With great shock, and sadness, I come this evening to announce the passing of a fellow Optiboarder.
Mark Morris, aka DragonlensmanWV, has lost his brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Mark was a pillar of our Optiboard community. He was a master at his craft and was more than eager to share his wisdom and extend a helping hand whenever possible. His contributions to Optiboard were many. He was always eager to lend his experience, share his knowledge, offer to do a difficult job, and provide a camaraderie that many of us will miss greatly.
I have had the honor to know Mark personally and have dined, joked, and laughed with him on several occasion. I truly enjoyed his company. He helped me on many occasions and was always eager to do it again! He was a full fledged member of this community and gave us his all. We will all be better for his contributions. They will be missed.
Mark and his family appreciated the support that we showed during these trying times.
I think that it would be appropriate to write a few words, if you are moved to do so, here. I will be sure that his family checks in to see how much he was loved here and how much that he will be missed.
I feel honored to have known Mark. I am a better optician because of him. I am lucky to have such a person in my life to call friend. I will miss him.