Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carl Backstrom

As has already been mentioned on the APEX OTN forum and other places on the Internet, our good friend and colleague, Carl Backstrom, passed away on Sunday, 26-OCT-2008.

I spoke with Carl's family last evening. I should have more details later this week, but his family is tentatively planning on a memorial service sometime next week in Riverside, CA. Additionally, his sister said that they're thinking of setting up a trust fund for Carl's daughter, in lieu of flowers or cards. I'll post these details as I get them.

Carl was simply a great guy who touched so many people in such a positive way.

19 comments:

Jake said...

Thanks for your help with sorting out this tragedy. Please keep me informed.

Francis said...

My condolences to the family and colleagues.

Francis.

Byte64 said...

As i already said somewhere, it was such a pleasure to spend some time hanging out with you and Carl at the OOW and i remember that big buy who was so full of energy.
A few days ago i was about to send him a picture i took in Long Beach where he told me he was born.
Unfortunately there won't be another chance and this is just too bad.

Flavio

Fuad Arshad said...

a sad tragedy indeed.

Niall said...

Many condolences, Carl was the real deal.

HunterX said...

It's so sad.

He's a great Guy and good contact on blogger.
Many... Many Condolences.

Clay Newton said...

I have posted the flier for Carl's Memorial here. http://drop.io/carlbackmemorial

It has details about his Memorial Fund.

Carl was an amazing person and a good friend. I wish I could have heard his commentary about last night's election. He would have loved it, just for the arguments that it would spur.

Phil said...

Very sad and sorry to read such tragic news. My thoughts go out to Carl's family.

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