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RIP: Henry Donzis

 
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Glenn1963
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:01 am    Post subject: RIP: Henry Donzis Reply with quote

It is with deepest sadness I announce that Henry Donzis passed away earlier this week.

I know from my conversations with him that he is survived by an extremely loving family, and that he also loved them so very much.

Henry was also the heart and soul of his extended family, the Replay community. His dedication and love for these projects was second to none. There is no way to fully express what an intelligent, funny, good man we have lost.

Although rather healthy, Henry apparently suffered a heart attack and succumbed quickly and painlessly in his home.

It was an honor to know and work with a man of Henry's caliber. He made us all a little better. He will be dearly missed.

Henry Michael Donzis, I will miss you.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Glenn.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

We'll miss you Henry.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg, wow. Henry is the heart and soul of this place, he will really be missed.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So very sad news.

I echo the thoughts already expressed. Henry gave uncountable hours and talent into the Replay community. The heart and soul comment was right on.

Wirns as we know it today, while a collaboration, was in large part due to Henry's talents and dedication to this community. As all members of this forum will attest, he gave help, advice and troubleshooting time so very generously to all who needed a nudge in the right direction.

What a generous man. I never met him in person, but only through his work and here, but I will surely miss him.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to Henry's Obituary.

http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Henry-Michael-Donzis-102899103
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A huge loss for our community, and most importantly his family.

RIP Henry.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Thank you, Henry. RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very saddened by this news of Henry's passing. Although I never met him in person, I count him as a good friend. His selfless efforts on behalf of the replay community will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Rest in peace, Henry.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shock!

For as long as I have frequented here and avs forums, Henry has been answering replay and wirns questions. He seemed to always exhibit patience for questions from new people that he had answered before.

He will certainly be missed!

All my thoughts with his family and friends
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very sad to hear this. I only knew him from the forums, but Henry was such a great person to interact with. He had a great wit and sarcasm as well. I would typically come to this forum just to see any updates from him and any other information I could obtain from him to make my replay come back to life or operate better.

His family has my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace Henry!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHOCKING!!!! it seemed he would anchor this site forever----d
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This shock is hard for me. I had just exchanged messages with him 6 days prior. And I just lost my mom to a sudden heart attack about 5 weeks ago, so I really feel for is family. What a great guy he was, and I only knew him from the RTV discussion groups. I will definitely miss him.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My last PM from Henry was Sunday, Sept 27, we were talking about the old Poopli link in his signature, so that's why he added the "(I know that's the old Poopli, but I like it that way!)" to his sig.

I still keep expecting him to jump back in here helping some poor soul get their Replay working.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was saddened to hear this news. Even tho I never "knew" him I always learned so much from his answers and responses - he was kind, considerate and helpful. I don't know what he did for a living/job but if he wasn't a teacher, he would have made an awesome teacher.

My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends - I know he had to be a great guy to be around. He will be truly missed. I miss him already.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry was a great gentleman on these forums. Prayers for his family. Peace.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear this news. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Henry was a good person, and I think practically everyone here dealt with him at some point. He will be sorely missed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Gosh, this is a shock indeed. Henry made such a difference to so many, giving generously of his time and expertise to both the tech-savvy and those floundering to stay afloat. And he was just such an interesting and caring guy. I'll miss you, Henry.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was so saddened to hear about Henry passing. Just last month he was able to help me and my son recover some shows that I thought were gone forever.

His knowledge and willingness to help us all was a great gift that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Prayers and positive thoughts to his family and friends.

Bruce & Brian
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heartbreaking . . . absolutely heartbreaking. My thoughts are with his loved ones. He saved my bacon more times than I can count, and he was infinitely patient in helping me to understand the answers to my stupid questions.

You will be deeply missed, Henry.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm late to the party, but this is sad news. Henry helped me many times and was definitely an anchor keeping many replays running stable.

RIP Henry
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry to be out of the loop and not keeping up here to miss this news!

What a wonderful person he was to devote so much time to Wirns and its support. He truly will be missed.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can I add to the above comments? Only more of the same: Henry was the rock. For almost a decade, I would be posting my problems on the forum, and I knew I could count on Henry to be there for me and anyone else with a problem. Like yourselves, I thought he would always be there. Tonight, I logged on with a problem, and assumed, as always, that Henry would fix it for me. What a shock.

As I've said so many times, but now for the last time: Thanks very much, Henry.
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