In Memoriam: Evan Eldridge
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Posted by: Information Executive Editor
It is with deep sadness that we report that Evan Eldridge of Region 7 and the North Central Florida chapter passed away December 13, 2011. Evan was a Past President of Region 7, Region 7 Secretary and a Lifetime Member of AITP.
There is an Information Executive article from January 2010 (http://www.aitp.org/news/69620/Chapter-News-Evan-Eldridge-Awarded-AITP-Lifetime-Membership.htm) that announced Evan's Life Membership and described his contributions to AITP.
I'm not sure how many knew Evan outside of Region 7. But Evan has been such a key resource to the Southern Hospitality Region (past President and very long time Region 7 Secretary) and an very active AITP member and resource for so long, I am sure many members throughout the national organization knew him. Please pass along this information to all that may have an interest. Evan will be very sorely missed.
Brian Terrell, Region 7 President
The following was published in the Gainesville Sun from December 18 to December 19, 2011:
James Evan Eldridge, age 76, of Gainesville, FL passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 in Gainesville.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; his sons Tim and Scott (Deborah); his grandchildren Brianna, Rosie, Shane Evan, and Victoria and his brother David (Anne).
Evan was born in Chattanooga, TN graduating with the class of 1954 from Chattanooga's City High School. Evan earned degrees from Tennessee Tech, Florida Institute of Technology, and the University of Florida in Electrical Engineering.
Evan worked and taught at both the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina (Aiken) and remained actively involved in the fields of computer and information sciences and technology through his retirement.
Evan was a member of the University of Florida Master Gardeners and the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
A celebration of life service is being planned for after the new year. Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.