Over the years the Straight Dope community has included a huge variety of memorable and remarkable people. Posters come and go for their own reasons, but some have left us much sooner than we would have liked. This is a short list of friends who have died over the years. We miss them, but we're glad to have known them in the first place, and thank them for helping us fight ignorance and pass many happy hours.
We have lost a friend: poohpah chalupa.
Mimi, Ayesha's mother.
Persephone, kindhearted mother of two, beloved of Eutychus.
Padeye has passed away, husband to TheLadyLion.
Straight Dope AOL member FixedBack.
The passing of a member, game lover marque elf.
Toymaker, a member from the Straight Dope's days on AOL as well as the message board.
Sunday morning puzzle regular aseymayo
Ayesha, a longtime member from the early days of the board, and wife of LIONsob.
The hilarious and unique Askia.
Palikia, mother of Darth Nader.
Longtime lurker and Creative Loafing music writer russjourn.
Former pilot and knowledgeable World War II veteran David Simmons.
Veteran and tinkerer A.R. Cane.
There were political posters, and then there was Reeder.
RickQ, husband to Brynda.
BarnOwl, proud father and grandfather, and crossword lover.
Lyanthya, wife of PaulParkhead.
Firefighter, animal lover and DopeFest friend danceswithcats.
trag-o-caster, bluesman and former husband of Persephone.
Straight Dope Science Advisory Board member and column author, and tireless SDMB contributor Q.E.D.
Nic2004, motorcycle lover and friend.
Storyteller and generous Doper LiveOnAPlane
Maia's Well, wife of parthenokinesis.
betenoir, wit and iconoclast.
Walloon, brilliant genealogist.
chique, who impressed us all with her toughness.
Charger, fighter and loving husband.
ChiefScott, humorist and decorated Navy veteran.
KnitWit. Knitter, wife, and welcoming voice in MPSIMS.
norinew, kind, supportive, funny, and loving mother to a family including Dopers EtherealFreakOfPinkness and ThreadPirateRoberts.
Ronald C. Semone, political scientist and dog lover.
Gail, yogi, teacher, mother, and fighter.
International traveler King Bobo.
gurujulp, loving father and husband of Stendhal Syndrome.
cadolphin, wife of Rico.
Autolycus, who grew so much during his time here and left us too soon.
Khadaji, known for providing a sympathetic ear and for his monthly "Whatcha Readin'" threads.
OpalCat, mother, artist, third item on uncountable lists, and longtime member and host who pitched in during the board's Winter of Missed Content.
Last edited by Marley23; 04-07-2013 at 04:30 PM.