I’d known Chuck Boothroyd for several years. He was one of my very first ColdFusion students (back when I was teaching the FastTrack to ColdFusion class). He was a loyal and active member of the CF community. He attended events and conferences, and helped arrange user groups presentations. And he played key role in the vibrant and successful Boeing ColdFusion community. But more than anything else, Chuck was a nice and decent person, one who people liked to be around, one who always had a smile on his face, and one who could be counted on.
Several months ago he suffered a heart attack, and ended up in the ICU. Lots of us stayed in touch with him, and the last we heard he was home and doing much better. But on Saturday he suffered an aneurysm, and mid-surgery his heart shut down.
Chuck was a good man, and one I considered a friend. He will be missed.