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cyberswede

(26,117 posts)
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 10:40 PM Mar 2015

DUer Rowdyboy has passed away

a friend of his posted in Announcements:

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

123. Rowdyboy passed away Wed March 5 2015

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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DUer Rowdyboy has passed away (Original Post) cyberswede Mar 2015 OP
... Fumesucker Mar 2015 #1
Oh, no. How sad. bigwillq Mar 2015 #2
R.I.P. Rowdyboy. GGJohn Mar 2015 #3
he was such a regular here JI7 Mar 2015 #4
Oh, my.. I am so very sorry to hear this hlthe2b Mar 2015 #5
.... octoberlib Mar 2015 #6
I can't believe this. He was one of my favorite DUers. I didn't know he was sick. stevenleser Mar 2015 #7
. Agschmid Mar 2015 #8
so sorry to hear this, RIP Rowdyboy nt steve2470 Mar 2015 #9
. one_voice Mar 2015 #10
Kind of a lovely last post... A-Schwarzenegger Mar 2015 #11
"it would be a dream....." JI7 Mar 2015 #159
Tears... sheshe2 Mar 2015 #12
I am so sad to hear of his passing... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2015 #13
I'm so very sorry. May he cross easy. nolabear Mar 2015 #14
. bravenak Mar 2015 #15
. icymist Mar 2015 #16
... pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #17
Damn... WillyT Mar 2015 #18
Very, very sorry. Arugula Latte Mar 2015 #19
... PoiBoy Mar 2015 #20
So sorry to hear this. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #21
RIP Rowdyboy SoapBox Mar 2015 #22
rip ND-Dem Mar 2015 #23
How very sad. Bobbie Jo Mar 2015 #24
So sorry, he will be missed. Appreciate the heads up. freshwest Mar 2015 #25
I'm so sorry to hear this Aerows Mar 2015 #26
Sorry to hear this Oilwellian Mar 2015 #27
RIP Rowdyboy Change has come Mar 2015 #28
Aw shit. Throd Mar 2015 #29
Rest in Peace, Rowdyboy. dmr Mar 2015 #30
Wow ! jaysunb Mar 2015 #31
Oh no. joshcryer Mar 2015 #32
... Skittles Mar 2015 #33
RIP Rowdyboy Solly Mack Mar 2015 #34
We'll miss him. BlueJazz Mar 2015 #35
may he rest in peace. Terra Alta Mar 2015 #36
... Quackers Mar 2015 #37
. lumberjack_jeff Mar 2015 #38
So sorry... TeeYiYi Mar 2015 #39
So sad. 840high Mar 2015 #40
Very sad to hear this Lydia Leftcoast Mar 2015 #41
... petronius Mar 2015 #42
Sorry to hear it. Rest in peace, Rowdyboy. Electric Monk Mar 2015 #43
I had wondered where he had been. Jamastiene Mar 2015 #44
This is so very sad. Behind the Aegis Mar 2015 #45
Blessed be, dear Rowdyboy. MissMarple Mar 2015 #46
... 2naSalit Mar 2015 #47
This message was self-deleted by its author closeupready Mar 2015 #48
... glinda Mar 2015 #49
So sad to hear this... countryjake Mar 2015 #50
... William769 Mar 2015 #51
I'm so sorry to read this... MrMickeysMom Mar 2015 #52
RIP, Rowdyboy. Gormy Cuss Mar 2015 #53
May peace and comfort come to you and yours roguevalley Mar 2015 #54
Rowdyboy shall be missed. Rest in peace, Rowdyboy. pnwmom Mar 2015 #55
Oh, no! herding cats Mar 2015 #56
I am very sorry. Rex Mar 2015 #57
Sad news but thanks for sharing. lpbk2713 Mar 2015 #58
... Mnemosyne Mar 2015 #59
Don't think I really knew the guy, but, R.I.P, Rowdyboy/Steven. AverageJoe90 Mar 2015 #60
This is very sad news. MuseRider Mar 2015 #61
So sorry. Rest in peace. mountain grammy Mar 2015 #62
This is a sad loss KT2000 Mar 2015 #63
. BeanMusical Mar 2015 #64
RIP Rowdyboy. n/t Mugu Mar 2015 #65
A good, good man and he will truly be missed. I am so sad. I was concerned. seabeyond Mar 2015 #66
Ohhhhh, I'm so sad.. I love Rowdyboy. Mahalo, cs, for letting us know.. :( Cha Mar 2015 #67
I'm so very sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family; he'll be missed at DU Hekate Mar 2015 #68
I am so terribly sorry. LeftishBrit Mar 2015 #69
:( Hissyspit Mar 2015 #70
RIP Rowdyboy... Violet_Crumble Mar 2015 #71
Very sad malaise Mar 2015 #72
Sad news. A good DUer to be sure. RIP Rowdyboy. bluesbassman Mar 2015 #73
Rest in peace Rowdyboy. lovemydog Mar 2015 #74
I'm so sorry to all who knew and loved him. montana_hazeleyes Mar 2015 #75
May he Rest In Power MrScorpio Mar 2015 #76
... shenmue Mar 2015 #77
He will be missed. msanthrope Mar 2015 #78
Oh no. He was a gem. Peace and comfort to his loved ones. PeaceNikki Mar 2015 #79
So sorry to hear of his passing. Skidmore Mar 2015 #80
Oh no, I will miss him. joeybee12 Mar 2015 #81
That's a loss BeyondGeography Mar 2015 #82
RIP mfcorey1 Mar 2015 #83
How heartbreaking. myrna minx Mar 2015 #84
Rest in peace Rowdyboy. My sympathy to his family and friends. livetohike Mar 2015 #85
Cross gently, Rowdyboy... Cooley Hurd Mar 2015 #86
He was a good person sellitman Mar 2015 #87
. irisblue Mar 2015 #88
Oh, my friend Rowdyboy...you were a beautiful person...I have no words... Squinch Mar 2015 #89
We have lost so many "old-timer" DUers SoCalDem Mar 2015 #90
Sorry for your loss. Denis 11 Mar 2015 #91
Sorry to here this kcr Mar 2015 #92
May he rest in peace Gothmog Mar 2015 #93
This is so sad. Rowdyboy was a great DUer. boston bean Mar 2015 #94
godspeed... magical thyme Mar 2015 #95
:( gollygee Mar 2015 #96
RIP. nt bemildred Mar 2015 #97
Please let his family know that he was thought very highly of here. PassingFair Mar 2015 #98
. MerryBlooms Mar 2015 #99
So sorry to hear it. R.I.P. n/t Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #100
I'm saddened to hear this. RKP5637 Mar 2015 #101
. AllyCat Mar 2015 #102
I am very sorry to hear this. Puglover Mar 2015 #103
Thank you cyberswede for helping get it out. eaglecries Mar 2015 #104
Your post is a lovely tribute. cyberswede Mar 2015 #109
Condolences to all who knew and loved Rowdyboy cordelia Mar 2015 #105
Sad news. RIP, Rowdyboy. City Lights Mar 2015 #106
Awwww, he was such a nice, babylonsister Mar 2015 #107
RIP Rowdyboy Starry Messenger Mar 2015 #108
... riqster Mar 2015 #110
So sorry to learn supernova Mar 2015 #111
Such a nice man. greatauntoftriplets Mar 2015 #112
I am so sorry to hear about Rowdyboy. femmocrat Mar 2015 #113
So long, my friend ashling Mar 2015 #114
Another good one gone. peacefreak Mar 2015 #115
I can't believe this CatWoman Mar 2015 #116
My condolences to Rowdyboy's family Greybnk48 Mar 2015 #117
Farewel to a wonderful DU'er, Steven *tears* Sheepshank Mar 2015 #118
Goodbye, friend. Coventina Mar 2015 #119
.... Spazito Mar 2015 #120
. Karmadillo Mar 2015 #121
My sympathies to his friends & family. CrispyQ Mar 2015 #122
My condolances on his passing d_legendary1 Mar 2015 #123
RIP Rowdyboy Skinner Mar 2015 #124
:( blackspade Mar 2015 #125
RIP n/t deek Mar 2015 #126
So sorry to read this. RIP, Steven. sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #127
Rest in peace Rowdyboy tenderfoot Mar 2015 #128
So sorry for your loss. Zorra Mar 2015 #129
RIP You will be missed, Rowdyboy. KittyWampus Mar 2015 #130
Very sad news. RIP Rowdyboy tishaLA Mar 2015 #131
RIP ladyVet Mar 2015 #132
Oh no. Horse with no Name Mar 2015 #133
One of the "old timers" still around the site. RIP, Rowdyboy. villager Mar 2015 #134
((Rowdy)) blm Mar 2015 #135
*sigh* WilliamPitt Mar 2015 #136
Such sad news BainsBane Mar 2015 #137
Very sad - RIP dbackjon Mar 2015 #138
RIP. nt Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2015 #139
So sorry to hear this. Deepest sympathies to all those he loved. Pathwalker Mar 2015 #140
. ReRe Mar 2015 #141
My Codlences to all of Rowdyboy's family, and friends denbot Mar 2015 #142
Oh hell.... WillParkinson Mar 2015 #143
Sorry to hear this. nt awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #144
So sorry to hear. May he rest in everlasting peace. LoisB Mar 2015 #145
RIP salin Mar 2015 #146
Gentle rest Rowdyboy. Stryder Mar 2015 #147
RIP Rowdyboy. smirkymonkey Mar 2015 #148
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Octafish Mar 2015 #149
Damn. Sorry to see this. calimary Mar 2015 #150
Rowdyboy was my friend DonRedwood Mar 2015 #151
Such sad news. He was an awesome DUer. CottonBear Mar 2015 #152
RIP, long-timer RowdyBoy... Ilsa Mar 2015 #153
. . . niyad Mar 2015 #154
... progressoid Mar 2015 #155
A great liberal and a great Democrat. I will miss him. Beausoir Mar 2015 #156
I just saw this. Sissyk Mar 2015 #157
I'm sad to hear this. Renew Deal Mar 2015 #158
Rest In Peace to a Good Man Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #160
I hope Rowdyboy is having a grand time in the next phase Tsiyu Mar 2015 #161
Rest in peace BootinUp Mar 2015 #162
. LWolf Mar 2015 #163
Just saw this. Damn. RIP to one of my favorite DUers. I'll go cry now. nt jobycom Mar 2015 #164
I am so sorry to hear this bad news. akbacchus_BC Mar 2015 #165
Rest in peace, sweetie Kurovski Jul 2015 #166

JI7

(89,084 posts)
159. "it would be a dream....."
Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:57 AM
Mar 2015

and just a little over a week ago. i hope he felt as good as that sounds about the life he had .

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
13. I am so sad to hear of his passing...
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 10:48 PM
Mar 2015

My dear Rowdyboy...never again will I say that.

A bright light has gone out...



 

Aerows

(39,961 posts)
26. I'm so sorry to hear this
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 10:58 PM
Mar 2015

He was such a nice person . Also a strong advocate for LGBT rights. He will be missed.

Oilwellian

(12,647 posts)
27. Sorry to hear this
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:00 PM
Mar 2015

He's been on DU for a very long time. RIP Rowdyboy. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Response to cyberswede (Original post)

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
50. So sad to hear this...
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:46 PM
Mar 2015

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...

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
52. I'm so sorry to read this...
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:54 PM
Mar 2015

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

herding cats

(19,516 posts)
56. Oh, no!
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:10 AM
Mar 2015

He's going to be dearly missed. He was a good person with a razor sharp wit.

Peace to all those who loved him.

lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)
58. Sad news but thanks for sharing.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:14 AM
Mar 2015



Warm thoughts to his family and friends. He was thought of highly here on DU.

 

AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)
60. Don't think I really knew the guy, but, R.I.P, Rowdyboy/Steven.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:29 AM
Mar 2015

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
66. A good, good man and he will truly be missed. I am so sad. I was concerned.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:09 AM
Mar 2015

Thank you for letting us know. Too sad!

Cha

(294,597 posts)
67. Ohhhhh, I'm so sad.. I love Rowdyboy. Mahalo, cs, for letting us know.. :(
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:20 AM
Mar 2015

Rest In Peace, Rowdyboy~

BeyondGeography

(39,154 posts)
82. That's a loss
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 05:21 AM
Mar 2015

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.

boston bean

(36,167 posts)
94. This is so sad. Rowdyboy was a great DUer.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 06:39 AM
Mar 2015

Only knew him from here, but he had a heart of gold.

Rest in peace Rowdyboy! I will miss you!

PassingFair

(22,434 posts)
98. Please let his family know that he was thought very highly of here.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 07:06 AM
Mar 2015

Such a sweet, gentle poster.

Loved and admired by all.

eaglecries

(7 posts)
104. Thank you cyberswede for helping get it out.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:28 AM
Mar 2015

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)
109. Your post is a lovely tribute.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:48 AM
Mar 2015

I'm glad I could help.

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

babylonsister

(170,851 posts)
107. Awwww, he was such a nice,
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:37 AM
Mar 2015

sweet man. I will miss him greatly. Thanks for letting us know, and my condolences to you.

supernova

(39,345 posts)
111. So sorry to learn
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:50 AM
Mar 2015

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.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
113. I am so sorry to hear about Rowdyboy.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:03 AM
Mar 2015

Thank you for letting us know, eaglecries.

He will be sadly missed.

ashling

(25,771 posts)
114. So long, my friend
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:09 AM
Mar 2015

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

CatWoman

(79,258 posts)
116. I can't believe this
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:13 AM
Mar 2015

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

d_legendary1

(2,586 posts)
123. My condolances on his passing
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:14 AM
Mar 2015
Though I do not know him personally or have seen his work I would like to at least pay my respects. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and his contacts here at DU and abroad.
 

villager

(26,001 posts)
134. One of the "old timers" still around the site. RIP, Rowdyboy.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:20 PM
Mar 2015

Never good, losing a DUer...

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

Stryder

(450 posts)
147. Gentle rest Rowdyboy.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 07:23 PM
Mar 2015

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

Octafish

(55,745 posts)
149. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:07 PM
Mar 2015

Rowdyboy cared about Justice, Democracy and the Nation.

Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)
161. I hope Rowdyboy is having a grand time in the next phase
Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:14 AM
Mar 2015


Always loved his posts and his spirit.

RIP Rowdyboy

akbacchus_BC

(5,700 posts)
165. I am so sorry to hear this bad news.
Fri Mar 13, 2015, 01:35 AM
Mar 2015

Please give my condolences to Rowdyboy family if you are in contact with them.

May he Rest In peace.

Kurovski

(34,655 posts)
166. Rest in peace, sweetie
Wed Jul 15, 2015, 02:05 PM
Jul 2015

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?

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