In Memory of

Brian Gerard Lyons
Darnestown, MD
February 19, 1965 - September 3, 2007


Brian Lyons, CEO, CTO Number Six Software, Leaves a
Legacy of Contributions to the Technology Industry

VIENNA, VA, September 4, 2007 – Brian Lyons, co-founder, CEO and CTO of Number Six Software, died on September 3, 2007 at approximately 6:30 p.m. as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Route 32, near Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Lyons, 42, worked in the software industry for over twenty years and is a widely recognized authority in many technologies, including the Rational Unified Process, Eclipse Process Framework, Service Oriented Architecture and Agile. He is also co-author of UML 2 Tookit, and a host of other published papers and articles. His recent passion was blogging, and over the past few weeks he posted many to the Number Six blog on a variety of issues. Visit to read his postings.

While spending much of his career as trainer, product-centered consultant, methodologist and object-oriented mentor, Lyons continuously stayed close to the pragmatic issues of the software developer. His enthusiasm and his contributions to the development of cutting edge technologies earned him respect among his peers and his clients, and his unique style and spirit of delivery will be widely remembered and missed at industry events across the nation where he was frequently a presenter or speaker.

Prior to co-founding Number Six in 1994, Lyons was a software specialist with Rational Software, and a software developer with GTE. Lyons earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and conducted postgraduate work in software engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Lyons is survived by his wife, Tamara, and his son, Asher Francis; his mother and father, Moira and Robert Lyons; brothers, Robert, John, Terrence and Paul; sister, Maureen; and seven nieces and nephews.


Brian Gerard Lyons
Born in Washington, DC on Feb. 19, 1965
Departed on Sep. 3, 2007 and resided in Darnestown, MD.

On Monday, September 3, 2007 of Darnestown, MD. Loving husband of Tamara Hadji Lyons. Devoted father of Asher Francis Lyons. Son of Robert and Moira Lyons. Brother of Robert, Jr.; John; Maureen; Terrence; and Paul. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at PUMPHREY’S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD on Friday, September 7, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 10 AM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Brian Lyons Scholarship Fund at the University of Maryland; Checks should be made out to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation and the memo portion should indicate: Brian Lyons Scholarship. Checks should be mailed to: University of Maryland Scholarship Office, 4114 Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, College Park, MD 20742.