It is with a heavy heart I write this note. We learned this morning that Chuck Pease passed away last evening. We do not have all the details but he was on his way to the hospital with chest pains, when he passed.
Chuck was a great friend to many of us. He had a great passion for music and going to concerts, and if you knew him well enough he would tell you about every concert he went to since the age of 12.
He started with Cisco in 1990. In those early days of the company, he was key part of introducing the concept of IP routing and “cisco” with a small “c” to very large financial services customers in NYC. He also contributed to shaping our culture in terms of “customer’s first”. He had a great knack for building relationships between our development teams and customers. Chuck was also a great friend, voice, and mentor to our Systems Engineers. And yes, to be fair, and he would want it this way, Chuck could sometimes be a challenge for management. Most recently, Chuck was driving the injection of our UCS technology into the GET Theatre working with Woody Sessoms’ team.
Chuck will be missed.
We are looking to have a memorial service in our New York city office next week. We will forward the information when we lock down the date and time.
Chuck is survived by three children. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.