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rainstryke
Enthusiast - Level 1

Hi everyone, I am here to let you guys know that Wildman (Paul) passed away last month at the age of 41. The reason is still unknown... I am a co-worker of his. He used to tell me about these forums a lot, so I figured I would let you guys know. I knew him for a little over 2 years, he was a great guy and will be missed.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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droidsw
Specialist - Level 1

I don't come to the forum much anymore, but never expected this news. I remember New Year's Eve, 2010? The years are running together, but I had that pesky Droid X and there I was in this forum, late on New Year's Eve. Wildman not only was there to help, but we private messaged for hours. He sincerely always wanted to help people. Gerio said a lot of things perfectly. What a kind and unique person Paul the Wildman was.

B33
Legend

Yup your Correct there SW he was the Cool of the Cool and i done the same with Paul if i needed something i could ask on the main forum or Private him anytime but also New when to give him some space   i asked him more than one once Paul did i do something or say something your not Talking he'd come back and say b i'm just thinking i'm not mad just thinking give a bit and post back to me and that's what i done One time i can remember talking to him for Hours i told him i was about to turn in and he now come on b hang in there so i did.  We all lost a great Gentleman...

SydneyK
Master - Level 3

That so sounds like Wildman -- sitting on here for hours, helping someone on New Year's Eve.

I appreciate you sharing your story. He's definitely missed by many.

gerio
Specialist - Level 2

I have been away from this forum for quite a while and I returned this morning to discover this news first thing from the avatars of some members. Paul (glad to finally know his real name) had to have been one of the kindest, most giving of his help, and patient folks I've ever seen on this kind of forum anywhere. I never saw a cross word or sign of agitation in any of his postings. We could all (me most of all, I'll loudly proclaim) learn a lot about forum behavior from his posts.

What sad news to hear and what a young age to be taken. I really know nothing about him other than what he presented himself to be while he participated in these forums. His is a kindred spirit that will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

R.I.P., Wildman. You always did and forever will.....ROCK.

Geri O

budone
Legend

Gerio, you said it all!

Sent from my iPad

B33
Legend

Amen!  Spoken perfectly)  Hey Geri great to see on the board i have to been away a bit learning the in's & outs on my little trouble Child of a scanner it's a BCD 396xt it's an exciting tool to listen to but a pain in Ya Ya to program even more than any smartphone i've had but that why i have been a miss on here) My good friend Paul give his name a year ago but with respect not to post it on the Open Forum which i respected but came close of revealing when there were times i wanted to say Paul i need help instead of saying Wildman but i caught my self and posted as we all did -- Wildman..

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Dave-in-Decatur
Specialist - Level 2

Amen, and totally well said!

JerryF
Specialist - Level 1

I am sorry to hear that.  He was so helpful and always polite.  I loved you Wildman.  Thanks for your contributions!  They were appreciated.

JerryF

scott21
Contributor - Level 2

Well didn't know him seen some of his post but he passed way to young, very sad Rest in peace man.

mortb
Specialist - Level 3

I just now found out. How sad. He was a bundle of information and will be sorely missed. No one can take his place. My condolences to his family.

Dave-in-Decatur
Specialist - Level 2

I only just now found this. What terrible news! Thank you, rainstryke, for letting us know. I join in the condolences for his family and friends; the sense of real loss at his passing, and so young too; and the gratitude for all the help that he gave me and others here, and no doubt elsewhere as well. May he rest in peace.

demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

Very well said.

DionM_VZW
Verizon Employee

I'm also very sad to hear of this. I'll be sure to pass this on to the rest of the Verizon Wireless Social Media Response Team.

Dion M.

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NuDroidUsrr
Specialist - Level 3

  So sorry to hear... Give his family our condolences.

B33
Legend

Thank you rainstryke for posting this for our Friend...  b33

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B33
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This is very sad...my condolences to his family and the members on here who relied on him. May he rest in peace. Poor thing.

demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

This is awful news, but thank you for letting us know. was one of the most helpful members of this community. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

B33
Legend

O my Gosh that is sad.!   Demmo,  Ann,  Sydney, Tidbits, Tiki, Rc, and other Guys man i babbling along here excuse me for not seeing this sooner as i have been Visiting another forum to learn some skills for my scanner.. Me and Paul were good old buds when i needed a Question answered he was there good or bad i will miss my ol friend..  b

SuzyQ
Community Leader
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Just heard...and I am saddened to hear it.  Forty one is much too young to be taken!  Wildman was a part of this community for a long time and will be missed by many around here.  And thank you for posting here so we all know.