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Hi all,

I just received the PM copied below:

Hi Rob,

This is Debbie, Critter's girlfriend. I know he was on this site often. Critter had a heart attack on 5.3.12. We had to take him off the ventilater this last Tuesday. They tried to for 25 minutes to get a heartbeat, they succeeded. However, due to the lack of blood flow to the brain, he was in a vegetative state. He would only open his eyes half way, was not able to focus or make contact with you. He also could not follow any commands such as looking around the room or squeezing your hand. Critter died early this morning.

He will be buried at Jefferson Barricks with the full military honors. Would you be nice enough to pass this message on to his other friends here? I know some people had his cell number, but his battery is not working correctly. If anyone wants, they can call me at 618.334.6298.

Sorry to give the bad news.
Debbie


To any and all who new him Critter will be missed on these forums. Rest in peace...........

Rob.
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Terrible news. R.I.P.
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Very Sad news, may the lord be with him and his family.
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RIP. I recognise the name. What forum did he mostly post in?
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Just got off the phone with Debbie offering my condolences. She is rightfully distraught considering the untimely death of Critter a.k.a. Roy. I never knew the man or followed his post but I felt the need to let her know that the message she sent to Rob was delivered to his fellow gamers.

Debbie let me know that Critter was a large man and over-the-road truck driver who absolutely loved playing Matrix games. He was a avid history buff and would spend countless hours both gaming and watching History Chanel programs. He has a daughter that is 26 and 2 grandchildren of ages 7 and 5. Critter loved the show Beauty and the Beast and went to see the live production many times. The games Critter played until the wee hours of the night drove Debbie crazy and I told her I certainly understood, as does my wife I'm sure.

Matrix Games was one of the only sites he would visit with any regularity except for TMZ so he could get the latest news on J. Lo. She stated that he liked the thread that featured the girls with the large breasts here? and that he really enjoyed his friends. One was someone who she couldn't recall his username but she thought he was from Georgia and in the National Guard. Critter loved telling dirty jokes and she said it didn't matter who was around. She was afraid he would be at truck stops singing show tunes from Beauty and the Beast.

He was 53 and will be buried with Decisive Campaigns Warsaw to Paris (she had to look to see what game it was that he recently got) in the casket with him.

Again, rest in peace Roy. Godspeed.

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May God comfort his family during this time of loss.

Rest in peace Roy.
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This is sad news. And it was good of you to call his wife MoReb.

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I'm shocked !
a wellknown part of our international Wargaming Community .. I miss him.
My condolences to the family and friends
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Eternal rest grant unto him.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

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Do not stand at my grave and cry,
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This is truly sad news. In addition to enjoying his presence both here and on the Wargamer forums, I also had the privilege & pleasure of a phone conversation with him last year. He was, quite simply, a decent guy with a great sense of humor. I'm gonna miss him. [:(]




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Just got off the phone with Debbie offering my condolences. She is rightfully distraught considering the untimely death of Critter a.k.a. Roy. I never knew the man or followed his post but I felt the need to let her know that the message she sent to Rob was delivered to his fellow gamers.

Debbie let me know that Critter was a large man and over-the-road truck driver who absolutely loved playing Matrix games. He was a avid history buff and would spend countless hours both gaming and watching History Chanel programs. He has a daughter that is 26 and 2 grandchildren of ages 7 and 5. Critter loved the show Beauty and the Beast and went to see the live production many times. The games Critter played until the wee hours of the night drove Debbie crazy and I told her I certainly understood, as does my wife I'm sure.

Matrix Games was one of the only sites he would visit with any regularity except for TMZ so he could get the latest news on J. Lo. She stated that he liked the thread that featured the girls with the large breasts here? and that he really enjoyed his friends. One was someone who she couldn't recall his username but she thought he was from Georgia and in the National Guard. Critter loved telling dirty jokes and she said it didn't matter who was around. She was afraid he would be at truck stops singing show tunes from Beauty and the Beast.

He was 53 and will be buried with Decisive Campaigns Warsaw to Paris (she had to look to see what game it was that he recently got) in the casket with him.

Again, rest in peace Roy. Godspeed.

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I will have a beer (or two). He seemed like a good bloke.
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Good write up, and your a pretty good fellow Mr.Reb.
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Just got off the phone with Debbie offering my condolences. She is rightfully distraught considering the untimely death of Critter a.k.a. Roy. I never knew the man or followed his post but I felt the need to let her know that the message she sent to Rob was delivered to his fellow gamers.

Debbie let me know that Critter was a large man and over-the-road truck driver who absolutely loved playing Matrix games. He was a avid history buff and would spend countless hours both gaming and watching History Chanel programs. He has a daughter that is 26 and 2 grandchildren of ages 7 and 5. Critter loved the show Beauty and the Beast and went to see the live production many times. The games Critter played until the wee hours of the night drove Debbie crazy and I told her I certainly understood, as does my wife I'm sure.

Matrix Games was one of the only sites he would visit with any regularity except for TMZ so he could get the latest news on J. Lo. She stated that he liked the thread that featured the girls with the large breasts here? and that he really enjoyed his friends. One was someone who she couldn't recall his username but she thought he was from Georgia and in the National Guard. Critter loved telling dirty jokes and she said it didn't matter who was around. She was afraid he would be at truck stops singing show tunes from Beauty and the Beast.

He was 53 and will be buried with Decisive Campaigns Warsaw to Paris (she had to look to see what game it was that he recently got) in the casket with him.

Again, rest in peace Roy. Godspeed.

mo reb
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It is indeed very sad news and while I didn't know him, that write up made it feel like a very personal loss. We're all so unique and weird in our own ways.
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Rest in Peace, Critter, you'll always be one of us. May your family find strength and comfort.

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I feel we are a dying breed, the aging war gamers. I have no idea if he played board games, but a lot of us did and still do. A couple of times over the last few years I recall seeing his posts, wish now I had taken the time to say hello.
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There is a time in our lives when more people goes than comes.
I'll say a prayer for him and his family.
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ORIGINAL: Missouri_Rebel

Just got off the phone with Debbie offering my condolences. She is rightfully distraught considering the untimely death of Critter a.k.a. Roy. I never knew the man or followed his post but I felt the need to let her know that the message she sent to Rob was delivered to his fellow gamers.

Debbie let me know that Critter was a large man and over-the-road truck driver who absolutely loved playing Matrix games. He was a avid history buff and would spend countless hours both gaming and watching History Chanel programs. He has a daughter that is 26 and 2 grandchildren of ages 7 and 5. Critter loved the show Beauty and the Beast and went to see the live production many times. The games Critter played until the wee hours of the night drove Debbie crazy and I told her I certainly understood, as does my wife I'm sure.

Matrix Games was one of the only sites he would visit with any regularity except for TMZ so he could get the latest news on J. Lo. She stated that he liked the thread that featured the girls with the large breasts here? and that he really enjoyed his friends. One was someone who she couldn't recall his username but she thought he was from Georgia and in the National Guard. Critter loved telling dirty jokes and she said it didn't matter who was around. She was afraid he would be at truck stops singing show tunes from Beauty and the Beast.

He was 53 and will be buried with Decisive Campaigns Warsaw to Paris (she had to look to see what game it was that he recently got) in the casket with him.

Again, rest in peace Roy. Godspeed.

mo reb

Rest in peace Roy.

... wow, spending countless hours watching History channel, playing wargames that drives the misses mad... that could be anyone of us. 53 that's way way too early. My deepest sympathy to his daughter and grandchildren, they must miss him terribly.
I find it touching to read he will be buried with one of my fav titles, DCWtP.

Farewell friend.
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R.I.P. Roy
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