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diversteve's passing

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Sue/Dave, May 1, 2020.

  1. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    4,213
    4,258

    Sorry for your loss. Passings are extremely hard, especially when one is so young.
     
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  2. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    4,411
    4,400
    When I first became a moderator, Steve was the epitome of a kind mentor helping me learn the ropes behind the scenes. It took me a few minutes of denial before I realised that this thread was about him, not some other "diversteve".
    I will miss him.

    I am so sorry for you and your family's loss.
     
  3. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
    2,249
    2,119
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I had no idea he was sick and indeed, this was way too soon. Diversteve was definitely a pillar here at SB. Deepest condolences to your family, he will be missed.
     
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  4. morecowbells

    morecowbells Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Louis burbs
    1,054
    801
    This is so sad to read. His well thought out responses and answers were probably a big reason why so many people fell in love with the sport of scuba diving and many wonderful experiences to entice them to plan future trips. He always provided accurate and thoughtful information, and he always led people down the right path. If somebody would ask a question (usually from the Curacao forum) which was a head scratcher, Steve would always lay out not only a valuable and diplomatic answer, but also with such warmth and kindness. I know your loss must be devastating, I know Scubaboard will not be the same without him.
     
  5. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
    7,185
    12,254
    His posts were a joy to read. He will be missed.
     
  6. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    27,758
    21,441
    I am crushed to read this.
     
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  7. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    3,470
    1,879
    A lot of nice posts above about Steve. Our humanity comes out even more when we loose a loved one.
    Please continue to read his posts on SB and like them as I do for some of the other moderators who are watching us from a diff place.
     
  8. bowlofpetunias

    bowlofpetunias Oh no, not again! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sydney Australia
    12,685
    6,147
    So sorry for your loss. Please pass on my condolences to his parents as well.

    Steve did so much for this community in the forums and behind the scenes. His contribution lives on in many of us Mods and his posts.

    The measure of a life is in the legacy left behind. Steve's legacy here is unsurpassed. Not many leave a legacy that spans the globe! I hope his family takes comfort in that.
     
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  9. iamrushman

    iamrushman Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
    3,351
    956
    so sorry for your loss and my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.....
     
  10. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    8,841
    6,888
    Sad to read this; he was a big help on the forum, I learned from his posts, and he was the Mod. I preferentially reached out to via private message when I had questions and needed staff input. He had a way of sharing detailed, practical info. on a number of dive destinations, just the kind of info. people needed. He is missed here.

    Richard.
     

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