Rest in Peace Val. I want to express my thanks to you for good times, your sense of humor, your leadership, and for being a mentor. I remember and pass on many of your colorful stories and analogies to this day. Warm wishes and regards. I hope you're riding that little pony in peacful surroundings.
My heart feels the loss of your passing Val but it's comforted in knowing that you're marching in Heaven's army free from pain. You fought to the bitter end, holding onto life and showing us courage and continuing to offer words of wisdom and advice as you did throughout the years. I will miss those words, the talks, the happy hours,laughs and the strength and confidence you brought into my life. Thank you Val... march on. Love
He called himself a sheep herder from Montana and maybe he really was but to me, and to so many of us, Val was that and so much more. Maybe because I met Val when I was only 12 years old he was something of a father figure. He sure was protective of me. Many of you share my experience of Val as a professional mentor. He was so demanding and expected so much. What was cool was that he only demanded what he already knew you could deliver even if you didn't know it yourself. So you did what he wanted and pretty soon you knew what he had known all along. You were special and competent and you could achieve great things. So you did. Thanks Val. I will never forget you.
My deepest sympathy to you, Sheri, and all the Durham family. Miss the good ole times at Datacom Technologies.
My sympathy to you all. May your wonderful memories now embrace you.