Sad News about Rich Hyams

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Richyams, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Crissup

    Crissup Upset CAK because she didn't get to hold it first.

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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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  3. LIFERBABE

    LIFERBABE DVC MEMBER @ BCV BWV OKW SSR BLT AKV

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    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.
     
  4. sgtdisney

    sgtdisney DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  5. donaldbuzz&minnie

    donaldbuzz&minnie Happy to be here!

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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.
     
  6. ForTheLoveofDisney

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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.

    April
     
  7. RweTHEREyet

    RweTHEREyet DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  8. MicNut713

    MicNut713 Mouseketeer

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    I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.
     
  9. Credit Man

    Credit Man <font color=teal>Love the shark reef<br><font colo

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    Adding me sincere condolences on Rich's passing. He was one-of-a-kind and will be sorely missed.
     
  10. poj7

    poj7 Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  11. marymrg

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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.


    Mary and family
     
  12. joepoe

    joepoe DVC BWV 98 OKW 02

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    Rest in Peace in one of theose BIG OKW villas in the sky, Rich.
     
  13. princess&tig

    princess&tig Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  14. anniet

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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.[​IMG]
     
  15. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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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.
     
  16. WKUMAD

    WKUMAD Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  17. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv DVC Member SSR 2004, BLT 2008, WDW Traveler since

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    So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you, your daughter and the rest of your family.
     
  18. Love Tigger

    Love Tigger DVC Member - BWV, SSR

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    Lisa -

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your daughter. Over the years, I've enjoyed reading Rich's posts. He will be sorely missed.
     
  19. Gail & Joe

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    So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers will be with you and your daughter. May God bless you and be with you and your family.
     
  20. kaw1106

    kaw1106 Live everyday like it is the only day.

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    My heart goes out to your family during this time.

    Kathleen
     
  21. niks81

    niks81 Let's just say I wasn't the 'only one'!<br><font c

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    Lisa,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Rich always had the funniest things to say on here....his vents on the 5 in a one bedroom were the absolute best. I would actually sit at my computer and laugh too, at his quirky comments. He just worded things in such a way that he got his point across with a bit of humor also. As someone else noted, he was a huge asset to this board. Everyone on here will really miss not having him around.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
     

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