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Re: RIP Thread

Postby penny lane on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:01 pm

Paul Zeise ‏@PaulZeise 22m

Very sad news about former #Pitt player and assistant coach Curtis Bray. R.I.P. One of nicest guy in business http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-footba ... out-big-12


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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:05 pm

Saw that about Bray. Sad and scary.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:07 pm

He coached my brother at Duquesne. bummer.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:15 pm

RIP KennyTheKangaroo's Thread of Randomness.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:16 pm

It's still there
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:17 pm

But irrelevant.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:10 am

RIP John Dobson, whose Dobsonian telescopes brought amateur astronomy to millions
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:13 pm

RiP 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson has died at 89. He was The Professor
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:19 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:RiP 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson has died at 89. He was The Professor

WW II vet who flew 44 combat missions on a B 25; navigator.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:45 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:RiP 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson has died at 89. He was The Professor


I think Ginger and Mary Ann are the last two surviving cast members.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:52 pm

That Ginger was a sexy broad.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:54 pm

newarenanow wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:RiP 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson has died at 89. He was The Professor


I think Ginger and Mary Ann are the last two surviving cast members.


Bob Denver September 2, 2005
Alan Hale, Jr January 2, 1990
Jim Backus July 3, 1989
Natalie Schafer April 10, 1991
Tina Louise is 79
Dawn Baxter is 75
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:03 pm

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-new ... 82-2014161

Rest in peace, Dave Madden. The Partridge Family alum, who rose to fame in the 1970s for his role as the onscreen band's manager Reuben Kincaid, died Thursday, Jan. 16 at the age of 82.

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby newarenanow on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:34 am

Last female Munckin from Wizard of Oz died at age 95.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:37 am

Wow. Whole lot of RIPing yesterday.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:12 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:RiP 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson has died at 89. He was The Professor

"... and the rest."

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Re: RIP Thread

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:53 am

newarenanow wrote:Last female Munckin from Wizard of Oz died at age 95.


http://apnews.excite.com/article/201401 ... AURG1.html

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95.
With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie remains alive.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:52 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/17 ... =obnetwork
Japanese soldier who refused to surrender until 1974; nearly 30 years after WWII was over. He hid out in the jungle all that time.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:59 pm

Geezer wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/17/onoda-japanese-world-war-ii-soldier-who-waited-until-174-to-surrender-dead-at-1/?intcmp=obnetwork
Japanese soldier who refused to surrender until 1974; nearly 30 years after WWII was over. He hid out in the jungle all that time.


I had just learned of him a few months ago. I may have even posted his Wikipedia entry in JTOR.

Ballsy dude for sure
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Ironically, I learned of him back in the 70's while watching an episode of Gilligan's Island with my grandfather, who fought in the Philippines in WWII.

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He told me about how they were coming out of the jungle for years after the war.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Geezer on Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:20 pm

Willie Kool wrote:Ironically, I learned of him back in the 70's while watching an episode of Gilligan's Island with my grandfather, who fought in the Philippines in WWII.

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He told me about how they were coming out of the jungle for years after the war.

They also had an episode on The Six Million Dollar Man
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:06 pm

My father passed away this afternoon. 89 years old.
My mother had passed ten years ago, most of his friends had passed before him.
My comfort comes from knowing that they're all reunited.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:09 pm

Sorry to hear that EPP. Condolences.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:11 pm

count2infinity wrote:Sorry to hear that EPP. Condolences.

Same here. All the best to you and your family.
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Re: RIP Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:12 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss!
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