Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Richard Whaley has passed away; 7/1/51- 7/1/2014

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.

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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.

Kind regards,

Leslie

8 comments:

Prakash said...

RIP Richard

Lisa Sorensen said...

Sad to here that a legend is gone - RIP Richard...

Janakiram said...

Rest in Peace Richard. Miss You

Kanti (JMC.IT) said...

I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Beat BUCHER said...

Thank you Leslie for sharing this news and the short bio of Richard.. I'll miss him and his good humor for sure..

Crystal McKee said...

RIP Richard, you will be missed by many!

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear of his loss. He will be truly missed by us all in the GP Community. Best to his family.

Waqas Butt said...

Rest in Peace Richard