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Old 09-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #331
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I've been trying to figure out what to reply to this thread since I first saw it. At first I was hoping this wasn't true or was some kind of a mistake but I guess it's real. I came to the DIS in order to learn more about DVC and for the longest time I only frequented this board. Rich was the first person I ever recognized by name. I'm a BWV person and at first I was annoyed by what he posted about BWV but then I soon realized that he was a master of button pushing and I can really picture him giggling his butt off as he posted his OKW spiel. Even though I disagreed with him, his posts always cracked me up and I loved watching the ruckus that he raised around here.

I know he always had the highest standards for his OKW vacations and loved his grand villas and it makes me smile to know that he did live his life to the fullest even though it was unfairly cut way too short. It actually explains a lot about his online personality and I always pictured him as the same kind of person in "real life" and I'm glad to hear that he was.

I'm so sorry for your family's loss and I wish you comfort and strength to get through what must be a very difficult time.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:24 PM   #332
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So sorry to hear about your loss. He was so young. His posts were truely memorable. He will be missed.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:27 PM   #333
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Lisa,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Of course, I didn't know Rich, but he was always a very popular poster here and made so many people laugh. All the best to you and your family. May God be with you.

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:28 PM   #334
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I've always wondered what Rich looked like, if anyone has a picture they might be willing to share, it might be nice to attach a face to all the posts we remember, as we pay our respects. Just a thought, I hope it's not out of line. If it is, someone PM me and I'll erase it.

Lisa, thank you for sharing his story with us. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:30 PM   #335
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I am so sorry...my prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:42 PM   #336
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My sincere condolences to you and your family.
I don't post that much, but read the boards on a regular basis, I will miss his posts.
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:01 PM   #337
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Lisa,

I've always enjoyed reading Rich's posts for his wealth of DVC information and incredible levity.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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Old 09-09-2004, 11:43 PM   #338
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I've always wondered what Rich looked like, if anyone has a picture they might be willing to share, it might be nice to attach a face to all the posts we remember, as we pay our respects. Just a thought, I hope it's not out of line. If it is, someone PM me and I'll erase it.

Lisa, thank you for sharing his story with us. I'm sorry for your loss.
Here's some not-so-great pics of Rich for everyone. My scanner isnt working so I used my digital camera and the results are not the greatest: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/snarlg...bum?.dir=/b58a

He's the guy with the glasses and baseball cap in the first picture. There's a few others of him at WDW with his mom (now deceased) and Jacqui. One of me and him at the Plaza Hotel in NYC (with flowers!) - and others with family members.

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Old 09-09-2004, 11:46 PM   #339
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I am so sorry for your family's loss. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that so many "strangers" were touched by Rich's presence on these boards. As I told my husband of Rich's passing, I felt like I was talking about an old friend.
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:21 AM   #340
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I hope that the many thoughts and prayers being focused towards your loss help you through this most difficult time.

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Old 09-10-2004, 06:41 AM   #341
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Can you believe all these people knew of your husband or had read at least one of his posts?

I am sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:53 AM   #342
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from my wife ,my duaghter and myself

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your daughter,
Patrick,Margaret and Caoimhe.
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:55 AM   #343
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Your Dis-family shares in your loss and sorrow. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:24 AM   #344
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My heart is saddened. My sympathy to you and your family. We all looked for as well as looked forward to Rich's comments on any topic of discussion. I'll miss seeing his recipe for pig's feet for all the newcomers looking for ideas for meals in the villas. He was such a witty and fun person, and will be dearly missed.

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Old 09-10-2004, 10:06 AM   #345
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Deepest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I am more of a observer than a poster on this board. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Rich's posts and he will be sorely missed. Like many of the others have said, we'll feel his presence whenever we're at OKW. He always made OKW more special because of his unwavering loyalty to it.
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