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#21 Richard Lindquist

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2121 PM

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2124 PM

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#23 Mikel2

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2146 PM

RIP :(
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2150 PM

I was thinking and praying for him on my run this afternoon...


I was thinking of the same while walking down the lahar canyon from Pinatubo last Saturday.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2151 PM

Rest in peace, Geoff. Gone but not forgotten.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2157 PM

Echoing something Sally Ann wrote to me:

'He was one of a kind...'

No argument from me.

Good on you, sir. And thanks, from someone who considered you a good friend.


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#27 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2200 PM

Goodbye and God Bless.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2209 PM

Rest in peace and thank you for your service.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2213 PM

This news is almost too hard to take. Even though we met only once at the first I&I, I've always considered him a friend. He has hosted my web site, from its debut, for over ten years at a very nominal cost because he was more interested in getting the information out than making a profit. Goodbye Geoff. They broke the mold.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2217 PM

A great guy, with an equally great heart. I was just getting to know you, Goeff, and I already owe you much. Fare thee well.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2225 PM

rest in peace sir, I didn't know him and that seems like something that was unforture for me. I'll be prayying for peace and comfort for his friends and family.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2230 PM

I'm sitting here at the bar where I went after getting the call. Just came back from the head where I had to go to wipe the tears running down my face. Goddamn it Geoff who am I gonna call to bitch to now? You left us too early.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2239 PM

My condolences to all his family and friends.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2349 PM

Seems so unfair we can easily find so many trolls and not enough guys like Geoff in the world.

RIP.

Condolences to his family. Tank-net will not be the same.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 2352 PM

Damn. A true shame. His presence will certainly be missed. I always thought of him as the voice of reason when others lost theirs. I always took to heart his lessons for me.

God bless you and keep you Geoff.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0002 AM

Wow. I feel as if I've been punched in the gut. I spent many hours on the phone with Geoff over the years. A more honorable man never walked the face of the earth.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0028 AM

Oh hell....

RIP
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0035 AM

We at Tanknet are again diminished. RIP Geoff.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0111 AM

i am very sad.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 0123 AM

I spoke to him, I guess, three weeks ago, after he had moved to the farm. It seemed that he had turned a corner, and that things were looking up.

My aunt sent me a poem this week. It spoke to me. I hope that you folks will also find it appropriate, in this year of losses.

The Silent Sadness

I always wondered
Why the old ones
Stood so quietly,
Showing no emotion
At a loved one's funeral,
Except perhaps
A slow sway of the head;
While all about them
Were the sounds
Of intermittent sobbing.

How could they
Be so stoic, so unfeeling,
I questioned silently.

Now, having grown old myself,
I understand.

There is a sadness
That constricts the heart--
A loss, another's absence,
Still yet another's leaving...
So many loved ones gone.

Ah, yes, I've come to know,
This silent sadness
Plunges much, much deeper--
Far, far beyond
The deepest depth
Of tears.


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R.I.P., my friend. You left us too early.
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