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swimboy

(7,271 posts)
Tue May 19, 2020, 07:50 AM May 2020

Passing of DU member MadAsHellNewYorker

I just learned that Harris M. Kaplansky (MadAsHellNewYorker) died in Colorado at the end of March. I don’t 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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Passing of DU member MadAsHellNewYorker (Original Post) swimboy May 2020 OP
... Laffy Kat May 2020 #1
. Laelth May 2020 #2
RIP MadAsHellNewYorker Metatron May 2020 #3
The screen name is familiar. I regret I can't remember more. I am very sorry to hear of his passing hlthe2b May 2020 #4
He was so young. Condolences. CurtEastPoint May 2020 #5
RIP MadAsHellNewYorker. My sympathy to his family livetohike May 2020 #6
Very sad to hear this. Mike 03 May 2020 #7
Rest in Peace. oasis May 2020 #8
RIP Jamastiene May 2020 #9
So sorry to hear this, very sad. Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #10
... UpInArms May 2020 #11
R.I.P. MadAsHellNewYorker! denvine May 2020 #12
RIP MuseRider May 2020 #13
... Aristus May 2020 #14
... mokawanis May 2020 #15
RIP... CaptainTruth May 2020 #16
RIP. CrispyQ May 2020 #17
I Remember That Name ProfessorGAC May 2020 #18
((MAHNY)) blm May 2020 #19
I remember him, he was funny as hell. What a shame. marble falls May 2020 #20
...RIP. spanone May 2020 #21
Having lived 50 years in Colorado Harker May 2020 #22
yet another silent key. AllaN01Bear May 2020 #23
So sad to hear this only the old D.U.ers samplegirl May 2020 #24
I am so sorry to hear this. Skinner May 2020 #25
. irisblue May 2020 #26
My condolences. CentralMass May 2020 #27
DU has touched so many lives sellitman May 2020 #28
Terribly sad. He was so young. flying_wahini May 2020 #29
... littlemissmartypants May 2020 #30
RIP Gidney N Cloyd May 2020 #31
love light proud patriot May 2020 #32
To the family and his friends............... Harris M. Kaplansky (MadAsHellNewYorker) ............. turbinetree May 2020 #33
Travel well young sir. yonder May 2020 #34
RIP LiberalLoner May 2020 #35
Another one for the In Memoriam page Maeve May 2020 #36
I remember that name... N_E_1 for Tennis May 2020 #37
sorry to hear this. so sad. peacebuzzard May 2020 #38
I remember him from the Baby Bush days... SergeStorms May 2020 #39
Love light his path to the great mystery. mahina May 2020 #40
. calimary May 2020 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author dixiegrrrrl May 2020 #42
I see from his obituary that he used to work for the Donaldson Adoption Institute. StevieM May 2020 #43
Rest in Peace, Harris blogslut May 2020 #44
Rest in Peace, Harris. flvegan May 2020 #45
Rest In Peace montana_hazeleyes May 2020 #46
Rest in peace, my dear friend MAHNY.............. CaliforniaPeggy May 2020 #47
Safe passage... Raster May 2020 #48
Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May his memory be a blessing. EllieBC May 2020 #49

hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
4. The screen name is familiar. I regret I can't remember more. I am very sorry to hear of his passing
Tue May 19, 2020, 07:53 AM
May 2020

RIP MadAsHellNewYorker.

Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)
10. So sorry to hear this, very sad.
Tue May 19, 2020, 08:32 AM
May 2020

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

MuseRider

(34,018 posts)
13. RIP
Tue May 19, 2020, 08:52 AM
May 2020

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.

sellitman

(11,585 posts)
28. DU has touched so many lives
Tue May 19, 2020, 10:33 AM
May 2020

Connecting like minded people.

Sad when we lose one.

Respects to his family and close friends and fellow DUers.

SergeStorms

(18,572 posts)
39. I remember him from the Baby Bush days...
Tue May 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
May 2020


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.

mahina

(17,405 posts)
40. Love light his path to the great mystery.
Tue May 19, 2020, 04:47 PM
May 2020

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.

Response to swimboy (Original post)

StevieM

(10,494 posts)
43. I see from his obituary that he used to work for the Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Tue May 19, 2020, 09:35 PM
May 2020

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.

flvegan

(64,369 posts)
45. Rest in Peace, Harris.
Tue May 19, 2020, 11:55 PM
May 2020

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.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
47. Rest in peace, my dear friend MAHNY..............
Wed May 20, 2020, 03:21 AM
May 2020

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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