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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 12:24    Post subject: Edward Swoboda has passed away  

Gail Spann announced today in Mindat the sad new of the decease of the legendary Ed Swoboda: Sad loss for the mineral world today

Rest in peace Ed, your son Bryan, your family and all of us will miss you.



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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 12:43    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

Might want to change this to say that Ed, not Bryan, passed away.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 12:49    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

Great loss to the world of mineralogy.

Rest in peace Ed.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 13:06    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

Jordi,

Thank you so much for the post and email.

But more importantly, thank you for the huge unintentional laugh that you gave all of us in this time of grieving. It reminds us that through even the darkest times, there's still room for laughter.

So for anyone reading this post, I'm very much alive. It was my father who passed.

With much love, thanks, gratitude and even smiles to all.

-The Swoboda Family

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 14:10    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

My condolences, Bryan.
And, like Mark Twain, you too can say, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated".
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 14:29    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

Phew, my heart skipped a beat when I read that heading! So glad you are still with us Bryan, I am just not prepared to deal with the loss of both of you wonderful men! Your father was just such a delight, we sat and watched the DVD we got with his wonderful evening at the Westward Look, just last night. Again, we were blown away by his adventurous spirit. And the photos and slide show were joyous to visit again.
Our hearts are heavy with Ed's passing, but we are blessed by having known him. And we are blessed by knowing you too Bryan.

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 14:51    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

To Bryan and family. Condolences from across the sea. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 15:04    Post subject: Re: Bryan Swoboda has passed away  

Condolences from me too. I was also quite startled by the subject line!

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 15:27    Post subject: Re: Edward Swoboda has passed away  

I have just corrected the Jordi's involuntary mistake. Our most sincere apologies from FMF. Obviously, he is now far from a computer, very busy as always.

My condolences to his family. A great loss for the mineralogical world.

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2013 17:38    Post subject: Re: Edward Swoboda has passed away  

Antonio Alcaide wrote:
I have just corrected the Jordi's involuntary mistake. Our most sincere apologies from FMF. Obviously, he is now far from a computer, very busy as always.

So sorry Bryan, big mistake and in the worst time, just when I went out. Luckily Antonio has dealt with it. I'm happy that in despite of my wrong text you are alive Bryan, although sad for the decease of your dad.

Again, my condolences.
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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2013 05:32    Post subject: Re: Edward Swoboda has passed away  

Hi to everybody!
Now Ed has turned in an angel and looks at us from Heaven! I am sure he has already met all of the collectors we have known and got away before him and all of the teachers I had the luck to have at the University and got the Sky before him! We will all make treasure of his teachings! A big big hug to his family from Italy as well!
Greetings and condolences by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2013 21:55    Post subject: Re: Edward Swoboda has passed away  

Medici family condolences to you and family, Bryan. We're all glad to hear your death was "greatly exaggerated"!
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