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Old 12-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Very sad news about Toolfan

From the thread in inmates:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941570
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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R.I.P. Elias.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Please help Elias' (Toolfan's) young family - they lost a husband and a father: Donation Page: Toolfan Support Fund
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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Very sad news


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We will miss him terribly. Katie, his wife, is now a single mother of two young children. The coming weeks and years are going to bring fresh challenges. She is fortunate to have family and friends nearby but it can’t be enough.


When I learn some details of the services, I will share them.


If you would like to lend a hand to help this family out, please don’t hesitate. I have no idea what their financial situation will be, but no matter how much they prepared, it won’t be enough. I will post addresses shortly.

Yes Please let us know about any services, and anything that can be done to help his young family.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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Damn.


Never met him but sounds like a stellar human based on what I've read.

Please share the family's needs and I'll help if I can.

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Old 12-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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Shit!

This sucks!
I met him at WetFest a couple times, and I bought that airhead GS in the picture from him.
I did not know of his medical condition all these years, but it may explain why he was such a genuinely nice, and gentle person.
I thought of him every time I rode that bike, and the day I sold it I felt like I was also selling part of his positive energy with the bike to the benefit of the new owner.
The day he sold it to me was a wonderful event.
He wanted a particular species of VFR for some time, and having located one, he decided to sell the GS.
It was a nice sunny day,,he rode up in front of my shop, parked the bike on a diagonal, and put it up on the main stand,,poised like a BMW ad campaign!
I had already told him I wanted the bike, so no haggling req'd, we made our deal , shook hands and hugged like brothers all at about the time his Dad showed up in a cage to drive Elias and his new wad of cash to Roseburg to buy the bike he was wanting,,him happy selling bike, me happy with 'new' bike', Dad happy he gets to spend time with son as they drive south together,, everybody happy!!.
I think that was the last time I spoke with him ,, and that was 3 yrs ago or so. ,saw him in passing once after that, didn't get a chance to talk.
A nicer young man you never will meet.

,,I listened to Tool because of him!
rip toolfan, and peace.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #8
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well, crap.

Thanks for the cross-post, I missed that one.

Did some business with Elias, and talked hacks - he was a good guy.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #10
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Very sad news for sure.


Thanks for letting us know, and +1 to what Road Rash said.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #11
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Really shocked to hear this. He was a young father, a structural engineer, master tinkerer, a Team Oregon instructor and a helluva nice guy... among many other things.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Really shocked to hear this. He was a young father, a structural engineer, master tinkerer, a Team Oregon instructor and a helluva nice guy... among many other things.
He quit TO recently.

Got sick of their BS.

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Old 12-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #14
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RIP Elias. I hope we can find a way to help his family.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #15
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Always sad news when some one leaves this world. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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