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Dscoop Mourns the Loss of Rod Key

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Dscoop sent members the following note.  WhatTheyThink joins the Dscoop family in mourning the loss of an industry leader.  We also ask everyone to hold his family in their thoughts and prayers.

On behalf of the Dscoop Board of Directors, committees and members around the globe, I want to regrettably inform you of the passing of one of our dearest Dscoop family members, Rod Key, from Shutterfly, formally R&R Images. Rod passed unexpectedly on Sunday, January 19. Our hearts, love and prayers go out to his wife Patti, son Austin and all of Rod’s family, friends and colleagues.  

For those in our community who had the honor of meeting or working with Rod, you understand the sense of loss of our dear friend; it is extremely difficult to accept. His commitment to Dscoop was unending and his passion for our industry, our organization and our teams was unwavering. Part of the original Board of Dscoop, Rod previously served as North America Conference Chair, Marketing Chair and led countless other successful efforts in our industry. Rod's passion and love for the Dscoop community personifies the essence and strength of what Dscoop is all about. His loss leaves a hole in our community that we will never be able to fill.

Those of you who have met Rod at our conferences or events know Rod as a driven leader who always was passionate and committed. What we will miss most about Rod is his hard working attitude, infectious smile, laugh and friendship. I personally cannot remember a moment that I spent with Rod that I wasn't smiling, laughing and having a great time!

In honor of Rod, the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) created the Rod Key Memorial Scholarship. Rod’s family has asked that all donations be made to the scholarship fund. 

For those interested in sharing a personal story or tribute, please visit Rod’s Facebook page.  

As of now, we have not been made aware of memorial arrangements but will be sure to share that information when it is available.

In the coming weeks, we at Dscoop will be taking a few initiatives to honor the memory of Rod and will keep you updated on those steps. Please keep Rod and his family in your prayers. Being able to call Rod my friend and work with him over the years, I know he would have wanted us to remember him as someone who lived life to the fullest, and for us to do the same.

With Greatest Respect,

Chris Petro
Dscoop Global Chairman



By Paul Gardner on Jan 23, 2014

God Bless Rod Key - one of the shining stars of Disruption in Print.

Chris captured my memories of him in these words:

"I personally cannot remember a moment that I spent with Rod that I wasn't smiling, laughing and having a great time!"

You made a dent in the universe my friend. You will be greatly missed!


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