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Old 01-19-2006, 10:40 PM
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SDMB's Padeye Has Passed Away


This is not mundane and certainly not pointless. I just had no idea how to get this information to Arizona (especially Phoenix-area) Dopers, other than to simply post it here. Many of you know Padeye, my husband Steve. I am very broken-hearted right now.... my honey died today, succumbing to acute liver failure. He was not an alcohol abuser, never used drugs or needles, did not live a dangerous lifestyle and had no liver disease in his family. Yet four weeks ago today he told me he did not feel very well and wanted to rest over the Christmas weekend. He was put into the hospital on 1/10 by a specialist, and he looked like he was making progress for a few days. But Saturday he started a rapid descent which ended today. My big teddy bear is gone.

Any Phoenix-area or other Arizona dopers who would like to attend Steve's memorial service, it is being held Saturday afternoon 1/21 at 4:00 PM. Please email me privately at lioness2luv@yahoo.com for address and particulars. Our family and friends want to celebrate Steve's life that day, share some tears over losing him and some smiles over all of us having loved him.

Cindy
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:09 PM
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I am so sorry to hear this. Wow. Just like that, almost.

I never actually knew your husband, but I always recognized his name, because he was part of a pretty small contigent of Arizonans on the Dope. One time we planned a Dopefest, but it didn't work out. I just wanted to convey to you my sorrow that he's gone, and my sincere condolences.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:43 PM
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My deepest sympathies. He was an excellent person.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:43 PM
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I'm not in the AZ area, but I just wanted to express my condolences to you and your family Cindy. He will be missed in this community as well. My thoughts are with you.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:50 PM
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Iím terribly saddened by this, I met Steve at a dope fest 3 years ago at Los Molinos.

My thoughts are going to you and your family and friends at this difficult time.

On the one time I met him, he helped me with advice on my digital camera and in the physics of bullets for a comic I was developing. He was a very caring person.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:46 AM
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I don't live in AZ, either, but, Cindy--you have my sympathies. My thoughts go out to you and everyone else who knew and loved Steve.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:05 AM
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I remember interacting with him in a couple of threads way back. I'm so soryy to hear about your loss, I had no idea he was ill. You and the family will be in my prayers.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:31 AM
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Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about this, Cindy. He will be missed here -- but not nearly as much as he'll be missed in real life, I know.

My deepest condolences to you and everyone who knew and loved Steve.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:05 PM
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Add me to the list of Dopers who won't be able to make it to Arizona for the memorial service, but who extend condolences to you, Cindy, and all others affected by Steve's death.

Padeye was a prolific member of this community, making his 7672nd and final post earlier this month. You can read that message, as well as his other contributions, by clicking here.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:12 PM
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Oh, man. I only met him once. (Was it at DopeToberFest in 2001?) I looked to him several times on these posts for his excellent information on a variety of topics, especially firearms.

I'm very sad.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:13 PM
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I most certainly remember Padeye and am so very, very sorry to hear this news. My most sincere condolences. He will be missed a greta deal. I'm so very sorry.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:15 PM
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I'm so sorry to read this. Please accept my sincerest condolences. There just aren't words, I'm sorry.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:23 PM
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I don't live anywhere near you, but I certainly recognize Padeye.

We'll miss his wisdom here, but that's minor compared to your loss.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:18 PM
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I'm very sorry, TheLadyLion. You have my best wishes and thoughts during this time. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:26 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss, TheLadyLion. Padeye has been part of this board for as long as I've been reading/posting here, and he will truly be missed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:39 PM
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I never really interacted with Padeye, but I always enjoyed reading his posts. He seemed like a smart decent man, and an asset to this board. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:40 PM
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TheLadyLion, my deepest sympathy. May strength find you.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:42 PM
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I edited the title and made the thread a sticky, TheLadyLion, so it wouldn't get lost.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:46 PM
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My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:46 PM
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Words cannot express the loss of a loved one, and I cannot imagine the loss of a spouse. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:47 PM
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I'm very sorry. I enjoyed reading posts by Padeye.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:50 PM
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:59 PM
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I am truly sorry for your loss. He seemed like a great guy.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:05 PM
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Thank you for letting us know, and my thoughts will be with you.

Hopefully in the spirit of celebrating his life, I'll just say that Padeye has always been in my mind one of the mainstays of this community, and will be missed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:10 PM
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:13 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear it.

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Old 01-20-2006, 02:15 PM
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A suggestion has been made by a former member, who lives in Phoenix and knew Padeye, that we take up a collection to send flowers (or something else, as TheLadyLion may deem appropriate) to the memorial service.

I've e-mailed SkipMagic and TubaDiva for permission. If approved, I'll post details.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:16 PM
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I am so very sorry. Peace be with you.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:18 PM
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Cindy, I am so, so sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Old 01-20-2006, 02:18 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:47 PM
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I'm so sorry. Padeye made my day (maybe my year) recently with some stunning praise for some photos I had taken, and had some excellent advice on the subject in general. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:54 PM
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Our thoughts are with you. He'll be missed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:04 PM
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His contributions here were humorous and insightful and he will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:17 PM
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Padeye is one of only two dopers I've ever met in real life - we met while I was in Phoenix on business once.

I'm truly sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed his posts and he seemed like such a great guy.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:29 PM
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Wow.

My sympathy, and prayers, are with you and your family on your loss.

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I'm so sorry. I was fortunate enough to meet Padeye on a couple occasions. He will be missed.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:33 PM
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Please accept my condolances for your loss. Padeye was one of those posters I always watched for -- he was obviously a great guy. This is a great loss to our community here, and a far greater one to those of you who knew him in real life. I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about this.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:34 PM
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I did not know him, but recognize his name from participating in many of the same threads. He was respected here, and I'm sure we will all be thinking of him (and of you) in the days to come. I am truly sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:47 PM
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I am sad to hear this news. I don't think I ever corresponded with Steve, but I do remember reading his posts, even going back a few years. He seemed like a good man and I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family in this very difficult time.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:54 PM
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I didn't know your husband, but recognize his name as someone I admired here at the SDMB. You have my deepest sympathies.
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Old 01-20-2006, 03:58 PM
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I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Padeye was a good, standup guy. RIP.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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My heartfelt condolences, TheLadyLion.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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This is not mundane and certainly not pointless.Cindy
Words can not express my sadness and my concern for you. You can already see from all the responses here that he was a great man, and one that we were all fortunate to know. The suddenness makes it all the harder to bear.

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Old 01-20-2006, 04:26 PM
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My thoughts and prayers for you and your husband, LadyLion.

I had an employee who passed away only 4 months ago under similar circumstances.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:27 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Cindy. Padeye was a well respected member of our community and will be dearly missed. May you find peace at this most difficult time.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:28 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, LadyLion. I don't know of any words that could comfort you - you'll feel better someday, but I'm sure that doesn't mean anything right now. Please keep coming here and getting it all out among sympathetic strangers if that would help at all.
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Holy cow, looking back on his posts I'm remembering how often he's made me crack up.

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I'm so very sorry, LadyLion. It's small consolation, I know, but it says something about him that he will be missed by so many people who never even met him.
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A suggestion has been made by a former member, who lives in Phoenix and knew Padeye, that we take up a collection to send flowers (or something else, as TheLadyLion may deem appropriate) to the memorial service.

I've e-mailed SkipMagic and TubaDiva for permission. If approved, I'll post details.
I've received permission from SkipMagic to post details for a collection.

Former member Mauvaise has volunteered to buy the flowers and to see that they get to the service. Donations can be made by PayPal to mauvaise@gmail.com. I've already sent mine.
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