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Late Bad News

Post by Julie » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:05 pm

Hi everyone. Hopping on here to share some news (in case y'all hadn't heard). Jabberwonky apparently passed away the evening of January 24th from gastric cancer (per a post on his Facebook page by his wife). I only just found out because a friend of his noticed I'd tagged him for something on Facebook, and left a comment to let me know. RIP Steve...you were a delightful person, one of the first (if not The first) to call me Miss Julie and make it a Thing...and I'm so glad I got a chance to meet you in the flesh to see that you are the same sweet person as I got to know online.
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Dave » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:08 pm

That... is not the sort of news I wanted to hear... :(

but thank you for letting us know.

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:25 am

Dave wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:08 pm
That... is not the sort of news I wanted to hear... :(

but thank you for letting us know.
ditto

we had an old-time SF fan pass away, essentially alone, recently, and most of us didn't find out till several months later
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Atomic » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:27 am

Alas - he will be missed.

A sad note also in the digital age that so many people we know only by their posts can simply disappear and be lost but for friends and family who know and have access to their haunts to post a message like this. Thank you for closing the circle!
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by TazManiac » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:56 pm

Rest in Peace, but Jabberwonky?-
do check in from time to time...

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Just Old Al » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:33 am

Sad to hear. We’ll all meet again, but the transitions are never happy.

Blessed Be.

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Just Old Al » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:20 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Rest in Peace, but Jabberwonky?-
do check in from time to time...
Samhain’s coming up soon enough...
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Hansontoons » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Here's the group photo from the Dallas Mini-WapsiCon in 2015- where does the time go??? Steve/J'wonky is on the left.

I just hope he and Jasper have managed to meet up- he had once remarked he'd like to meet her and it never happened while he and she were on this side...

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Bookworm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:02 pm

I'm trying to see if I can edit his profile to mark "Deceased" on it. I may have to change the password and do it from logging into the account.

Oddly enough, even though I'm in Houston - never met the man.
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Hansontoons » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:27 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:02 pm
I'm trying to see if I can edit his profile to mark "Deceased" on it. I may have to change the password and do it from logging into the account.

Oddly enough, even though I'm in Houston - never met the man.
it's the nature of today's society. Too busy to connect with something/someone that might be interesting/entertaining/amazing. I met the gang in Dallas five years ago, happened to reconnect with Miss Julie once between then and now. Had hoped to reconnect with Jabs at some point- waited too long.

Once this CV19 mess calms down, I'd like to invite you to meeting for a beverage or simply a friendly hello at a location of your choice. Pizza can be involved.

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Bookworm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:39 pm

Hansontoons wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:02 pm
I'm trying to see if I can edit his profile to mark "Deceased" on it. I may have to change the password and do it from logging into the account.

Oddly enough, even though I'm in Houston - never met the man.
it's the nature of today's society. Too busy to connect with something/someone that might be interesting/entertaining/amazing. I met the gang in Dallas five years ago, happened to reconnect with Miss Julie once between then and now. Had hoped to reconnect with Jabs at some point- waited too long.

Once this CV19 mess calms down, I'd like to invite you to meeting for a beverage or simply a friendly hello at a location of your choice. Pizza can be involved.
Works for me.

It's a mess for me, I have to make sure that my customers can all work remotely. I expect to be spending a LOT of time on site the next week or so - mostly by myself with nobody else in the building.

They're actually talking about closing the Port of Houston. What a huge idiocy that is. Slow down the loading/unloading, sure - so that people have more distance - but we NEED those goods to move!
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Atomic » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:31 am

South Central Pennsylvania here. I'd be up for a cuppa somewhere as well! Public facilities are all on take-out at the moment, so an item for the future.
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by TazManiac » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm

I'm in San Francisco and we shut down Monday night. Now the whole State of California has followed suit.

This deserves its own thread...

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:37 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm
I'm in San Francisco and we shut down Monday night. Now the whole State of California has followed suit.

This deserves its own thread...
The "March 12" thread is topical...

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by TazManiac » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Point.

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:26 pm

Advantage: Dave
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Bookworm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:04 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Advantage: Dave
So, is it fifteen/love?
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Re: Late Bad News

Post by TazManiac » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:17 pm

Sorry, I'm too jealous of Dave to profess my deep underlying love for him...

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Re: Late Bad News

Post by Typeminer » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:27 am

Have not looked in for a long time, and am very sorry to learn this.

Almost afraid to catch up with people these days.
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