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Old 09-08-2004, 06:48 AM   #91
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My sympthy to you and your family, Lisa. I have noticed he was not around here much the past few months. He was always the number one cheerleader for our beloved OKW. Rich, like you, we LOVE the large accommodations, parking outside the door, and GVs. I pray for the best for his family.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:49 AM   #92
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Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. When we checked into BWV, for the very first trip home last month, all I could wonder about were those 'go on forever halls'!!! I couldn't help but remember all the 'comments' Rich had about them. He was certainly a great help to many of us here on the DVC boards and will be greatly missed. Prayers are being said for you and your daughter.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:56 AM   #93
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A man, A legend, A way of life...

He was indeed.

Godspeed, Rich........
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May God be with you and your Family during this sad time.
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I'm very sorry to hear this news. May you and your daughter find strength and peace in your family, friends and faith.

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Old 09-08-2004, 07:01 AM   #96
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I'm still sitting here shaking my head. Can't believe it.

I am so sorry about your loss and for our loss as well. Rich brought that viewpoint that many thought of, but couldn't put into words. His posts were some of the first that I would actually look for and read because I knew that if someone had that much passion about something, that it was worth reading.

Rich, you will be missed by all of us here on the DISboards!

And, to your family....we send our condolences. Hope you get through this moment and that you spend a nice vacation at Old Key West in a 1-BR unit....which, by the way, is much larger in capacity than the other DVC units....making it a much better value per point than any other. Plus, where else can you park right outside your unit!
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I am so sorry for your loss. The DIS has not been quite the same without Rich's wit and irreverance. I wondered what had happended to him these past few months. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully in time the wonderful memories he created will overshadow the pain of his passing.
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Lisa, I'm so very sorry for your loss ... please know that you and your daughter will be in my thoughts and prayers for comfort, healing and peace.

I know it's already abundantly obvious ... your Rich will be greatly missed here on the DIS boards.
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I can only echo the words so many have already expressed. We will all miss him here.

Thank you for letting his DIS family know... and please know that our thoughts are with you and your daughter.

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Our prayers are with you and the rest of Rich's family.
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I wish I had gotten here earlier, so that I could have gotten to know Richyams like many of the other DISers have.

I am thinking of you and your daughter with the most healing of thoughts in the time to come.

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Old 09-08-2004, 07:23 AM   #102

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Lisa, I offer my deepest condolences. Rich obviously packed a lot of living and loving into his all-too-short life.

I must tell you, when I saw this thread title and the user name that started it, I thought it was Rich's way of letting us know what he's been up to the past several months!

Instead, I sit shocked by this tragic news.

I'm sure Rich is in the Grandest Villa of all right now, eating some pigs feet and still laughing at all of us.

Thank you Lisa, for thinking of this group and letting us know what happened. It is no small thing to do during such a hard time.

God bless you and your family in this very difficult time.

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Old 09-08-2004, 07:25 AM   #103
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My condolences as well.
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:35 AM   #104
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Lisa, I am sorry for your loss, your daughter's loss. Rich was someone on this board where I really got a chuckle out of his posts. I am so sadto hear of his passing. I have been a part of many online communities since 1999, and this is the first loss of someone I knew. I will never walk inot an OKW GV without thinking of Rich. He brought alot of smiles to this board. I will miss him.

In honor of Rich, i would just like to say, that I was on the fence about using points to rent a GV on our next trip. We loved the GV when we stayed in April, and it just seemed like an awful lot of points for a family of five. Well, here we sit, condoling the wife and daughter of a member of this board who died WAY too young at the age of 42. I will be using the points for a GV. Who knows if I will be here the next year. We only live once. Make it all count!

For you Rich, the Real Family will be occupying an OKW GV in November 2006!
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:37 AM   #105
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Condolences to you and your daughter Lisa, and thank you for taking the time to let us know the sad news. Rich has been missed these last few months.

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