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Celebrating the life of
Jean-Pierre Radley
February 20, 1932 - December 03, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met JP through the iXorg group. He was the first member that responded to an email I had sent the group asking for help. He encouraged me to attend the iXorg Test Fest, which I did that year. Without JP, I would have never gone to the Test Fest, and met Bob Ungaretti and Deepak Thadani, and become a silver partner reseller for SCO CLOUD. All because of JP, I have been able to renew the Software project that I have devoted most of my adult career to. He will be deeply missed in our iXorg Community as I know he will be missed in every community that he touched.

Cathy Welsh - CDMS Inc. iXorg member, Sicklerville, NJ

J.P. was a great man and a big influence to me... I'll miss him and continue to use the knowledge I have learned from him on a daily basis. He was a great mentor and friend. I have known of J.P. Radley through email for over 20 years through SCO (Santa Cruz Operations, Inc.)... and for the past 4-5 years as a fellow member of iXorg, Inc. J.P. was always willing to help, always had a logical point of view, and was always respectful and kind. He helped me in more ways that I can express here. As the V.P of iXorg, J.P. was always the "rudder" and voice of reason that was needed sometimes. The living world lost a great asset.... but, his spirit will live on in my memories... as well as so many others that he has touched along the way.

Doug Ritchie, Whiteford, MD

I was happy to see JP at our last meeting in Vegas. He was a very special person who was always willing to lend a hand. May peace be with you all.

Chris Henschen, Bowling Green, Oh

Jean-Pierre Radley, computer consultant and former president of Pauline Trigere, Inc. died of natural causes on December 3rd in Savannah, Georgia. He was 85.

JP was born in Neuilly en Seine (France) but arrived in New York with his parents Pauline and Lazar, and brother Philippe on Christmas Eve 1936 to escape the political turmoil of Europe. Their original destination was Santiago de Chile but the lure of New York was too strong.

JP graduated early at 16 from the Lycee Francais, followed by MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Upon graduation he was recruited by the Management Team of the Air Force Cambridge Research Lab in Bedford, MA. For 5 years, he was part of the initial planning of the Atlas, the first US ICBM. This phase also introduced him to the early world of computers and began a lifelong passion.

In 1960, JP returned to New York to learn the business of Trigere, Inc., his mother's clothing design company. After a few years, he "ducked out of the garment center" and became the GM of Max's Kansas City Restaurant (in New York) a popular hang out for artists such as Andy Warhol and Janis Joplin. This phase expanded his appreciation for contemporary art and sculpture, which began in Cambridge. He continued his work with developing technology, even promoting the Attache' phone a 6 pound precursor to today's cell phone.

JP returned to Trigere in 1971 and became president in 1982 where he remained until its closure in the early 1990s. He was instrumental in the industry, the chairman for the " Big Apple" campaign (a salute to the fashion industry) which became synonymous with New York City. He developed computer programs to track inventory of fabrics, trimmings and orders, a process unheard of in the early 1970s. A constant presence on 7th Avenue he tried to incorporate his computer love into his work, yet his heart remained with the computer and developing technology. For the last 20 plus years of his life, JP has had a computer consulting business, his true passion and expertise.

He married in 1973 and inherited 2 stepdaughters and then again in 2002 to a lifelong friend Jane Tucker. They were married for 15 years but had a 46 year bond. JP leaves behind his wife, Jane, stepdaughter Jennifer (Andrew), granddaughters Katherine and Payton, sister-in-law Melanie (the late Philippe), niece Karen, cousin Jane and family.

JP will forever be remembered for his witty sense of humor, his love of classical music, extensive art collection and his genius with computers.

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I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met JP through the iXorg group. He was the first member that responded to an email I had sent the group asking for help. He encouraged me to attend the iXorg Test Fest, which I did that year. Without JP, I would have never gone to the Test Fest, and met Bob Ungaretti and Deepak Thadani, and become a silver partner reseller for SCO CLOUD. All because of JP, I have been able to renew the Software project that I have devoted most of my adult career to. He will be deeply missed in our iXorg Community as I know he will be missed in every community that he touched.

Cathy Welsh - CDMS Inc. iXorg member, Sicklerville, NJ

J.P. was a great man and a big influence to me... I'll miss him and continue to use the knowledge I have learned from him on a daily basis. He was a great mentor and friend. I have known of J.P. Radley through email for over 20 years through SCO (Santa Cruz Operations, Inc.)... and for the past 4-5 years as a fellow member of iXorg, Inc. J.P. was always willing to help, always had a logical point of view, and was always respectful and kind. He helped me in more ways that I can express here. As the V.P of iXorg, J.P. was always the "rudder" and voice of reason that was needed sometimes. The living world lost a great asset.... but, his spirit will live on in my memories... as well as so many others that he has touched along the way.

Doug Ritchie, Whiteford, MD

I was happy to see JP at our last meeting in Vegas. He was a very special person who was always willing to lend a hand. May peace be with you all.

Chris Henschen, Bowling Green, Oh


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