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    Default Memorial thread for linker Ted Van Halen

    All of us who have been here for any time knew him as Ted Van Halen. He had been a very active poster here since January of 2004. Ted shared a lot with us about his cancer journey and the ups and downs of his 17 year battle with brain cancer. He was a warrior and had fought that battle hard.

    He also shared his faith, his love for his two boys and hunting, his love for his wife "Sweet thing". He was about the most stable and solid and unflappable dude on this board and frankly there were instances during my time as a moderator here that I used the Ted test...if something bothered Ted, then it must be a very bad thing and needed to be dealt with swiftly.

    Ted's last post at the beginning of the year shocked me, He was apparently having trouble typing and one of the few posts he made that day referred to " the guy with terminal cancer" and it appeared to me that he was referring to himself. After consulting with the other mods I emailed him and later, in early February, got a response from his wife stating that he would not be using the forum due to health reasons.

    That was heartbreaking in so many ways. Lately, whenever I was online doing my genealogy research I would do a quick check for an obituary on legacy.com but never found one. Until yesterday. A quick google search found an obituary for Ted Stephen Still Jr, who passed away at home in South Carolina on September 30.

    Lets say so long to Ted Van Halen, a good man, a good friend to so many here, and someone who will be missed.

    https://www.tributearchive.com/obitu...ephen-Still-Jr
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    Awful. I recognize the screenname. RIP, sir.

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    RIP, Ted. Awesome contributor and friend here over the years.

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    So very sorry for his family and for those who knew him on the forums. Peace.
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    RIP, Ted. You were definitely one of the good guys.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Aw, man. I knew he had been battling it for a long time, as he would update us. RIP, Ted. Definitely one of the good ones.

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    RIP Ted. See you on the other side, friend
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    RIP. Good dude! Hope his family’s handling things as well as can be.
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    Ugh that's terrible to hear. Rest in peace Ted. Prayers go out to his wife and kids.
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    I had a feeling. RIP

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    I knew when I read Teds last post things where going downhill fast. It was a miracle he got so many more years to spend with his family. I think he told me he went to Duke for his treatments.
    Cancer is no joke. Its just plain and pure evil. Look how it effects us all here on the links. Teds not the first linker to be taken by this vile disease. And our dear EVHs untold battle for 20 years with it has shaken all of us. Please support medical research at the University level they know the immune system is the path to the cure it's just a matter of finding the right bullet. I know this first hand. Rip brother Ted.

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    rest in peace, Ted Van Halen.
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    Ted was a good guy. I feel for him and his family. He loved that wife more than anything.


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    Right after I joined here I had a brief exchange with Ted about kids and colleges and whatnot. He really seemed genuine and definitely had his priorities straight. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

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    Thanks for letting us know, Daisy. I had wondered about Ted and had sent an email to him through the messaging portal, hoping he or his family might get it and let me know how he was doing. He was a great guy, always laid back, who loved his wife and boys. RIP Ted.

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