Audiodon has left us...

Discussion in 'AK News' started by LexDM3, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. LexDM3

    LexDM3 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I wanted to let Don's many friends and fans in the AK community know that Don died peacefully yesterday surrounded by family and friends including friends from AK. Don was diagnosed with ALS in April of 2015. He maintained his social energy, sense of humor, love and concern for others, and love of music right to the end.

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    Service for Don on Sat, Jan. 27: A service for Don will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00PM.

    First Parish Unitarian Church
    630 Massachusetts Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476

    All are invited. Please spread the word to any AK people who might want to attend. An AK member will speak about Don during the service.
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    Every day, including yesterday, he listened to the music he loved on his Fisher tube systems that he and Dave Gillespie had restored and improved. Most of what he listened to came from the large and fabulous digital music library that AKer Stephanie put on Don's Sony digital server. Don loved his family, his friends, his music, and the Audiokarma community. I was always amazed at how many AK people he considered to be good friends and how many of them he kept in touch with regularly. A number of his AK friends visited Don during his illness. He really enjoyed those visits.

    Let us all fire up our systems (tubes if you have them), put on some good music, raise a glass and toast audiodon, a wonderful member of our Audiokarma community.
     
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  2. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    OH damn - RIP - at least his suffering is over.

    Don was a great person to chat about audio with - HE WILL BE MISSED.
     
  3. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    RIP Don, my continued prayers for the many friends and family.
     
  4. Bostown

    Bostown Low End Audio Enthusiast! Subscriber

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    AK member AudioDon has passed after putting up a strong fight against ALS. I believe in giving people their flowers while they are alive and I hope I was able to properly Thank Don for his perspective, humor and Passion for Audio in the times we've spoken and communicated since he announced his diagnosis.

    Godspeed to you on your journey Don.
     
  5. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    Very sad such a great guy. Rest in Peace Don.
     
  6. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    RIP DON. I only met you twice but each time it was an extreme pleasure.

    His suffering is ended.
     
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  7. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Dang. He was one of the good ones -- and knowing it was coming doesn't make it any easier.
    You were there,were you? That's nice to hear.


     
  8. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    RIP Don. I recognize the name, didn't know him personally. I was just reading about some neurological diseases this morning. Woody Guthrie with Huntington's Disease, Lead Belly with ALS. Hopefully we make some progress in treating these neurological diseases.
     
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  9. lokerola

    lokerola AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    RIP Don. .
     
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  10. cnolanh

    cnolanh Ad astra Subscriber

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    I'm so sorry to hear that, and I'm grateful to Bostown and other AKers who told Don what he meant to this community.
     
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  11. boza

    boza Super Member

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    So sorry ti hear this. R.I.P Don.
     
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  12. Northwinds

    Northwinds Huh? Turn what down? Subscriber

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    What horrible news but as said, at least he is not suffering any more, RIP Don!!!!!!
     
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  13. jeanmarie

    jeanmarie AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    RIP Don. You will be missed.
     
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  14. Athalwolf

    Athalwolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Farewell Don. You will be missed but not forgotten. RIP
     
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  15. IPADave

    IPADave AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    RIP Don.
     
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  16. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    RIP Don!
    - read many of your posts, and we'll sure miss you around here!
     
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  17. Sound Dragon

    Sound Dragon Yawns and sets his couch on fire! Subscriber

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    May God bless you and keep you always. Rest in peace.
     
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  18. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad Subscriber

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    Baruch Dayan Ha'emet. Alav hashalom.
     
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  19. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad Subscriber

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    Don was a good guy and he will be missed. Actually he'd already been missed for quite some time.
     
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  20. bhunter

    bhunter The Spherical Cow

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    Sad to hear. I remember the Lexicon repair thread. Requiescat in pace.
     
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