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Hi All.I had the pleasure to attend the memorial service for Rich here in Dallas today. Since there are hundreds (if not thousands) of you that would have liked to attend, I thought that I would highlight a few things that occurred.As Rich would have wanted, it was more a celebration of his life, than of his death.A large portion of the entire service was

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Thankyou Allen,I would have loved to have been their. Sadly this was impossible for me. But what you have described sounds just like what I would have expected. Please post what you have, Im sure others will be interested too.Kind regards, Steve Brown. http://mysite.freeserve.com/fly2theuk/aragon.JPGSceneryhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2tms&Go=SearchRepaintshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2Air&Go=SearchOther fileshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...2Misc&Go=Search

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Allen,I wish I had been able to attend. Thanks for taking the time to share this, I look forward to anything else you might want to post on Rich's memorial service.Alejandro AmigorenaCheshire, CTFly! II Beta Team MemberAthlon XP 1800ABIT KR7A-RAID768Mb RAMMSI GeForce4 Ti4600 8xAGP 128MBSB Audigy GamerCH Flight Yoke USBCH Pro Pedals USB

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For those that were/are interested, here are the scanned images from the memorial service pamphlet as attachments. I have included all 4 pages. Page 4 has a nice little summary about Rich.Allen

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Thank you Allen;To say the least, My Day started in a meeting , And ended in a meeting... As we are gearing up for Winston cup weekend. As you probably expect I work at Texas Motor Speedway. In Fort Worth, I too ,wish i could be there ,as many others do also. But there is one thing i will not miss.............Being here from time to time Jeff Akins

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Allen,Thanks so much for sharing. I know there are many of us who wanted to be there - you have helped to fill that void.

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AllenThank you for the images. Being in CA it was impossible to be there. I'm glad it was a celebration of his life. It's a shame many of us got to know him these last days by reading his final post and all the comments and replies. However, given that, I feel a great sense of personal loss and at the same time joy that he is with the LORD.Steve Gates />

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Thanks for all the info allen. Iam sure alot of us would like to have been there including myself. It sounds like it was a very touching service Capt.Richard Dillon (KATL)www.jetstarairlines.comhttp://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg"Lets Roll" 9/11 -----------------------Specs AMD 2400 XP MSI KTV4 512MB DDR 2100Asus GF4 ti 4200 128MBSB Audigy Gamer Ch Products Yoke and Pedals(usb)Windows 2000 Serivce Pack 3

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Thanks for the posting.It's surprising how you can somewhat get to know a person over the Internet, who you may never personally meet in your lifetime. And then when something like this happens, it really get's to you, as though the individual was a personal friend or family. And that's the case here! Maybe it was because Rich could "usually" reply with a civil tone, when we didn't always agree. :) He will just be one of those people that I can think highly of & will remember...............Regards to his family & many friendsL.Adamson

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Thanks for sharing, Allen. I really appreciate it.Best regards,Henri

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Allen, I have just returned from two weeks over seas, and would like to thank you for posting this and the images. I wished I could have been there.

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ScottThanks very much for posting that.I'm sure that it will be appreciated by everyone.Colin

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Scott,Thanks a lot, and don't fell guilty for not posting earlier. I probably would have done the same... I totally understand.Take care,Alejandro AmigorenaCheshire, CTFly! II Beta Team MemberAthlon XP 1800ABIT KR7A-RAID768Mb RAMMSI GeForce4 Ti4600 8xAGP 128MBSB Audigy GamerCH Flight Yoke USBCH Pro Pedals USB

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Scott,Thanks for posting this - sure wish I could have met Rich in person.There were times during the beta patch process that I just felt guilty even bringing up a new problem, posting the latest test results, reporting a new problem caused by a fix attempt, etc. Sometimes Rich would just disappear from the beta forum altogether for a few days, then bounce back with an apology (of all things) and proceed to work with new energy. Just amazing.In the midst of all this I can certainly verify that the beta team, time and time again, made it clear to Rich that he really didn't need to do this - we would be quite happy if he got to spend as much quality time with his family as possible. But Rich would have none of it, and in a way I guess he needed to do the work - not only for us, but for himself.

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That is a great story Scott. I really enjoyed reading it.I can understand how your time went by so quickly with Rich. He was an amazing person to talk to, and not just when it comes to flight sims. I only spoke with him a handful of times, but each time I came away with more and more respect for the man.Those that had a chance to know him well, were truly blessed. It seems like Rich had a way of making everyone around him better human beings. When I spoke with Tara at the service, it did seem like they (Tara and Lauren) were at peace with the whole situation. It was obvious that Rich had prepared them well for this moment.Take care,Allen KriesmanTerramodels for Fly IIFly II Beta Team

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