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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:53 PM

A good friend of mine passed on Monday. His obit is hilarious!

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It's the Lord's turn to put up with Dave now. David XXXX, of XXXXXX, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2012. Dave lived a fun-filled life doing what he loved to do: a computer tech with XXXXXXXXX and an avid partier. Dave was born in XXXXX, on June 2, 1965. Dave grew up in a home with a large family around him which included his parents, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins always surrounding him. Some of Dave's favorite pastimes included relaxing in front of his state of the art entertainment center while sitting in his favorite chair and drinking a Guinness, driving his Corvette, and going out on XXXXX Lake with his neighbor Dave XXXX - oh yeah, and bringing along his Guinness. Dave also had a cat, that strangely enough, his name was Guinness. Dave also enjoyed classic movies and the local band ManOWar. Dave was a good friend to many of his colleagues at XXXXXX. His friends were all by his side during his illness which is a great testament of the lives he touched during his stay on earth. Dave will be remembered and missed by many. Dave is survived by two brothers, Rick (Charlene), of XXXXXX., and Paul (Dianne), also of XXXXX; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, all living in XXXXX along with his family and friends here in XXXXX. His family and friends would like to thank the staff at the Matthew House for making Dave's last few days as happy and comfortable as possible. The professionalism and kindness shown by the people at the Matthew House was unparalleled. There will be no calling hours or services. Instead there will be a small get-together at the Knights of Columbus on XXXXXXXXXX from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Dave's life. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to help out is asked to make a donation in Dave's name to the Matthew House, XXXXXXXXXX.


Omissions are due to Dave's private nature. I will miss you, my friend. Cross gently.

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Reply A good friend of mine passed on Monday. His obit is hilarious! (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 OP
Beaverhausen Sep 2012 #1
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #6
Lone_Star_Dem Sep 2012 #2
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #7
Ilsa Sep 2012 #3
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #9
Lunabelle Sep 2012 #4
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #10
GentryDixon Sep 2012 #5
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #11
peacefreak Sep 2012 #8
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #12
Maeve Sep 2012 #13
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #14
renate Sep 2012 #15
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #18
Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #16
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #19
malaise Sep 2012 #17
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #20
malaise Sep 2012 #33
ProdigalJunkMail Sep 2012 #21
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #23
ProdigalJunkMail Sep 2012 #27
graywarrior Sep 2012 #22
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #24
graywarrior Sep 2012 #34
myrna minx Sep 2012 #25
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #36
babylonsister Sep 2012 #26
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #37
MadrasT Sep 2012 #28
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #38
petronius Sep 2012 #29
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #39
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 2012 #30
kurtzapril4 Sep 2012 #35
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #40
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #31
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #41
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #32
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #42
Pool Hall Ace Sep 2012 #43
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #45
progressoid Sep 2012 #44
Cooley Hurd Sep 2012 #46
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #47

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. I'm sorry for your loss

And that was funny and sweet.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:31 PM

6. His cousin wrote it. Absolutlely fitting of Dave. Especially the Guiness! ;-)

Thanks, Beaverhausen.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. He sound's like the type who grabbed life in both hands and enjoyed the ride.

It also sounds like he will be missed greatly by those who knew him. That's all any one could ask for I think.

I'm glad you're life was touched by such a vibrant soul. For some reason I'll never understand, those are the ones who leave here too soon all too often.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:32 PM

7. Dave's house was the center of the party universe...

Dave was meticulous. Everything - his sound system, his TV, his Vette - had to be perfect. Not to us, but to him. I learned a great deal from Dave.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

3. I'm so sorry for your loss. The

Obituary was a fitting tribute, I'm sure, and should inspire all of us to live better.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

9. Absolutlely! Dave made his mark on us all.

Thank you Ilsa!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:59 PM

4. That was a great obit!

Did he get to write it himself before he died? Nice to grieve with a little bit of humor.

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Response to Lunabelle (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:34 PM

10. His cousin wrote it. He captured Dave's essence!

Dave would've laughed his ass off at it.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

5. I am sorry Cooley.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

11. Thank you Gentry...

Dave's looking down on me now wondering why I don't have a Guinness in my fist...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

8. There better be a Guinness waiting for him on the other side!

I'm sorry for your loss, Cooley. He sounds like he was a wonderful friend.

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Response to peacefreak (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:36 PM

12. I'll bet he's sitting on a cloud, sipping a Guinness and wondering why God has a sucky stereo...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:38 PM

13. Besides sorrow for your loss, there is only one response possible

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Response to Maeve (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:43 PM

14. Funny how that smiley LOOKS like a glass of Guinness!

Thank you Maeve!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:50 PM

15. I'm sorry for your loss. He sounds like a hoot and a holler

No wonder you'll miss him. He must have been a great guy. Here's to Dave.

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Response to renate (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:00 PM

18. He was a good dude and a great friend...

I'll join you in a toast!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:53 PM

16. Some people really know how to go out in style.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:02 PM

19. Dave's last days were all about his friends...

He encouraged everyone to bring their favorite spirits to the hospice... He was too ill to partake, but I'm sure he was joyous that his friends weren't.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:56 PM

17. Deepest sympathy

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:04 PM

20. Thanks malaise!

His obit actually helped alieve a great deal of the pain that resulted from his passing. Dave, more than anyone, would've LOVED it!!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:10 PM

33. We had a friend who died a few years ago

He dictated his own death announcement and insisted that he died reluctantly. We did laugh!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:11 PM

21. sounds like a hell of a guy

and I am sorry for your loss and happy for those he touched with his life.

on a practical note, you mention omitting info due to his private nature? with the info here, it was very easy to find him (which I did prior to seeing your note on the omissions). you might want to edit further unless you don't mind people looking him up.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:28 PM

23. Well, I would have to put XXX's all over the post.

I wasn't going to go that far.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:35 PM

27. from what I can read...

Dave seems like he would have been ok.

sP

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:15 PM

22. Awesome!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

24. He was an awesome fellow, gray.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:15 PM

34. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:33 PM

25. He sounds like a wonderful friend. May he rest in peace.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:28 AM

36. Dave was one of a kind, MM

He's probably running around heaven looking for Jerry Garcia, knowing Dave...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:34 PM

26. Hey, Cooley...

my condolences to you on the loss of your friend. He was lucky to have a pal like you, and he sure did sound like fun; hoist a Guinness to Dave from us!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #26)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:31 AM

37. Thanks babsis!

I actually think that I was the lucky one, to have a friend like him.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:46 PM

28. That's really neat...

...sorry for you loss.

to Dave


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Response to MadrasT (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:37 AM

38. Thank you MT!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 08:55 PM

29. Sounds like a great guy, with excellent taste!

I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad that good fun people are in the world, even if too briefly...

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Response to petronius (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:40 AM

39. He's a guy who spent $500 for speaker wire alone...

Besides being a beer fan, his sound system was very top-notch!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:01 PM

30. So sorry for your loss, Cooley.

I also lost my husband way too soon, and he had the same sense of grabbing life with both hands, holding on, and enjoying it. There's no doubt he slid into the next stage sideways, saying "Wow, what a ride!" I'll leave you with this...it brought me great comfort at the time, and still does.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says,
"There she goes!" Gone where? Gone from my sight . . . that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There she goes!" there are other eyes watching her coming . . . and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . . " Here she comes! " ~Henry Van Dyke

By now, I hope Dave has met up with my Mike, and they're enjoying a cold one together.


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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #30)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:34 PM

35. When my mom died

The hospice sent me the "I am standing on the seashore." It really helped, and I hope it helps everyone it gets sent to.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:43 AM

40. What a beautiful poem, WS!

Thank you for posting that!!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:03 PM

31. (((VIBES)))

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:46 AM

41. Thank you Odin!

Vibes are always welcomed!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:07 PM

32. I am sorry Cooley Hurd.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 06:48 AM

42. Thank you lonestarnot!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:08 AM

43. I am sorry you lost your friend

I see that Dave is just a few years younger than me. He may not have had a lot of years in his life, but it looks like he had a lot of life in his years.

And if your obit can bring a smile to people's faces, then you have done a good job!

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Response to Pool Hall Ace (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:07 PM

45. Thanks PHA. I posted the obit because it actually gave me comfort...

...and helped put Dave's life - and death - into perspective. Dave never wanted anyone to be sad - especially now.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:13 PM

44. Damn.

This is the time of the year I always start to miss my brother. He died too young also.

Great obit.

Here's to Dave...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:09 PM

46. Oooh! That pic is making me thirsty!

One of the coolest things about Guinness is the ability of the head to "stand up" when touched. Dave taught me that...

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