Passing of Mark Belsterling, Philadelphia Area Adobe Flex User Group ManagerUPDATE 09/21/07: Some of you may now be arriving at this entry automatically if you visited http://www.paflex.org/ - I have redirected requests from the paflex.org site to this entry on the Philadelphia Flash Platform group site to let people know about Mark's passing as his site will not be updated until we can solidify future plans for the group. If you would like to see Mark's site and his last update, you may visit it directly here: http://www.paflex.org/old-index.html Please read on for more information.
I am sad to report that this past Saturday, September 8th, Mark Belsterling passed away. He was the manager of our sister group, the Philadelphia Area Adobe Flex User Group.
His wife Julee wrote me Sunday morning to let me know. She said that Mark had been having health problems all this past summer, and Friday afternoon she had to admit him to the hospital. Saturday afternoon he went into cardiac arrest and passed away shortly afterwards.
An obituary entry for Mark can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/ReadingEagle/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=94229197
As many of you know, the group was fairly new having only started back in June, but Mark was dedicated and doing a great job so far lining up venues, speakers and meetings.
We are going to try to continue the group in on form or another, but will obviously need some time to re-group. We are going to postpone the meeting that was originally scheduled for this coming Thursday until we have a new plan in place. The website for PAFLEX - http://www.paflex.org/ - probably won't get updated for a bit either. In fact its being redirected to this entry for the time being to let members know. (more)