Bob Yelavich, former IBM’er and “the godfather of CICS“, passed away on January 21, 2009. Bob was very enthusiastic in his evangelizing the benefits of using CICS. When I started attending SHARE conferences, I attended every Yelavich session I could. Bob continued to attend conferences such as SHARE and Impact even after his retirement.
Bob’s web site was a huge source of CICS information and history until his retirement. After he retired, Bob dedicated his site to documenting his trips. It has been a challenge just trying to keep up with his travels. He was scheduled for an around-the-world adventure at the time of his passing. Bob was only a few weeks away from his 75th birthday at the time. He will be missed.
Leigh Compton (IBM) reports the following:
Bob’s youngest son, Joe has suggested “… people who want to show their gratitude make a donation to either the Lupus Foundation or the Arthritis Foundation. Nothing formal has been set up.”
The burial will be this Friday, 30 January, 9:30 am, at Moore and Sons Funeral Home in Arlington, TX. All are welcome to attend the burial.
Any emails can be sent to Joe (email@example.com) or if need be
correspondence can also be sent to his address at:
1018 Via Madrid
Livermore, CA 94550
Bob’s e-mail is being forwarded to Joe, and any cards or letters sent to Bob’s home address are being forwarded to his daughter in California.