Our SolidWorks community lost a good one this week.
Chris was born April 1, 1962 in Morgan City, Louisiana to Francis “Pat” Accardo and Ouida Domangue Accardo. Chris grew up in Patterson, Louisiana, and attended Central Catholic High School. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with an Associates in Drafting Technology and from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Upon graduation, he moved to the Dallas-Ft Worth area and began his 37 year career in engineering. He was employed at Flextronics as an automation engineer at the time of his passing. Always needing a challenge to learn and grow, Chris worked for many companies throughout his career, including LTV, Aviall, Minarik, MLC CAD, Spectra Technologies, and MCR Oil Tools.
Outside of work, Chris was most proud of being an Eagle Scout and his CMRA Formula 40 championship title. He had too many hobbies to list, but embraced all passionately with mastery. He will be remembered as a loyal friend and companion; a man who was incredibly quick witted, adventurous, curious, brilliant, generous, strong in body and mind, able to accomplish anything he set out to do with precision, and always quick to help anyone in need; a loving husband, son, brother, and dog dad and the “fun” uncle. Chris left us too soon on August 26, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michelle; his father Francis “Pat”; brothers Glen (Amy) and Thomas (Donna); nephews Dominick Accardo, John Accardo, Donald Gunther, Chris Gunther, Eric King, nieces Elise Accardo, Jessica Vredenberg and Tonya King; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Ouida.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please honor Chris by doing something the best way you can today. Plan your task, use the proper tools, strive for perfection, clean up the mess, and for goodness sake put your tools back where they belong.