Dear friends and customers,
I listed this a Praise because we are thankful for Jim's life and contribution to FlexRadio.
Our friend, colleague and FlexRadio family member, Jim Reese passed away last night after a year long battle with cancer. Jim joined FlexRadio almost two years ago as a member of our engineering team and helped extensively with the FLEX-6000 design. You will find his signature on the Limited Edition signature label. Jim was one of those special people who always had a positive attitude and quick wit no matter the challenge. He was undaunted.
Small companies like ours are truly extended families. We spend a lot of time together and get to know each other on a personal basis. We care about each other beyond just the job. Jim was part of our family and we are all mourning his death today. Two members of our FlexRadio team have known Jim for many years as a close ham radio buddies. Steve and Greg will especially miss him.
I had the privilege of spending several hours with Jim at his bedside over the last two weeks. It was a special time and I was glad that I had the opportunity to get to know him on a deeper level. Jim’s positive attitude and open mind never waned.
Jim was 50 years old and is survived by his wife and two young daughters. He has many friends across the ham radio community who also mourn with the family today.
I could write many things about Jim’s substantial accomplishments both at FlexRadio and in ham radio but I would prefer to simply say that we will miss Jim a lot.