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.
*His tumor may explain why he had a couple of odd posts recently.
Oh, so sorry. I grieve with you.
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.
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.
I’m sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family. He was a fun poster.
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.
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.
I’ll miss MonkeyMensch; my condolences to you and your family.
My condolences to your family, MonkeysBrother. MonkeyMensch will be missed.
I had been lurking in MonkeyMensch’s thread, and I’m sorry to see this update. Condolences to his family and friends.
Thank you, MonkeysBrother, for letting us know. I wish peace to you and your family.
Oh what awful news. RIP Pat. The SDMB has lost a valued member.
He faced it with such good humour and honesty in his thread. He will be missed indeed. RIP.
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.
Wishing you peace and comfort.