Since I inhabit General Questions mostly, I was rereading an old thread about Who is Bow-Tie Man, which was almost certainly solved by ** Walloon**. Realizing that I hadn’t talked to him in a while, I looked at his profile and noticed it had been two years! Got me looking in the newspapers. Unfortunately discovered that he passed away two years ago. Pulmonary embolism at 50. Tragic.
I had numerous email exchanges with him over the years about that thread and about the “Lost Wallet” thread in which he played a role.
He was a long time poster(2000-2010), with 12,780 posts. Not a shrinking violet. And most of his posts were factual and in General Questions. He was an expert in genealogy and very bright. Also found out by searching Google he was quite the expert on searching out movie people. Obviously well-liked around the www.
I don’t think he or his family would mind if I shared his name and obituary.
I’ll miss you, old buddy.