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    Hi all:

    I am writing to let you know that Wrecan aka Mark, who moderated at least one thread that I know of on this site, died suddenly of heart failure about two weeks ago.

    I have known Wrecan since freshman year of college. He was a great guy and a great friend.

    Just letting you all know.
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    Oh no!!!

    He was one of the posters I always liked seeing here when he was about.

    *gives a long moment of silence*
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    Sad news.

    I bow my head to your memory, Wrecan.
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    That's sad news. I always had a great deal of respect for him.

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    A long-time curator for two of the board's key threads and, more importantly, a nice guy. He will be missed.

    Rest in Peace.
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    That is so very awful.

    Condolences to you, goodyarn.

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    Whoah!

    Sad news indeed. He will be missed deeply.

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    Wow... that's sad.

    No words can really help can they?

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    That is sad I've been on the forums only for a short while, but I remember him from the threads.

    Rest in Peace
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    It was a beautiful funeral, I hope. Goodbye, Wrecan.
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    Sad news indeed.
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    He was a class act. Nice guy, smart, and a really good contributor. This really is a pity.

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    Rest in peace.

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    He was a great forumite, and an even greater person.
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    This is sad. Very sad. Goodbye Wrecan.

    But wait. How come Wrecan last logged in yesterday according to his profile here? Can anyone explain that?

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    Oh wow, this is so sad.

    Rest in peace, Wrecan.
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    That's terrible! I'm so sorry to hear that.

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    Though, yeah, this is a bit weird.

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    But wait. How come Wrecan last logged in yesterday according to his profile here? Can anyone explain that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunken Valley View Post
    But wait. How come Wrecan last logged in yesterday according to his profile here? Can anyone explain that?
    Yep, that sure is a mystery.....

    Probably somebody used his computer to come to this website.
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    Sad news. My condolances to his friends and family. He was a gentleman in the Playground.
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    Sad news indeed! My condolences to all those close to him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunken Valley View Post
    This is sad. Very sad. Goodbye Wrecan.

    But wait. How come Wrecan last logged in yesterday according to his profile here? Can anyone explain that?
    That was his wife. She told me she was logging on to try to find his threads, so she could read posts of his that she had never read before.

    It was a lovely funeral, thanks. Many people and lots of tears. He touched a lot of people.

    They even buried him at the foot of a beautiful tree.
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    R.I.P., Wrecan.

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    I still remember PMing him for permission to take over the Class & Geekery thread.

    Mark, you are in my thoughts and prayers. As is your family and friends.
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    Sad to hear of this.
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    Wow... I am crushed to read about this as well. Wrecan was one of the only people on the forums that never posted anything which I disagreed with. I always considered him well-balanced and logical... I am very sorry for your loss :(
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    RIP, Wrecan. You were a class act.

    I hope they have good scrying where you're going so you can at least find out how OotS ends.

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    Oh, wow...this is awful news. :(

    But thank you for letting us all know.
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    His memory will serve as in inspiration to us all. I can only hope that the threads that he oversaw will maintain the excellence that he perpetuated.
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    R.I.P. Wrecan, he was a true organizer and a gentleman.

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    Even as I'm not a well-connected forumgoer, I noticed Wrecan more than once for good, solid posts and well-thought opinions.

    That's a way I don't want to leave: Not knowing how OotS ends. And all the other good things in life, of course.

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    I was a lurker for years before I became a poster. I remember Wrecan as being friendly to other posters and having a cool head; and I remember him cooling down nasty arguments and welcoming newbies.

    I can't say that I knew him, or noticed him much, but I do remember feeling "Oh, good, Wrecan's just entered the thread" more than once.

    I don't remember him arguing. I remember him discussing, but never arguing. There's a difference.

    From what little I know of him, I offer my condolences for a man who had a cool head and a warm heart.

    I wish I had known him better.
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