# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# DUer Rowdyboy has passed away

a friend of his posted in Announcements:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1013&pid=4507

For those who knew Rowdyboy here on DU. It is my sad duty to inform those interested that Steven ( AKA Rowdyboy) passed away this past Wed Mar 5th after losing his battle with cancer. We thought that he was gaining and might possibly have a chance of beating it until the last two weeks when his health took a fast turn for the worse. His funeral services will be at noon tomorrow. He was a dear friend and while we know that he has to be in a better place he will always remain in the hearts of us that knew and loved him. His sense of humor and the witty things he could come up with will always bring a smile and laughter as we remember them over the years.

I just registered on the site here tonight so not real sure about the best way to inform those interested parties that he has interacted with. Also being new I can not start a topic yet so figured this was the best option avenue I have.

Profile: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=113652

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#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### bigwillq

(72,790 posts)RIP, RowdyBoy.

#### GGJohn

(9,951 posts)#### JI7

(89,084 posts)so sad to hear this

#### hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)RIP, dear rowdyboy.

#### octoberlib

(14,971 posts)#### stevenleser

(32,886 posts)#### steve2470

(37,454 posts)#### one_voice

(20,043 posts)#### A-Schwarzenegger

(15,596 posts)#### JI7

(89,084 posts)and just a little over a week ago. i hope he felt as good as that sounds about the life he had .

#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)My dear Rowdyboy...never again will I say that.

A bright light has gone out...

#### nolabear

(41,825 posts)#### bravenak

(34,648 posts)#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)#### WillyT

(72,631 posts)#### Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)#### hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)#### SoapBox

(18,791 posts)#### Bobbie Jo

(14,341 posts)#### freshwest

(53,661 posts)#### Aerows

(39,961 posts)He was such a nice person . Also a strong advocate for LGBT rights. He will be missed.

#### Oilwellian

(12,647 posts)He's been on DU for a very long time. RIP Rowdyboy. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

#### Change has come

(2,372 posts)#### Throd

(7,208 posts)#### dmr

(28,272 posts)This is very sad news.

#### jaysunb

(11,856 posts)RIP my friend. What a blow.....

#### joshcryer

(62,259 posts)Why do the kind ones go so soon?

#### Skittles

(152,855 posts)#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)Thank you for directing our attention to the thread.

#### BlueJazz

(25,348 posts)#### Terra Alta

(5,158 posts)#### Quackers

(2,256 posts)#### lumberjack_jeff

(33,224 posts)#### TeeYiYi

(8,028 posts)(((((((Rowdyboy)))))))

TYY

#### 840high

(17,196 posts)#### Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)In paradisum deducant te angeli.

#### petronius

(26,568 posts)#### Electric Monk

(13,869 posts)#### Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)He was always so nice to me.

RIP Rowdyboy

#### Behind the Aegis

(53,679 posts)I really liked him and thought he was quite funny. I was shocked to read this.

#### MissMarple

(9,656 posts)Blessed be.

#### 2naSalit

(84,939 posts)RIP...

Response to cyberswede (Original post)

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#### glinda

(14,807 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)Peace and condolences to all who loved him...

Rowdyboy

That favorite poem of his that you've posted in the Lounge just breaks my heart.

**When I Heard at the Close of the Day**by Walt Whitman

When I heard at the close of the day how my name had been receiv’d with plaudits in the capitol,

still it was not a happy night for me that follow’d,

And else when I carous’d, or when my plans were accomplish’d, still I was not happy,

But the day when I rose at dawn from the bed of perfect health, refresh’d, singing,

inhaling the ripe breath of autumn,

When I saw the full moon in the west grow pale and disappear in the morning light,

When I wander’d alone over the beach, and undressing bathed, laughing with the cool waters,

and saw the sun rise,

And when I thought how my dear friend my lover was on his way coming, O then I was happy,

O then each breath tasted sweeter, and all that day my food nourish’d me more,

and the beautiful day pass’d well,

And the next came with equal joy, and with the next at evening came my friend,

And that night while all was still I heard the waters roll slowly continually up the shores,

I heard the hissing rustle of the liquid and sands as directed to me whispering to congratulate me,

For the one I love most lay sleeping by me under the same cover in the cool night,

In the stillness in the autumn moonbeams his face was inclined toward me,

And his arm lay lightly around my breast – and that night I was happy.

Posted a little over a week before he passed...

#### William769

(54,906 posts)#### MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)Thanks for presenting his profile. I do remember his posts. Great loss to us… (((( gentle passage ))))

#### Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)He will be missed.

#### roguevalley

(40,656 posts)over this. I am so very sorry to hear this.

#### pnwmom

(108,874 posts)#### herding cats

(19,516 posts)He's going to be dearly missed. He was a good person with a razor sharp wit.

Peace to all those who loved him.

#### Rex

(65,616 posts)RIP Steven.

#### lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)Warm thoughts to his family and friends. He was thought of highly here on DU.

#### Mnemosyne

(21,363 posts)#### AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

#### MuseRider

(34,018 posts)Journey in peace Rowdyboy.

#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)#### KT2000

(20,518 posts)Always thought of him as one of the good DUers. RIP Rowdyboy.

#### BeanMusical

(4,389 posts)#### Mugu

(2,887 posts)#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)Thank you for letting us know. Too sad!

#### Cha

(294,597 posts)Rest In Peace, **Rowdyboy**~

#### Hekate

(89,645 posts)#### LeftishBrit

(41,166 posts)#### Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)Thank you for informing everyone.

#### Violet_Crumble

(35,954 posts)That's very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends...

#### malaise

(266,745 posts)Deepest sympathy to his family and friends

#### bluesbassman

(19,200 posts)#### lovemydog

(11,833 posts)#### montana_hazeleyes

(3,424 posts)#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### shenmue

(38,480 posts)#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)#### Skidmore

(37,364 posts)He is greatly missed.

#### joeybee12

(56,177 posts)#### BeyondGeography

(39,154 posts)My condolences to any of his loved ones who might see this thread. He was a good person and he will be missed.

RIP, Rowdyboy.

#### mfcorey1

(10,994 posts)#### myrna minx

(22,772 posts)My heart is with his loved ones.

#### livetohike

(21,998 posts)#### Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)#### sellitman

(11,585 posts)Not enough of those.

#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### Squinch

(50,348 posts)#### SoCalDem

(103,856 posts)r.i.p.

Rowdyboy

#### Denis 11

(280 posts)#### kcr

(15,280 posts)#### Gothmog

(142,834 posts)#### boston bean

(36,167 posts)Only knew him from here, but he had a heart of gold.

Rest in peace Rowdyboy! I will miss you!

#### magical thyme

(14,881 posts)Peace to all Rowdyboys friends and family.

#### gollygee

(22,336 posts)I remember Rowdyboy. He will be missed.

#### bemildred

(90,061 posts)#### PassingFair

(22,434 posts)Such a sweet, gentle poster.

Loved and admired by all.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)#### Bossy Monkey

(15,863 posts)#### RKP5637

(66,959 posts)#### AllyCat

(15,872 posts)#### Puglover

(16,380 posts)Rowdyboy was a long timer and a good DUer. RIP.

#### eaglecries

(7 posts)As I stated in my post I was not sure of the best way to get the information out so I am grateful to you cyberswede for making it happen. My wife and I have known Steven for a little over 25 years and have had many a wonderful day with him and his life partner Michael. I will always cherish the times we shared trying to define the roots of the world problems and especially how it could be a whole lot better if all those Republicans would just fade away or move to another planet preferably one that is far far away.

Peace

#### cyberswede

(26,117 posts)I'm glad I could help.

Warm wishes to you and your wife, as well as condolences.

#### cordelia

(2,174 posts)#### City Lights

(25,171 posts)#### babylonsister

(170,851 posts)sweet man. I will miss him greatly. Thanks for letting us know, and my condolences to you.

#### Starry Messenger

(32,341 posts)Peace to his family and friends.

#### riqster

(13,986 posts)#### supernova

(39,345 posts)of Stephen's death.

Deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was one of the ones who made DU such a pleasure especially in the early days.

#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,561 posts)I will miss him.

#### femmocrat

(28,394 posts)Thank you for letting us know, eaglecries.

He will be sadly missed.

#### ashling

(25,771 posts)I was in college with Steven in the early 70s -

he was in a different fraternity and I saw him at intramural basketball games and the like and we shared a some classes

now that I think about it , I believe we were in poli sci together (professor - I kid you not - John Quincy Adams)

Steven was a really nice guy really nice guy

I met Rowdyboy here on DU and we chatted about Millsaps days

hadn't talked to him for a while

We'll miss you

You were loved

#### peacefreak

(2,939 posts)RIP Rowdyboy

#### CatWoman

(79,258 posts)I didn't even know he was sick

Rowdy was always special to me and was a good friend

RIP Rowdy; see you on the other side

#### Greybnk48

(10,132 posts)and friends.

#### Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)#### Coventina

(26,734 posts)You will be missed.

I'll miss our conversations about Madonna.

#### Spazito

(49,500 posts)#### Karmadillo

(9,253 posts)#### CrispyQ

(35,948 posts)RIP Steven. Your DU family will miss you.

#### d_legendary1

(2,586 posts)#### Skinner

(63,645 posts)#### blackspade

(10,056 posts)#### deek

(3,414 posts).

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,003 posts)#### tenderfoot

(8,420 posts)#### Zorra

(27,670 posts)He will be greatly missed here.

#### KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)#### tishaLA

(14,176 posts)We will miss you

#### ladyVet

(1,587 posts)#### Horse with no Name

(33,954 posts)Sending comfort to those who loved him. He was one of our best.

#### villager

(26,001 posts)Never good, losing a DUer...

Give 'em heck on the other side, too....

#### blm

(112,759 posts)Peace to you dear one.

#### WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)Another good one lost.

#### BainsBane

(52,983 posts)My condolences to his family. He was a lovely person.

#### dbackjon

(6,578 posts)#### Tommy_Carcetti

(42,980 posts)#### Pathwalker

(6,594 posts)miss you, kind sir.

#### denbot

(9,894 posts)Peace to all.

#### WillParkinson

(16,858 posts)My sympathies to his family and friends.

#### awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)#### LoisB

(6,867 posts)#### salin

(48,954 posts)He will be missed.

#### Stryder

(450 posts)I've seen too many dearest friends fall from cancer.

And lately the pace seems to quicken.

Thank you for posting,

And welcome to DU

cyberswede

#### smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)#### Octafish

(55,745 posts)Rowdyboy cared about Justice, Democracy and the Nation.

#### calimary

(80,155 posts)Awww... Rowdyboy. Damn. Sleep peacefully and fly high.

#### DonRedwood

(4,359 posts)Rowdy boy and I had some great conversations. I consider him my friend.

#### CottonBear

(21,596 posts)RIP Steven.

Peace, CB

#### Ilsa

(61,633 posts)#### niyad

(110,955 posts)#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)#### Beausoir

(7,540 posts)#### Sissyk

(12,665 posts)How very sad. He was a great person. RIP, Rowdyboy! You will be missed here.

#### Renew Deal

(81,693 posts)#### Tom Ripley

(4,945 posts)#### Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)Always loved his posts and his spirit.

RIP Rowdyboy

#### BootinUp

(46,527 posts)#### jobycom

(49,038 posts)#### akbacchus_BC

(5,700 posts)Please give my condolences to Rowdyboy family if you are in contact with them.

May he Rest In peace.

#### Kurovski

(34,655 posts)He was a fun guy, to be sure. This has been quite the cluster of DU greats passing in 2015.

Can the rest of us please agree to stay alive this year?