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    Talon passed away

    On March 25th Talon (Al ) passed away while sleeping. He was on the boat with his G/F and fell asleep watching late night TV and never woke up. When she noticed he had stopped breathing she called for help but it arrived to late.

    This was caused by his lung condition he's had since he helped at the World Trade Center 9/11/2001. He has been in the hospital several times since. He was told in 2010 he only had about 18 months but fought for 5 years. He never complained about his condition and lived his life the way he wanted.

    Services were held today for him.

    With everything that has been going on I didn't get a chance to come on SOH for a few days.

    R.I.P and God Bless you Al for all your have done for my sisters, my parents, my children, and myself. I will always treasure the memories of all the good times we all had together.

    Hiede

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    Farewell Al. Rest in peace old friend. You will be missed...
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    I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace. My condolences to everyone close to him.

    Kind regards,

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    That’s real sad news!

    Rest in peace Talon! My condolences to everyone close to him.

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    Hiede,

    Thanks for letting us know. I had a father who died from COPD brought on by Valley Fever, so I can completely understand how much energy that takes out of you with each breath you take. My father lasted thirteen years after he was diagnosed in 1998.

    Rest in peace, Al. I will hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. My next screwdriver will be for you.

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    A sad loss indeed -- one of the originals.

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    I am very saddened by the news. Two days ago I asked myself for Talon. (Strange, no?) I knew I had health problems and imagined his absence because of this. Hiede Thanks for letting us know.


    Talon Thanks for everything you have done for others.

    Rest in peace.

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    So sad to hear this.

    Thankful that he passed away whilst sleeping, & forever grateful for his help & advice.

    Thank you Hiede for bothering to make this post during a sad time. Remembering the good times will help.

    RIP

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    Very sad news, indeed.
    RIP, Talon.

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    Sad news... Thank you Hiede for letting us know.

    I am flying his AVG/CATF campaigns, which are a masterpiece.

    Rest in peace.

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    Talon

    One of the great ones, he will be sorely missed.

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    SAD SAD NEWS,
    can you rest in peace my friend...
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    Sad to hear.

    Fair winds and a following sea, Talon.

    Thanks for letting us know, Hiede.

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    My condolences to his family. R.I.P.
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    very sad indeed
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    Such a tragic loss. R.I.P Talon

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    My condolences to the family. RIP
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    Good bye my friend. You will be dearly missed.
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    Hiedi...

    ...there are no words that I can express at this time that will help lessen your loss.

    Just know his passing was evidently peaceful and that he utilized the time that he had to bring joy and pleasure to others around him and those of us here who enjoy the fruits of his passion for this sim. He will always be remembered and missed here.

    He has joined the long list of those who I considered friends who worked "The Pile" and have gone before their time. May they all rest in peace.

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    Wow, Sad news. It seem like all of us simmers are dropping like flies lately...
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    for the final trip

    fair winds and following seas

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    I am very saddened by the news.

    Rest Peacefully Al.

    You were the first person I 'spoke' with at SOH. Your guidance will be missed.

    My condolences to your family and friends.

    Stuart

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    R.I.P Talon.

    May you always find calm seas and fair winds.
    I have always been a team player. I was once part of a human centipide.

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    Thank you Hiedi,

    Al will be missed, my condolences, I'll be saluting a tumbler of scotch.

    Godspeed, my friend

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