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  1. #1
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    Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    I just got off the phone with forum member DSW's Aunt who informed me that Douglas passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday, September 6.

    Don't know what else to say at this point but as he was a well respected member of the forums I thought I should break the news.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Damn.... very sorry to hear that. I wondered when he wasn't chiming in on the homemade anvil conversation. He was a good guy and a great asset to this site. I know he helped me out on several occasions. My deepest sympathies and condolences to his family.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    I did not know him personally but I still feel like something will be missing with out him around. My condolences to his family. Douglas will be missed by many.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    He was a great guy. He'll be missed. Real shock to hear.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Oh man , I was finally gonna meet up with him next week . Heart attack, boy oh boy, I don't think he was old enough for a heart attack. Man I just don't have the words.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Not only a member but a great moderator and very knowledgeable welder. My regards to his family, he will be missed . So much wonderful contribution to the forum and all around great guy.... RIP
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    In addition to that of his family, a tremendous loss to WW. So much welding knowledge and always ready to offer information or instruction. One of the most professional people I'll never have the privilege of meeting.

    Sincerest condolences to his family and thank you HT for making us aware.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Man I’ am just floored! I really liked and respected Doug! Great guy!
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    God bless him and his family.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Damn, that is never news you want to hear. Doug was always willingly to help any and everyone anytime he could. I needed some help with a concrete slab and he did everything short of coming to FL to run the job. I am sure this is a tragic loss too many people who's life he has touched.

    A sad Mike

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    I posted about this at the I FORGE IRON site, here's the moderators edit, site post ,http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/4805...w-passed-away/

    Mod edit

    Douglas S. Wilbur passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. He was 49.

    Born in Hawaii, Douglas was a long time resident of Bucks County. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a degree in Architecture, he worked in the building trades for many years before starting his own contracting business.

    Doug loved outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, scuba diving and archery and had an avid interest in the art of blacksmithing.

    He is survived by his parents, Charles and Klara Wilbur; his sisters, Heidi and Melinda; and will be deeply missed also by his Aunt Saile, his Uncle Scott and many other family members and friends.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial gifts be sent to the Bucks County 4H Club.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    It is the way.

    We will miss DSW tonight. We will miss his sword.

    I will toast to the man this evening.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Good knowledge......passed.The library is closed.
    His gift of free knowledge endures forever.
    Try it.
    Go out with a reputation. He did !

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Truly sad to hear this ... RIP Doug.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Well, how many more will WW lose? I always admired Doug for his concise way of handing out knowledge and advice. My sympathies to his family and close friends.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Damn it! I was looking forward to meeting him next week.
    He has helped me so much with his wisdom and information and helped me get to where I am today.
    Going to miss him. RIP Doug. Miss ya buddy
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    Don't know what to say!!

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    What a shocker! Every bit a gentleman and extremely helpful. Doug will be missed.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    I just don't have anything to say. A huge huge loss.

    Damn

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    I posted about this at the I FORGE IRON site, here's the moderators edit, site post ,http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/4805...w-passed-away/

    Mod edit

    Douglas S. Wilbur passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. He was 49.

    Born in Hawaii, Douglas was a long time resident of Bucks County. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a degree in Architecture, he worked in the building trades for many years before starting his own contracting business.

    Doug loved outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, scuba diving and archery and had an avid interest in the art of blacksmithing.

    He is survived by his parents, Charles and Klara Wilbur; his sisters, Heidi and Melinda; and will be deeply missed also by his Aunt Saile, his Uncle Scott and many other family members and friends.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial gifts be sent to the Bucks County 4H Club.
    Happen to have a link for the donations?
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Ok, gained my composure a little.

    I've known Doug prolly close to nine years best I can recall. Met him over on Microzone. Spoken to him on the phone, lots in PMs and stuff. Gave me some great advice and I looked up to him as someone I wanted to emulate in attitude and action. He was here in Michigan a few years back and I wanted to hook up with him but it just didn't happen. I wish now it would have. He was also very generous. Gave me some stuff and wouldn't take a dime for it. Even on shipping.

    He was always the moderator who had a level head and could bring us together on stuff. I regarded him as a sincerely good friend and fellow administrator of this site. It was funny, when I was invited to become a mod, I suggested to steve that Doug be made one too. Little did I know he had already been asked as well.

    I've been on the road working the last several weeks and just heard of this today. Gamble texted me as a matter of fact. I also want to thank Bob and Dave for posting about it. I haven't been on IFI for awhile, or I likely would have known sooner.

    I'm really gonna miss him. Obviously, I'm not the only one who feels that way. Such a huge loss for the site, as well as for those who knew him personally.

    Life is so very fragile. How often we are reminded of it when something like this happens.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Only 49! If that doesn't give you pause to think.
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    I'm floored......such a level headed guy.

    RIP Doug, you will be missed.
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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    Just heard about it from 7A. Will surely be missed.

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    Re: Sad news concerning forum member DSW

    So sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family. It won't be the same here with him gone.

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