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chervilant

(8,267 posts)
Tue May 3, 2016, 06:10 AM May 2016

Update Regarding RushIsRot

Posted by his son earlier this morning:

This is Tom, Newton's son. My father passed this morning at 5:05 AM. I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. You all kept my father entertained to the very end. He was on Facebook until late Sunday night, then just got very tired and went to sleep. He woke up a few times but was less and less coherent until he finally went to sleep around 10:30 AM on Monday. He never woke back up and passed quietly just like he wanted. One of the last things I remember him saying was "Let me see what eulogies my friends wrote" as he smiled, grabbed his computer and logged on to his account...His online accounts on Facebook and on DU were his lifelines to the outside world and you were all his family. Thank you.




He will be greatly missed.

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Update Regarding RushIsRot (Original Post) chervilant May 2016 OP
For you Newton. Firebrand Gary May 2016 #1
Rest in peace, Newton. democrank May 2016 #2
I am so sorry to hear this Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #3
So sorry to hear this.. trumad May 2016 #4
Rest in peace, Newton. mnhtnbb May 2016 #5
I am so sorry to hear that Newton has passed. Laurian May 2016 #6
May he rest in power MrScorpio May 2016 #7
. riderinthestorm May 2016 #8
He was a friend and will be missed Maeve May 2016 #9
Rotten Cat is feral. chervilant May 2016 #95
Yeah, I know Boehner is feral Maeve May 2016 #98
That's so true! chervilant May 2016 #99
Rest in peace, RushIsRot bigwillq May 2016 #10
Sincere condolances. Betty Karlson May 2016 #11
. AllyCat May 2016 #12
Our condolences rurallib May 2016 #13
One bright point: he knew how much he was valued here. He didn't pass without knowing it. marble falls May 2016 #14
... MissDeeds May 2016 #15
He was well loved here. yellerpup May 2016 #16
Rest in Peace blogslut May 2016 #17
... spanone May 2016 #18
I'm saddened. ghostsinthemachine May 2016 #19
Sorry for your loss Bettie May 2016 #20
He will be missed Democat May 2016 #21
So sorry to see of his passing. MuseRider May 2016 #22
A great one, already missed. All sympathies to Tom and all his family and friends n/t Bossy Monkey May 2016 #23
..... dembotoz May 2016 #24
my warmest condolences to you and all of his loved ones. barbtries May 2016 #25
RushisRot....Newton... MrMickeysMom May 2016 #26
May he rest in peace Gothmog May 2016 #27
Rest In Peace octoberlib May 2016 #28
He kept his spirits to the end. malthaussen May 2016 #29
Rest in peace. TexasTowelie May 2016 #30
My Deepest Condolences to his family and all those who knew and loved him, including here. polly7 May 2016 #31
RIP RIR Person 2713 May 2016 #32
... ScreamingMeemie May 2016 #33
... gelatinous cube May 2016 #34
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Death sucks for those left behind. ohheckyeah May 2016 #35
So sorry to hear this - TBF May 2016 #36
RushIsRot !!! Iggo May 2016 #37
Gentle journeys, Newton. nt ChisolmTrailDem May 2016 #38
Hi Tom malaise May 2016 #39
So sorry for your loss meow2u3 May 2016 #40
I'm so sorry you lost your father Mira May 2016 #41
I'm so sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing..RIP RushIsRot Demonaut May 2016 #42
Thank you for sharing this with us. He will be missed here. IdaBriggs May 2016 #43
Rest in peace, Newton. OnyxCollie May 2016 #44
so sorry. Many hugs to you and your family. bbgrunt May 2016 #45
My condolences, Tom Tsiyu May 2016 #46
Very sorry for your loss. n/t Mugu May 2016 #47
I'm so sorry KT2000 May 2016 #48
He will be missed. panader0 May 2016 #49
RIP avaistheone1 May 2016 #50
My condolences UMTerp01 May 2016 #51
My sympathy on the loss of your Father. Rest in peace livetohike May 2016 #52
. silvershadow May 2016 #53
My sincere condolences to your family Amaril May 2016 #54
My condolences. 840high May 2016 #55
My sincere condolences to Tom and his family. femmocrat May 2016 #56
... cyberswede May 2016 #57
We will miss you, Newton. Arugula Latte May 2016 #58
Sorry for your loss, Tom dorkzilla May 2016 #59
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. TheBlackAdder May 2016 #60
RIP liberalnarb May 2016 #61
Farewell, RushIsRot Dems to Win May 2016 #62
Didn't really know him well on DU Terra Alta May 2016 #63
Thank you Tom passiveporcupine May 2016 #64
So sorry, I'm am sorry for his death. onecent May 2016 #65
. Coventina May 2016 #66
I'm so sorry. onecaliberal May 2016 #67
I was avoiding this thread all day...sad news. RIP nt LaydeeBug May 2016 #68
Damn. retrowire May 2016 #69
Newton... Dont call me Shirley May 2016 #70
... Skittles May 2016 #71
Aloha 'oe, Newton. mahina May 2016 #72
( ) Jack Rabbit May 2016 #73
Farewell, Newton. NanceGreggs May 2016 #74
... cigsandcoffee May 2016 #75
Awww dang. So sorry Tom! JimDandy May 2016 #76
With respect and love. nolabear May 2016 #77
I'm so sorry. montana_hazeleyes May 2016 #78
... 2naSalit May 2016 #79
No! RIP! Initech May 2016 #80
... I'm so sorry... peace to his family... Squinch May 2016 #81
I'm so sorry. pacalo May 2016 #82
RIP. :-( Odin2005 May 2016 #83
My condolences to family & freinds. CrispyQ May 2016 #84
I am sorry to all of his friends and family. glinda May 2016 #85
Rest in peace Newton nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #86
Thank you, Tom, Iwillnevergiveup May 2016 #87
oh god. you have my love roguevalley May 2016 #88
Oh Tom ~ my heart is with you and yours. myrna minx May 2016 #89
Rest in peace, Newton. Peace to you and the family, Tom. n/t Granny M May 2016 #90
I'm so sorry. area51 May 2016 #91
Safe passage, Newton eridani May 2016 #92
My condolences. spooky3 May 2016 #93
Cross gently, Newton... Cooley Hurd May 2016 #94
... Liberal_in_LA May 2016 #96
thanks for posting JI7 May 2016 #97
My deepest condolences to his family...and his many friends... CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #100

Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)
3. I am so sorry to hear this
Tue May 3, 2016, 06:29 AM
May 2016

He will certainly be missed here, but it means a lot to know that he thought of us, too. Thank you so much for letting us know...

mnhtnbb

(31,258 posts)
5. Rest in peace, Newton.
Tue May 3, 2016, 06:32 AM
May 2016

The world was a better place because he was here. We should all be so lucky to have such a peaceful passing
to whatever comes next.

Maeve

(42,162 posts)
9. He was a friend and will be missed
Tue May 3, 2016, 06:44 AM
May 2016

Just hope someone will take care of his "Rotten Cat". Go in peace, a chara.

chervilant

(8,267 posts)
95. Rotten Cat is feral.
Wed May 4, 2016, 11:27 PM
May 2016

He will not be caught. He gave Newton his allegiance, on his own terms.

He's a beautiful orange tabby. I'll be watching out for him.

Maeve

(42,162 posts)
98. Yeah, I know Boehner is feral
Thu May 5, 2016, 07:47 AM
May 2016

And having been friended by many cats in my life, when I said "his cat" I did not mean to imply ownership. Thanks for keeping an eye out for him.

We tell folks our cat is the owner of the house, but we're on the deed for legal purposes only.

chervilant

(8,267 posts)
99. That's so true!
Thu May 5, 2016, 07:52 AM
May 2016

And, Newton changed RC's name to BeelzeeBoehner, to honor his devilish ways.

(My cats have always "owned" me...)

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
26. RushisRot....Newton...
Tue May 3, 2016, 07:50 AM
May 2016

Tom... For Your Dad... May your heart be healed as his memory lives on here forever...

Peace

malthaussen

(16,944 posts)
29. He kept his spirits to the end.
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:32 AM
May 2016

As he put it, time for the dirtnap, now. At least he managed to be late for his own funeral.

-- Mal

polly7

(20,582 posts)
31. My Deepest Condolences to his family and all those who knew and loved him, including here.
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:41 AM
May 2016

R.I.P. Newton, RushIsRot.

Mira

(22,376 posts)
41. I'm so sorry you lost your father
Tue May 3, 2016, 10:22 AM
May 2016

and happy we were able to brighten his life and he allowed us to be friends

 

IdaBriggs

(10,559 posts)
43. Thank you for sharing this with us. He will be missed here.
Tue May 3, 2016, 11:00 AM
May 2016

Deepest condolences and much appreciation for remembering the other lives touched by your loss.

livetohike

(21,998 posts)
52. My sympathy on the loss of your Father. Rest in peace
Tue May 3, 2016, 12:07 PM
May 2016

RushIsRot. May his family find peace and comfort in the good memories left behind

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
64. Thank you Tom
Tue May 3, 2016, 04:12 PM
May 2016

I am so glad he was coherent in his last days and even hours, so that he could appreciate all the love and support coming from his friends and family. It's a good way to go, if you have to go. And hopefully he was not in pain and was OK with the end of his life...my Mom really struggled with that and it made it harder.

Take care and accept my most sincere condolences.



RIP Newton!

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
69. Damn.
Tue May 3, 2016, 05:42 PM
May 2016

Go onward stranger. I never knew ye, but to be this popular, you must have been something else! Wish I'd met ya.

NanceGreggs

(27,813 posts)
74. Farewell, Newton.
Tue May 3, 2016, 07:23 PM
May 2016

I will miss our late-night "chats" on FB more than I can say.

I will never forget your wit, your warmth, your sage advice, and your kindness throughout the years.

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
87. Thank you, Tom,
Wed May 4, 2016, 01:02 AM
May 2016

so much for letting us know of your father's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Also, to Newton's friends who I'm sure were many.

Peace.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
100. My deepest condolences to his family...and his many friends...
Thu May 5, 2016, 09:34 PM
May 2016

I will miss his wit, his photos, his sense of humor...

Safe passage, dear Newton...

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