In memoriam: Charles Krzysik

April 22, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Charles Krzysik, the Information Technology Manager for the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Charles joined EOAS in 2013, and became IT manager in 2018.  He was known for his kindness, his competence and his selfless commitment to the EOAS community and their computing needs, which was recognized by a Faculty of Science Excellence in Service award in 2019.  During his tenure Charles pioneered the use of open-source platforms for data storage, network monitoring and computing, providing critical resources for research and teaching. His energy, technical mastery and positive attitude were always on display, and he would happily do house calls for faculty and staff struggling with home computer issues. Charles was not just a colleague but a dear friend, and he is deeply missed.