In Memoriam: Colin Witz / Yosemite Bear

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He'd always been one of the more memorable characters here, but it had been noticeable in recent years that he wasn't a well man, mentally or physically. If it wasn't the obscure 60's references, it was random vs RAR's :lol:

RIP Bear, may you finally find a decent pharmacist.
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My condolences to his family and friends. 43 is just too young. :(
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Ubiquitous wrote:My condolences to his family and friends. 43 is just too young. :(
I second that, even though I never talked to him directly, I salute him.
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Holy crap his post were almost always hilarious he will be missed. RIP bear
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RIP Bear. My condolences to the family and everyone who knew him and counted as a friend.
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I still can't find the words........... R.I.P Bear.
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For all his occasionally incoherent rambling and thorough eccentricity, Bear was a guy you could count on to bring a smile to your face as well as the occasional 'wtf'...

Like apparently many others here, I didn't interact that much with him but I'll always remember him and miss his presence here on the board. A book has truly closed here.

RIP Bear. Hope you're having a good one, wherever you are.
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Found out about this on Facebook. Didn't know him well at all, but I'll miss seeing his posts all the same.
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This is so sad. Although I didn't know YB that well, I can tell by the outpouring of posts here that he was admired and cherished. RIP

Side Note: Now I want to go back and find YB's posts in an attempt to understand who he was here.
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Didn't know him all that well. But it's still sad when someone dies so condolences to his family
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There isn't really anything I can say that hasn't been said already, especially since I never really interacted with him. But death still sucks, so for whatever it's worth I offer my condolences to friends and family.
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Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Yosemite Bear.
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I hope it is ok with everyone that I share these kind words about Colin at his memorial service this afternoon.

He had some very good friends beyond the walls of this little valley he called home.

Thank you.

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That would be really nice.
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Yeah, it would.
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I hope the service was nice, and a little quirky. I'm gonna miss you buddy. :(
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A favorite among the contributors here. I'll miss his posts. RIP.
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