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Old 01-04-2001, 08:30 PM
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Hello all,

Today we lost one of our mechanics at the shop. He died at age 46 of a massive heart attack. He was an incredibly nice man, and a helluva good mechanic. I'd just like to ask that you fellas on this BB please give one moment of silence for Eduardo Rodriguez, a fallen comrade. He will truly be missed by many.
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Old 01-04-2001, 09:22 PM
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Deepest sympathies on the loss of a valued co-worker and enthusiast. 46 is an awfully young age to have a heart attack. We should all appreciate just a little more all the wonderful aspects of our lives, and remember that there are no guarantees in this life as to quality or duration!

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Old 01-04-2001, 09:23 PM
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He will be in my prayers tonight. Sorry for your loss. George Kern
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Old 01-04-2001, 09:28 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for the replies. It's kinda tough losing a guy like him. We'll make the best of it and get on with life I guess! That's the way things go. Thank you guys again.

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Old 01-04-2001, 10:55 PM
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I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May his good work and kindness be carried on at the shop.

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Old 01-05-2001, 12:24 AM
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Be sure to pass all of our condolences on to his family.
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Old 01-05-2001, 01:37 AM
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Indeed to his family.

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Old 01-05-2001, 06:48 AM
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I've been enjoying getting to know people on Mshop for going on a year now. Even though I've never had the pleasure of shaking your hand, I feel that I know you a little and respect you a lot. You have been a regular since before I started coming here.

I was surprised at myself how I was effected by reading about the death of someone I've never even heard of. I suppose that we are learning different ways of thinking about people just as the computer age is teaching us different ways of getting to know people.

This brings to me a thought. There are a number of people that I have "met" here. To me it is a sort of scary thought when wondering about what would happen if this heart attack had happened to one of our Mshop friends. What I mean is, most likely we would just never hear from them again. We would never know what happened to them. Just food for thought.

Thanks very much for letting us know about Eduardo. Remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone in your shop family.

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Old 01-05-2001, 08:08 AM
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Eduardos family and co-workers will be in my prayers today. Sorry for the loss.
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Old 01-05-2001, 08:58 AM
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. .my condolances too, a very sad loss at such a young age. Makes me feel at time like this, just how fragile and vulnerable we mortals really are. A sad loss for you, and my thoughts for a moment to his family . . .
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Old 01-05-2001, 10:57 AM
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My condolences also. I'm 43, and it gets a person thinking that maybe a person should be more caring and thoughtful. I hope his family is going to be ok.

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Old 01-05-2001, 11:30 AM
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Always sad to see a friend leave......

My condolences.........

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Old 01-05-2001, 11:43 AM
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My wife and I will have him and his family in our prayer's. As well as you and yours.
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Old 01-05-2001, 11:59 AM
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My Heart goes out to his Friends and Family. It seems shocking when the people we look forward to seeing and working with throughout the day are no longer with us.

I am sure he will deeply be missed.

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Old 01-05-2001, 12:10 PM
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Condolence's from Charlotte. It is never fun or exciting to see loved one's leave their body on earth..but we all must agree that he is in a happier place. Family, Please understand that you will see Eduardo again...just be patient and know that he is always with you.
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