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In memory of Rudy Velthuis

rudyOur fellow Delphi and C++ developer Rudy Velthuis (1960 ~ 2019) is sadly reported to have passed away.

I think we have all had a dialog with him at some point in our developer careers. I remember him helping me getting to grips with bitmap scanline coding under Delphi 5 on the old Borland newsgroups.

Besides being a superb developer Rudy also had a great sense of humor, and a charm and wit that made him fun to talk with and easy learn from. He would go out of his way to help others and share his insight and wisdom whenever he could.

Sadly this tragic news has taken some time to reach our community. Rudy passed away peacefully in his sleep last may. When the news broke this morning on Facebook, the otherwise active group fell utterly silent.

Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be fondly remembered by everyone.

Rest in peace.

  1. Leonardo Herrera
    January 9, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I remember interacting with him a long time ago in the Embarcadero forums. He had this toothbrush icon as his avatar, that always struck me as funny. I remember him as a class act, and a very smart cat. Sad news, indeed.

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