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    Hey all, this past week the Wings games lost a staunch supporter of both WGF and WGS. Although, he only posted on this forum a few times under the name “Jeff”. His eyes weren’t the best, he would read the forum, but typing was always a challenge. Jeff was a huge supporter of both versions of the game. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends alike. He was generous and kind hearted and always down to play a game. I have been in tears off and on for days. We have been friends for nearly 20 years and Jeff will always be one of the best friends I ever have in my lifetime. I will miss our adventures and endless battles we fought playing Star Wars, WW2, WW1, and Pirates themed games. He also was into Sails of Glory, but we haven’t pulled it out in a couple years.

    Jeff was born in Pennsylvania and spent nearly a decade int the United States Navy, before eventually moving to Idaho. He was a dear friend to all that new him and such an intelligent and well read individual. The sting of is passing will be felt for a long time..

    In the later years of his Wings playing, he primarily focused on WGS. I ended up buying his extensive collection of WGF about 5 years ago and added it to my already large collection. However, his selling of his collection was mostly due to not being able to afford both games. He stilled play WGF with me very often and we both played WGS monthly if not more frequently. His funeral is this coming Saturday. His sister told me he wants me to have his WGS collection, which is huge. When added to my 300 or so WGS aircraft it will be ridiculously large. If I do take possession of his collection, I will likely be looking to hold on to a few things and look for donation opportunities for the rest, as I don’t need that many planes (more to come on that later if I take his collection, I am hoping his nephews will want it). I also now find myself without someone to currently play with. However, I have 3 boys aged 9,7, and 5 that I hope to play with in the coming years.

    So, please join me in a toast to Jeff, a life well lived, the loyalist of friends,and huge fan of the Wings family of games.

    To Jeff! Calm seas and happy landings my friend.
    Last edited by P-51D; 12-01-2019 at 08:39.

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    Thank you for the tribute to your dear friend Jeff. Your heartfelt sadness is shared by brothers here on this site. As our friends pass sometimes it is hard to return to gaming without thinking of the times we've shared with friends like Jeff.

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    Sad to hear that Daniel, always hard to lose your wingman. RIP Jeff

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Nice tribute and a good way to remember his memory. RIP

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    A very heartfelt tribute to your friend, Daniel.
    Blue skies, Jeff.

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    i'm sorry for your, and our, loss. It's hard when someone so special leaves.
    Prayers for you, and for him.
    Blue Skies and go into God's grace, Jeff,
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    That was a wonderful tribute to your dear friend Jeff!
    Its always sad to loose a close friend & gaming mate as I have lost 2 of our regular WoW/G club players over the past few years, Col Jones & Glenn Ferrier the latter only a couple of months ago.
    R.I.P. & Blue Skies Jeff.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Sorry to here about his passing on.
    RIP and Blue Skies Jeff.

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    Deep cut indeed my friend. Time will heal to a point, but I would recommend a fitting tribute be devised to be a tangible reminder. I have a personal display piece for Hunter in the works, some of his planes he did and a few reprints, photos, and his Captain's hat. He will dwell on my tribute wall with my father's and many others, as constant reminder. Comfort and healing to you. Blue Skies for Jeff!

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    Very well written, Daniel. I'm sure you'll play with your sons with memories in your special friend.

    Fly safe on sky of Eternity, Jeff.

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    Sorry to hear of the loss of your great friend and an Aerodrome member. Always tough to lose a friend. Good memories will live on forever with you and his.

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    Death issues always suck.

    Sympathies.

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    So sorry to hear of your loss, Daniel - I trust Jeff is flying unencumbered now - no fear of drawing the boom card. He sounds like a wonderful person. I hope you are able to keep some of his planes in his memory.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Sorry to here of your loss,
    you and Jeff's families are in my prayers

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    Condolences on your loss, Daniel. We sound poorer for not having known Jeff.

    To an ex-sailor, "Fair winds and a following sea."
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Please accept my condolences, Daniel, on the loss of your good friend Jeff. It is always hard losing someone so close to you. May he Rest in Peace.

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    Condolences! It sounds like you have a deep treasury of memories of past games.

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    Touching tribute, thanks for going to the trouble of posting it.

    RIP Jeff

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    Commiserations to you and his family. Death always leaves a big hole in the lives of the survivors. In your case you have memories to cherish.

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    He is God's wingman now.

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    rip jeff. my deepest condolences to you, his family, and other friends for his loss. im dealing with a fairly recent loss myself, so i can fully empathize.

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    Very sorry for the loss of such a good friend, Daniel. From your thoughtful tribute sounds like Jeff was a great guy and true friend.

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    Sorry to read about this loss of a friend, Daniel.

    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!



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