My friend and two-time co-worker, Don Barnes, passed away Wednesday night. Those of us who knew him knew he was a guy who understood right and wrong, and wasn’t one to stand by idly when there was a chance he could help someone. In this case, it cost him his life.
If you ask anyone who worked with him, they’d most likely describe Don as a rock, a guy who you could just depend on to consistently turn out excellent work on time. This carried over to his personal life, where it was clear to me, at least, that he was the rock in his family. He leaves two children, a 17-year-old daughter about to start college, and an 8-year-old son. His current employer, Broodworks, is looking into setting up some sort of college fund for the kids.
I don’t know what the rules are here regarding solicitation and honestly I don’t have any information regarding donating yet, but if you loved Madden, or Transformers 2 (I know, I know), or Black Ops, you at least in part loved Don’s work. When I have more info, provided this thread isn’t in violation of board rules, I’ll post it here for anyone who would like to donate.