Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/02

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Subject: [Leica] Sad news
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:09:59 -0700
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On Oct 2, 2009, at 9:36 AM, Kyle Cassidy wrote:

> It is with great sadness and disbelief that I have learned of the  
> passing of Lugger Martin Howard who died suddenly while on a  
> business trip to Sau Paulo, Brazil. There are no further details on  
> the circumstances at this time.

oh my....

I am so sorry...

such is the way life is....

and here is another image of Martin from the gallery....


> Many of you who have been on the LUG for a while remember Martin's  
> exquisite photo narrative of buying a gigantic mid 70's Lincoln  
> Continental, which he dubbed "Eric The Red" (or "the longboat") and  
> then driving across America in it visiting Leica owners. Martin, I  
> believe, hailed from England, but lived in Sweden and, it seems,  
> called the world his home. He was a smiling fixture at many lug  
> gatherings.
> His travel diary is still on line:
> I remember specifically Martin writing a "bot" (short for roBOT) for  
> the Leica IRC chat channel where he was a frequent participant 
> ( 
>  #leica) His bot, dubbed "Leica Bob" pretended to be a very  
> obnoxious Leica owner. It would react to words that people posted  
> ("Noctilux" and "Tilly" being two that come to mind) and retort  
> with ... fabulous hilarity and witty insults -- leaving many an  
> unsuspecting Leica Owner baffled as to just who "Leica Bob" was and  
> why he hated Nikon's so much. I actually remember laughing so hard  
> it was difficult to breathe sometimes when Leica Bob would pipe up  
> from nowhere and join a conversation.
> If you have any photos of Martin, it would be nice to gather them up  
> and send them to his family. Also, I recommend that remembrances &  
> anecdotes be posted here and can be forwarded along at a later date.  
> He was much loved and I'm sure it will be of some consolation to his  
> family to know just how much.
> Kyle
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