Jerry Lipscomb

Steve Finger steve at
Fri Sep 11 15:59:28 EDT 2020

Very sad to hear. Went to a seminar Jerry ran and also the conferences were
fun!  Jerry also helped me out when I was still a new Omnis developer.

He will be missed.

Steve Finger

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 2:13 PM Thad Bogert <thad at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> It saddens me to say I just learned that Jerry Lipscomb has passed away.
> I’m afraid that I do not have any details regarding his passing, but I will
> say that he will be missed greatly.
> Jerry helped me to get my start in Omnis programming in the early 90s
> after moving to Denver to work for Chris McCall who shared an office with
> Jerry.  The move was my first time living away from friends and family.
> Jerry and Chris  took me under their wing and helped me to adjust to my new
> home.  He became a big brother to me.
> Working with Jerry was an experience that I will always cherish.  I
> remember how he, Chris and I would have debates about how to write the
> tightest code. He helped me to grasp the KISS principle.
> Jerry’s passion for Omnis programming helped start the Omnis Underground
> and would eventually lead him to a position at Omnis and a product
> evangelist where eventually brought me on the team.  It was great to watch
> him in action. His energy was infectious.  If anyone could give Steve Jobs
> a run for the money it was him.
> Our paths diverged during the PICK merger.  I moved to California, and he
> returned to consulting.  But we always remained good friends despite the
> distance.
> I will miss you Jerry.
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