Farewell to the Professor. It saddens me to tell you that we lost Richard Whaley this morning 07/01/2014. He was home with his family by his side. As you may know, Richard’s health had been very bad these last couple of years, he slipped away in his sleep.
Richard was a very close friend of mine and he will be sorely missed. I was very lucky to spend a few days with him the week before last, and I will treasure that trip for a lifetime.
Richard was one of the GPUG Superstars, on the ‘top’ 100 list from forever, and a former Microsoft GP MVP. We remember him for his conference antics, like cruising around on a Segway and dressing up like a professor.
Richard brought us nearly two dozen books on Dynamics GP, most of which he penned himself, as well as books on AX, CRM, NAV, SL and SQL Reporting Services:
As well as being an expert on the Manufacturing module, he was versed in nearly every other module. He knew so much about Dynamics GP and was never too busy to help others. Richard answered hundreds of questions for us on the Community Forum, he gave countless hours of his time to GPUG and taught classes at most of the conferences.
He will be a hard act to follow.
Please send me any pictures you may have of Richard and I will add them to this post.