From IDG Staff/ IDG news service article, March 20, 2014:
International Data Group (IDG) announced Thursday with great sadness that its Founder and Chairman, Patrick J. McGovern, died March 19, 2014, at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
"IDG has lost a true visionary, and the IT community has lost one of its most exceptional citizens," said newly elected IDG board chairman, Walter Boyd. "Pat's foremost desire was for IDG to make the world a better place through the medium of information technology. He created a unique workplace where we have the outstanding leadership team in place to ensure that the company he created will continue to grow and prosper."
Memorial Service and Remembrances
McGovern is survived by his wife Lore, his son Patrick McGovern and wife Raquel, his daughter Elizabeth McGovern and husband Scott Early, his stepdaughter Michelle Bethel and husband Erik, and his stepdaughter Dina Jackson and husband Edward, as well as nine grandchildren.
Information about a memorial service will be forthcoming.
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