Optimus_Scourge 11/15/76-9/28/11

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by alphie, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Arcee

    Arcee Optimus Scourge Forever TFW2005 Supporter

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    I won't know what he passed away from until the official report is done in three to four weeks. Sadly I won't get him back in time for njcc. I don't even know if i'll be home in time for njcc. I really wanted to have everyone together but I may have to wait til the next njcc. I wish I had another week until the convention. I have so many things still to do.
     
  2. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Million Dollar Champion

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    I'm terribly sorry for your loss Arcee.
     
  3. BumbleBee75

    BumbleBee75 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  4. endemion28

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    The staff over at TFsource were very saddened today to hear about Gary's passing. Gary was one of our original TFsource customers that over the years always sent lots of friendly emails. I fondly remember his emails, and positive personality...often writing to check on or update his order and along with it just chat about life in general, give us an update on how things were going with him, and make sure everything was OK over at TFsource.

    I also remember years back at Botcon he came up just glad to finally meet me in person and shake hands. A better guy couldn't be had, so it's really a sad day for several of the staff over at TFsource to read this update, who over the years have communicated with and gotten to know Gary well on a more personal level.

    We will be sure to post, and let us know what TFsource can do to help. Gary supported us over the years and it's the least we can do to pay it forward and help out when his family is in need.

    Curt
     
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  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Hi Luisa, It's Nate. I wasn't sure if you knew my TFW handle. As I said to you being there didn't require a second thought, and if you need anything else you know were just a phone call away.

    It was indeed a beautiful service. Just difficult to get through. Gary rest in peace bud.
     
  6. tomagnus

    tomagnus question the answers

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    didn't know ya personally, saw a bunch of your posts throughout the boards. Gary may you rest in peace, and never be forgotten.

    Arcee, may you and your family find the strength you need to make through these dark days and overcome the obstacles ahead. My thoughts and prayers go out you.

    He was a local guy, wish I could've met him. God Bless.
     
  7. Arcee

    Arcee Optimus Scourge Forever TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have an idea and Shane gave be a good idea as to how to pull it off but I'm wondering if there are other suggestions you guys can give me. I have to get an urn and to my knowledge I've never seen a transformer one. Gary has a vintage optimus prime cookie jar which we purchased from a fellow board member a few years ago. He LOVED this thing because he had one as a kid but it broke. So when he found another in perfect condition we didn't hesitate to get it. We never actually used it and had been sitting on a shelf in our bedroom ever since. I was thinking about turning it into an urn but it is ceramic and not as durable as an urn would normally be. It was suggested to place it in a clear box about the same size and fill with clear vinyl. This is a good option but it would be permanent and I could never open it again if I wanted to place items into the urn. As of right now I don't even know if the cookie jar is big enough. If it is not big enough can anyone put me in the direction of those people who made helmet and chest plates out of resin and fiber glass who were at njcc last time? I obviously don't know what goes into making something like that but considering I've seen the awesome things they have made I would imagine this shouldn't be too difficult to do.
     
  8. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    If it's the cookie jar I'm thinking it is, it should be plenty big enough. And it should be durable enough. You may consider placing Gary in a bag, and placing the bag then inside the cookie jar. That way, you can open it whenever you want. And if it DOES ever become damaged, you've got an "inner hull" so to speak. A StarWars buddy of mine did the same with an Ewok cookie jar - should work out the same.

    The GIJoe costume people all hang out over here -

    Welcome To Cobra's Finest

    I don't know who among them MAKES the costumes, but I wager you'd find them here. And if you can't make NJCC one of us can get a business card from them or a phone # for you, I'm sure.
     
  9. KING KONVOY

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    It saddens me deeply to hear of your passing my friend. I pray for comfort for your family, friends and loved ones. You will not be forgotten Optimus Scourge! RIP Gary.
     
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    I'm So Sorry for your Loss :( , My Prayers and Thoughts will Be with you and you'r Family and Friends.
     
  11. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    My condolences to his family.

    I did not have the honor of knowing him personally, but I did get to read many of his informative posts on TFW.

    As said by others, a passing by a member of the fandom is like a passing in the family.
     
  12. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Til all are one.

    RIP Gary.
     
  13. $5HotRod

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    I've been away for quite awhile and I just found out about this terrible news when Arcee posted in the Philly meet-up thread just recently. My condolences to her, her sons, and the rest of the family.