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Fri May 22, 2015, 09:04 AM

So long, JeffR. Keep those DUZYs coming from wherever it is your spirit may soar.

You were a DUZY in a category of your own.

"A small bout of fatal cancer," indeed. I guess you forgot to take those two aspirin and call the doc in the morning, eh?

RIP to a man I never met, but was a friend all the same, and not just to me by any stretch.

Nance, we are SO sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine what this must have meant for you..............

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Reply So long, JeffR. Keep those DUZYs coming from wherever it is your spirit may soar. (Original post)
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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:06 AM

1. Rest in peace, JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:07 AM

2. I saw that this morning on FaceBook, it's so very sad to hear.

 

He'll be missed and I send all my love to his family, his friends, and to Nance.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:10 AM

3. We can argue politics until we're blue in the face

But some things just transcend it all, don't they?

"You never know what you've got til it's gone."

Except some do. Nance knew. So would I, though I hope I never have to.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:31 AM

25. Yes, exactly. Some things are bigger than "D" & "R". R.I.P.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:12 AM

4. Oh, so very very sorry to hear this....

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:15 AM

5. Did I miss a GD thread? For those of us not on Facebook, could someone post a bit more?

We surely have missed JeffR here for some time, but I did not know he was so ill.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:22 AM

6. JeffR left this plane just before 7:00 pm, Toronto.

 

Per the post:

His passing was peaceful and pain-free, thanks to the incredible care of the medical team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital


I would leave any additional details to Nance to provide.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:29 AM

7. Thank you...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:59 PM

73. ....

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:02 PM

81. Nance is currently in timeout (since May 11).

Wonder if Skinner would extend a temporary amnesty, under the circumstances.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #81)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:32 PM

84. We'll see. Great idea.

 

Will send a message.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:35 AM

10. I have no idea if there was a GD thread

Last edited Sun May 24, 2015, 10:43 AM - Edit history (1)

Jeff and Nance chose to let his passing be known as they saw fit, and I respect their decision not to make his illness a public event. Each victim of a fatal disease certainly has a right to confront it in their own way. Whether or not to go public with it is their decision and theirs alone.

For the record, I didn't know Jeff was ill either, just saw Nance's post on Facebook. For that matter, I don't even know if she is cool with my having posted on the board (guess I should have asked before posting--Nance, please forgive me if I acted in haste)*, but I know Jeff had enough friends on DU that plenty of people here would want to know and say something. For those in contact with Nance, I'm sure she will be glad to read all communication of condolence and encouragement. We all know how tough and gutsy she is, but this can't be an easy time for her. None of us are made of titanium.

*late edit: I later got a note from her saying she was going to ask me to post something, but she heard that I already had.

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:16 AM

12. I think it is only human that those of us who came to really enjoy JeffR (and Nance's) posts would

be concerned about them and react with public sorrow when something happens to them. I do believe asking questions about it is likewise a natural reaction to the shock of hearing the news. I certainly meant no disrespect.

My deepest condolences to Nance and (the undoubtedly many) JeffR friends, colleagues and family.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #12)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:08 AM

19. No harm done n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:43 PM

69. I am glad you posted here, thank you.

Still, it is quite a shock. He was well known here.

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2015, 09:29 AM

138. I'm so grateful you posted it.

I was friends with Jeff on facebook but I'm not with Nance. So I wouldn't have known otherwise, until one day I'd cruise over to his page just to see what was up because he hadn't posted in forever.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #138)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:48 AM

139. I know what you mean

I post only seldom on my FB page, so one fine day, someone might remark in passing "that guy from Dallas hasn't posted in a while," and that'll be the end of it.

Being married to Nance meant there was no chance Jeff's passing would go unnoticed, and the well of wonderful sentiment that has shown up on the several threads speaks for itself.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:29 AM

8. RIP

One of the good ones. Enjoyed his posts.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:32 AM

9. Damn! A big loss.

Thanks for the Duzys. Condolences to Nance...

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:37 AM

11. Oh, wow.

What a loss. Please accept my condolences, Nance.

-- Mal

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:32 AM

13. RIP JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:39 AM

14. Oh no. Very sorry to hear this!



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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:56 AM

15. ()


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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:05 AM

16. So sorry to hear this.

My condolences to Nance and their families.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:05 AM

17. How sad.

 

RIP JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:06 AM

18. I'm sorry to hear this.

JeffR was a funny and a great DUer. He will be missed. What the connection to Nance?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:09 AM

20. Spousal connection

They were married.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:09 AM

21. Sleep well in the great night

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:13 AM

22. ((JeffR))

Will only think of JeffR with a smile.

((Nance))

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:17 AM

23. I am so sorry to learn this....

My deepest condolences to Nance, their family and friends.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:23 AM

24. So sorry and sad to see this.

JeffR must surely have a special star in the heavens.



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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:31 AM

26. My condolences to his family and may he forever rest in peace.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:33 AM

27. Oh nooooooo!

How sad! I'm so sorry to hear that. He was a good man.

RIP JeffR

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:39 AM

28. So sorry to hear this

My thoughts are with Nance and his family

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:41 AM

29. Man! DU loses another valuable citizen.

There have been so many already sadly gone and hopefully not forgotten.


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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:43 AM

30. omg. My heart-felt condolences to you Nance and your family and friends.

Gosh, I'm just stunned.


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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:44 AM

31. RIP to the DUzy roastmaster general.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:52 AM

32. Condolences to Nance and their families. This is terrible news.

{{{{{{ }}}}}}

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:56 AM

33. RIP, JeffR.

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 12:01 PM

34. RIP

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 12:01 PM

35. JeffR...

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 12:02 PM

36. This makes me so sad.

JeffR was a true friend to me, a mentor in the Photo Group when I didn't know an aperture from an ISO. I will deeply miss him.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 12:23 PM

37. Oh my, a great person that will be sorely missed.

 

Nance, I am so very sorry for your loss. JeffR was a wonderful, well spoken guy with a way about him I will never forget. Sincerest hugs.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 02:01 PM

38. ...

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 02:30 PM

39. I'm sorry to hear this

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:08 PM

40. RIP

How awful. Love to his family.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:15 PM

41. I'm in tears. I just saw this. I'm so sorry, Nance.

I have such lovely messages from Jeff in my inbox. Oh, my.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:20 PM

42. I had no idea. A wrenching loss, not only to those who knew him.

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:22 PM

43. RIP. Condolences to his loving wife and family.

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:28 PM

44. Our loss is great, your loss Nance, heartbreaking. Peace to you and your families.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:32 PM

45. (((((((JeffR)))))))

 



Peace...

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:37 PM

46. OMG!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 03:55 PM

47. Rest in peace, JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:02 PM

48. RIP JeffR

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:09 PM

49. Rest in peace JeffR.

Prayers to you and your loved ones ((Nance)).

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:23 PM

50. What a lovely tribute to JeffR, my dear DFW...

I saw the news last night on Facebook and was shocked beyond words. He was a beautiful, funny, terrific guy who knew his way around a camera second to none.

And anyone who ever saw his DUzys would never forget his sense of humor.

My deepest condolences to Nance and his family and friends...

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:25 PM

51. He will be missed.

RIP

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:36 PM

52. Passing along my sincere condolences



Loved his DUzys he will be missed.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:37 PM

53. My condolences to Nance.

May JeffR rest in peace.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:39 PM

54. Such sad news.

My deepest condolences to Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:51 PM

55. Damn. nt

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 04:59 PM

56. Very sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to Nancy and her family.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:04 PM

57. RIP JeffR

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:16 PM

58. Oh, this is so sad.

I didn't know he was sick.

JeffR was kind to me when I first got here and we shared a deep love of Joni Mitchell.

I can't imagine what you must be going through, Nance. I can only imagine your sorrow.

A toast to Jeff. I will never forget him.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:17 PM

59. RIP JeffR

My heart goes out to you and yours ((Nance.)) I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:19 PM

60. I am so so sorry... RIP JeffR

Nancy... our deepest condolences.. I am just so sorry ..Emily and John.. the Peacetrains

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:23 PM

61. Really sorry to hear this -

my condolences to Nance and other family/friends.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:37 PM

62. I am simply heartbroken

and so horrible sad for Nance's loss. I never ever stopped missing JeffR
He was a true Mensch.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:38 PM

63. My heart is broken. I am also in tears.

This is a complete shock to me. I never stopped missing him.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:43 PM

64. Farewell to a great and beautiful and generous soul.

I will always treasure my memories of the old DUzy threads.

There's a bright new star shining in the heavens...

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 05:54 PM

65. JeffR, one day I'll meet you further on up the road. . .

Loved your DUzys. . .always looked forward to them and contributing to the gleeful mayhem.

Nance, I, like many others, had no idea what was going on, but I fully respect both your decisions regarding letting this news out.

Rest in Power, JeffR.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #65)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:53 AM

108. With respect to letting the news out

I took the liberty, and admittedly without specific permission. I just saw the Facebook post from Nance and had a gut reaction. I haven't heard from Nance since yesterday, and hope she was cool with it, or if not, that she forgives me, knowing how well both Jeff and she were/are appreciated here.

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Response to DFW (Reply #108)

Sat May 23, 2015, 07:56 AM

120. I'm sure Nance forgives you. . .as do all of us.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:02 PM

66. I has a sad

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:30 PM

67. I'm so sorry, Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:31 PM

68. .




K&R!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:49 PM

70. Peace, to Jeff, and to Nance

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:50 PM

71. There will be a little more laughter in heaven tonight....

and a little less here.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 06:56 PM

72. Go in Peace

I had not had much communication with Jeff the past year or two but worked very closely with him (and Nance) on a couple of things. While doing so, he helped me with some personal issues without ever knowing he did it.

This is the first loss of an online friend I have experienced that has genuinely made me cry. I will miss him and am sorry we didn't get to do more of what we'd planned awhile back.

Be well, everyone.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:06 PM

74. ...and the wheel turns. Blessings JeffR. RIP.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:07 PM

75. Very Sad...wish best to NANCE and Family....

We are really a FAMILY being here so long on DU (many of us) and when one of us Passes On.......all differences are set aside.


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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:10 PM

76. Pass gently, Jeff

Hugs to you, }}}}}Nance{{{{{ and my deepest condolences

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:23 PM

77. So sad and shocked.

He was a wonderful member of the Photo group and I was sad when he left DU. So very sorry to hear this news. RIP JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:34 PM

78. Damn Safe passage, Jeff

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:47 PM

79. Sorry to hear this.

My condolences Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 07:47 PM

80. Rest in peace, JeffR

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:05 PM

82. Oh man

Rest in peace indeed

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:11 PM

83. This one cuts deeply.

Peace to Nance, and all those who loved him.

Thank you for letting us know here, DFW.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #83)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:55 AM

109. I may have overstepped a line, but I hope not.

See post #108.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:39 PM

85. JeffR certainly left a lot of memories with a lot of folk

may he rest in peace and may his family have peace.

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Fri May 22, 2015, 08:42 PM

86. i'm nance's sister. only a few

people knew that jeff was sick.

thank you all for your condolences.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #86)

Sat May 23, 2015, 02:01 AM

110. I hope it was OK to let the board know

Jeff and Nance had their differences with more than a few here, but were/are held in high regard by a great many at DU (my thanks to those who felt otherwise for not intruding here).

When we lose someone who was as important to so many, as Jeff was, I thought it appropriate to say something. I hope Nance agrees (or forgives me if she doesn't).

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Response to DFW (Reply #110)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:00 AM

117. i think it was okay.

she probably expected it because so many DUers have become her friends on facebook.

thanks to all of you who expressed your love and sent your condolences. i'm sure she appreciates it.

peggy posted this link on facebook for her.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #117)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:26 AM

118. I heard from her this morning

All is well.

Thanks for the note.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 08:43 PM

87. Sad.

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:07 PM

88. ...

Only became aware of this dear being through the DUzys, and I enjoyed them immensely. I am saddened to know, now, that this fun person was so ill... I guess I missed out about his departing DU whenever that was.

Condolences to all who knew him well and even more so to those who loved him and who were loved by him.



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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:18 PM

89. So sorry to hear this

My condolences

RL

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:29 PM

90. Thank you

RIP Jeff -- bless you Nance and condolences on your loss!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:42 PM

91. So sorry to hear this and so sorry for Nance.

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:49 PM

92. I am very sorry to hear this.

I recall having friendly and informative exchanges with JeffR at a couple of points and he struck me as one of those terrific DUers who I wished would post more. All that aside I'm sorry that's he's left us and send my condolences and all best wishes to his family.



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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:52 PM

93. Can I say "DUZY" just in his honor?

He made us laugh when we needed it, sometimes desperately. Condolences to Nance and all who loved him.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 09:56 PM

94. A truly great loss.

Best wishes Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:13 PM

95. So sorry to hear the news.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:18 PM

96. JeffR

Reading this took my breath away.

No words.

Nance, I truly don't know what to say. I am so sorry.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:29 PM

97. Nance, I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

It is clear that JeffR had a profound impact on many here, and I'm saddened that I never had the opportunity to know him, as much as you can know someone online.

I wish you much peace, comfort and love.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:48 PM

98. JeffR was a mainstay in the old days.

His DUzys were always one of the things we waited eagerly for each week, sort of like Salmon's weekly pics.

He will be missed.

I am so sorry, Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:49 PM

99. Thanks for the post, Manny.

JeffR will be missed.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #99)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:49 PM

129. Manny posted something on the GD board

But I'm sure he'll see this.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:52 PM

100. Oh Nance and JeffR.. I am so sorry and sad Jeff had to leave

so early.. I love you both.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:02 PM

101. Cross gently, Jeff. Jesus...

 

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:07 PM

102. So sorry… What a loss to us...




A great loss, indeed.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:11 PM

103. I loved all the hard work he put into putting those DUzys together--some of those compilations had

me kicking a leg and crying, I was laughing so hard.

Whenever I opened up DU and saw one of those threads, I knew I was in for some fun. I missed them when he stopped doing 'em.

Damn, this is some sad news. It's painful for his online friends and "family," I can't imagine how distressed his real life loved ones are feeling.

Cross gently, JeffR.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:26 PM

104. OMG!!!

JeffR was such a powerful part of my oh-so-positive DU experience!

I am heartbroken both for my own sake and that of my dear Nance.

What a tremendous loss! I don't know what to say... but...

R.I.P., JeffR, you made a difference in this world> <tears>

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:38 PM

105. Damn.

JeffR was one of DU's best. Nance, I'm so sorry for your dear loss; I wish I could give you a hug.



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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:20 AM

106. I hate it when people leave. It feels so lonely.

I wish only good things for him and his family. What a sad thing to hear.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:04 AM

107. I am so sorry to hear about this.

RIP Jeff, and peace to you and Nance....hope you are holding up as well as can be expected.

I have seen you have a huge group of supporters here that truly care about you.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 02:47 AM

111. I am so terribly sorry.

Jeff was a great DU-er.

All best thoughts to Nance and to all Jeff's family and friends.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:09 AM

112. Very sad news

to hear...the DUzy awards remain in a class by themselves, as does JeffR. Deepest condolences to all his family and friends.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:30 AM

113. Safe passage to Jeff.

May he be free from suffering. Peace and comfort to his family and friends.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:41 AM

114. I heard from Nance, and this post is in line with her wishes

Big sigh of relief on my part, and a note to Manny on the GD Board.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 04:24 AM

115. RIP, JeffR. And thanks for the memories.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 04:34 AM

116. So sad

He was one of DU's best.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:56 AM

119. How sad! He brought so much joy to DU. May he rest in peace.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 07:56 AM

121. Oh, damn

...damn.

Much love to Nance and all of his friends and family. Jeff was always unfailingly kind to me and I'll miss that voice I respected and appreciated so much. We were lucky to have such a tireless advocate for humanity gracing this political forum. How very sad to find this morning that he's gone. So long, Jeff.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 08:10 AM

122. So sorry to hear this

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 10:48 AM

123. He was a real treasure...

those DUzy's were a lot of work and he made them fun for all of us.

He will be greatly missed.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 11:19 AM

124. Oh man, :( he was certainly one of the good ones.

damn.

Rest in Peace.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 11:30 AM

125. I am so sorry

He will be Missed.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 11:34 AM

126. Rest in Peace Jeff and thanks for all the laughs over the years. My sympathy to you Nance and

families and to all of Jeff's friends .

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:09 PM

127. I'm so very sorry, Nance. I lost my beloved best friend of 31 years last year.

We were married for 30 of them. You have my deepest condolences. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:18 PM

128. With all the crap going on in the world...

 

there were 3 things that were guaranteed to bring a smile to your face- Top 10 Conservative Idiots (my gateway drug to DU), SalmonChantedEvening's Sunday LOLcats, and JeffR's DUzy awards (yeah, I know several other people tried to pick that gauntlet up, but no one did it like Jeff). Thanks, Jeff, for all the smiles you gave me over the years, and peace to you, Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:29 PM

130. RIP Jeff and Hugs to Nance

Both lovely people.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 02:09 PM

131. sincere condolences to Nance and family and friends

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:07 PM

132. Rest in eternal Peace my brother!

Stay strong Nance.....you are in my prayers!

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 04:19 PM

133. .

We'll miss you Jeff.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 06:45 PM

134. I am sorry to hear of this.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 06:57 PM

135. Oh my God. I had no idea

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 02:16 AM

136. Another great one taken from us.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 03:11 AM

137. peace

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 12:26 PM

140. Terrible news, everyone looked forward to JeffR and the DUzys.

Didn't know the guy, but he provided a nice service to all of us here.

RIP- Jeff

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 07:15 PM

141. RIP JeffR

Sorry for your loss Nance.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 11:03 PM

142. My condolences NanceGreggs

JeffR, may your ancestors quickly guide you through the Southern Door.

I've always treasured my only DUzy, more so now.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:49 PM

143. .

When I think of DU, I invariably think of Jeff. It was a lovely, creative, and exciting time while he was here and he kept DU a funny place-in a good way-for longer than it might otherwise have been.

With tears I now say I miss my sweet brother more than I thought I would, or would ever have to.

Condolences Nance.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #143)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 11:58 PM

144. I rarely come into the Lounge ...

But tonight, I decided to take a quick look around. Imagine my surprise at seeing this thread resurface after almost two months since Jeff passed.

It's been difficult to adjust to the silence. We both worked from home, were together 24/7, and gabbed constantly about everything - politics, the news, the neighbourhood, our friends, books, movies. In our 22 plus years together, we just never shut up.

And the man made me laugh every day. His quick wit never failed - he had a one-liner for every situation. You know how funny he could be on DU - imagine what it was like living with a man who was that funny all the time.

One of his oft-spoken one-liners would come up when he read some ridiculous anti-Obama post on DU. He'd shake his head and say, "See, this is why I backed the Kurovski-Wetzelbill ticket - but did anyone listen to me? Oh, noooooo."

Thanks for your condolences, and your truly lovely words about Jeff. Wherever he is, I've no doubt he's read them/heard them, and is proud to count you among his friends.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #144)

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 09:54 AM

145. I wish I could hug you right now.

It's going to be a long road for you, and at least Jeff was a person so large in spirit and so deeply gifted that we can be comforted somewhat by what he left us.

And if I can feel this way through something as distant as the internet, for you it is of course a veritable tsunami of both sorrow for the loss, and joy at the remembrance of that dearest of men.

And so, again with the tears. I regret having been absent from my online life, and Jeff's loss is the paper parasol in the Mai Mai of my regretting.

I have no idea why I just said that.

Love to you, Nance. And deepest condolences. How lucky it was that Jeff was ours for a time.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #145)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 01:53 AM

146. I wish you could hug me now, too.

But even through the miles, I can feel your embrace nonetheless.

I often think these days of a line in "Moonstruck", where Cher is talking about her deceased husband: "Who knew that man was a gift I couldn't keep?"

Yeah, who knew?

But that gift was mine for twenty-two years - and for that I am grateful.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #146)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 12:17 PM

147. It is heartening to see sentiments like this still expressed here

It takes away from some of acrimony see elsewhere on this site of late.

The people behind the posts are still very much for real.

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Response to DFW (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:59 PM

148. crap! i didn't know. i'm so sorry to hear this news

jeff was an endearing part of this community for so very long

--he really was treasured by so many here--

sending heartfelt sympathy to nance, their family, and all who loved him.








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Response to orleans (Reply #148)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

149. Not everyone heard

We were all pretty shocked to hear it.

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