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#61 BP

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0816 AM

Wow. Just wow. What sad news to start the week.

He was a character, with a good sense of humor about himself and the world.

I hope he's at peace and enlivening heaven as we type. My condolences to his family.
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#62 Charles

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0817 AM

I will be attending the memorial Service next weekend. It would be my honour to represent Geoff's Internet family


Thank you T19, much appreciated.

RIP Geoff

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#63 seahawk

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0830 AM

Another loss, the community will feel for a long time.

RIP
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#64 Old Tanker

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0831 AM

RIP , he was a good man and it was a pleasure to have his company for 4 days during the 2009 I & I.
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#65 Colin

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0856 AM

Damm, RIP Geoff, we will miss you and thank you for TN and MLU. My thoughts and prayers with the family.
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#66 CV9030FIN

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0942 AM

Godspeed Sir!

My Condolences to the family and friends
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#67 WBD

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1119 AM

While I never met him in real life, I always appreciated reading his very straightforward and honest posts (which really helped me to think about what I was doing at the time, when I first arrived on this site). I can't help but feel a real loss when reading this thread.

RIP
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#68 nitflegal

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1124 AM

Rest in peace to you and condolences to the family. As with King, I think it's easy to get so used to having fine men like this elevating the discourse that you start to forget just how much they add to the community until they're no longer there to do so.

This year has truly sucked.

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#69 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1129 AM

Fri and Sat I couldn't stop checking just in case, then Sunday I "chickened out" and this morning I didn't want to check but decided I had to. It's a hard hit to take.
Godspeed
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#70 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1139 AM

I have no words or poetry.

Rest In Peace Geoff. :(
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#71 Typhoid Maxx

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1200 PM

I have no words or poetry.

Rest In Peace Geoff. :(


My condolences to the family, my respects to the man. Lessened we are - once more - as a group, but also as of men of good will.
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#72 Typhoid Maxx

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1202 PM

And to add my voice: Suckiest of suckiness.
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#73 Harold Jones

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1205 PM

RIP Geoff, My condolences to the family.
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#74 X-Files

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1212 PM

When will this thread be posted/stickied?
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#75 T19

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1226 PM

When will this thread be posted/stickied?


I will most likely create a new forum with READ only access and post Geoff's and King's threads... and unfortunatly anyone else who dies in the family will get thier thread posted. It will not get pruned

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1238 PM

Geoff, you made us the richer for having known you, and the poorer for your going. Rest you in peace.

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#77 Olof Larsson

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1325 PM

I can only hope that one day I will be half the man that King and Geoff was.

Geoff. Give my best to King.
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#78 Ken Estes

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1335 PM

I will most likely create a new forum with READ only access and post Geoff's and King's threads... and unfortunatly anyone else who dies in the family will get thier thread posted. It will not get pruned

Most excellent.
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#79 Chris Werb

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1345 PM

This came as a real shock to me. Geoff stayed with us for a few days when we were living in Belgium. He was highly entertaining, charming and gentlemanly and loved cats and dogs. He will be sorely missed.
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#80 Vijay Reddy

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 1425 PM

RIP Sir!
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