Sad news

Feb. 26th, 2013 01:27 pm
vettecat: (twilight trees)
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RIP jan howard finder a.k.a. Wombat, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was a good friend to both me and [livejournal.com profile] sdavido for many years (and one of the few people who knew us independently before we met). jan (lowercase!) was my Fan Guest of Honor when I chaired Arisia in 2001 - he was my first choice and I was delighted when he accepted. His ever-present warmth, joy, and sense of adventure served as an inspiration to all who knew him, and we always looked forward to his annual summary of the year's exploits and explorations. He will be greatly missed.

Date: 2013-02-26 06:52 pm (UTC)
gingicat: (just me - ginger)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
May his memory be a comfort. He was indeed a lovely man and I really regret not hanging out with him more.

Date: 2013-02-26 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanaleh.livejournal.com
Sad, indeed. :-/ I'd had no idea he was ill before seeing the announcements on Facebook today.

Date: 2013-02-27 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vettecat.livejournal.com
He'd been getting treatments for a couple years but only started to really deteriorate within the last couple weeks. It was pretty impressive how he kept up with all the travelling and cons while dealing with the illness.

Date: 2013-02-26 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teddywolf.livejournal.com
I first met Wombat at a con in western MA. Fun guy.
I'll miss his presence.

Date: 2013-02-27 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
My condolences, my friend. *hugs you*

Date: 2013-02-27 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osewalrus.livejournal.com
I am sorry to hear it.

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