I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I really liked him - his acerbic wit suited my English temperament perfectly. Condolences to all of his family and friends. We are all a little poorer for his passing.
Well said, RIP Biddlin...OlderGuy,
Thank you for taking the time to stop in and let the fine members of ETSG know of the unfortunate passing of Biddlin. I think I speak for all of us when I say the unexpected communication from you is welcomed and was not anticipated.
Your brother was a great member and contributor of this forum. He was often notoriously active on the board, and shared a great wealth of knowledge with newbies and as well as grey hairs. He knew his stuff. And he had a predictable way of not believing any BS others blew his way, lol. Those were my personal favourite posts. Although I never met him face to face, I have been communicating online with him for damn near a decade. Often reading his posts more than I spoke to old friends; hard to believe really. I will always remember him as a man that knew his business and was happy to step in and get to the root of a question or comment. Not sure on your relationship, but I don't recall his style to accommodate much hypothetical or half truths. He blended the line of being punctual, but also taking new comers under his wing and extending a sense of kindness and approach-ability.
His family, friends and his online communities will experience a great loss on this day. But let us not focus on how things will be without him, but rather, how he helped shape and influence the people and places he chose to invest his efforts and time.
I am not sure if you have access to his account OlderGuy, but I had just sent him a PM but only a week ago. Never did hear back... The first sign that things might be amiss.