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Offline dylanaz

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In Memory of Murf
« on: October 30, 2009, 03:36:02 PM »
His wife just called me crying on the phone. Murph was pronounced dead at 1:30 pm today !
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This is sad news.
His asawa just called and personally asked me to inform the forum.

Lets have a moment of silence for Murph.
I have seen so much conflict while in the Philippines - amazingly 99% of it was merely online computer experiences :D

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 04:05:31 PM »
I\'m new to this forum, but have been reading and gaining inspiration from Murph\'s posts. Very sad hear of his passing. But I guess he\'s in a better place now.

Andrew

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 04:18:18 PM »
Just read the sad news

                               I only knew Murf from his postings here and yet i felt I knew him well

                               Thank you for all your words Murf....you touched me and I had to say thank you.

                                Dylan,,,please pass my condolences to his loved ones for me...thank you.

                                YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED MURF.....R.I.P     Vale Murf

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 04:19:45 PM »
Thank you for informing us. Please give his wife our condolences.  I am sorry to hear this but at least he got what he wanted and wished for. May he now rest in peace.  :(  He will be truly missed but at least his words and wisdom will live on for us to continue to enjoy.
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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 04:33:59 PM »
Dylanaz,

I too am only new to this forum but took the old fellows post to heart, his wisdom , his sarcasm, his love to all his mates will stay with me for along time. I just wish he could have beat the demons long enough for me to meet the guy next year.
Please give our condolences to Jennifer and family may his memory live on amongst us.

Thanks Dylanaz

Braddo & Melen :\'( :\'( :\'(

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 05:34:57 PM »
This is really a sad loss, have read many of his posts they are very informative n inspiring. Well he\'s at peace now with the lord, I\'ll drink a toss to him in his memory.

Please do send my condolences to his family for me, daylanaz.

Thanks

Andy

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 06:15:30 PM »
I just read the news of Murf\'s passing away. I am not a frequent reader, but appreciated Murf\'s articles on the forum; he was an extremely accomplished and distinguished man. He is someone I wish I could have known better.  Please pass my deepest sympathy to his wife and the rest of his family.


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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 08:20:04 PM »
Murf and I have had our differences in the past, but I think we reached an understanding in the end. I can\'t say that I would ever consider Murf as a friend, but he did have the courage to admit to his mistakes, and for that I respect the guy. It is sad to see anyone go, but he did prove that he had a big heart and was good and generous to his family. He will be missed on this forum. Dylanez orJack, please pass on my condolences to his family.

Colin

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 08:20:28 PM »
Our sincere condolences to the family.

A remarkable man is gone......

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 08:26:02 PM »
Sad news indeed! Gene Murphy will be missed here. Jack (Gray Wolf) is once again having computer connections and I sent him an Email about Gene.

RIP

Billy
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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 09:32:00 PM »
I\'m here (finally).  Somehow the server had dumped my ISP.   :(

Murf\'s passing is sad news indeed.  I know he tried our patience many times and certainly had his own way of doing and saying things, but Murf had a heart as big as they come.  I had a chance to speak with him last week on Skype and we talked for over an hour.  Well, I did most of the talking, Murf did all the gasping for air.  He expressed his love for this Forum and all of you, his friends.  Through our Forum Murf had the opportunity to not only have contact with people he loved, but also to leave a part of himself in the forum of his writing and pieces of his soul.  His writing style, while difficult to read many times, was from the heart.  If he said he was going to do something, he did it, or at least tried with every ounce of fiber in his being to do it because he was a man of his word.

Some will miss him, some won\'t.  I can fully understand both attitudes.  I had my problems with him once or twice due mainly to his hardheaded Irish attitude.   ;D  But for all his faults, all of which he owned up to, I truly loved Murf.  He and had I spent many days of our youth stomping the same bloody ground in Vietnam.  Although he would at times elaborate in off topic rants, and other times he would only speak in wistful terms, Murf was a warrior at heart.  It showed if you got on his bad side.  I often think of the poor local pinoy who would run into an irate Murf merely trying to do one more thing \"his way\".   ;D

This is how I choose to remember my friend and brother in arms.  A warrior, proud and strong who gave it all he had in whatever he did.  May his beloved Jennifer be blessed with peace and the knowledge that she was his one true love.

Murf, wherever you are, rest in peace brother.

SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI
\"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever\"

Jack

  
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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2009, 09:47:24 PM »
It\'s a sad moment for this forum indeed, mostly may not know Murf personally but his posts in here somehow molded our minds with information which then turned to friendship to most. I may not know him personally but reading his posts was not just informative but his heart can be read in most of his writings.  You will be missed Murf.  Anybody who can be in touch with the family please give my heartfelt condolence.

with prayers,

Maricel
God bless you all!

Maricel

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2009, 10:15:30 PM »
I will miss the man for sure :(... Jack\'s post was point on... I was planing a visit this week when he sent me an email on the 27th asking to come and see him next week... life is difficult to understand at times... I am happy for Murf, for he is in a better place and no longer in pain... Sad for Jennifer for the grief of her loss must be tremendous and extremely difficult to bare.
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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2009, 10:54:24 PM »
His wife just called me crying on the phone. Murph was pronounced dead at 1:30 pm today !
isolated

This is sad news.
His asawa just called and personally asked me to inform the forum.

Lets have a moment of silence for Murph.
dylanaz

Please send my condolences to his wife for me. I only knew Murf at a previous forum and got reacquainted with him on this forum just a few weeks ago. Yes, he will be truly missed by all at this forum! His stories will linger on in our hearts and minds to remember him by! Murf, your secret is safe with me as I promised you! God is now with you and guiding you the way to peacefulness!

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Re: In Memory of Murf
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2009, 12:42:52 AM »
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Dylanaz/Jack

I would think that the best way to honor him would be to try and help Jennifer in any way we can........helping get his pension sorted something along those lines

Glad his pain is ended but that\'s a double edged sword as it now means pain for Jennifer

I\'ll miss the old cuss. Good, bad and ugly was our Murf.......but glad I knew him even if only for a while

Please pass my best wishes on to Jennifer