Passings

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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Alan Rabinowitz passed away earlier this month at the tender age of 64.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was a founding member of Panthera Corporation, a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of the big cats, plus he was instrumental in the study of wildlife conservation (including a legitimate jaguar preserve in Belize.) He also studied lesser-known human communities.

    Here's more information about him: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rabinowitz

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  2. wil

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    I went to visit a friend whose father passed.... His dad was a NASA engineer....retired but had worked on major projects his entire career....his early work was in the 50s setting up satellite tracking systems... https://www.nrl.navy.mil/vanguard50/own_words.php his home is full of awards, citations and memorabilia including pieces that went to space and came back, from the moon, satellites, capsules and shuttles. Time marches on, this man has made an influence on many people here on earth, and left many things that will be working in space (or at least flying around) long after we all have gone...
     
  3. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    William "Bill" Coors passed away at the tender age of 102.

    "Who?" you ask?

    He was the grandson of Adolphus Coors, the founder of Molson Coors Brewery, as well as the one who introduced aluminum cans to beer distribution. He also remained "on the job" as a taste tester until he reached the century mark.

    Here's his obituary: https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20181013/news/310139875

    I wasn't sure if this would be the proper thread to post this or if Media Star thread would be...

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  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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  7. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Science and Universe...? Anyway, couldn't get the page to load, but Joe Cocker died in 2014. Missing a few years there old son.....
     
  8. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Um, stupid question here...

    When Brian May passes, where would his notice be posted on the forum? He's both a d@mn good guitarist and a real "rocket scientist" (he earned his PhD in astrophysics.) :kitty:s and I'd like to know.

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  9. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Gee... what have you heard? Hate to jump the gun on anyone's demise, but I should imagine in May's case media star gets the nod on both counts.
     
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    By BY RANDY LEWIS
    DEC 22, 2014 | 8:02 PM

    Lol, I'm a few years behind! just preparing you guys till the posts when dementia sets in permanently!
     
  11. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    He's not pushing up daisies yet, but he's not living forever. Heck, he's still composing and helping with the data retrieved from both Saturn and Pluto.

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  12. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    My mom use to call that having a senior moment...;)
     
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    It would be cool if they were only moments.
     

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