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Godspeed, MonkeyMensch


My brother Pat, known hereabouts as MonkeyMensch, died earlier today. He had glioblastoma multiforme*. As he pointed out, if you get to choose which cancer you're going to get, this is NOT the one to pick.
I know he really enjoyed the time he spent reading and contributing to the SDMB. He's the reason I was a long time lurker here. In real life Pat was smart, and funny, and inquisitive, and knowledgable, and fun to be around.
He will be missed by me and my siblings and, I suspect, by anyone that knew him well.
Thanks to everybody here who interacted with him and to these boards that gave him a lot of pleasure.

Joe

*His tumor may explain why he had a couple of odd posts recently.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:56 AM
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:26 AM
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I'm sorry, MonkeysBrother. Thank you for letting us know. Please pass the Dope's sympathies on to the rest of Pat's family. His passing leaves a huge void in the world. And please do consider staying around yourself.
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I'm so sorry, I didn't "know" him on the board, I'm a new member, but I'm so sorry for your loss.
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I enjoyed his posts.

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I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family. He was a fun poster.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:14 AM
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Damn. My condolences.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:06 AM
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Very sorry to know that news. Indeed, it's not a good way to go; step-father #3 went that way in 1985.

Blessings, peace, and grace to all involved.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:12 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss - which is also our loss. MonkeyMensch was one of those posters who seemed to be around forever. Please accept my condolences for your entire family.
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I'll miss MonkeyMensch; my condolences to you and your family.
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My condolences to your family, MonkeysBrother. MonkeyMensch will be missed.

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I had been lurking in MonkeyMensch's thread, and I'm sorry to see this update. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Thank you, MonkeysBrother, for letting us know. I wish peace to you and your family.
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Oh what awful news. RIP Pat. The SDMB has lost a valued member.
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He faced it with such good humour and honesty in his thread. He will be missed indeed. RIP.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:28 AM
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Wow, bummer.

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:30 AM
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This is sad news, and I'm sorry you lost your brother. I do remember seeing posts from him, here and there. I hope to see more of yours as well.

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:44 AM
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Goodbye, MonkeyMensch. We'll miss your posts. Thank you for being a good board member.
Sorry for your loss, MonkeysBrother.
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I'm proud to be a monkey today, too. Many thanks for letting us know, MonkeysBrother, and rest in peace, MonkeyMensch.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:29 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss and for ours. RIP, MonkeyMensch.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:31 AM
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Joe, my condolences to you and your family. Damn, Iím so sorry.
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Condolences and best wishes to your family and very sorry for your loss.
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MonkeyMensch posts about his cancer

Goodbye to a familiar name on the board. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:59 AM
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Thank you for letting all of us know. My condolences to you, and the rest of his family and friends.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:30 AM
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This is terribly sad news. I interacted with him in several times over many years and always found MonkeyMensch to be funny, smart and an overall very good man. Rest in Peace.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:47 AM
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Oh, dammit!! He sounded so positive the last few months.

My condolences to his family. Thank you for letting us know, MonkeysBrother.

Damn, damn, damn.
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Oh wow; I'm very sorry to read this. My condolences to his family and friends.
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In real life Pat was smart, and funny, and inquisitive, and knowledgable, and fun to be around.
That's how he was around here, too.
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RIP MonkeyMensch.

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Yes, but he was the menshiest.

Joe, please pass our sincere condolences to the rest of Pat's family.
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I'm sorry for your loss, MonkeysBrother. Thank you for letting us know.
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I can't say why but his original thread about cancer really struck me and I can't tell you how many times I've searched to see if he was still posting or had made any updates. He affected more people than he probably ever realized, even strangers halfway around the world.

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Thank you for letting us know, and my sincerest condolences to you and the family Joe.

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I may not have known him in real life, but he was a member of my monkeysphere, and his loss has real meaning for me.
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Sorry to see this and my condolences to you, MonkeyBrother.
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