As I am sure many of you have heard by now, Paweł Głowacki, our Technical Lead for Developer Tools in EMEA passed away. You may know him online from all his training, blogging, webinars and his recently published book. He spent over 7 years working as a senior consultant and trainer for Delphi within Borland Education Services and CodeGear. In addition to working with Embarcadero customers across the region, he represents Embarcadero internationally as a conference and seminar speaker.
I was working with Pawel to produce a series of webinars when the morning of the webinar I was unable to get ahold of him. Since we work in distributed offices it took a while to track him down. Everyone was immediately concerned when we were unable to get ahold of him since it was so unlike Pawel. He was always so reliable, and so excited about everything he does. Once we had the unfortunate news, we wanted to give his family time to grieve, not to mention the fact we were all in shock about it.
You can get a copy of his book Expert Delphi online still. I have a physical copy, although I never got a chance to get it signed from Pawel.
We decided to collect many of our farewell messages together into a single blog post. It is so sad to see Pawel go. Words really can’t express our loss. I am grateful to his family for sharing Pawel with us, the developer community at large, as we are all better people because of it.
Feel free to leave your farewell to Pawel in the comments.
Adeus meu caro amigo
“Oramos para que a família tenha serenidade e forças para superar este momento, e que ao final, fiquem somente as boas lembranças de nosso querido e especial Pawel.”
– Fernando, Cristiane, Pedro and João.
Pawel faz parte de um histórico de pessoas que admirei e partiu sem que eu tivesse a oportunidade de conhecer pessoalmente.
Infelizmente vai se o homem, o profissional… Nos fica a obra, que por sinal, nós membros da comunidade Delphi espalhados pelo mundo podemos comprovar o quão grande é a obra de Pawel.
Obrigado Pawel, com certeza sentiremos sua falta.
– Landerson Gomes
May your soul rest in peace, Pawel
Your contribution to the community is immense… And your legacy continues.
Adiós a un gran maestro, nunca te conocí personalmente y aún así me enseñaste muchísimo, aún así me ha puesto muy triste tu partida. No comprendo la razón repentina de lo sucedido, sin embargo deseo que llegues a buen puerto. Te mando un sincero y fuerte abrazo, estés donde estés. Adiós Pawel.
Goodbye to a great teacher, I never met you personally and yet you taught me a lot, even so your departure has made me very sad. I do not understand the sudden reason for what happened, however I hope you reach a good port in that long journey. I send you a sincere and strong hug, wherever you are. Goodbye Pawel.
– Jhonny Suarez
Looking around I found this nice and natural picture, hard to remember what we were discussing, with my Italian gesturing . One one of the 100s of conferences we attended together and save sessions to. You’ll be missed. Farewell…
– Marco Cantù
…are with you and your family.
I always remember you!
– William Wittwer
We will Miss You Friend!
Dear Pawel, You were not only an inspiration to friends and Family but a Strength and Powerhouse to the Delphi Community at large. It was a pleasure getting to know you and working with you! May you soul Rest in Peace.
– Anil Mahadev
Rest in Peace Pawel
Our condolences on the loss of Pawel.
We are thinking of the family in these difficult times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Wishing you hope in the midst of your sorrow, and comfort in the midst of your pain.
Pawel was a good, decent and honest man.
Pawel was always happy and always positive.
Pawel will be in our hearts and memories forever.
Rest in Peace Pawel.
– Al Mannarino
Rest in Peace, Pawel
I first met Pawel at an Embarcadero event in early 2012.
I remember Pawel as a very happy person, was always smiling and a true team player. I worked with him on many product releases and projects over the years. He was highly regarded in the Delphi community and a great person.
He will be dearly missed by his colleagues at Embarcadero. My deepest condolences to his family.
Rest in peace, Pawel!
– Sarina DuPont