Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Deane will be deeply missed and forever loved.
The world lost one of its greatest human beings
Deane was truly an inspirational leader. He was not only my president but treated me like a friend. Cristina and Deane welcomed me into their home to assist with their technology needs and never forgot the treats that I enjoyed. They would return from Mexico bringing me that special treat... it was amazing that the would remember me and made the effort to bring it back for me. A little thing... though he was the president of the company, but a humble and special man. Cristina... Janice and I send our love and prayers for you.
Well damn Deanne.
I kept showing up at marketing meetings or events with different configurations of facial hair, you commented that you were fascinated I could keep changing it, having not shaved since you were 15 and did not know if you could actually do it.
I looked at you blankly and said it likely grow back. You smiled and raised one eyebrow, I did not know if you took it seriously, if you thought it was funny or if you thought it was an arsehole comment. Next time I saw you, you had shaved, almost, and I knew you had taken my advice.
Will miss our almost bi-monthly meetups in the PATH near RTH, I had a whole list of questions all ready for that next time.
Passing is not so much about where we are headed, but what we leave behind, and you sir left a whole lot of goodness.
It was such a pleasure knowing you.