and co-workers know that we are thinking about them in this sad time.
One of the things Brian was known for saying (in his email signature and phone calls) was, “Hi Ho!”
This always brought a smile to my face.
He will be missed and hopefully this will bring a smile to your face when thinking of him.
Thank you Brian. I have learned much from you.
– mike vizdos
Brian was co-founder, CEO and CTO of Number Six Software, and co-author of UML 2 Toolkit. He is survived by his wife, Tamara, and his son Asher Francis. Our thoughts are with him and his family in this difficult time.
For those that would like to give back, just as Brian gave to this community, his family has requested that donations be made to the Brian Lyons Scholarship Fund at the University of Maryland, his Alma Mater.
Checks should be made payable to:
University of Maryland College Park Foundation.
The memo portion of the check should indicate: Brian Lyons Scholarship
Checks should be mailed to:
University of Maryland
4114 Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
College Park, Maryland 20742