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ShellyFri Dec-03-04 07:40 PM
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"Good man missing"


  

          

It was mentioned in the off topic forum that a regular here, Sonny (Sonny Ryder) has not posted in about two months, nor has he turned in any UD results. I sent an e-mail to his Earthlink address and it came back saying that the mailbox was full. This is kind of ominous. I have no other way to contact him.

He lives in Greensboro, NC, if anyone lives nearby to him or knows him up there it would be appreciated if they could try to contact him and let us know if everything is alright.

Shelly

  

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Hank52Fri Dec-03-04 07:47 PM
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#1. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


  

          

Your right Shelly. I'm glad you brought that to our attention. There are so many good people here that they kind of get lost in the crowd.

Sure hope everything is OK with him.

Ken:

  

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micksterFri Dec-03-04 08:20 PM
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#2. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)
Fri Dec-03-04 08:21 PM by mickster

          

>"It was mentioned in the off topic forum that a regular here,
>Sonny (Sonny Ryder) has not posted in about two months,..."

That's about the time of the last hurricane wasn't it?



  

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ShellyFri Dec-03-04 08:33 PM
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#3. "RE: Good man missing"
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His last post here was on Oct. 2.

Shelly

  

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#87. "Data Recovery in New York City"
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Fri Dec-31-04 10:41 PM by marti

          

*****

  

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#88. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City - (888)-275-2684"
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You choose a thread about the passing of a much loved friend to indescriminately spam??

Jeez




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nydrFri Dec-31-04 08:03 PM
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#89. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City"
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Fri Dec-31-04 10:42 PM by marti

          

no relax it was a mistake. For christs sake erase it man. it is the internet an wide area of bs. deal with it and delete the message if you have a problem. If you keep up you need to get off the computer a get a darned life and stop your hatred. I'm sorry for this man who is missing but people end up missing everyday. stop your whining

  

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ShellySat Jan-01-05 12:15 AM
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#93. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City"
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You still don't get it, you insensitive clod. The member in question is not missing, he has died, and you are fouling his memory with your ignorant drivil. Just leave, you are not needed here.

Shelly

  

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TootieKatzFri Jan-07-05 06:20 PM
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#94. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City"
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Im glad it was a mistake, but Sonny was special to me and to so many others. He wasn't just a stranger to me nor to many others who frequent this forum. He will always be missed by the many here who he unselfishly and graciously helped. His outstanding personality came through his posts and we miss him greatly and still mourn his loss. This forum is populated by many very caring and competent regulars ... a real rarity on the internet.
-Tootie

  

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#95. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City"
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Sorry to hear that Sonny has passed. R.I.P "Snoopy"

I haven't been viewing the forum for quite some time but I've noticed
that Grogan ain't in this thread, can someone bring me up to speed about him?

Sorry about that I found him in the other thread. Things have really changed indeed!!!

Regards to all, Dave.

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nydrFri Dec-31-04 08:04 PM
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#90. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City"
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Fri Dec-31-04 10:42 PM by marti

          

And this is a computer forum not a missing person web site.

  

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#92. "RE: Data Recovery in New York City - (888)-275-2684"
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yea, but the regulars know where to post, anyone who bothered to review the forum would plainly see this was a tribute post to a friend who passed. It's you who lack the sensativity, posted lower noone would have bothered you, but intruding on a tribute post is rude and lacks respect for our members much less the man we lost.

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DarrenFri Dec-03-04 08:35 PM
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#4. "RE: Good man missing"
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Man...I hope he's alright.

  

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JackFri Dec-03-04 08:37 PM
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#5. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


          

There's no listing for S. Ryder in the Greensboro telephone directory. I just had my Sister check. She lives in Reidsville, NC
Regards, Jack

  

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ShellyFri Dec-03-04 08:43 PM
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#6. "RE: Good man missing"
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I found a listing in Greensboro for a Samuel B. Ryder. I don't know if this is Sonny. The phone number is 336-294-5817

Shelly

  

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DarrenFri Dec-03-04 08:55 PM
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#7. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 6)


  

          

I called that number and let it ring about 20 times. I got no answer.



>I found a listing in Greensboro for a Samuel B. Ryder. I
>don't know if this is Sonny. The phone number is
>336-294-5817

  

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#8. "RE: Good man missing"
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I checked the on-line obits in the Greensboro paper, and Mr. Samuel B. "Sammy" Ryder passed away in mid October, age 79. I don't know "Sonny" so I can't say if he and "Sammy" are one and the same.

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#11. "RE: Good man missing"
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I don't know Sonny but I think he was younger than 79.

Guns don't kill people. Husbands who come home early kill people.

  

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#9. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 6)


          

I had checked online earlier via http://www.ussearch.com and came up two Samuel B. Ryders, one 79 and one 59. Could be a typo. I figured Sonny to be in his 50's or 60's.

But his not posting and a full mailbox has me concerned.

  

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#10. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 9)


  

          

Oh God...I've got a bad feeling about this.


DavyWavy -

  

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#22. "RE: Good man missing"
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Sat Dec-04-04 12:06 AM by General_K

          

Oh no...

  

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#12. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 9)


          

>I had checked online earlier via http://www.ussearch.com and
>came up two Samuel B. Ryders, one 79 and one 59. Could be a
>typo. I figured Sonny to be in his 50's or 60's.
>
>But his not posting and a full mailbox has me concerned.


That late 50's or early 60's age is about right. Sonny and I were both from the D.C. area originally. We often traded war stories about the Redskins.
I believe he did have some health problems.

  

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#14. "RE: Good man missing"
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See my last post, Michael.

  

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#13. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)
Sat Dec-04-04 02:29 PM by Allyn

          

I've found that Samuel B. Ryder, 79, and son, Samuel B. Ryder,III, approximately 59, both passed away in Greensboro, NC during October, 2004.

We'll have to investigate further to determine if Samuel B. Ryder, III, is indeed Sonny.

  

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#15. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 13)


          

I'm new to this board and I'm an admin of another board. One of your members PM'd me in ref to a member of our board with the same name(handle). I check and his first name is Samuel. He also has not been heard from since Oct 1, on our board. I feel the information may be correct.

  

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#16. "RE: Good man missing"
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>If Sonny is indeed one of the Samuel B. Ryders, I have
>bad news. Both, father and son, have passed away recently. I
>will post more shortly.
>
>


If true, that's too bad. He was one of our best.
I'll miss him.


While we're looking for lost ones...anyone seen or heard from Mark099? I haven't seen him here for awile plus his website is down.

  

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#17. "RE: Good man missing"
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Really sorry to hear about Sonny if that is indeed him. He was very kind and helpful to me when I first started at PC911. He really was a character; I'll miss him.

I have also been wondering about Mark099. I will see what I can find out as he lives (or used to) about 6 or 8 miles from me.

  

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#18. "RE: Good man missing"
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Damn, I hope these guys (Sonny and Mark099) are just on an extended vacaton to Hawaii.

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#19. "RE: Good man missing"
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I have just emailed Mark - he has helped me a lot with upgrading -
hope he is in Hawaii too.


richardc

  

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#20. "RE: Good man missing"
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I am alive and well... no need to worry!

Been busy with work and family related matters...

Mark099!



  

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#25. "RE: Good man missing"
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Mark, I could kiss you! Whoa, Nellie, maybe just a friendly hug. So glad you are okay. Sorry you aren't in Hawaii, however.

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#27. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 13)


  

          

Good sleuthing, Allyn. But, I hope your detective work didn't turn up our Sonny. But from the way it looks...

  

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#28. "RE: Good man missing"
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Hope its not Sonny. Been on these Boards with him and the previous one for along time. I bet he's on vacation.

Guns don't kill people. Husbands who come home early kill people.

  

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#39. "RE: Good man missing"
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Wow, Allyn's post is rather sad. Sonny is/was one of the highlights here. Always the helpful guy.

  

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#84. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 13)


          





I am truly sorry to hear of Sonny's passing.

I had the utmost of respect for his techncial capability and the courtesy he extended to those less knowledgable.

My condolences to his loved ones.

~Justin


  

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ShellyFri Dec-03-04 11:55 PM
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#21. "RE: Good man missing"
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I would like to thank everyone who helped track this down, especially Allyn who went beyond the call.

The evidence is very strong that our Sonny was indeed Samuel B. Ryder III, who passed away in October.

Shelly

  

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#23. "RE: Good man missing"
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>The evidence is very strong that our Sonny was indeed Samuel
>B. Ryder III, who passed away in October.


I really hope that is not the case. He'll be sorely missed. Please keep us dated with any further developments/news.

  

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#24. "RE: Good man missing"
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I do hope this will not be the case , from the bottom of my heart . Sonny helped me many times as he did many others . I remember him not feeling very well at one time . And posting very sporadically .

Jane

  

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#26. "RE: Good man missing"
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Yes, Jane, and not only sporatically, but, Sonny's posts read as being a little confused/confusing as though he might have been on some heavy meds, or something.

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#29. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Sid (Reply # 26)


  

          

Damn!!! Does anyone know Sonny's employer (or type of job)? Maybe we can track him that way.

marti

  

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#30. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to marti (Reply # 29)


  

          

I think he did programming on AS/400s.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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#32. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to marti (Reply # 29)


  

          

Marti,from what I remember he had a partner somewhere that he mentioned every once in awhile. He was more or less in business for himself.


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#35. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 21)


  

          

>The evidence is very strong that our Sonny was indeed Samuel
>B. Ryder III, who passed away in October.

If so that is very sad. He was kind and patient enough to help me a few times.

  

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#36. "RE: Good man missing"
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Words fail me ... I really do hope we are ALL wrong.

  

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#37. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to muckshifter (Reply # 36)


  

          

The best part of a likely bad situation is all of your actions & reactions. No doubt proof that the Internet need not be an impersonal place.

Fred

  

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#38. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to FZbar (Reply # 37)


          

Sonny was always so helpful to the people on this forum, I always learned from his post's. I felt like I knew him personally as I do with all the members on this forum. Im like the others here, hoping he will show up.

Keep On Keeping On

  

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#31. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


          

This thread pleases me in some ways because it shows what kind of people we have here who not only miss other Forum members, but they also go to the trouble to try and find out what happened. It's unfortunate that things don't look good right now, but we can still hope.

  

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#33. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to JP (Reply # 31)


          

My sentiments, exactly, Jon. Hope this turns out like Mark099 just being too busy to get here for awhile. Surely hope so.

.
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Mike1Sat Dec-04-04 03:48 AM
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#34. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Sid (Reply # 33)


          

What everyone said, Sonny come back,phone home !

Another satisfied PC Q&A customer

  

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#40. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Mike1 (Reply # 34)


  

          

Wow, this thread is really sad. I had been wondering where all the posts from Sonny had disaapeared to, but since I do not check into the forum as often as many here I thought that he was probably on vacation and everybody new it....

but wow.. He might have passed on, that is sad, but it happens.

Would be nice if we could somehow know for sure.

Well Sonny if you are still around make a post man!

  

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#41. "RE: Good man missing"
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sigh...

it feels like we have been without Sonny for quite some time now.

  

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#42. "Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)
Sat Dec-04-04 03:05 PM by Allyn

          

I have found from what I consider a reliable source in Greensboro, that Samuel B. Ryder, III, who passed away during early October, 2004, was indeed our forum's Sonny.

I can only tell you that the person I spoke with was clearly affected by my short story about our forum and the UD project. I provided links to the forum and my name and phone number in case they wish to call back. I did not want to risk further upsetting anyone, including me. When we finished our phone conversation, I was misty-eyed.

Sonny was one of the reasons I became so interested in PC911 and PCQ&A, which have proven to be great sources of learning for many. Sonny's desire to educate and assist others truly helped this forum grow.

I have missed his helpful posts and enthusiasm for the forum, support for United Devices, and those great animations in his sigs. I think my favorite animation was "dancing Snoopy." I'll never again see Snoopy without thinking of Sonny and the positive outlook he projected.

  

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#43. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 42)


  

          


Damn


I learned a lot from Sonny and he was only too happy to help anyone.

So long Snoopy




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System Specs

  

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#44. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 42)


          

Thanks for the effort Allyn. Yea, he'll be missed around here by a lot of folks.

  

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#45. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 42)


  

          

I'm very sad right now. I kept a ray of hope that it won't be our Sonny . We lost another good friend . RIP Sonny !

Jane

  

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#46. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Jane (Reply # 45)


  

          


Thanks Allyn for your efforts toward checking into things. Its good to know the truth one way or the other. Sonny was a good guy for sure. He will be missed. I think its pretty clear that he did in fact pass on at this point after all that is posted here.

I never met Sonny in person but from his posts he seemed like a kind soul, a careng person eager to help others.

I will miss his posts. And I am sad that I never got the chance to meet him in person.




Garbru

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#47. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
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Garbru has said all that I'd wish to say.

  

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#49. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
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The world has lost another Good Guy. Thanks for the help and knowledge that you have shared with others, Sonny. Rest In Peace.

Tom

  

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#50. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Long Island Umpire (Reply # 49)


  

          

Bless you, Sonny , you brightened up my corner...R.I.P. old friend

  

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#48. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to garbru (Reply # 46)


  

          

Sonny and I chatted occasionally by e-mail, he was a knowledgeable person and enjoyed the forum. We are all poorer for his loss. Sonny will, of course, be added soon to our In Memoriam page, which has seen far too many additions of late. We will all miss him. How suddenly and unexpectedly we can lose those we care about.

Shelly

  

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#51. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 48)


          

Yeah, Sonny,always there with a helping hand,and a sense of humour,miss ya ol' pal,I also am saddened by his abrupt departure, RIP,SONNY

Another satisfied PC Q&A customer

  

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#53. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Mike1 (Reply # 51)


  

          

I did not know him but am saddened to hear of this too.

  

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AnthonySun Dec-05-04 07:42 PM
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#62. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 48)


          

Although I am only an infrequent poster (usually when I am in it up to my nose), I would like to add my sorrow at the passing of Sonny.

People of his calibre, who help others in times of need and are 'just there', are harder to find these days. People just seem to have gotten so insular.

PCQandQ has helped many, including myself, solve their issues. But is so much more than a collective of bright minds. May Sonny's spirit of helpfulness continue to grow amongst everyone who frequents this forum.

Anthony

  

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#56. "RE: Good Man Missing: Sonny Ryder"
In response to Allyn (Reply # 42)


  

          

Thank you Allyn.

Sonny was on my short list of good guys. Probably because I disagreed with most of his OT views, but admired his efforts to state them with reason. I've been missing him for months, hard to comprehend that it's now permanent.

  

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#52. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


          

Oh No. I was hoping this thread would turn out differently and Sonny would post and write he was just laying low for awhile
He was always quick to help and seemed like a nice guy.

  

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#54. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


  

          

I was hoping that Sonny would post soon but now that will not happen. Rest In Peace Sonny. A better Cyber friend could not be found.
Daylilydayzed

  

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#55. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)
Sun Dec-05-04 02:59 AM by JP

          

It looks like we the worst has been confirmed.
This is from his cousin:
http://www.pcqanda.com/dc/dcboard.php#78129




As a side note, this is a rough day for me. I just learned of another online friend from North Carolina who has suffered a loss in his family.

  

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#57. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


  

          

SAD!When I first found PC911,Sonny impressed and helped me and was one of the reasons this became the home of MY SECOND FAMILY!No one ever said life was fair and a loss like this shows how unfair it can sometimes be.RIP Sonny!

81 Newbee

  

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#58. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to 81 Newbee (Reply # 57)


  

          

Glad to see you John,have not seen you post for a few days and was wondering.
Sonny and I frequently emailed each other several years ago,and he is missed.

LilJoe

  

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#59. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


          

What a bummer. I remember Sonny when I was here a lot a couple of years ago. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

  

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#60. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to HowardL (Reply # 59)


  

          

Sonny helped me a lot with my first build, he knew a lot about Abit motherboards! I'll miss him.
Denbeau

  

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#65. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Denbeau (Reply # 60)
Mon Dec-06-04 07:53 AM by atj01

          

Sonny helped me with my first ever problem here and it was his approach and friendliness that kept me linked to the PCQ&A site.

Is there any way that all our thoughts and appreciation can be relayed to his family (albeit a bit belatedly) to show how much he will be missed?----------- in fact missed all around the world I guess as some of us are outside the USA?

Cheers, Sonny.

Andy.

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#66. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to atj01 (Reply # 65)


          

Though it's corny to write, Sonny will live on in the memory of those he helped and those who read his postings.
This is not as good as having him around, however, and everyone is obviously feeling the loss.

  

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#67. "RE: Good man missing"
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we will miss you Sonny


MinaWassef

  

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#61. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to HowardL (Reply # 59)


          



Although he also helped me along the way, i'll also miss him
Garbru has said all that I'd wish to say also.

REST IN PEACE SONNY.....

priscilla


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#63. "RE: Good man missing"
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I too will miss Sonny. The D'oh! in his sig always brought a smile.





  

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#64. "RE: Good man missing"
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Rest In Peace Sonny

I've learned much from Sonny over the years and he will be missed

H

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#68. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to sterno37 (Reply # 64)


          

Sonny helped me many times when I first discovered this forum and was floundering around trying to build/fix family machines. His patience and knowledge will be missed.

  

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#69. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Glenn (Reply # 68)


          

Sonny was a really good guy with a great talent, always helping somebody, I will miss him R.I.P.

Bernard

  

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#70. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Bernard (Reply # 69)


          

So sad to hear about Sonny. He will long be remembered on this board. He helped in every way he could.

May he rest in peace.

Toots

  

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#71. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Toots (Reply # 70)


          

Was very sad to hear the bad news, I don't get on here as often as I should or would like, but Sonny was always here to help.

My condolences to his family and friends and rest in peace.

Simon

  

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#72. "RE: Good man missing"
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PW

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#73. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to Shelly (Reply # 0)


  

          

(*�&(@%( Gawdammit!

Go away for a while, and my oh my.

"which has seen far too many additions of late" So true Shelly.

Goobye Sonny...



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#74. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to daterminehtor (Reply # 73)
Fri Dec-10-04 03:53 AM by wteo

          

When I ventured for the first time to built my first PC about 2 and half years ago, everything I knew about computers was from the outside, not from the inside. I still have a fresh memory of my initial questions which I posted on this forum and Sonny was of the first to reply. I asked what I must assemble before I begin. He recited some items and then added something like don't forget to get an extra bag of screws. And if you run into problem, post again and we will guide you through.

Those words--pure, simple and free of condescension--lifted my morale and sustained me throughout the ideal--for an ordeal it was. The PC won't boot! Sonny, along with a few other memembers of this Forum, stayed with me until the project was successfully completed.
Sonny's presence was comforting beyond belief.

Sonny, you were like a father to me, holding my hand as I struggled to learn how to stand. I owe you an eternal and lasting debt of gratitude which I can never repay. The like of you I may not see again for some time to come.

If perchance you can still hear and understand me, let me then bid you farewell in words borrowed from the immortal bard:

Now cracks a noble heart,
Good night, sweet prince
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Like many others on this Forum, I will miss your wisdom and kindness.

  

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#75. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to wteo (Reply # 74)


  

          

I must say I was astonished at the number of posts on this item.

I have Parkinson's Disease and have not mowed a lawn or worked on an
auto in 10 years. It takes me 15 minutes to type one line of text.

The only person I would expect to inquire for me after my passing is
a BILL COLLECTOR.

But I would say the collective spirit on 'pcqanda' is ADMIRABLE.

Aelarson.

  

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#76. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to aelarson (Reply # 75)


  

          

This is terrible news.

I have been away for a week with no access to a PC,or I would have immediately posted/tried his phone number.I had it from over a year ago when he was nice enough to guide me through my first encounter with Partition Magic over the phone.

We had several common interests...the Redskins for one,and the fact I live/have lived in parts of Richmond,Va. which he had also.

Thank you Sonny,and GOD BLESS YOU.

I am truly saddened.

  

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#77. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to patyson (Reply # 76)


          

Well Sonny had a truly international following.
It is a sad day to discover that he has indeed gone on to a better place. For us that is.

For me Sonny's posts were always worth a look. He always took the time to explain in detail. He will surely be missed.


RIP from New Zealand



Ant

  

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#78. "RE: Good man missing"
In response to antcj (Reply # 77)


  

          

To all,
I did not mean to imply that "Sonny" was anything less than an
excellent man and a worthwhile contributor to this forum.

Reflecting on all the posts (and there were quite a few) and my
own relation to the "pcqanda" forum, I am still amazed (literally)
at the response to "Sonny's" passing. I think the matter is that
I (and perhaps others) have never developed a strong PERSONAL
connection to pcqanda. I support the work and have made some
minor contributions from time to time but my relation is more
of a formal/technical relation. I would like to develop a more
personal relationship if some of the reigning gurus would care to
enlighten this Electrical Engineer who has spent his life and
career in the academic/corporate technical trenches which I
understand from talking to people who have traveled to the
"outside" can grow to be quite isolated from the "real world".

Aelarson (I think this is an appropriate occasion to dispense
with my usual inebriated smiley.)

  

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jxdesignSun Dec-12-04 05:13 PM
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#79. "RE: Good man missing"
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Sonny helped me often when I was first playing with the idea of upgrading my OS. For that I am grateful. I am very sorry he is gone.
God Bless - Sonny

  

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81 NewbeeMon Dec-13-04 03:39 AM
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#80. "RE: Good man missing"
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Mon Dec-13-04 03:43 AM by 81 Newbee

  

          

Hi Arnold,I seldom post without using the "clown" no matter what the subject.It reminds me not to take my or other comments in anything but a positive or humerous (if they sound a little raw)light.By now you should realize that this place is SPECIAL.The moderators and members are a second family to me.As a Newbie I have recieved more help than I ever imagined on all phases of my computer education and about the world around me.I learn as much by reading answers to others computer questions as by those I ask and have never failed to get a fix.What ever it takes to type stay in touch with this site.You are a member of the PCQandA family and THAT makes YOU special,Sincerely,John


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Bob HMon Dec-13-04 03:21 PM
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#81. "RE: Good man missing"
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John, it's about time for you to take a page from Alex and re-name yourself "81 XNewbie".



  

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LLTue Dec-14-04 03:39 PM
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#82. "RE: Good man missing"
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I am so sorry to hear this ,Sonny helped me with several problems and I also will never look at an Ati driver update post with out thinking of him.
God Bless.
LL

  

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MONTESS81Fri Dec-17-04 10:13 PM
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#83. "RE: Good man missing"
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I too am very sad to hear of this. I myself have been away from this board for long while with all kinds of things going on in life.
As many others have stated, Sonny helped me with some of my first problems and questions in quite a patient manner. Sonny, Shelly and Grogan are some of the main reasons this board kept me coming back for more all the time, and still does. I was looking forward, this trip back to seeing what was posted recently, but feel an empty spot where there should be replies from Sonny.

Rest In Peace
I'm sure your still helping people out wherever you are.

  

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JeriseauThu Dec-23-04 08:03 PM
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#85. "RE: Good man missing"
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Shelly, I've been gone a good while, and on my return to PC911, your post about Sonny was the first post I saw. I would like to extend my personal condolences to Sonny's family (if they should happen to visit this site) and to all of his PC911 Family whom I am positive miss him greatly.

I personally had the privilege of working with him on some issues with my PC some time back, and I found him to be a "...gentleman and a scholar...". I told him that in a post and we joked about it.

And that was when I learned that he was a REAL Southern Gentleman.

He also, as others have noted, was so willing to help those of us who are minimally knowledgeable about computers, and never made fun of us.

He became my friend.


Best Wishes to you for the Season and have a wonderful 2005!

  

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DaveASat Dec-25-04 03:29 PM
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#86. "RE: Good man missing"
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I too have not been visiting here as often as I use to. It is in deed a sad day to hear about Sonny. He was always there to help.


David C Abernathy

  

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ramcdermottFri Dec-31-04 09:31 PM
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#91. "RE: Good man missing"
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I'm really sorry to hear about Sonny. We're all going to miss him.

  

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