Sad News From The Flex Community

It is with great sadness that I’m posting to let you know that a great member of our community passed away on the weekend. Mark Belsterling, manager of the Philadelphia Area Adobe Flex User Group, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon. Some details have been posted to the Philly Flash user group site. The post describes the dedication and interest he had in Flex. According to a story from his wife, the only things that he wanted to bring to the hospital were “3 Flex books, 3 sizes of sticky-notes, 2 pens and one highlighter.”

Here is a photo of Mark. His wife Julee is on the far right hand side, and he’s seated next to her.

His wife has asked that if anyone would like to make a donation, to make them to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

– Mike Potter

One Response to Sad News From The Flex Community

  1. Hey guys – thanks for acknowledging Mark’s passing here as well as his dedication to Flex and sharing with the community. He will be missed.Also, I realized I had a broken link for the donation page at the Franklin Institute in my post on the PFPAUG site about Mark – its fixed now in the post, and if it helps here is the direct link:http://www2.fi.edu/join/giving/individual/tribute_gifts.php