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Our beloved grand eagle Walt Oleksy died this year

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Patrisia, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. hecate105

    hecate105 Beloved Grand Eagle

    What a lovely guy he was and such a presence on the forum - his wise words helped me get to grips with tms.
    Reading his obit - it is clear he lived a full life and was engaged by many subjects - living 91 years is a good innings...RIP Walt!
     
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  2. Enrique

    Enrique Well known member

    May he rest in peace. I really enjoyed my communications with him.
     
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  3. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    Walt was a wonderful man. I'm very sorry he has passed, but so grateful for his guidance and the amazing life he lived.

    I do remember reading that wrote for the Chicago Tribune, which I've read since I was a kid (although not while he was working there). I also see that he's from Evanston, where I used to take the train from the city every Saturday and where I just spent the past weekend. Even though I never met Walt, he was never far away from me and that always brought me comfort - proof that I really wasn't alone. He was always an incredibly comforting man.
     
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  4. BruceMC

    BruceMC Beloved Grand Eagle

    I'm saddened to learn this although I knew he was already in his 80s when our paths crossed here on the TMS Forum 10 or so years ago. We used to engage in quite a few colloquia moderated by Forrest and others back 10 years ago. Walt contributed to many lively conversations here and will be sorely missed.
     
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  5. andy64tms

    andy64tms Well known member

    I remember Walt with his black lab. His sound advice always given from his heart. Thank you Walt.
     
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  6. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    I second that andy,
    I hope he is now in a place where he can pet, play and walk with his beloved dog all day long.
     
  7. Huckleberry

    Huckleberry Well known member

    Sorry to hear this. He seemed a lovely chap and helped so many on here with his insights and thoughtful comments.
     

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