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Tue May 19, 2020, 08:50 AM

Passing of DU member MadAsHellNewYorker

I just learned that Harris M. Kaplansky (MadAsHellNewYorker) died in Colorado at the end of March. I donít believe he was on here much, if at all, in recent years, but longtime members will remember him as a sweet, fun, witty and engaging guy. I have no details about his death. There is an In Memoriam Facebook page and his obituary is online. Condolences to his family and many friends. ❤️

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Reply Passing of DU member MadAsHellNewYorker (Original post)
swimboy May 2020 OP
Laffy Kat May 2020 #1
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Laelth May 2020 #2
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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:53 AM

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Tue May 19, 2020, 08:53 AM

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-Laelth

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:53 AM

3. RIP MadAsHellNewYorker

Deepest sympathies to family and friends

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:53 AM

4. The screen name is familiar. I regret I can't remember more. I am very sorry to hear of his passing

RIP MadAsHellNewYorker.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:58 AM

5. He was so young. Condolences.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:59 AM

6. RIP MadAsHellNewYorker. My sympathy to his family

and friends.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:07 AM

7. Very sad to hear this.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:13 AM

8. Rest in Peace.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:18 AM

9. RIP

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:32 AM

10. So sorry to hear this, very sad.

It doesn't appear that he posted on DU.3 so he hadn't been here for awhile though he has a lot of posts. His name belongs on the DU Memorial Page.

In Memoriam
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=inmemoriam

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:35 AM

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Rest well, MadAsHellNewYorker

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:50 AM

12. R.I.P. MadAsHellNewYorker!

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:52 AM

13. RIP

I do remember him but he has been gone a long while. From reading the memorials on his FB page it sounds like he did not let a moment of his life go by without being fully involved.

So sorry to hear this sad news.

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Tue May 19, 2020, 09:53 AM

14. ...

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I remember him. He and I didn't interact much, but he was a bright presence here on DU...

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Tue May 19, 2020, 09:55 AM

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Tue May 19, 2020, 09:55 AM

16. RIP...


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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:55 AM

17. RIP.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:13 AM

18. I Remember That Name

RIP

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Tue May 19, 2020, 10:14 AM

19. ((MAHNY))

😢

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:22 AM

20. I remember him, he was funny as hell. What a shame.

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Tue May 19, 2020, 10:23 AM

21. ...RIP.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:34 AM

22. Having lived 50 years in Colorado

and as of January a NYer (upstate), I'd be happy to die in CO.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:46 AM

23. yet another silent key.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:48 AM

24. So sad to hear this only the old D.U.ers

remember what it was truly like here. May he Rest In Peace.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:55 AM

25. I am so sorry to hear this.

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Tue May 19, 2020, 10:57 AM

26. .

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:18 AM

27. My condolences.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:33 AM

28. DU has touched so many lives

Connecting like minded people.

Sad when we lose one.

Respects to his family and close friends and fellow DUers.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 11:58 AM

29. Terribly sad. He was so young.


And by all accounts a very intelligent person.

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Tue May 19, 2020, 12:42 PM

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Tue May 19, 2020, 12:46 PM

31. RIP

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 01:04 PM

32. love light

strength and hugs to Friends and family

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Tue May 19, 2020, 01:08 PM

33. To the family and his friends............... Harris M. Kaplansky (MadAsHellNewYorker) .............

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:33 PM

34. Travel well young sir.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:47 PM

35. RIP

Condolences to his friends and family

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 03:04 PM

36. Another one for the In Memoriam page

So sorry to see this

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 03:46 PM

37. I remember that name...

Posts must of been good.

Rest in eternal peace, brother.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 04:20 PM

38. sorry to hear this. so sad.

RIP, MadAsHellNewYorker.
Godspeed on the wings of angels...

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:31 PM

39. I remember him from the Baby Bush days...



For Whom the Bell Tolls
by
John Donne




No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.



This poem is in the public domain.

Rest in peace, our Democratic Underground friend.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 05:47 PM

40. Love light his path to the great mystery.

Thank you for letting us know. I hope he was as comfortable as possible and those he left behind are at peace with it and safe.

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Tue May 19, 2020, 07:03 PM

41. .

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Tue May 19, 2020, 10:35 PM

43. I see from his obituary that he used to work for the Donaldson Adoption Institute.

I appreciate much of their work, although they have since closed. They treated birth parents with respect and sought to educate the public about the pain that first parents often endured. They didn't try to paint adoption as a panacea for everyone. They provided honest dialogue and information about all facets to adoption.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 10:38 PM

44. Rest in Peace, Harris

❤️❤️❤️

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:55 AM

45. Rest in Peace, Harris.

This is a loss for all of us.

Thanks for posting this, swimboy. It's been a while, but he's going to be missed.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 03:51 AM

46. Rest In Peace

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 04:21 AM

47. Rest in peace, my dear friend MAHNY..............

He was such a special person. We interacted a lot on DU2. Many great posts and fun times......

I am so so sorry to hear this sad news.

Fly free, dear MAHNY, fly free........

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:30 AM

48. Safe passage...

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 04:40 PM

49. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May his memory be a blessing.

May his family and friends be comforted.

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