Rest in peace Gsmitheman
- This is the post I made in the studio; wanted to add it here for members that don't get here often that may still be signed up for replies.
Maximum PC has lost a beloved member of the forum- Gsmitheman
- aka "G" on January 25, 2012. His beloved wife Rose; was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer
in October. They were able to spend their 39th anniversary together on Oct. 27th & her birthday Nov 6th before she passed away November 27th. Gordon has not posted since announcing her cancer; I don't doubt that his heart was broken into many little pieces.
"G" always had words of encouragement for team members & his posts that were filled with many cartoons & funny images will be missed by everyone. I'm sure we can't count the number of people that started folding because of his posts. He was known at many forums & encouraged everyone. One of his lasts posts on the forum is quoted below; his wish was that everyone continue to fold for as long as it's needed. As sad & shocked as we all are; we need to try to wipe our tears & remember this.
Stop by the folding section to show your support for G's family in the link below.
You can also leave the family a message in the guest book
; or the funeral home guest book
The team would also like to get a server running at Stanford in their honor & if you can donate; it would be appreciated; so stop by that post too to show your support.We Lost One of F@H's Greatest Champions - Gordon Smitheman
Donations for server in "G's" name
I am so sorry to report that one of F@H's greatest Champions, Gordon Smitheman, has passed away. Gordon's ObituaryRose's Obituary
Michael McCord MD wrote:
Due to the profound impact the Smitheman's had upon folding, I wanted a fitting memorial tribute to honor them. Here's what I had in mind: Folders from MPC and around the world could donate tax-deductible money directly to Stanford to a special memorial fund to be set up in their name. Hopefully, enough to could raised and pooled to purchase something like a server or even more substantial for the project. I have talked about this with Dr. Pande who was really excited about the idea. He said he would even be willing the name the server specifically in their honor, like: fahgordonandrosesmitheman.stanford.edu., or whatever name we wanted. How cool would that be to forever get WUs from that server linked to their names. It would always have a story behind it to anyone who asked. Any amount from anyone would help us get closer to the goal, but we WILL reach it!
I appreciate hearing comments/suggestions before finalizing things with VJ. This is gonna be great!
Rest in peace Gordon; Rose & Daisy
My wife has inoperable pancreatic Cancer.
I don't believe I will be posting for quite some time.
I hope you all continue folding and having fun doing it for as long as your help is needed.