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    The Universe has lost a powerful optical force...

    He never...ever...shyed away from giving freely from his deep well of optical knowledge.

    I am overwhelmed at hearing today of his untimely passing.

    Too young. Too nice. Too generous. With a smile that always said "Welcome."

    A true and worthy disciple of the Guild of Glass Makers.

    A lensman nonpareil.

    I, along with many others, are diminished forever.

    Rest in peace, Darryl Meister. Prayers to all your friends and family.

    We will truly miss you.

    Barry
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    NO WAY!!!! :(

    RIP Darryl!

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    How sad to learn of Darryl's passing. May he rest in peace. My sympathy to his family and the Zeiss family. A shining star who will live on!
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    Just a few weeks ago I had a very emotional woman going blind come into a LensCrafters to find out info on zeiss lenses. I messages him and answered right away while getting on a plane!! I am just so sad for his family and for the optical world loosing gone of the greats.

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    Sorry I just can't wrap my mind around this right now. My PM box is full of quiet kind help from him. We will all feel this loss for a long time. My thoughts are with his family.

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    Oh my. What a loss to the optical world and especially Optiboard. I learned so much from Darryl Meister. We all have. I don't have the words.

    A curious thread he started years ago to talk about a relevant topic other than optics:
    http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...r-death-Ghosts
    Perhaps I shall respond to it.

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    Is there a way to reach out to his family through the group here to express our condolences in some way? I'm just floored by this!

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    Ugh. This is like the winds being rushed from the sails. Rest in peace Darryl. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Such an extended family it is.

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    A very sad day. I've never met him, nor spoken to him. But reading his work has impacted a lot of what I do in the optical field.

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    I am at a loss for words! We have lost a true ambassador.
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    I logged on to Optiboard for a very specific reason tonight, but whatever that reason was, it's no longer important...
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    I saw this on Facebook and had to come back here to see if there was any news on what may have happened.

    Anyone wishing to leave a message for Darryl's family, the Facebook post regarding his passing is public: http://goo.gl/gtJWDD

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    I never met Darryl in person, but had a few interactions with him on this board. He was as gracious and kind as a person could be. I learned so much from his writings. What a tremendous loss for our industry. Thoughts are with his family.

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    It is so sad! The industry will never be the same. I use his Optics software regularly. RIP!

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    I just learned about this tonight as well. Very sad for his family. What a huge loss for the world. Guess his help was needed on a higher level. Peace be with your family and friends!

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    Goodbye Darryl...now you can discuss Optical designs with my dad and Isaac Newton.....

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    A big loss to all of us on OptiBoard. Rest in peace.








    Darryl Meister

    2014


    Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.


    Christopher Lasch




    A big loss to all of us on OptiBoard. Rest in peace.







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    I am totally stunned... what a loss to the world!
    Lost and confused in an optical wonderland!

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    An optical king has passed on.

    OMG, the world has lost a brilliant mind and a kind soul. The optical world is a better place because of him and his extensive desire to help others learn.
    Prayers to his loved ones and to all of us who have lost an optical guru and friend.

    RIP
    Craig Chasnov and family

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    I'm at a loss for words. Darryl helped me so many times, in so many ways. Truly a loss for all of us in the optical community. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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    I am struck with pain with the loss of such a young man. He has given so much and will be missed terribly. Changes what I will do today.

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    **shocked**

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    It's been a couple years since I've frequented the Board, but I've been missing it lately. I've stayed Facebook friends with a few members, and Darryl was one of them. I heard the news of his passing this morning, and can hardly believe it. I never met Darryl, but like everyone here, I learned so much from him. I pray for peace for the hearts of his family.
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    How sad! My prayers will be with his family.

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    RIP Darryl. The optical industry has certainly lost a valuable talent.

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