[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] [Owasp-board] Sad News

Ahmed Neil ahmed.neil at owasp.org
Wed May 11 12:38:12 UTC 2016


I understand and I was thinking about something more to support them... It
is difficult to lose a man of the family. The thing is I wanted to support
them emotionally... Of course ever one has a good memory with Paul. Thus I
wanted to document that in a video as an appreciation.
Thanks Johanna
On May 11, 2016 3:35 PM, "johanna curiel curiel" <johanna.curiel at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Hi Ahmed
>
> I personally don't think that thats appropriate in a moment of grief at
> this moment. Most of the time we feel like we want to do more to show our
> respect and appreciation and I understand your idea.
>
> However, having also recently experience the death of cancer of a dear
> friend of my daughter, a child of 14 years old, I think we need to respect
> the family grief and their loss by allowing them peace.
>
> Cheers
>
> Johanna
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM, Ahmed Neil <ahmed.neil at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Can we make a video saying our appreciations and how was Paul meant to us
>> and send it to his family?
>> On May 11, 2016 3:22 PM, "Matt Konda" <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> I wanted to thank each of you for your emails and expressions of
>>> condolences.  I printed them into a PDF and passed them on to Paul's wife
>>> and she specifically thanked the OWASP community for sharing these
>>> expressions of sympathy.  I think it meant a lot to her.
>>>
>>> Matt
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>
>>>> I have created the tribute page to Paul on our wiki at:
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Tribute_to_Paul_Ritchie
>>>>
>>>> Those of you who are more talented than I can make it
>>>> look nicer, but I would ask that you all add the sentiments
>>>> that you have expressed here in these posts to these mailing
>>>> lists on that wiki page so that Paul's family can have
>>>> a lasting memory of Paul and his time at OWASP. Please
>>>> try to be positive, remembering that we are doing this
>>>> to help his family during a difficult time.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance and RIP, Paul.
>>>>
>>>> -kevin
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> OWASP Community
>>>>>
>>>>> May 3, 2016
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear Friends,
>>>>>
>>>>> It is with great sorrow that I must write to report the sad news of
>>>>> the death of our Executive Director, Paul Ritchie, after a short illness.
>>>>>
>>>>> Paul first joined OWASP in August of 2014 and became the full time
>>>>> Executive Director in May 2015.  He has helped the organization to grow
>>>>> globally and has made an enormous difference in our community.  He will be
>>>>> greatly missed.  He brought order and professionalism.  He raised our own
>>>>> high expectations and delivered on the things he set out to do.  He made
>>>>> all of us that worked closely with him better and more effective.  He
>>>>> helped to set long term strategic goals and managed OWASP’s fiduciary
>>>>> responsibilities with ease.
>>>>>
>>>>> On behalf of the Board of Directors, we will miss Paul for his
>>>>> leadership and friendly wry knowing smile as the board worked to make
>>>>> difficult choices.  I doubt I can express my own sinking feeling of grief
>>>>> at the news, which came suddenly and too early.
>>>>>
>>>>> Paul’s family asked that we direct those in the community that would
>>>>> like to show support or make a donation to do so in Paul Ritchie’s name to
>>>>> the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at https://www.themmrf.org.
>>>>> <https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>>
>>>>> Matt Konda
>>>>>
>>>>> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
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> --
> Johanna Curiel
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