[Owasp-board] Roman Hustad

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Tue Nov 9 05:20:12 UTC 2010


I appreciate you sharing this heartbreaking news.  We would like to
recognize Roman's participation in OWASP at the AppSec DC conference and on
the OWASP  Leaders mailing list.  Would it be acceptable to the family to
share the message you sent?



Jeff Williams, Chair
The OWASP Foundation
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dean H. Saxe [mailto:dean at thesax.es] 
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 8:40 PM
To: jeff.williams at owasp.org
Subject: Roman Hustad


We'e met a couple of times through OWASP conferences over the years, most
recently at AppSec USA. I hate to have to do this via email, however, as a
colleague of Roman's I thought you'd like to know that he passed away last

"Roman Hustad died suddenly on November 4th at the age of 39.  Exact cause
of death is to be determined, but it is known that he collapsed after
arriving in the Las Vegas airport that evening after arriving from his home
in Davis, CA for a conference.  Roman is survived by his wife of 6+ years,
Tanya (Burgdorf) Hustad, and his sons Lucas (4 yrs old) and Wyatt (2 yrs
old), his sister Holly (Fail) Hoeksema, and brother, Andrew James.  The
whole family is being supported and cared for by loving family and friends
in Davis, CA at the moment.  Services are being planned for the weekends of
either 11/13-14 or 11/20-21.  If you would like to ensure invitation to
location and time, please contact Andrew Hoeksema (Holly's husband) at
andrewhoeksema at gmail.com with a relevant subject.  Roman was deeply loved by
all who knew him and will be remembered and celebrated as a husband, father,
son, brother, friend, as well as an insatiable adventurer and outdoorsman
with a deep intellectual curiosity."  

Since Roman is one of the chapter leaders in Sacramento I have already
reached out to his co-leader, Michael Weber, with the news.

If you need any further information, please let me know.


Dean H. Saxe
dean at thesax.es
"A true conservationist is a person who knows that the world is not given by
his fathers, but borrowed from his children."  -- John James Audubon

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