A death in the (virtual) family - Jay Maynard

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Tuesday, 9 August 2005


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1034 - A death in the (virtual) family

Jamie Kufrovich died Monday, 1 August 2005, of complications of neurofibromatosis. He was 35. The funeral was held last Friday.

Jamie was on here as moufette, but I knew him better as Egg, the nickname he used on IRC for years. He was, like a lot of the folks I first met online, a furry and a fan of Animaniacs. Surgery for cancer of the auditory nerves left him deaf when he was in high school, but he earned his degree in EE and did a significant amount of graduate work before leaving. He didn't let his deafness, or his subsequent health problems get in his way any more than he could help it. I met him in person a couple of times, and found that he was still enjoying life as much as he could.

I have his mother Grace's address and phone number in case anyone would like to pass along their condolences. Contact me via the info in my LJ userinfo if you'd like them. I'll also collect email and LJ replies and postings, and bundle them up for her. (She's not on the net.)

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From:michaelmink
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Good Lord. I'm sorry to hear that news.

Jamie stayed overnight once at the a-e's place (he was in town for some reason that I forget). Nice chap, very pleasant, with good manners.

I recall the drawings KT did to cheer him during a hospitalization bout a few years ago. Three funny ones, in colour. One of them featured Eggie himself, with various IRC folks.

RIP, Jamie.
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From:film2edit
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He came down to visit/fur meet.
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From:vakkotaur
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Sad news. I cannot say much more than that he was a friend.

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From:okkaywarner
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Oh my god. Wow. I never met him in person but I enjoyed chatting with him on IRC and thought he was a really neat guy. Wow...that is so sad that he's gone. I wish his family the best.

Goodbye Egg. it was good to know you.
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From:wbwolf
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That's very sad news indeed. I knew him pretty good, but we hadn't talked much over the last few years. I knew he was in lot of pain and his cancer and complications were messing him. I'm sad to see him go like that....
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From:toonygal
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I'm very sorry to hear about his passing. He was so kind and talented and young. Thanks for letting us know so we can send our thoughts to his family.
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From:kinkyturtle
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Oh, dear.
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From:vakkotaur
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I think LiveJournal eventually deletes inactive accounts. Building an archive of all of Egg's LJ posts (including the comments to them?) might be a good idea.

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From:frostyw
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It would be a good idea, yeah. I presume nobody knows the password to go in and download the posts?

(As reference, though, musewoozle departed at this earth at the end of February, but his journal still remains.)
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From:vakkotaur
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From:neuracnu
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I'm glad I got the chance to know him. I even met him once during a very strange layover in St. Louis. His flight was cancelled and he crashed here overnight. I spent a few hours in the ER with him for something, I never asked why. My car had a cracked muffler and was making the most atrocious noise that weekend. Everyone person and car I drove by that weekend gave me a dirty look - Jamie never noticed. That memory has always made me smile.

SNAF, my friend.
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From:icecat
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Oh, no. :(

h*g, sweetie.
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From:rdfox
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Silent post in Egg's memory

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...or not so silent, since LJ doesn't permit textless posts. I have nothing to add to this, other than to pass along my best wishes to his family.
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From:varro
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I've sent his mother a letter telling her that he had a lot of friends. I guess that's all I can say.

Obituary.
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From:shelbystripes
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Oh... wow. Just... wow.

You can pass on that I was glad to have had the chance to know him, and he will be missed...
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From:fionacat
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I never really got to speak to Egg much, but he always said hello and whilst text rarely conveys emotion always gave a warm welcome.

With so many words, why is it so hard to express how very sad I am, I will leave that up to others who knew him better and have a better way with words.
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From:melskunk
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That's the saddest news.
I was always just kinda hoping I'd see him back, healthy and happy, on the channels...
I guess that'll never be...
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From:qaianna
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Farewell ...

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I ... well, heard via..others, once the news broke, I guess..

Even though I knew him well, I..don't really have much in the way of words. I am glad that he's so well remembered, tho..

He will be missed.

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