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Democratic Underground now has an "In Memoriam" page (Original Post) EarlG Mar 2014 OP
Thank you. Can you add one for PBS Poll-435, please? NYC_SKP Mar 2014 #1
Post removed Post removed Aug 2014 #121
Thank you for this wonderful page... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #2
Hmmm Umair Feb 2016 #162
Thank YOU all for doing this! hlthe2b Mar 2014 #3
MiddleFingerMom??? monmouth3 Mar 2014 #4
If you didn't know him, you missed a true DU gem. Baitball Blogger Aug 2018 #196
That's very kind. Thank you. nt rrneck Mar 2014 #5
Thank you, EarlG. Wait Wut Mar 2014 #6
And where is this page? How do we find it? Can it be added to our subscriptions? n/t CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #7
I don't see it either Peggy... AsahinaKimi Mar 2014 #14
Yes, this needs a navigation hook-up. ManiacJoe Mar 2014 #52
Please add "PurityofEssence" to last year's sad total, as well villager Mar 2014 #8
Thank you very much for this Dave. n/t lumberjack_jeff Mar 2014 #9
Thank you! livetohike Mar 2014 #10
To the people who posted additional suggestions: EarlG Mar 2014 #11
I think this link might be a better link for MFM cyberswede Mar 2014 #13
Sure thing EarlG Mar 2014 #19
Nicely done. yuiyoshida Mar 2014 #12
where would it be---- dembotoz Mar 2014 #15
I didn't "know" MedicalAdmin but this thread that he wrote is one of the most seaglass Mar 2014 #16
+1 cyberswede Mar 2014 #18
Thanks for the link. ~ nt antiquie Mar 2014 #40
Oh. My. God. calimary Mar 2014 #43
That is just stunning, and is the first time I have read it Hekate Mar 2014 #70
god, I remember that post. BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2014 #87
Never saw that before now..thank you for posting it...I am speechless. Jefferson23 Apr 2014 #100
I was chocking finding the Memiam page, now I am sobbing question everything May 2014 #104
I am in tears from reading that post. I will always be thankful for my life even my problems katmondoo Mar 2019 #205
Thank you. mulsh Mar 2014 #17
Thank you EarlG. FailureToCommunicate Mar 2014 #20
Thank you. RIP uppityperson Mar 2014 #21
Can you add Dookus/MonkeyFunk/RudyNJack, please and thank you? He passed last August. PeaceNikki Mar 2014 #22
Also - Tangerine LaBamba/Old Lefty Lawyer who passed in 2009 PeaceNikki Mar 2014 #23
TLB, too? awoke_in_2003 Mar 2014 #57
+1 they both deserve to be memorialized n/t azurnoir Mar 2014 #89
Thank You !! n/t GP6971 Mar 2014 #24
Thanks very much, EarlG! greatauntoftriplets Mar 2014 #25
thank you, EarlG ... how do we find this page? Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2014 #26
Wonderful page. Thanks. nt valerief Mar 2014 #27
Thanks. sinkingfeeling Mar 2014 #28
Thank you azurnoir Mar 2014 #29
Thank you and a question Gormy Cuss Mar 2014 #30
thank you... magical thyme Mar 2014 #31
Roni, aka NewYawker99... TeeYiYi Mar 2014 #32
Also, TangerineLaBamba. nt TeeYiYi Mar 2014 #37
Oops... TeeYiYi Mar 2014 #39
Did she die? Gormy Cuss Mar 2014 #48
I vaguely remember... TeeYiYi Mar 2014 #56
NewYawker99 to my knowledge is still living. n/t auntAgonist Mar 2014 #97
Yes it's true madmax Dec 2017 #191
I've been here since the beginning Stuckinthebush Mar 2014 #33
This message was self-deleted by its author Th1onein Mar 2014 #34
Thanks Historic NY Mar 2014 #35
Thank you so much for this. myrna minx Mar 2014 #36
Oh Excellent! That's a very good idea, EarlG. calimary Mar 2014 #38
Very classy. Thank you, EarlG! AAO Mar 2014 #41
Yes indeed. I like the way you set it all out, EarlG. calimary Mar 2014 #44
Thanks EarlG. nm rhett o rick Mar 2014 #42
Wow, thank you for this! mrsadm Mar 2014 #45
It's really nice! Phentex Mar 2014 #46
That page has a place between heaven and earth siligut Mar 2014 #47
I remember many of them. Thank you to the admins. longship Mar 2014 #49
thanks Admins.... BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2014 #50
Really glad to see this. ctsnowman Mar 2014 #51
Thank You, DU. bvar22 Mar 2014 #53
Thank you, and nicely done. MH1 Mar 2014 #54
ah hell... awoke_in_2003 Mar 2014 #55
Wow that's really nice. Triana Mar 2014 #58
I can hardly wait till I die Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #59
Thank you. This is a beautiful tribute to our late brothers and sisters MrScorpio Mar 2014 #60
Wow. Thank you, EarlG! Cooley Hurd Mar 2014 #61
Thank You For That !!! WillyT Mar 2014 #62
Thank you so much, EarlG. femmocrat Mar 2014 #63
Good gracious. Just saw that one of those who passed was only 37 Number23 Mar 2014 #64
thank you - some great folks have left us rurallib Mar 2014 #65
It's even nicer than I imagined it would be. pacalo Mar 2014 #66
Thank you for doing this. KatyaR Mar 2014 #67
Tombstoned a few times - yes. But I miss her still Mira Mar 2014 #68
Tangerine La Bamba. OnyxCollie Mar 2014 #77
Thanks. Kahuna Mar 2014 #69
This is wonderful to commemorate those DU'ers we have loved and lost Samantha Mar 2014 #71
Thanks, EarlG. DU needs this reminder that we are, after all, a community. Hekate Mar 2014 #72
Good job! ashling Mar 2014 #73
Now we will know who are missing at the table.... Historic NY Mar 2014 #74
Camera Obscura, aka... reACTIONary Mar 2014 #75
I also hope this will get a link on the left side margin so it is easy to find. Lisa0825 Mar 2014 #76
Excellent! Le Taz Hot Mar 2014 #78
This is very wonderful Hell Hath No Fury Mar 2014 #79
Mahalo, EarlG~ Cha Mar 2014 #80
Thank you so much for this, Earl. Duppers Mar 2014 #81
... RainDog Mar 2014 #82
Sad. :( I wish they all could have lived forever. tofuandbeer Mar 2014 #83
lovely........simply lovely Skittles Mar 2014 #84
What's to be done for those who passed without notice? countryjake Mar 2014 #85
Thank you colorado_ufo Mar 2014 #86
Thank you so much for this. mountain grammy Mar 2014 #88
Thank you! Sadly, there is also Nnnolhi LeftishBrit Mar 2014 #90
Thank you Stinky The Clown Mar 2014 #91
Great. Thanks. William769 Mar 2014 #92
Is it possible to include MaddieJoan? boston bean Mar 2014 #93
and perhaps include the link to her wiki page as well? hlthe2b Mar 2014 #94
Thank you & bookmarked. --nt CrispyQ Mar 2014 #95
Thank you Earl. annabanana Mar 2014 #96
Thanks, but can you add Broken_Hero Mar 2014 #98
Message auto-removed Name removed May 2016 #163
Thank you for adding some names. PeaceNikki Mar 2014 #99
Thank you, EarlG. gademocrat7 Apr 2014 #101
THANK YOU Raine May 2014 #102
I just found the page, and I am chocking question everything May 2014 #103
Is this thread going to be the place to suggest additions going forward? Gormy Cuss May 2014 #105
She's already been added there. PeaceNikki May 2014 #106
Thanks PeaceNikki. Gormy Cuss May 2014 #107
What about Kheppra??? FarPoint Jun 2014 #108
Khephra's listed under 2005... Rhiannon12866 Jun 2014 #109
I was shocked that it has been 12 years since Andy left us lapfog_1 Nov 2017 #176
I still think of Andy... FarPoint Nov 2017 #177
Please add to Topics section rocktivity Jun 2014 #110
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2014 #111
Can you add RainDog to the tribute page? Ruby the Liberal Jul 2014 #112
I liked RainDog a lot. (eom) StevieM Mar 2018 #194
sadly, we now need to add dogday to the list NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #113
Was there an announcement thread, NRaleighLiberal? hlthe2b Aug 2014 #114
None yet - a few of us in MIRT modded with her and it was posted there - I didn't know her well - NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #115
I've been looking for a death notice on her. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2014 #116
I already forwarded that to the Admins Lithos Aug 2014 #117
Thanks very much, Lithos. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2014 #119
Great idea! nt caledesi Aug 2014 #118
Message auto-removed Name removed Aug 2014 #120
EarlG, DU lost another member last night... Kimi countryjake Feb 2015 #122
Rowdyboy passed away Wed March 5 2015 eaglecries Mar 2015 #123
Very sad to hear this. cyberswede Mar 2015 #124
I can't believe this. He was awesome, one of my favorite DUers. stevenleser Mar 2015 #125
I am sorry for your loss. icymist Mar 2015 #126
This message was self-deleted by its author greatlaurel Mar 2015 #127
Very sorry to hear this. TDale313 Mar 2015 #128
I am so sorry. My deepest condolences! hrmjustin Mar 2015 #129
My deepest condolences to you, my dear eaglecries... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2015 #130
Oh no. What a real shame. How distressing. nt MADem Mar 2015 #131
I'm very sorry to hear this. Thank you for joining up to inform us. I really enjoyed his words here. freshwest Mar 2015 #132
RIP Rowdyboy Solly Mack Mar 2015 #133
oh no! Kali Mar 2015 #134
I am very sorry for your loss and his. Behind the Aegis Mar 2015 #135
Steven was the best. William769 Mar 2015 #136
oh no, I am so sorry and thank you for letting us know. uppityperson Mar 2015 #138
I am so sorry for your loss. AverageJoe90 Mar 2015 #139
:( Hissyspit Mar 2015 #140
I'm very sorry for your loss, and ours... Cooley Hurd Mar 2015 #141
Such a nice man. I will miss him. greatauntoftriplets Mar 2015 #142
I'm very sorry for your loss, he seemed like a very nice man, RIP Rowdyboy steve2470 Mar 2015 #143
Hopefully you will see this: dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #144
I am so sorry to read this. Good guy. redwitch Mar 2015 #145
I hope you can let his family and friends know he will be missed here too. progressoid Mar 2015 #146
I just recently found out about Rowdyboy Crewleader Mar 2015 #147
oh! my heart is broken JitterbugPerfume Mar 2015 #148
Thank You! n/t 2naSalit Mar 2015 #137
Two recent DUer passings within as many days. lpbk2713 Mar 2015 #149
Post removed Post removed Mar 2015 #150
Something funny about this? elleng Mar 2015 #151
Love Mike Nelson Mar 2015 #152
Dear EarlG, Skinner, et al. Please add JeffR to our DU "In Memoriam" Page and a link on the sidebar NYC_SKP May 2015 #153
+1 Buzz Clik Jun 2015 #155
Post removed Post removed May 2015 #154
How do we request a person be added? kdmorris Jun 2015 #156
So many over the years. denbot Nov 2015 #157
It seems to be empty. Ptah Dec 2015 #158
Another sad loss: demmiblue Dec 2015 #159
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2016 #160
Sadly, Douglas Carpenter passed away: cpwm17 Feb 2016 #161
DU Member RiffRandell has passed away. Warren DeMontague May 2016 #164
... opiate69 Jun 2016 #166
Oh no! In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #168
Just found out this via here ProudToBeBlueInRhody Sep 2016 #173
I know. Warren DeMontague Sep 2016 #174
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #165
Thank you and... jpak Jun 2016 #167
I just found this page and realized that so many of my favorite people have moved on... kgnu_fan Jun 2016 #169
Recently added: Easily accessible. Fla Dem Aug 2016 #170
cool, thanks Kali Aug 2016 #171
Hey EarlG, Kali Aug 2016 #172
Hi, EarlG, I checked to see if this member had been added, I'm including the thread: Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #175
It's been added, but thanks for thinking of it. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #178
Ah! I re-read your OP so I checked the Memorial thread to see if he was there Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #179
He'd be pleased that it's there. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #180
Oh! I remember her quite well! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #181
Unfortunately, there's a lot of them. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #182
I know, there are way too many who just disappeared Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #183
Same here. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #184
It's not just fellow mods, but those I got to know on MIRT, too Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #185
Some got disgusted with DU during the primaries and the election. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #186
Most of the ones we knew well left before last year Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #187
A lot of people left or got FFRed during the primaries. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #188
So am I - always when I'm in the middle of something, LOL Rhiannon12866 Nov 2017 #189
Earl, I just noticed that Radio_Lady has not been added. Duppers Nov 2017 #190
Request was made a while ago to add KaryninMiami (2015) but don't see her listed. Fla Dem Jan 2018 #192
very nice Skittles Feb 2018 #193
Post removed Post removed Aug 2018 #195
Post removed Post removed Nov 2018 #197
What a nice thing to do. Some very familiar IDs there. VOX Dec 2018 #198
Just checked MosheFeingold Feb 2019 #199
Shame this isn't being maintained Ron Obvious Mar 2019 #200
Fact is Ron... sheshe2 Mar 2019 #203
I appreciate the difficulty. Ron Obvious Mar 2019 #204
It is being maintained (nt) EarlG Mar 2019 #206
... lapucelle Mar 2019 #201
Thank you for this, EarlG Glorfindel Mar 2019 #202
sadly I have another loss to report, achtung_circus Kali Apr 2019 #207
kick...n/t dixiegrrrrl Jun 2019 #208
Salvorhardin sadly died in 2017 LeftishBrit Jul 2019 #209
Too many gone... HCE SuiGeneris Aug 2019 #210
we've lost no one in 2018 or 2019? I find that hard to believe...we must be missing some names. NRaleighLiberal Mar 2020 #211
We're missing Rep. John Conyers who posted here in 2005, he passed on last October Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #213
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #212
Post removed Post removed Apr 2020 #214
cliffordu passed on Feb2. marble falls May 2021 #215
Post removed Post removed Aug 2021 #216
Message auto-removed Name removed Sep 2021 #217
please add... markie Nov 2021 #218
I'm sorry for your loss EarlG Nov 2021 #219
Please add MadFloridian Donkees Jan 2022 #220
Celebrating Rick Albertson - Sat 3/19 3-6 EDT zoom Nan-VT Mar 2022 #221
welcome to DU gopiscrap Mar 2022 #222
It grieves me to report that longtime DUer Matilda died in February. CBHagman May 2022 #223

Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,711 posts)
2. Thank you for this wonderful page...
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 01:00 PM
Mar 2014

Even though it brings the losses back with stunning force.

Now we can grieve and talk and remember those we have lost...

ManiacJoe

(10,136 posts)
52. Yes, this needs a navigation hook-up.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 04:44 PM
Mar 2014

At the moment, the only way to this page is through this thread.

EarlG

(22,252 posts)
11. To the people who posted additional suggestions:
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 01:32 PM
Mar 2014

I added the names, they will appear in a few minutes after the servers synchronize. Thanks.

cyberswede

(26,117 posts)
13. I think this link might be a better link for MFM
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 01:43 PM
Mar 2014
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018551379

Especially since it's in the Lounge, sort of his DU home.

Thanks for the memorial page - it's nice to remember these folks, yet makes me .

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
16. I didn't "know" MedicalAdmin but this thread that he wrote is one of the most
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 01:54 PM
Mar 2014

profound that I have read in my almost 13 years on DU.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002252691

Sharing here for anyone who had missed it.

Thank you so much for the In Memoriam page.

calimary

(82,647 posts)
43. Oh. My. God.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 03:35 PM
Mar 2014

I read through that. STUNNING. And just completely disgusting and outrageous - that ANYONE in America in this day and age would have to go through even a small part of that agony. Yeah. "American exceptionalism" alright.

Hekate

(92,523 posts)
70. That is just stunning, and is the first time I have read it
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:06 PM
Mar 2014

(I was on hiatus when it was posted.) What a terrible loss.

Jefferson23

(30,099 posts)
100. Never saw that before now..thank you for posting it...I am speechless.
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 03:26 PM
Apr 2014
*I will die soon and the ONLY REASON is that I don’t live in a civilized country. Let that sink in for a moment.

katmondoo

(6,484 posts)
205. I am in tears from reading that post. I will always be thankful for my life even my problems
Sun Mar 31, 2019, 08:10 PM
Mar 2019

are nothing by comparison.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,140 posts)
20. Thank you EarlG.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 02:07 PM
Mar 2014

T'is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order, smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


-from "Ulysses"
by ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)
30. Thank you and a question
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 02:42 PM
Mar 2014

Will there be an easy link to this page, say over on the left column where all the forums etc. are listed?

TeeYiYi

(8,028 posts)
32. Roni, aka NewYawker99...
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 02:59 PM
Mar 2014

Didn't see her name. Not sure of her whereabouts but I think she may have passed. She was one of the main reasons I stayed at DU. Her encouragement and acknowledgement of milestones was legendary. I miss her...

Thank you, admins, for this page.

Where does this page live? Can it be subscribed to?...

TYY

Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)
48. Did she die?
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 04:21 PM
Mar 2014

I know that she was in failing health but AFAIK there's never been a confirmation that she has passed away.
I miss her too.

TeeYiYi

(8,028 posts)
56. I vaguely remember...
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 05:07 PM
Mar 2014

...someone confirming it but, no, I can't confirm it. I sincerely hope I'm wrong.

She was the official DU greeter, back in the day. She really made newbies feel welcome and at home. I'm pretty sure my first few hundred posts were made with the goal of being acknowledged by NewYawker99. She really knew how to throw a milestone party.

I would very much like to believe that she's still out there, somewhere...

If you're still out there, NewYawker99, I want to thank you for making me feel so welcome at a time and in a place that was otherwise, pretty intimidating.

TYY

madmax

(16,612 posts)
191. Yes it's true
Thu Dec 14, 2017, 12:13 AM
Dec 2017

She was a good friend of mine. We met on DU and just became very close. She sent me various gifts during her last few months. She was tired of the pain from a broken hip and a botched replacement. She did it her way.

Stuckinthebush

(10,932 posts)
33. I've been here since the beginning
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 03:00 PM
Mar 2014

Looking at those names makes me sad and happy.

Life is short. Damn it.

Response to EarlG (Original post)

calimary

(82,647 posts)
38. Oh Excellent! That's a very good idea, EarlG.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 03:06 PM
Mar 2014

You've gotta know there are many among us who are wondering what happened to some of the missing DU beloved. For example, since I've found myself welcoming a lot of new (or newly-activated former lurking) posters, I find myself wondering about NewYawker99. ALWAYS led the "DU Welcome Wagon."

Thanks so much for this. A VERY good idea.

calimary

(82,647 posts)
44. Yes indeed. I like the way you set it all out, EarlG.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 03:40 PM
Mar 2014

The lost, by year. Very sad. But very sweet.

longship

(40,416 posts)
49. I remember many of them. Thank you to the admins.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 04:29 PM
Mar 2014

And thank you to those in our community who have passed on.

bvar22

(39,909 posts)
53. Thank You, DU.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 04:51 PM
Mar 2014

This is a great addition,
and a humbling reminder of how long we have been here,
and the size of our extended family.

MH1

(17,901 posts)
54. Thank you, and nicely done.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 05:02 PM
Mar 2014

It made me a little sad going through the list. I think there were one or two that I was unaware had passed .. I'm not here everyday and don't know everyone as well as some here do. But so many on that list are posters I remember warmly.

Thanks for creating that page.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
63. Thank you so much, EarlG.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 06:35 PM
Mar 2014

We needed this.

It is a very fine tribute to those members who have passed away. Beautifully composed.

KatyaR

(3,464 posts)
67. Thank you for doing this.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 07:12 PM
Mar 2014

Looking at the list makes me really sad. I know there are many more that need to be added....

 

OnyxCollie

(9,958 posts)
77. Tangerine La Bamba.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:50 PM
Mar 2014

I had been trying to recall her name all day.

I just remembered it, clicked on the OP, scrolled down to the title of your post, and knew it was about her.

Hekate

(92,523 posts)
72. Thanks, EarlG. DU needs this reminder that we are, after all, a community.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:08 PM
Mar 2014
You guys are the best.

Perma-link please?

Historic NY

(37,610 posts)
74. Now we will know who are missing at the table....
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:55 PM
Mar 2014

as the years roll along memories fade, names that sound familar seem to be gone...they aren't at the table. In doing this we can recall those missing from life's banter.

Lisa0825

(14,488 posts)
76. I also hope this will get a link on the left side margin so it is easy to find.
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:46 PM
Mar 2014

Thank you so much for adding this page. It is important to us to remember those we have lost.

 

Hell Hath No Fury

(16,327 posts)
79. This is very wonderful
Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:07 PM
Mar 2014

but also really sad. Just about every one of those names brings back so, so many memories.

Duppers

(28,177 posts)
81. Thank you so much for this, Earl.
Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:57 AM
Mar 2014

Could you please add "HillbillyBob" who passed last year, Feb. 28, 2013.

Rob was a dear friend and was married to DU's "HillWilliam."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022443290

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113736178


countryjake

(8,554 posts)
85. What's to be done for those who passed without notice?
Thu Mar 20, 2014, 06:13 AM
Mar 2014

I can think of one longtime DUer who has passed away without any memorial thread which spoke of his death.

Pnorman was a crusty old Merchant Marine and a good advocate for labor, he was 82 when he died in 2012. A few other posters from the Seattle area knew Paul, too, but I can't remember their names now.

Broken_Hero

(59,305 posts)
98. Thanks, but can you add
Tue Mar 25, 2014, 03:23 PM
Mar 2014

the arkansas liberal

He was a good friend to my wife and I and introduced my wife and I to DU. He passed away in Nov of 2011. I know he wasn't a prolific poster here, but he meant the world to my wife, and introduced me to your site. Thanks.

Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #98)

question everything

(48,096 posts)
103. I just found the page, and I am chocking
Wed May 21, 2014, 02:29 PM
May 2014

I remember many of them. Many found solace from their pain on DU and often said their last thoughts and thanks on DU.

I always had hard time reading their last posts and admired their courage and resolve to accept their fate with honesty.

I hope that some of their family members, who posted on DU and told us that they passed, still visit us on occasions.

May they rest in peace.



FarPoint

(13,006 posts)
108. What about Kheppra???
Thu Jun 5, 2014, 08:45 PM
Jun 2014

Not sure what year...he passed before Andy I believe. Oh..never mind... I found his name. Oops..I spelled it wrong too. My bad.

lapfog_1

(29,568 posts)
176. I was shocked that it has been 12 years since Andy left us
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 12:58 AM
Nov 2017

time sure passes... more quickly as I get older.

Response to EarlG (Original post)

hlthe2b

(103,638 posts)
114. Was there an announcement thread, NRaleighLiberal?
Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:30 PM
Aug 2014

Sad to say, I'd not gotten to know DogDay, but I'm sure there are others who could eulogize her and share what they do know and that would provide a page link for admins.

RIP, Dogday.

NRaleighLiberal

(60,140 posts)
115. None yet - a few of us in MIRT modded with her and it was posted there - I didn't know her well -
Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:31 PM
Aug 2014

suspect there are DUers more familiar with her that can create a tribute OP.

greatauntoftriplets

(176,190 posts)
116. I've been looking for a death notice on her.
Mon Aug 4, 2014, 06:12 PM
Aug 2014

So far, nothing. If necessary, I'll post the info from her Facebook page.

Response to EarlG (Original post)

eaglecries

(7 posts)
123. Rowdyboy passed away Wed March 5 2015
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:21 PM
Mar 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.

cyberswede

(26,117 posts)
124. Very sad to hear this.
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:42 PM
Mar 2015

Thank you for the information. I took the liberty of quoting your post in GD, so more people will see it. You can read the thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026340052

So sorry for your loss.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
125. I can't believe this. He was awesome, one of my favorite DUers.
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:46 PM
Mar 2015

So sorry for your loss. And sorry for all of us. He will be missed.

Response to eaglecries (Reply #123)

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,711 posts)
130. My deepest condolences to you, my dear eaglecries...
Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:55 PM
Mar 2015

It is so very hard to lose someone you were close to...

I hope that you will find DU a welcoming place, and one where you will feel at home.



freshwest

(53,661 posts)
132. I'm very sorry to hear this. Thank you for joining up to inform us. I really enjoyed his words here.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:00 AM
Mar 2015


Take good care, to all his nearest and dearest.


 

AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)
139. I am so sorry for your loss.
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:08 AM
Mar 2015

I honestly didn't see the guy much myself, but from what little I know of him, he was a fairly well liked member of the DU community-he will be missed.

 

Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
141. I'm very sorry for your loss, and ours...
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 06:51 AM
Mar 2015

Rowdyboy was certainly one of the good ones! Cross gently, Rowdyboy...

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
144. Hopefully you will see this:
Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:20 PM
Mar 2015

Your message about Rowdyboy has been posted for all of DU to see, here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026340052

Pls. let his family know that they can go to the above page to see comments.

Thank you for letting us know of Rowdy's passing.

JitterbugPerfume

(18,183 posts)
148. oh! my heart is broken
Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:09 PM
Mar 2015

I had many wonderful conversations with him in private messages over the years. He was the best....smart , funny and the soul of compassion, he was much loved.

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NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
153. Dear EarlG, Skinner, et al. Please add JeffR to our DU "In Memoriam" Page and a link on the sidebar
Sat May 23, 2015, 02:16 PM
May 2015

TIA

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Fla Dem

(24,578 posts)
170. Recently added: Easily accessible.
Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:12 AM
Aug 2016

Scroll to the bottom of any DU page.

Look for the words "In Memoriam"

New feature, just added. Not the Memoriam page, the easy accessibility.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/125911564

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
175. Hi, EarlG, I checked to see if this member had been added, I'm including the thread:
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 12:35 AM
Nov 2017
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029861445

greatauntoftriplets (163,094 posts)

Sad news. DUer Blue-Jay has died.

Jason hasn't been around DU lately because he had health problems after suffering a stroke. He had been a member of DU for many years and was noted for his sigline photo of Dubya with a giant squirrel.

He had recently had another stroke, went from the hospital to rehab and then home. We were Facebook friends and he had stopped posting there several weeks ago. Apparently, he had yet another stroke.

I don't have many details, but will post more when I get more information.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
179. Ah! I re-read your OP so I checked the Memorial thread to see if he was there
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 09:52 PM
Nov 2017

And when I didn't see it, I thought it wouldn't hurt to kick the thread. I figured EarlG would check with you if he needed to know more.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
181. Oh! I remember her quite well!
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 10:11 PM
Nov 2017

Thanks for getting this taken care of, DUers will want to know - they were both members of this community. I often wonder about those who disappear and we never know why. TAB is likely gone from us and newyawker99 just disappeared. Those two long-time and active DUers come to mind...

greatauntoftriplets

(176,190 posts)
182. Unfortunately, there's a lot of them.
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 10:34 PM
Nov 2017

I suppose that's to be expected. People drift in and out. Too many have died.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
183. I know, there are way too many who just disappeared
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 10:53 PM
Nov 2017

I sometimes look for our fellow mods, especially at Valentine Hearts time.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
185. It's not just fellow mods, but those I got to know on MIRT, too
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:17 PM
Nov 2017

And it's surprising to me that so many are gone since they contributed a lot to the site. And I liked them.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
187. Most of the ones we knew well left before last year
Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:56 PM
Nov 2017

But I agree that there are a lot of DUers who are FFR. They used to be able to come back after the hides expired. And I have to say I'm still on a lot of juries.

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
189. So am I - always when I'm in the middle of something, LOL
Sun Nov 26, 2017, 12:06 AM
Nov 2017

And I have noticed that a whole lot of missing DUers last posted mid 2016. There are times I've gotten aggravated, but I still remember Skinner's advice - just take a break. It's a message board, we may have long memories, but the board still moves pretty fast. I do wish we could still lock the train wrecks, though. Those are the ones I get called on juries for.

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VOX

(22,976 posts)
198. What a nice thing to do. Some very familiar IDs there.
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 10:16 AM
Dec 2018

And a few I didn’t know about until now.

It’s a truly kind thing, a little spot for old friends.

Thanks, EarlG.

sheshe2

(85,091 posts)
203. Fact is Ron...
Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:52 PM
Mar 2019

We just don't know what has happened to some that have gone missing. I have had them add one I knew for sure, yet out of touch with others that I cared about and just don't know.

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
204. I appreciate the difficulty.
Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:59 PM
Mar 2019

I was actually mildly shocked that DU'ers who I thought died in 2018 actually died a year or two before that... Time flies and all that. Maybe the Grim Reaper gave DU a break in 2018.

Kali

(55,255 posts)
207. sadly I have another loss to report, achtung_circus
Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:50 PM
Apr 2019

he used to be fairly active on DU but hadn't posted much in several years. he passed last year on February 3, 2018. I started a thread in the Lounge - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181203116

Rhiannon12866

(212,329 posts)
213. We're missing Rep. John Conyers who posted here in 2005, he passed on last October
Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:18 AM
Apr 2020

That sticks in my mind since so many replied to him, including me! And I found it amusing that the first reply that he received had a John Conyers avatar!

John Conyers Jr.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=171568

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markie

(22,774 posts)
218. please add...
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:39 AM
Nov 2021

he didn't post much, but read always and DU was a good part of our shared conversations...

Jeff_was_here, my partner , my soulmate, a Vietnam Air Force Vet, an honorable and extremely good person! He passed November 16, 2021. I will love him always and will continue to try to live up to his standards.

...and thank you Hospice for being there.

Nan-VT

(1 post)
221. Celebrating Rick Albertson - Sat 3/19 3-6 EDT zoom
Thu Mar 17, 2022, 09:10 AM
Mar 2022

Hello - Sadly, Rick Albertson, who wrote here on political and other subjects as either ralbertson or mloutre, passed away recently. His friend from their shared childhood in Erie PA has organized a Zoom celebration of Rick’s life for all who knew and appreciated this passionate guy.

Here is the direct link to the Zoom gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89684345581?pwd=VWQyL0FUcDFDVWhHaGVUaEF1RjhnUT09

Please know that you’re welcome to stop in at any time during the three-hour celebration on Saturday, March 19th 3-6EDT.

Thanks!
Nan

CBHagman

(17,056 posts)
223. It grieves me to report that longtime DUer Matilda died in February.
Tue May 31, 2022, 09:45 PM
May 2022

I only received news of her death recently, and I wanted to make sure she was remembered here. It would mean a lot to her.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/~Matilda


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