In memory of…

It’s a really sad time right now. A car crash early Saturday morning claimed two lives, one of whom was a good friend of mine. A third person who survived the crash died Saturday night at the hospital.

Patrick Zimmer and Maggie Howard died in the car crash, while Jason Cardenas survived only to succumb to his injuries later. They were all British citizens.

I worked with both Patrick and Jason at Fujitsu Transaction Solutions. Both were really great people, but I worked much closer to Patrick. Maggie was the wife of Ian Howard, who also worked at Fujitsu.

Patrick and I both started Fujitsu at about the same time; he started a week after I did. I did not get to know him much until after we started working together on a project for the past month and a half.

I can say that working with Patrick was a real pleasure. He was a really fun and likable guy. He loved one of my greatest loves – nature; probably more than I did.

I am really sorry that I was not able to spend more time with him. To think about the times he asked if I wouldn’t like to go out for drinks or to take a little hike that I said no to. He will be missed.

My prayers go out to the family, to Ian and his son, and especially to Miki, Patrick’s wife.

Patrick and his Suzuki Jimny


Maggie and Ian


  1. Hey Pazmanpro, thanks for sharing this with us. I had bookmarked your site a long time ago and I hadn’t been back in a long while. It was a surprise for me to come back and see this. I was very saddened by the news of the crash over the weekend and I just wanted to express my condolences. You did very well in remembering your friends and I hope that their families find the strength to get through this period.

  2. I was a friend of Jason’s. I live in the USA and a group of us have met over the internet many years ago and we still keep in touch as best as we can. Unfortunately, our group just heard of Jason’s death this week and I am just devestated to hear of this. He was such a great guy. He will be terribly missed.


  3. I am an old friend of jason’s from the States. I was one of the group that Debbie mentioned above. We had lost touch and I just found out last night about the accident and his death. He helped me through a pivotal time in my life. I don’t know where I would be today if I had never flown over and spent time with him in London.

    Since I don’t know how to contact his family to offer my condolences I thought this was the next best thing. I will never forget him. He has a special place in my heart forever.


    debbie_do2 or changes_changes

  4. Wow! I had no idea Jason had touched so many lives.

    I have to say that it is a great comfort to know that during his life he truly lived. He has left the world, but his memory will live on.

  5. I too was a member of the online group mentioned above, Cybertown. I just discovered the news within the last few days about Jason and was given your blog addy to discover more about what had happened. I am heart sore for the news. He will be missed, and it’s a comfort to me to be able to say it to someone who knew him personally, not just as a name on their screen, you know? If you have any way of passing our condolences to his family and loved ones, please do so? He was greatly respected and admired among us. He will be remembered.

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