Peter Biocca, the longtime face of Kester Solder in the southern US and Mexico, passed away Monday from cancer.
I knew Peter for more than 15 years, dating back to his time with Multicore, when he was one of the regulars at the J-STD-004 and J-STD-005 meetings. Besides contributing to the standards, Peter could always be counted on to prepare papers at all the various technical conferences, participate in road shows, and fill whatever role was needed whenever anyone asked. More than that, he was simply a super nice guy, with nothing but good things to say about other people.
I knew Peter was really ill when he starting missing conferences over the past year. I filled in for him with his old friend Ray Chartrand on a session on alloy selection at SMTAI in 2013. It didn’t occur to me at the time that I wouldn’t see him again. Knowing that now makes me very sad.
Condolences may be sent to Peter’s wife, Sandy, at:
203 Fairfax Drive
Allen, TX 76013