OBITUARY

Richard Taylor

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 28, 2012
REMEMBERING

Richard Taylor

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Bill McKenna

December 5, 2012

My deepest condolences to Richard's family. I was a co-worker at Red Brick/Informix. Richard was a great guy and a pleasure to work with.

Jim Reuter

December 3, 2012

Our deepest condolences go out to Kim and the children from an old Digital Equipment Corp coworker in Colorado Springs. I still remember Richard and very young Sam and Ross camping near Bishops Castle.

Hemant Kirpekar

October 29, 2012

I knew Richard thru my association with him @ SDForum SIG Meetings. He was always helpful and friendly at all times. I am saddened by his premature passing & this passing reminds all of us how precious but short, life is.

Fred Ho

October 28, 2012

As Richard's former manager at Informix, I send our deepest condolences on behalf of Richard's colleagues from IBM/Informix/Red Brick. He was a key contributor, a mentor and a great friend to all of us.

Suzanne Hoffman

October 27, 2012

I am truly sorry to hear of Richard's passing. His hosted SIG meetings and conversations were often a bright light at the end of very trying BI-infused days. I will miss him.

Linda Sharp

October 27, 2012

"What a remarkable, kind man Richard was! Brilliance dressed with sparkly eyes and quick laughter. I always looked forward to sharing what we were doing with him and getting his take and encouragement. An honor to know him. He saw early on the significance of what we were doing to move BI, as he called it, from the hunter-gatherer stage of information management to data farming. Everyone associated with Religence will sorely miss him."

Atul Salgaonkar

October 27, 2012

Richard was a dear friend and I will miss him very much. My first meeting with him was about 20 years ago when he was working at IBM and we continued to meet in the early days of the SDForum's BI-SIG. I recall, as if it was yesterday, his subdued yet joyous laughter and remember his musings about many things.
Very knowledgeable, sincere in his exchange of ideas, very friendly and always willing to help others - Richard's warm smile will live in my memory forever.

Jeannine Athas

October 27, 2012

Richard was special to so many - friend, colleague and cohort. We were associated with SDForum for at least 12 years during which there were many moments of exchange about technology but equally many about UK life resulting in laughter. He will be missed. His family has much to be proud about to recall how much respect, admiration and affection he received.

Dave Nielsen

October 26, 2012

I'm surprised and saddened to hear Richard of Richard's passing. Richard was one of my SVForum favorites. He had a good attitude and could always be counted on to be helpful. HE WILL BE MISSED!

Kimberly Wiefling

October 24, 2012

Richard made an enormous contribution to SVForum over the years. I'm very sad to hear we lost him.