I am very sad and sorry to report the passing of Pangloss. He was a great Ute and a great person. He was perhaps the smartest person I ever met. I know the collective IQ of this forum is lower now. If you are the type to pray, his family would appreciate it if you said one for him.
May they have peace.
Very sad to hear this. He was a thoughtful and intelligent poster. One of my favorites.
Has an obituary been published yet?
Peace and love to his family.
I’m so sorry to hear that. As a newer member, but long time lurker, I know Pangloss to be much loved and respected.
Peace and gentle thoughts to family and friends.
Not that I know of. His son called me this morning with the sad news.
Man, that sucks. I didn’t know him personally, but always enjoyed his contributions to the board.
I’ll keep my eye on the tribune the next few days for his obituary. I enjoyed the op-eds he had published over the years.
Sorry for the loss of your friend.
That’s very sad news. I always enjoyed his thoughtful and thought provoking contributions. RIP
Wow, very tragic to hear that. Do you know the cause of death, was this expected? I haven’t seen him post here in a long time.
Pretty much expected. He has been suffering from ALS for several years.
Really going to miss him.
I had no idea he was suffering from that. I had a close friend die from ALS a couple of years ago, never realized what a terrible way it is to go (to be of sound mind but lose function of your body slowly). I’m going to miss him as well, a rare combination of funny and smart.
Very sorry to hear about Pangloss. I didn’t know him personally either, but I did enjoy his posts.
Please, if someone notices the obituary, would you post here?
So sorry to hear. I loved interacting with him here. He was one of the earliest members of this board. We will miss him.
Pangloss added sharp candor and wit to UFN. He will be profoundly missed. My thoughts are with those who knew him best. Always a Ute!
Like you, I think that he was one of the smartest, best-read, and damn funniest people I’ve ever known. Early in the year when it really was just a matter of time we were planning on going to see him, but C-19 put a lid on that. He once was telling me how he had pretty much moved exclusively to vodka and water for drinks, bragging he had never been hungover from it. I’m going to have one or two in his honor tonight, and I’d encourage others so inclined to do the same. He’d smile about it.
So sorry to hear. Super shame. Family on our prayers, while those do little to take away the sting of loss. Just got home a day early from our camping trip. This thread is my first to read.
If someone were to ask me to say something nice about Pangloss, I think I would just say… he didn’t attend my inauguration.
I’d like to think he would appreciate that.
Yes, I think he would.
Same here. I still regret that, even though there was nothing I could do about it. I am glad that we got to do the periodic cookouts (put on by his kids). Those were nice.
I had to stop and think today how long I had known him…it was damn near 40 years…
He would absolutely appreciate that. Perfect.