Just my thoughts....
Our friend is gone......
Published on February 15, 2018 By RedneckDude In WinCustomize News

Guys, it is with a heavy heart that I pass on to you that I just received a call with bad news.

Our friend, and long time helpful soul in the forums here has died at 2 AM, EST, Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2018.

Wizard1956 has gone to be with his wife in heaven.

 

Wiz was a lot of help here, and a long time special friend to me. He tested all my DesktopX stuff, and that is how we met.  He and his wife, Theda have visited us here in Tennessee and we spent time with them in Illinois. We grew close over the years.

It has been discussed here in the forums that he had stage 4 cancer, well, tonight he lost a great fight. He was was told that he had until August 2017 to live. He made it 6 months past his expiration date.  He always had his sense of humor, right to the end.

I'll end this announcement with a funny thing he said to me on my second visit with him in Illinois.

 

He wanted me to come visit him, but knowing I couldn't afford the trip, he offered to pay for my gas.

 

I said, "Randy, I don't feel right letting you pay me to come see you."

 

Randy said, "Don't worry about it. I'll be paying you to leave too, so it'll even out."

 

I loved his humor. I loved him, as a brother.  I will always think of him as a brother.

 

I hope you all have a few memories to share here. He will be missed.

 

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/randall-stevenson/article_7bf62c46-a344-5a26-abd8-68579e2e1ff8.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share 

 

Link to obit.


Comments (Page 3)
on Feb 16, 2018

mes  plus  sincères condoléances à sa famille

on Feb 16, 2018

Wiz had always a magic touch on supporting my beginning on Wincustomize ten years ago  R.I.P. magician

on Feb 16, 2018

Heaven for Randy seems so right!!

on Feb 16, 2018

   R.I.P. Randy

on Feb 16, 2018

Hey Webbie, haven't seen you in a while, hope things are okay with you and that we'll see you more often.

More importantly, try to keep happy and well.      

on Feb 16, 2018

R.I.P  Randy you will be sadly missed 😭

on Feb 16, 2018

starkers

Hey Webbie, haven't seen you in a while, hope things are okay with you and that we'll see you more often.

More importantly, try to keep happy and well.      

Hey Bud! I pop in every so often to see who's doing what. Been dealing with health issues myself so I've spending time dealing with that. Just recently had to have a pacemaker/defibrillator "app" installed for a bad ticker. Seems one of my valves is starting to crap out. Should be at at least 60% but it was down to 15% then went back up to 25% with meds then back down to 15%...so they suggested the pacemaker/defibrillator. Hopefully this will bring it back up...we'll see. Anyway, I'd love to do some more stuff...just not right now. Otherwise everything else is ok. Sad to see this with Randy though.

on Feb 16, 2018

Farewell Wizard. Find peace and happiness in your new journey.

Thank you for leaving so many happy memories to so many people.

You will be missed until we meet again..

on Feb 16, 2018

Well shit.

This sucks.

He was a good friend and will be missed.

on Feb 17, 2018

WebGizmos


Quoting starkers,

Hey Webbie, haven't seen you in a while, hope things are okay with you and that we'll see you more often.

More importantly, try to keep happy and well.      



Hey Bud! I pop in every so often to see who's doing what. Been dealing with health issues myself so I've spending time dealing with that. Just recently had to have a pacemaker/defibrillator "app" installed for a bad ticker. Seems one of my valves is starting to crap out. Should be at at least 60% but it was down to 15% then went back up to 25% with meds then back down to 15%...so they suggested the pacemaker/defibrillator. Hopefully this will bring it back up...we'll see. Anyway, I'd love to do some more stuff...just not right now. Otherwise everything else is ok. Sad to see this with Randy though.

Hey, that's no good.  I have some health issues of my own, but none a serious as yours.  Hopefully the heart issue comes good with tech they've installed and you can get back to better health soon.  Don't worry about doing more skins, though, not until you're feeling more up for it.  Just to pop into the forums every now and then for a chat would be good, however,

Yeah, it's sad that Randy has passed, but at least now his pain has ended and he's free to be with Theda.

on Feb 17, 2018

RIP Randy.

on Feb 17, 2018

I never had the honor of knowing him but any loss of one person to cancer is one life too many

enjoy eternity with your wife like i look forward to meeting my love again

on Feb 17, 2018

There are some people here who can be considered backbones of the community....

Wiz was the backbone....and the funny bone....

he really helped make this place for me....and I'm sure he's doing the same for wherever he finds himself now...

on Feb 17, 2018

Awesome words, Syd.  Awesome words...

on Feb 18, 2018

RedneckDude

Awesome words, Syd.  Awesome words...

Ditto.... and Ditto.   A finer gentleman you could not meet.