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R.I.P, Patrick Clancey.

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by OpanaPointer, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I just got off the phone with the son of Patrick Clancey. Apparently he died in his sleep last weekend. For those of you who don't know, Patrick was my partner in crime at Hyperwar. We collaborated for nearly 20 years, but never laid eyes on each other. I will miss this man I never met.
     
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  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    Sorry for your loss. The older we get the more tenuous life seems to be, oh to be young and imortal again.
     
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Agreed. Now I have to make sure that his hard work lives on. That means finding someone to back me up on Hyperwar.
     
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I am so sorry to read this, Larry.

    You both have done such a great service for those of us who like that kind of stuff.

    Please extend our greatest sympathy to his family the next time you speak to them.
     
  5. Clementine

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    People touch us in so many ways, sometimes even those we've never met. I am so sorry about your friend.
     
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    Owen O Patron  

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    Sad news.
    HyperWar is an excellent resource.
    Long may Patrick's work live on.
     
  7. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    This is sad indeed.
     
  8. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The good thing is UNC houses Hyperwar and they are appreciative of how important it is. The items there will be available as long as ibiblio.org exists. I have to put up some sort of banner to advise people that he's gone and how to contact me. I hate messing with HTML.
     
  9. mikebatzel

    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    This is terribly sad news indeed. RIP Patrick, and may your work carry you on further in our memories.
     
  10. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Sorry to hear about this. At least his work survives.
     
  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, and will continue. I think there will be a shift in the process somewhat, more emphasis on PDFs than before.
     
  12. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    That at least is good news.:)
     
  13. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I will have to find a co-owner of my own now. That should be an interesting process.
     
  14. rkline56

    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5 Patron  

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    Sorry to hear that OP. Both of you do such fine work. He will be sorely missed. I had just received an email in late Feb. I had volunteered to help with digitizing some of the Japanese Monograms. He told me he would get back to me in a few weeks but to be patient and keep the enthusiasm. I contacted him through the hyperwar feedback link so you should be able to find it. If you need me to do local research here in So. CA let me know.:flag_USAcryingeagle
     
  15. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    My condolences on the loss of your friend, OP. It is good to know that HyperWar will continue on. I wish you well on your search for a co-owner. I don't envy you that process.
     
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    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    I hope he realized how much we, who use and rely on HyperWar, appreciated the hard work and effort put forth. Seeing his name at the bottom of the page let you know that someone personally took the time to see to it that these "Lessons" in History would never be lost.
    RIP Mr. Clancey
     
  17. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thanks, folks. I'm herding the volunteers over to Hyperwar-GHQ • Index page so we can organize and sort things out. Anybody who knows a volunteer, please pass this along.
     
  18. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Been spending a large amount of time trying to rescue WWII & military websites of late. It makes me wish more people put forethought into long term preservation if their sites. This thread came to mind, especially with how invaluable hyperwar is.

    Everything taken care of with a partner Larry?
     
  19. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    We're covered. Ibiblio is very pleased with Hyperwar. And we have contributors working on new stuff.

    Having said that I encourage anyone who wishes to do so to clone Hyperwar. There be no geas laid on ye with regard to what you keep of course.
     
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    Glad to hear that. Hyperwar is the site if you want to really research most aspects of WWII. There maybe other sites that cover a few of the details better but the wealth of period documents there is incredible.
     

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