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My Story

Welcome to Ken Cavanaugh's CaringBridge website. I've created it to keep everyone updated about Ken as he battles renal cell carcinoma. 

Unfortunately, Ken lost his battle to cancer on August 25th, 2011.  He will be very much missed by all people whose lives he touched.

~linda



A quote from Ken, explaining his philosophy on what is happening (It was too big for the intro message).

"We must ultimately remember that the universe is fundamentally random: bad things happen to good people all the time for no reason.  I think that is more comforting than other concepts: there is no blame on gods, or behavior, or thought.  Bad s**t happens.  Perhaps the best mark of western civilization is that we don't accept this: we fight back with every weapon available, and are constantly working to improve the odds against an uncaring, random universe."


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Linda Cavanaugh posted a new journal entry, "Memorial Service Time".

I am trying to reach everyone that may wish to attend, so if I have missed someone, please do forward this on to them.Ken's Memorial Service time has been set to:1pm, ... Read more

Sunita Koppar signed Ken's Guestbook.

I've always admired Ken for his extensive knowledge in CORBA. Around mid 2009, we were told that he would be moving out of current role and hence he is transitioning. ... Read more

Harold Carr signed Ken's Guestbook.

Ken, everyday, when I find something interesting, I reach for the phone or email to discuss it with you.  Then I remember you're not here anymore.  I really miss you. Read more

Skip Chapen signed Ken's Guestbook.

I worked closely with Ken from 1983 through 1989 at BNR, Ann Arbor. In addition to being one of the smartest people I have ever met, he was a completely unflappable ... Read more

Frank Kieviet signed Ken's Guestbook.

Even though I met Ken only once in person when we were at Sun, and corresponded with him through email only a few times, Ken made an impression on me. The news of his ... Read more

frank friedman signed Ken's Guestbook.

I extend my condolences to the family of Kenneth Cavanaugh. I am from Michigan. I have the only kidney cancer support  group. I do correspond with adults who are in stage ... Read more

Susannah Skyer Gupta signed Ken's Guestbook.

Hey Linda -- Sending out thoughts of love to you and Ian (and Ken) every day. The four of us plan to be there Saturday. Read more

Linda Cavanaugh posted a new journal entry, "Memorial Service Time".

I am trying to reach everyone that may wish to attend, so if I have missed someone, please do forward this on to them.Ken's Memorial Service time has been set to:1pm, ... Read more

Mayank Mishra signed Ken's Guestbook.

Felt very sad when I heard the news. Ken is an amazing person, great expert on CORBA, very calm and easy to approach person. Ken will always be remembered. Mayank Read more

Hemanth Puttaswamy signed Ken's Guestbook.

Dear Linda and Ian, My deepest sympathies. I came to know about this only now. Ken was my lead at Sun Microsystems, He was one of the finest people that I have ever ... Read more

Werner Keil signed Ken's Guestbook.

Linda, My dearest condolences to you and your entire family. Kind Regards, Read more

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