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#976737
Sun 28/07/19 09:38 UTC
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I didn’t have the pleasure of either meeting Don or gaming with him as part of this community being as relative newcomer as I am.

It always saddens me when I see posts like this yet when I read the responses to such news thereafter it makes me smile because the impact and positive influence that person had on the other lives others is clear.

Rest in peace

#976740
Sun 28/07/19 13:32 UTC
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Brian

Has there been any mention of a memorial service?

I know Don had no siblings and both of his parents are passed already, but I didn't know if there was any extended family. I have had a few old friends from the past reach out to me to see if I had heard... So, I thought I would check.

#976746
Sun 28/07/19 20:13 UTC
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Oh God.

It's better than 20 years since I first encountered Don on CompuServe, probably closer to 30. First CompuServe, then DreamLyrics, he was one of those people who was always there.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

#977294
Wed 07/08/19 12:30 UTC
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Oh man. I just saw this. I didn't know.

I don't even know what to think.

Don always sent me a special picture or thought on my birthday.

I can only hope when I go that you guys speak this highly of me as well.

RIP my friend.

#977299
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If that is what you hope for Nivek, you better start posting great B-day pics <weg>


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Thu 15/08/19 01:47 UTC
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Man I miss Don. sob

#977824
Thu 15/08/19 01:48 UTC
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Sigh. I hadn't even seen this. I really don't know what to say other than ... just damn.

ONe person who was just a constant presence.

#978087
Sat 17/08/19 17:50 UTC
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Ken,

You are not the only one. He and I would discuss T.V. shows we were both watching, and last night I saw the end of Blood and Treasure, thought about him during the whole episode.


Jinkies!
#979112
Sat 07/09/19 02:41 UTC
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I wanted to let you guys know that Don's cause of death was pulmonary edema caused by congestive heart failure. His left ventricle couldn't adequately pump and fluid and blood backed up into his lungs.

Brian

#979114
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Thank you for letting us know. Still so hard to believe

#979126
Sat 07/09/19 11:52 UTC
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Appreciate you keeping us informed Brian.


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Sat 07/09/19 16:57 UTC
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I agree, Ken, it still is very hard to wrap my head and heart around. And, like everyone said, thank you, Brian, for keeping us informed.


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#979142
Sun 08/09/19 03:40 UTC
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Ken Mina and every one else,
I am still having a hard time believing he is gone and that I will never see him again, at least in this life. I have been cleaning out his house and have found myself sitting and talking with him.
I vacillate from being pissed at him for not calling 911 earlier and maybe he would still be here and telling him that some day, in a better place, we'll hang out together again.

Brian

#979143
Sun 08/09/19 06:31 UTC
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Thanks again, Brian.

Don't beat yourself up. All too many of us don't quite appreciate just how ill we are, when a dispassionate bystander would have called for an ambulance a long time earlier ... she says from experience ...

#979146
Sun 08/09/19 10:25 UTC
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Anger and guilt are often emotions that accompany loss. I too earned this the hard way. Hold fast to all the things that made him dear to you in life.. and talk to him. smile

#979150
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Focus on the good stuff, Brian! And we will all be together again ... eventually <g>


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Tue 10/09/19 03:55 UTC
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I never knew anyone who didn't like Don, Brian, but I know exactly how you feel about losing him like that. It has happened to me and to several people I know.

Remember the good times. smile

#979351
Thu 12/09/19 01:16 UTC
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I am completely in agreement with Mike. In time, we will see him again, and play RPGs with him again smile And, until then, we are here for you Brian... and thank you so much for being here for us.

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#979368
Thu 12/09/19 03:22 UTC
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Thank you to everyone for your comments about Don. He was one of a kind.
Mina, that was beautiful.Seven weeks later I still get emotional thinking about him. I didn't cry when my father died but I still do thinking about Don.

Brian

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