Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-19-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
MikeŠ
Squirrelketeer & RADP refugee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Romeoville, IL.
Posts: 580

Posted today on R.A.D.P.

Greetings:

I'm a friend of Randy Berbaum (his work supervisor), who I know has made
many trips to Disney World and frequented UseNet groups and more....just
about anything related to Disney.

I don't know Randy's usual "hangouts", but did find a couple of messages
he posted on this group. I'm hoping Randy's friends might see this and
pass this along to others.

I am very sad to report that Randy passed away suddenly, sometime Friday
night or very early Saturday morning. The coroner's preliminary report
suggests Randy suffered a massive heart attack, while in bed. An
autopsy is planned for today (Monday).

Randy dearly loved his Disney adventures. He lived for his semi-annual
trips. I was happy to approve extended vacations for him, so that he
could live his dream.

He was a great guy, whom I had the pleasure of working with for more
than 20 years.

We will miss him here...and I know his Disney friends will miss him,
too.

If any of Randy's friends would like more information, such as where to
send flowers or cards, please feel free to contact me directly. His
family says details regarding funeral arrangemnts will be made as soon
as the coroner releases Randy to his parents.

Thank You,

Michael Pritchard
Operations Manager
WILL Radio & Television
University of Illinois
(e-mail: mrp@illinois.edu)

A sad day for all who knew him!
MikeŠ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
MikeŠ
Squirrelketeer & RADP refugee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Romeoville, IL.
Posts: 580

Bump
MikeŠ is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
S. C.
Loves to snorkel
Swam with the dolphins
Got soaked on BTMRR
Another tag
 
S. C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 26,224

So very sorry
__________________
..................
Be kinder than necessary-everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle!
.
..................If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

.............................................................

There's a great big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day!




.
S. C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
DoeWDW
I've been a bit naughty since you've been away
Take good care of you - you're worth it!
You're gonna glue that WHERE?
 
DoeWDW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Southcentral PA
Posts: 8,200

Mike, thanks so much for posting. I didn't know Randy by name but am sorry to hear of his passing. It was so nice of you to look hard to find where he posted on the net and let us know the sad news.

My condolences to his family and friends.
__________________
Doreen in PA

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says....I'll try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

DoeWDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #5
Aimeedyan
Why get all excited about something as silly as a fake celebrity? Or getting a tag?
Jello is not meant to be chunky
 
Aimeedyan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 16,524

Thanks for letting us know...

I am so sorry for your loss. =(
__________________
1982 & 1990 ~ trips as a child ~1997 ~ Caribbean Beach ~ 2002 ~ Vacation Home ~ 2003 ~ Stayed with Family ~ 2004 ~ Port Orleans Riverside ~2006 ~ Pop Century & Disney's Vero Beach ~ 2007 ~ Wilderness Lodge & Yacht Club ~ 2008 ~ Carnival Cruise & All Star Music ~ 2009 ~ All Star Sports & Downtown Hotel ~ 2009 ~ All Star Music, Comfort Inn & Boardwalk Villas
Aimeedyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
Kitty 34
Hums in her sleep, but never when she's awake
I only raise tomatos for those cute caterpillars... but I won't go near a tomato
Never underestimate the TF!!!
 
Kitty 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 120,002

Didn't know Randy but sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
__________________
Kitty 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:52 PM   #7
Holly
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.
Drops not so subtle hints to the Tag Fairy that she likes green!
 
Holly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,712

I'm sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
__________________
Holly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 07:25 PM   #8
Cheshire Figment
Friend of Figment
 
Cheshire Figment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Poinciana, FL (20 miles to WDW)
Posts: 38,457

I have posted this to a board where a lot of Cast Members and friends hnag out. Randy was a regular there; he will be missed. I also knew him from RADP.
__________________
41 WDW Stays Totaling 321 nights between 1987 and mid-2003. (When "commuting" from Northern Virginia.)

Now Working Part Time at Walt Disney World! (Guest Services/Ticket Sales)

A few very helpful links which are on DisBoards:
Everything About WDW Tickets and this one disABILITIES FAQs
Cheshire Figment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #9
MikeŠ
Squirrelketeer & RADP refugee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Romeoville, IL.
Posts: 580

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheshire Figment View Post
I have posted this to a board where a lot of Cast Members and friends hnag out. Randy was a regular there; he will be missed. I also knew him from RADP.
Thanks for helping get the word out.
MikeŠ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 07:02 AM   #10
Tantor
Ventured over to the dark side
Solemnly vows NEVER to toggle her tag again!
Now one of the bad girls!!
 
Tantor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Ontario
Posts: 7,080

I also knew of Randy on R.A.D.P. when I was on years ago.
Rest in Peace.
__________________
Karen
Tantor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 07:27 AM   #11
KristaTX
♥DIS Veteran♥
I never knew that Fruit of the Looms were souvenirs from my state
 
KristaTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 8,530

Does anyone here know if there are any pictures of Randy online? I am trying to remember if Randy could be one of the many people who has attended Mousefest over the years and who I may have known. I have been at Mousefest in early December since 2003, but I have a hard time remembering names since there are so many people at the event. But I always look forward to seeing certain regular attendees, even if I don't know their name or interact with them much personally.

Either way, I am sorry for the loss of your friend . Thanks for letting everyone know.
KristaTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #12
clkelley
I squealed really loud!!
I got one on my camper too
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 12,852


Randy is on the left

His campsite in October 2007 (no monorail, unfortunately)
clkelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #13
Towncrier
DIS Veteran
 
Towncrier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 12,995

Thanks for the photos. I remember meeting Randy at several December RADP meets the past few years. He was a genuinely kind person and it was a pleasure to have known him. My condolences to his friends and family.
__________________
Towncrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #14
KristaTX
♥DIS Veteran♥
I never knew that Fruit of the Looms were souvenirs from my state
 
KristaTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 8,530

Thanks for the photos, clkelley. I do remember seeing Randy down there several times . I also recognize the other man from December trips, I think.
KristaTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 06:00 PM   #15
L107ANGEL
Tipsy Pioneer (Committed PUI)
Has trouble holding on to tags
Release your inner Betty Crocker!
I shoulda had a V-8!
 
L107ANGEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Dreamin' WDW
Posts: 38,232

My condolences to all!
L107ANGEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright Š 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.