Saturday, August 16, 2008

Russ Noland dies of massive heart attack last night

Stratopastor was an e-friend. He is the second e-friend I've known who's died of a heart attack. It's such a deeply sad feeling to lose someone you liked online - no way to connect to the family, an "erasure" of their virtual presence.

Russ was a terrific man - humorous, interested, a good thinker, a good guitar player... (at least so he said [g]) and the genuine article as far as Christianity is concerned. He will be missed.

Namaste Russ.


Bilbo said...

Hi Julie,

This is so sad to hear. Russ was always so gracious in his responses on online. Yes, he will be missed and I can only imagine how much emotional pain his family must be in.

musing said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Carrie said...

Losing an online friend is a uniquely difficult experience. No real chance for good-bye, no closure. I'm so sorry.