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April 2011
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gwen [userpic]
RIP Howard Gobioff

I just received news that Howard died of Lymphoma. I confirmed with Wandi, so this isn't just rumour. Apparently he'd been in the hospital for the last month and didn't tell anyone about it.

I had been meaning to visit him up in NYC since he's been back from Japan. He was a fantastically good friend back in the goth club days here in Pittsburgh from '97-'99, and then he was a better friend when we both moved out to the Bay Area around the same time. I lost close touch with him when he moved to Japan, because of the time zone differences, and well... just haven't managed to get back in touch with him since.

I have missed him, and will miss him more now.

Current Mood: melancholymelancholy


I used to work with Howard at PDL at CMU. He was my first mentor in the world of security.

I remember running into him at concerts in San Francisco when both he and I lived in the Bay Area.

I'm stunned.

As I was talking to Wandi, I thought, "I think my brother knew him too," and should have called. It's been really difficult to try to track down who all knew him, though. :(

It's okay - I haven't talked to him in years, so it wasn't like I was as close to him as you were. Finding out via lj was fine with me.

It's just a bit of a shock to think that he's gone, though.