My Edmonds News just learned of the passing of 31-year-old Tom Music of Edmonds after a long fight against lymphoma.
A programmer, Mr. Music was well known in the Seattle-area technology community. He also was a frequent participant in the social media scene, known by his Twitter handle @tommusic, and was an attendee at recent Edmonds tweetups. He often wrote about his battle against cancer on his blog, Lymphomartini, where his wife, Jana, announced his passing on April 17.
According to a post on Geekwire, Mr. Music worked as a financial analyst and product manager at Amazon.com after graduating with a degree in economics from the University of Washington in 2003. When My Edmonds News met him at a tweetup last year, he was working for the family business, Advanced Management Systems.
An Irish-style wake for Mr. Music will be held this Friday at the Rat and Raven in the University District of Seattle. A memorial service is also planned for Saturday, April 23, with details pending.