Yesterday our friend Gerg Gilbert passed away at the young age of 26.
I have worked with Gerg for the past 9 years, the majority of my career.
For some odd reason I still remember the very first conversation I had with him.
I received a phone call from this high school kid who was starting at Westmont as a freshman after the summer.
He wanted to know if the TCP/IP chat client that he had written in C++ with some friends would work on our network.
I replied that he was hired and to come and find me when he arrived at on campus 🙂
He was 17.
After passing his first Microsoft certification exam his certificate arrived “signed” by Bill Gates and addressed to “Gerg Gilbert.”
from that day on we called him Gerg.
I took this photo of greg in 2006. I was stoked that he liked it and asked for a copy to send to a friend.
I wish I’d taken more.
The coroner has established that Greg died from complications arising from uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension.
greg was unaware of his diabetes or that it was treatable.
a bunch of us are going to go to th ojai oak pit, a favorite of greg’s for lunch at 1:00 PM on Thursday Feb 28th.
paul myers posted some photos of the lunch…
the memorial is scheduled for 11 AM on friday March 7th at the First Baptist Church of Downey.