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Violet_Crumble

(35,954 posts)
Sat Feb 13, 2016, 02:49 AM Feb 2016

DUer Douglas Carpenter passed away yesterday... [View all]

Doug had been fighting cancer for the past year and was hospitalised mid January with pneumonia. His last post at DU was about being hospitalised. One of his friends posted on FB that he passed away. I figure some of you who supported Doug when he posted here about the cancer and who don't have him on FB may not know yet, so I thought I should come out of DU retirement and let you know. I met Doug at DU down in the I/P forum and he quickly became one of the people I respected most at DU. I loved his passion for politics and his knowledge and stuff...

My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. RIP Doug...

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...... daleanime Feb 2016 #1
Sad. bravenak Feb 2016 #2
Sympathies to this family and friends. Behind the Aegis Feb 2016 #3
I'm so sorry. pacalo Feb 2016 #4
Oh no! Douglas was a wonderful poster, very intelligent. cui bono Feb 2016 #5
Sorry to hear this, he always had great posts. Condolences to family & friends.... N/T Ghost in the Machine Feb 2016 #6
All of my best to his loved ones. myrna minx Feb 2016 #7
Thank you for letting us know Douglas was one of the DUers I most respected and I learned so much azurnoir Feb 2016 #8
Respected and missed. RIP. msanthrope Feb 2016 #9
I'm very sorry to hear that. cpwm17 Feb 2016 #10
... Live and Learn Feb 2016 #11
too sad. RIP dc. bbgrunt Feb 2016 #12
Oh no! This is so sad. Mojorabbit Feb 2016 #13
Thoughtful of you to post. Divernan Feb 2016 #14
He was a good 'un RobertEarl Feb 2016 #15
:( laundry_queen Feb 2016 #16
Sorry to hear this. democrank Feb 2016 #17
Damn cancer. Contrary1 Feb 2016 #18
RIP. n/t PeoViejo Feb 2016 #34
Thanks for informing us, Violet. HubertHeaver Feb 2016 #19
... SamKnause Feb 2016 #20
All my sympathies to those who knew & loved him... countryjake Feb 2016 #21
Thank you for letting us know. TexasTowelie Feb 2016 #22
very sad JI7 Feb 2016 #23
Thanks Vi. bemildred Feb 2016 #24
OMG, I am horrified LeftishBrit Feb 2016 #25
I didn't know him unfortuantely davidpdx Feb 2016 #26
Oh no .... RIP etherealtruth Feb 2016 #27
Oh no, another great DUer. RIP. joshcryer Feb 2016 #28
Condolences to his family and friends. Ilsa Feb 2016 #29
So sorry to hear that oberliner Feb 2016 #30
Rip Douglas, you were smart and funny and kind. beam me up scottie Feb 2016 #31
Oh, this makes me so sad this morning.. hlthe2b Feb 2016 #32
Oh no! Crunchy Frog Feb 2016 #33
Very sorry to read of his passing. Talked with him in the Cancer group. sinkingfeeling Feb 2016 #35
My condolences to all who loved pintobean Feb 2016 #36
Rest in peace, Doug. nt Mnemosyne Feb 2016 #37
Douglas was a true gentleman and one of the most politically informed and honest members on DU. Jefferson23 Feb 2016 #38
RIP bigwillq Feb 2016 #39
Well, damn. Solly Mack Feb 2016 #40
That last post....he was very brave. panader0 Feb 2016 #41
Deepest sympathy to his family and friends malaise Feb 2016 #42
Thank you for posting. hunter Feb 2016 #43
Violet I am so sorry to hear that - TBF Feb 2016 #44
RIP Doug. Mugu Feb 2016 #45
Thank you, Violet. polly7 Feb 2016 #46
Thanks for passing along the info. lpbk2713 Feb 2016 #47
RIP A Little Weird Feb 2016 #48
My heart just dropped out of my chest. Octafish Feb 2016 #49
I'm so sorry, my condolences to you and all. Thanks for letting us know. MerryBlooms Feb 2016 #50
My condolences. DinahMoeHum Feb 2016 #51
Really sorry to hear that news. Condolences to his family and friends still_one Feb 2016 #52
Ahhh, not Douglas! sibelian Feb 2016 #53
So sorry to hear this. valerief Feb 2016 #54
RIP.... I gave him a heart... alittlelark Feb 2016 #55
So sad. MuseRider Feb 2016 #56
Thanks for posting 2naSalit Feb 2016 #57
My condolences to his family and friends. nt Andy823 Feb 2016 #58
My condolences to friends and family ismnotwasm Feb 2016 #59
... Odin2005 Feb 2016 #60
RIP jwirr Feb 2016 #61
Condolences to his loved ones brentspeak Feb 2016 #62
... Lucinda Feb 2016 #63
My condolences and thanks for posting this Violet. nm rhett o rick Feb 2016 #64
I remember Douglas... kentuck Feb 2016 #65
May the other side be bliss. Eleanors38 Feb 2016 #66
Farewell Doug Carpenter. FourScore Feb 2016 #67
Goodbye dear one blogslut Feb 2016 #68
Thank you for sharing the very sad news. FailureToCommunicate Feb 2016 #69
Damn. Another good one lost. progressoid Feb 2016 #70
Condolences to his loved ones. artislife Feb 2016 #71
Condolences to his family and friends. gademocrat7 Feb 2016 #72
May Doug Rest in Power nt MrScorpio Feb 2016 #73
... lunamagica Feb 2016 #74
BUmmer. Love and Light to his soul and family Capn Sunshine Feb 2016 #75
Sympathy to Doug's family and friends. Rest in livetohike Feb 2016 #76
RIP Depaysement Feb 2016 #77
Very sorry to hear this, DU has lost a very good man. scarletwoman Feb 2016 #78
Condolences to his family. RIP 840high Feb 2016 #79
May Doug's memory be eternal nt k8conant Feb 2016 #80
I remember Douglas as well. Duppers Feb 2016 #81
RIP, Douglas Carpenter. OnyxCollie Feb 2016 #82
That's sad to know. He was a fine DUer. Cleita Feb 2016 #83
Aw damn. So sad. :( cyberswede Feb 2016 #84
Oh no!! One of my favorite DUers... CrawlingChaos Feb 2016 #85
I always held him in the greatest respect. So very sad. I will miss him eom Tom Rinaldo Feb 2016 #86
One of the best DUers. Hissyspit Feb 2016 #87
Thank you for posting this. n/t Admiral Loinpresser Feb 2016 #88
I am very sorry to learn this. femmocrat Feb 2016 #89
My sympathies hamsterjill Feb 2016 #90
Rest in peace Doug. retrowire Feb 2016 #91
Sad news. n/t Liberal Jesus Freak Feb 2016 #92
. bluestateguy Feb 2016 #93
Doug... Dont call me Shirley Feb 2016 #94
Sad to hear. Excellent, intelligent poster. hifiguy Feb 2016 #95
This is horrible news. ScreamingMeemie Feb 2016 #96
So very sorry to read this.. mountain grammy Feb 2016 #97
(((((((Douglas Carpenter))))))) WillyT Feb 2016 #98
I didn't know Douglas Carpenter, Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #99
My condolences to his friends and loved ones d_legendary1 Feb 2016 #100
I pray for peace for you and your family, Douglas. roguevalley Feb 2016 #101
Our paths crossed a few times here.. one_voice Feb 2016 #102
I'm very sorry, may he rest on peace. CentralMass Feb 2016 #103
So sorry to hear this. ucrdem Feb 2016 #104
Condolences to his family. I remember. BlueJazz Feb 2016 #105
RIP Kenjie Feb 2016 #106
RIP Doug SoapBox Feb 2016 #107
R.I.P Douglas Carpenter ellisonz Feb 2016 #108
Oh my Lithos Feb 2016 #109
Another great poster gone. Zorra Feb 2016 #110
K & R Scurrilous Feb 2016 #111
Oh no. Ruby the Liberal Feb 2016 #112
Rip Doug, too sad uppityperson Feb 2016 #113
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Feb 2016 #114
He has been added to DU's In Memoriam page - link below: scarletwoman Feb 2016 #115
So sorry Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #117
. NRaleighLiberal Mar 2016 #116
Godspeed, Doug. samnsara Mar 2017 #118
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