We have just learned of the passing of one of our colleagues, Rogerio Barbara, after a brief struggle with throat cancer. Rogerio was 59.
Rogerio had been a referee since 1984 and hung up his cleats in 2010 after 25 years. He was a State Assessor and had been assessing for over twenty years.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday morning in Taunton, MA. Details can be found here: http://www.currentobituary.com/Memory.aspx?Memory_ObitdID=127302
I personally have had the opportunity to work with Rogerio as a referee, assessor, and peer and found him to be a gentle soul always with a kind word ready.
I will miss him, as will The Game.