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FC In Memoriam

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Zangano Cruel, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Zangano Cruel

    Zangano Cruel Well-Known Member

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    Hello FC:

    I created this thread to pay homage to a well known member and good friend. @PhotoRider.
    He passed away today after battling cancer for many years. Probably thanks to him, many veteran members from FC since circa 2011 know him very well, got that disease that everybody wants to get, GAS. He represented the real meaning of GAS. I had the pleasure to unpack and dab/vape from more than 100 at least, of the more than probably 300 plus pieces collection,high end and heady glass.
    Too many words to express feelings.
    RIP my dear friend. See you somewhere.
    Stay vaped my friend.
     
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  2. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I just grabbed a random post of Phil's to give folks an idea of his glass collection.
    He was a really great guy and he'll be missed. I had the pleasure of some nice Skype chats with Phil that I'll never forget. FC has lost one of it's own today. Boy did he love his glass! A collection like none I've ever seen.

    RIP buddy. :(

    :rip:
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  3. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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  4. KennyPowers

    KennyPowers Well-Known Member

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  5. VAPEHUNTER

    VAPEHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering where he's been. Much peace, love, and respect to him and his loved ones. Today is truly sad sad day.:cry::rip:
     
  6. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    He was one of the most generous people I have encountered. He gave away a lot of glass to the FC community in various contests, and even raised money for the staff as a way of thanking FC. The money was ultimately donated to a good cause and his selfless acts of giving truly impressed upon me how good humanity can be on occasion.

    :peace:
     
  7. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    what a loss and shocking to read, my condolences to his friends and family. I did not know it was coming.

    He was a friend to anyone that reached out to him.
    Provided myself advice when I was new here and none else did.
    He was experienced and I appreciated him.
     
  8. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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  9. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    I am truly sorry to read this! A loss that will be felt by many on FC.

    Much respect to a really great guy!
     
  10. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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  11. Techn!d0n

    Techn!d0n Well-Known Member

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    RIP to one of the FC elite. You will be missed.
     
  12. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 We're here to fuck shit up.

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    My heart is hurting so much right now. Phil was a good man and the inspiration for my glass collection. We discussed glass and artists quite a few times over phone and private messaging here on FC. Our talks became less frequent this year and I had not spoken with him since March. He never let on how hard he was battling and he was strong right up to the last time I spoke with him. Sadly, we never met face to face and it's something I'll think about my whole life. Today is a sad day learning of his passing.

    Rest easy my friend. I hope to meet you in another life. :rip:
     
  13. mvapes

    mvapes Scratchin' Glass! Accessory Maker

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    I don't even know what to say. We lost a legend. My prayers are with you friend, good luck on your journey to the stars.

    You will never be forgotten.
     
  14. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    Feeling the losses greatly this year.
     
  15. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    Ugh. I was just talking about him last week and how his generosity was so inspiring. I have one of his pieces here that I will now cherish.

    Losing him sucks, and I'm a better person because of him.
     
  16. Buildozer

    Buildozer Baked & Fried

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    Thanks for letting us know @Zangano Cruel.. I was aware he had serious health issues and I had been wondering about him throughout the last year..
    Definitely a good dude, w/ a great attitude.. I last PM'd w/ him just over a year ago, and was planning on sending him a special "thank you" gift for all he had done for the community, and just for being the awesome person he was.. Sadly he stopped logging in just before I was able to get his shipping info.. I'd check periodically to see if he'd come back, but eventually his gift went to a good home, where it is appreciated just as much.. I wish I could have had the chance to give back to him though, although I'm sure the gesture meant just as much to him..
    IMO This place will never be the same for having known him..
    RIP Phil :(
     
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  17. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    He was such a kind soul. May he rest in peace and his loved ones be comforted in knowing how fondly he was thought of by so many.
     
  18. Dramma Lamma

    Dramma Lamma Looks like a job for!

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  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    @PhotoRider
    Be at rest.
    Your act of generosity when you donated the proceeds from your contest helped so many people.
    You gave the money to the staff of FC, who collectively decided to help me help Low Income Patients that were terminally Ill.
    You were central in the establishment of the Paying it Forward Program.
    (Also thanks to the entire staff for their decision)
    In my memory I see a few dozen patients that were without income, that came through the door here at Patty and my home.
    Each left with hope, and the feeling that they were not poor....
    or using inferior tools due to their circumstance.
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    Above: She was helped by the program.
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    Above: She got help also.
    All at your hands.
    Giver of hope.
    Bestower of Dignity.

    Patty and I were merely tools of your thoughtfulness.
    We will remember you all of our days.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016
  20. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful V.
     
  21. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    A true FC legend in my book. Really just the perfect example of why I love this place, he was a genuinely nice guy. He's a big part of what defines FC to me, so it's definitely a big loss, but his impact will remain forever.
     
  22. Detonator

    Detonator Well-Known Member

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    So sad to hear about this #PhotoRider was a cool guy, all ways so nice to everyone... RIP man
     
  23. THC SCIENTIFIC

    THC SCIENTIFIC To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before Manufacturer

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    Rest in Peace my friend, will always remember our conversations together.
     
  24. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    Late to the party, but I haven't been frequenting as much this year and just saw this. Photorider was a cool dude, always helping others. Terminal illness has a way of focusing your priorities and his were on point. Rip buddy.
     
  25. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    I always check the New Glass thread because of @PhotoRider and his amazing collection! Have been wondering where he had gotten to lately.
    He was and always will be a legend in all respects!
    R.I.P.
     

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