I hope this doesn't come across as morbid. However, recently I was thinking about some of the friends we have lost who were on these forums, and were often friends outside our mutual Opel hobbies.
I realized that after the initial outpouring of grief, a lot of times the relevant threads get lost in the archives. Members who only occasionally get online may have no clue that someone has passed at all.
My thought was to put together a list (which can be updated as needed) of members who have passed away. This time of the year is always tough for me because I lost my sister in early December many years ago. I also lost two friends from these forums in early December too. This is just my way of wanting to remember them I guess.
Here is the list I've started. Please feel free to add others or correct any mistakes, and I'll update the list. Thanks.
Tom Thevenin - (owner of Opel Parts and Service) -
December 13, 2000
Don Fox - (long time Opeler) - April 13, 2002
John Seaman - 'Runagt2'- March 20, 2004
Ron Illsley- (long time Opeler) - October 8, 2004
David Kronick - 'computerthug' - March 17, 2006
Dallas Mize - 'Dallas' - October 31, 2008
Clifford Sluss - 'Cliff' - August 25, 2009
Ron DeLozier - 'Namba209' - September 6, 2009
Lyndon Elliott - 'Ciara1970' - July 11, 2011
Tom Cavataio - 'Mach1Tom' - December 10, 2011
Maxx Christopher - 'gtmaxx' - February 4, 2012
Grant Ruether- 'zook94' - December 18, 2012
Mike Poletti - 'Opeletti' - went missing August 2013
Cristian Stoian - 'cristian68rekor' - December 13, 2013
Mary Lawson - 'MawandPawOpel' - August 3, 2014
Brad Dennis - 'PoorGT' -April 3, 2016
Vangelis Lenas - 'Vagos' - May 29, 2016
Mark Paar - 'Aardvark' - January 11, 2017
Dean Hartje - 'deanh74_2' - January 4, 2017
James Davis - 'jpdavis' - March 14, 2017
Juan P. Blanco - 'Blancojp' - March 25, 2017