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Old 07-29-03, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We have lost a valuable member of this community.

Rick (aka MudBoy) passed away last night from a long struggle with bone cancer. I was contacted by his son and asked to pass this on to all his friends here on this forum. At Rick's request, please do not send email to his old email address. You are more than welcome to post your condolences here.

Rick, you will be missed, and we will never forget what you had offered to us in your knowledge and friendship.

God bless!!
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Old 07-29-03, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, I'm in shock here and I'm not quite sure what to say. I did not converse personally with Rick, but I did read all of his posts that he made and I learned so much from him in the short amount of time that he was a member here. He will be missed.

Please send my deepest condolences to his family.

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Old 07-29-03, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is so sad. Give my best to his family and loved ones.
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I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news - I read all his posts, delighted in the photos that he shared and feel very blessed to have benefited from his knowledge.

This is such a loss to those of us here, and we can only imagine the impact on his family and friends - my sympathies to them all,

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We will miss rick very much he was a good person on here and
my wife and i send out our condolences to his family and loved one

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Old 07-29-03, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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rick was an amazing contribution to this site, his knowledge of hots and aussie snakes was well respected here!

Id like to offer my condolences to his family and friends also, let them know that he will indeed be missed very much here.
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Rick was most definitely an amazing and knowledgeable man. My condolances to his loved ones. He will be missed.
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I didn't know rick but like many others i did enjoy reading the posts he made.

Please send my condolences to his family and friends.
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I don't have the words. Great loss to the reptile (and particularly venomous) community. Send our best to the family. His dedication to herps is inspiring, he was still posting 2 days ago. A strong person that will be greatly missed.
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I, like many others, didnt know him personally but was 'wowed' by his knowledge here. I really don't know what to say... He will deffinetley be greatly missed. God bless.
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my condolences to his family. He will be missed on here.

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ya, was he the one who said he couldnt handle hots anymore because of that? sorry to hear.
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We have lost of ton of knowledge. I also offer my condolences.
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My please give my condolences to his family. I will be miss his posts and knowledge.


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