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Old 09-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #181
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This is very sad news. I first encountered Rich on these boards back in 1998. Back before the threaded format of the boards. I used to look for posts from Rich and selectively pick them out to read because I knew they would either be very informative or very funny.

The first time I replied to one of his posts, I quoted one line from his post (proper netiquette from the early days of dial up BBS'ing, you only quote enough to remind people which post you are replying to). Rich thought I was selectively quoting to intentionally take his words out of context. Once I had replied and explained that I was using proper netiquette, all was well and we never had a problem again.

I always loved seeing Rich's replies. It was obvious that he was an extremely intelligent guy and also loved to yank people's chains and watch them react. LOL!! I would sit back and watch as Rich would poke at just the right places to stir the pot and I would sit in front of my computer chuckling like a crazy man.

I also remember when I was playing around with stocks. Rich had started posting some information on the DizBiz board about how and when to react. I learned quite a bit from him.

Rich will be sorely missed by myself and many others. I'm truly saddened by this loss.

Rest in Peace, Rich!!
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:39 AM   #182
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What would Rich Say?

All too often we would come to an impasse on these boards arguing about something and WWRS would come to mind. He could really get some people going! LOL It may have not been what you wanted to hear, but he always jumped in with both feet!

I like the quote where he said "BWV units are so small, you can sit on the balcony and reach into the kitchen refrigerator for a beer without getting up!

Lisa, I had to catch my breath when I read your post. Condolences and prayers to your family.

Rich brought out the passion I so admired about all DVC members and I'll never forget his great advice to me regarding my becoming a member.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:39 AM   #183
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What very sad news.

Rich will be missed on these boards. I always enjoyed his witty comments and how he championed OKW, which is my home resort too. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:47 AM   #184
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please remember that you and your children still have a community of people here who care about you.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:49 AM   #185

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I am very very sad today at hearing this news. Your DH will be missed.

My sympathies and prayers to you and your daughter.

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Old 09-08-2004, 11:53 AM   #186
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When I first started reading this post, I thought it was a joke, that Ric was going to re-invent himself with another screen name. As I read it for the third time and then saw your name, Lisa, I realized it was not a joke, and I am so sorry to hear this news. I was not aware that he had not been well.

My deepest sympathies to you and your daughter.
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:53 AM   #187
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I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:00 PM   #188
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Adding me sincere condolences on Rich's passing. He was one-of-a-kind and will be sorely missed.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:10 PM   #189
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Rich always had something interesting to say. And while sometimes I may not have agreed with him, I always respected his passion for DVC and WDW. He made a huge impact on this discussion board and I will miss him.

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Old 09-08-2004, 12:13 PM   #190
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Count me in as one of the closet Richyams fans.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a sad time. May your precious memories sustain you and bring you peace.

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Old 09-08-2004, 12:18 PM   #191
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Rest in Peace in one of theose BIG OKW villas in the sky, Rich.

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So sad. God bless you and you have to believe that he went to a better kingdom in the sky. We all all join him someday in the better kingdom with unlimited points.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:23 PM   #193
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Lisa I am so sorry for your loss.

Rich was a tremendous asset to this board.

FWIW he helped ease my mind about making ressies for an upcoming family gathering at OKW for next September, and I know it must have been difficult for him to think of someone else in a grand villa!

May you and your daughter find peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Rich will be sorely missed.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #194
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I read this thread early this AM and am still stunned. I was thinking about him the other day, that we had not heard from him in a while. He will be missed. I can't believe that I am so sad for a man I never met, but then on these boards we really do share of ourselves and we do get to know one another.

So I can say that I will miss a friend that I never met, but knew pretty well. Bye Rich.

Bless you Lisa and your daughter. You are in our prayers.
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Old 09-08-2004, 12:38 PM   #195
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The boards will never be the same without Rich. I would have loved to have met him. Our sympathy to you Lisa and your daughter. What a loss for all or us.
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