Mike Wahlquist passed away on Oct. 6th, 2006 in his sleep due to complications of diabetes. The Eulogy below is from Robbie Cordo. -dgl-
Dear Family and Friends of Mike's,
I have known Mike personally and professionally for 25 years.
Words that describe Mike are:
- no ego
- good listener
- super competent
Professionally, Mike could do anything he set out to do. Here are
- At Cray Research (1981), he was ready to teach a
difficult class in 2 months when we had allocated 6 months for his
- At Instrumental (1994), a Cray research spin-off,
he completed a 9 month software development project in 2 months; allowing
us to make a significant sale.
- At C&P Technologies (2006), his last employer
(where I introduced him), I was told by Ron Becker, the CEO, that
Mike was "everything I promised...and then some".
In closing, I want to say that Mike was a great friend and a great
human being. I am honored to have been one of his closest friends.
one of several English translations of my Swedish family name Wahlquist
(Valkvist in Sweden)
Wal, or Val = Whale
or Kvist = Twig
thought it sounded cool so I chose for my cartoons