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Van Helsing Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:23 AM
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My geology professor died today.
On Friday night, I told you all about my geology prof and how he had a stroke last week. Details can be found here.
Apparently he was doing well up until Friday morning, when he was taken into ICU. At that time, he had massive brain hemorrhaging. He died Saturday morning at the age of 62.

Peter was more than a geology professor to me. He was also a friend. I would go to his house occasionally and talk to him about whatever. He was there for me when my grandpa died two months ago. He's been there for me whenever I needed him.

He will surely be missed. :( :cry: :cry: :cry:
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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:25 AM
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1. Sympathies
It is hard to lose a friend, and know you will never share another conversation with them.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:27 AM
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2. If you were here I owuld give you a
:hug:
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:27 AM
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3. I'm sorry
there are a few professors I had in college that I would miss terribly if they passed away.

Can I ask what college this is?
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Van Helsing Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:28 AM
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4. University of Minnesota, Morris.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:29 AM
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5. Very sorry to hear that
but glad you had the opportunity to know him. Sorry for your loss.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:29 AM
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6. sorry to hear of your loss
My condolences to his family, his students, and you.
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BostonTeaParty04 Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:47 AM
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7. ***tears for you*****
goodness....this is heart-breaking!!!!


Geology people are special in my book. The field attracts the most decent kinds... and usually with terrific dry wit.

Peace to you and to his ascending soul....
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:54 AM
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8. My condolences on the loss of your friend
There's nothing like having a learned friend to learn from and bounce ideas off (sorry for the ungrammatical sentence).
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RunOfTheMillDemocrat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:07 AM
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9. I lost a prof i was close to a few years ago.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:09 AM by RunOfTheMillDemocrat
She started out as a mentor and ended up being a friend. My condolences.

She came down with cancer of the liver and was gone within a year. She was only 55 years old when she died.
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 03:05 PM
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10. there are just those special people in our lives that we'll never forget.
sorry for your loss Van.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 03:18 PM
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11. Losing a friend is hard...
because friends are such a wonderful gift.
I'm sorry for your loss; but I'm so glad you had the gift...
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 03:24 PM
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12. Oh, I'm so sorry, Van Helsing
I had a friendship like that with my creative writing professor, one that lasted until she died in the late 1980s.

:hug:


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Van Helsing Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 03:28 PM
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13. Thanks all.
It's just been really hard these past couple of days. Peter was just more than a professor to most of us. He was a friend.

I'm glad there's people like you guys around who do care. I have had to put up with a lot of insensitive jerks the last couple of days. I'm just glad that you guys are here to help me through it. To that, I say thank you. :yourock: :grouphug:
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 04:05 PM
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14. My dad was a geology professor
we buried him Christmas eve day after a cerebral hemmorhage. He was 82-the end of an era, I guess you could say.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 08:27 PM
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15. All condolences on the loss of your friend, teacher and mentor n/t
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 08:31 PM
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16. How unfortunate. However...
Always cherish the memories you had with him.

RIP Peter.
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