By Aaron Waldron
Dallas Mathiesen, the concurrent present of both EFRA and IFMAR since 2005, died on Saturday. He was 69 years old.
Mathiesen looked like a rock star from the 1980s, with a towering stature offset by a glowing smile, and was best known among the RC community for his patience in presiding over the industry’s most important events. Originally from Denmark but living for much of his life in Sweden, Mathiesen worked with troubled youth and the less fortunate in his community. He was a father and grandfather, and last posted to Facebook on Thursday, January 11, before flying to Great Britain to visit his daughter and grandchildren.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to to the Mathiesen family.