Joe Greco (1963 – 2004)
December 13, 2004 – It is with shock and extreme sadness that we announce the death of Joe Greco. Joe suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday, December 2, while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, photographer Heather Kadar, and Heather’s parents. Although revived, he never regained consciousness. Joe died on December 7. He was 41 years old.
Joe was well known and loved throughout the CAD industry as a prolific writer and industry analyst. He was a frequent contributor to CADalyst, Cadence, Computer Graphics World, Design Product News, Desktop Engineering, and Machine Design magazines. He was also the president of the CAD Society.
Details on Joe’s life are available at
A scholarship fund is being established in Joe’s name at: The CAD Society, 8220 Stone Trail Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817-4556.
I knew Joe. He covered the MCAD industry for us on occasion, and I spent quality time with him every Spring at the COFES meeting in Arizon. I was shocked and saddened by his death and feel a sense of great loss. I will miss him.
Here's just one of the many letter's we've received at MCADCafe about Joe:
I am really devastated about hearing the news about Mr. Greco. I got an email from his wife Heather and it blew me away. I was stunned, shocked and litterally devastated upon hearing the news. He was my friend, mentor, and guidance counseler in the world of MCAD, AEC and CAE. We corresponded almost daily about the happenings in this world of CADD. Such a young man and so talented that he inspired me to learn at my old age. It was our dream together to get these softwares into the hands of youngsters. In his memory, I will try my best to continue "his" work.