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JBStahl
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For all those who know the magnanimous RADU, I want to update you as to his current circumstance. Richard is the founder of a Facebook page known as Baby Boomers 4 Our Australia. He was very active but recently had gone MIA for several months raising quite few concerns. 

He was finally tracked down a few weeks ago with disappointing news of failing health. Today, there was a FB post with a few more details.

Please keep Richard in your prayers tonight.

 

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Posted : August 30, 2019 2:09 pm
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A Harris
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Best wishes to Radu and I raise this beer to you and all that you have shared and all that we have to talk about. 

cheers mate 🍻 

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Posted : August 30, 2019 4:33 pm
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gschrock
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Best wishes for a champion bloke, a true gentleman.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 6:44 pm
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Peter Ehlert
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Thanks for the heads up. I too did not know.

 

 

 

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Posted : August 30, 2019 7:11 pm
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Edward Reading
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Wow, so sad. I still remember having Vegimite with Richard at Paul Cook's house in Santa Barbara many years ago at a POB meet-up. JB, I think that you might have been there as well as the late Jim McGillis. Richard is a very warm and fine man and I wish him the best.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 8:03 pm
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JBStahl
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Some memories from way-back...

Vegemite Tasting Competition

*** May your boundaries fall in pleasant places *** Ps. 16:6
http://www.cplsinc.com/id1.html

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Posted : August 30, 2019 8:49 pm
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holy cow
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What a blast from the past!

Jim McGillis was the champion of one line comments here.  He seemed to be a very nice gentleman.  I have truly missed him.

Had some private conversation once with Paul Cook as I had a relative with the same name.  He, too, seemed to be a true gentleman whose house was slowly moving down hill.

Had a private conversation with Richard Abbott as well when my daughter was spending two months working in Australia.  Hard to believe that was 16 years ago.

Had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with JB Stahl at a continuing education program in Joplin, Missouri a few years ago.  He kept the crowd awake.

 

One RADU story I recall was he once led a public protest on some issue he held particularly dear.  His protest included a nearly nude public appearance.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 9:18 pm
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Edward Reading
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Posted by: @jbstahl

Some memories from way-back...

Vegemite Tasting Competition

Ha! Caught me mid-bite there JB. As Jim and I were driving down to SB that night, we drove over this bridge. Jim told be that he staked it out when he was working for CALTRANS. I think of him everytime I drive over it.

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Posted : August 31, 2019 10:23 am
RADAR
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I had the pleasure of hosting RADU for a short time, right before he gave a presentation at a PLSO conference in 2004. I ran into him again at the national conference in Las Vegas and then the last time in Salt Lake City.

Yes, Richard is a Gentleman and a Scholar!

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Posted : August 31, 2019 10:59 am
Angel
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Posted by: @jbstahl

For all those who know the magnanimous RADU, I want to update you as to his current circumstance. Richard is the founder of a Facebook page known as Baby Boomers 4 Our Australia. He was very active but recently had gone MIA for several months raising quite few concerns. 

He was finally tracked down a few weeks ago with disappointing news of failing health. Today, there was a FB post with a few more details.

Please keep Richard in your prayers tonight.

 

I am the sole moderator of RADUS Baby Boomers group. He set it up that way years ago, just in case he needed back up. Well, he did finally need back up and I have been taking care of the group as best as I can.

There are very valid reasons for RADU not wanting everyone to know what was going on with him. This is why I kept it private until it was announced by his friend on Facebook.

The main one is that he is not wanting or looking for any sympathy, and was very specific about this.  He wants positivity only, being the strong man he was, and soon will be.

I know once he gets his strength back, that he will return to us, with that great personality and heart that he has always had. ❤️ 

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Posted : August 31, 2019 3:39 pm
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JBStahl
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@noodles

Thanks, Angel. Richard has brought so many great friends together here and throughout the world. He can be assured that they will all join in prayers and support.

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Posted : September 1, 2019 10:57 am
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Only loving-kindness & positivity coming from this camp to you RADU.

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John Hamilton
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I haven't heard from Richard in years, hope everything turns out OK. I shared a hotel with him during an FIG conference in Sydney in 2010, he showed me around the city and we had a good time swapping survey tales.

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Posted : September 3, 2019 5:49 am
Andy J
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RADU keep up the fight!  You have been an inspiration to many many surveyors around the world.  I consider myself one of the lucky ones that actually got to meet and have a meal with you at the ACSM in Utah...as I recall you muscled through your presentation even though you had a serious head cold from the travel. 

 

Cheers my friend! 

 

Many thanks to JB Stahl for his hosting of a fantastic event that year.   It was also my first adventure hanging out with Daryl Moistner and his lovely bride.  We have since met up many times in Portland. 

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Posted : September 3, 2019 6:28 am
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Angel
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  • RADU UPDATE:

    This is from his friend, Alison, that lives 3 minutes from him.  😊 

    "Good afternoon everyone. I am just letting you all know that I have just had a lovely visit with Richard Abbott. He is still in hospital and does not know how much longer he will be there for. they are still trying to work out the best dosage of the medications for him. He is in very good spirits. I will keep you posted."

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