David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby middleway on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:36 am

RIP David. Thanks for giving us this gift.
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Michael on Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:19 am

Dave, what you started here has given me a lot, and obviously you gave to others from reading these threads. Thanks.

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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Henry on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:56 am

this is so sad to hear...god bless Dave.
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Jarek on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:20 am

Rest in peace, dear David
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby retreats108 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:30 am

May your passing be peaceful David, and your loved ones consoled by the knowing that you gave hundreds of us a bridge to eachother.
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby zenshiite on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:33 am

I didn't know David, but the original EF and now RSF have been part of my daily routine for years now.

Rest In Peace.

From some other posts I thought DDV might appreciate this...
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby lbmcr on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:02 am

R.I.P and thanks.. Gods speed.
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Edwardo on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:11 am

R.I.P

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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Andy_S on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:36 am

Just saw this. Ah. An artist and community leader has passed.

Like many here, I never met DeVere, but exchanged messages with him on the old board. I remember first finding EF and being bowled over by the graphic design, and well remember the pics of DeVere, Delves and Fish (who I had read about in the old "Inside Kung Fu" mag) training in the park when I first came aboard. I realised both from the people on-site and the information being imparted that EF had the potential to be far, far better than any of the commercial MA magazines. And so it proved.

Joining, I found the community friendly, fun, welcoming and well informed... hell, Tom was the bloke who kindly taught me, via PM, the (now essential) cyber lingo - from LOL to MTFU. This whole board exists thanks to DeVere's talent, time and generosity, but lives thanks to the efforts of Tom, Felipe, Fong, et al. Thanks, lads.

This is the best community I have found on the Interweb. It will - hopefully - be a part of DeVere's legacy for a long time to come.

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Wishing David an eventful journey, and condolences to friends and family.

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EDITED TO ADD:
I am sure the Mods are already mulling this, but even so: If - as I think all here would agree - RSF is a worthwhile part of DeVere's legacy, perhaps an "In Memorium" message/graphic permanently posted somewhere on the site's front page might be an appropriate mark of respect and ongoing gratitude to the man who made it all possible...?
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Darth Rock&Roll on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:47 am

The light that burns twice as bright lasts half as long The man was a great artist. And he started this great site. Respects and condolences to his family and closest friends.
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Bolen on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:41 am

R.I.P. DeVere!!! :(
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby George_Wood on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:07 pm

Thank you David. You've done good things in life.

May you find what you are seeking in the hereafter.

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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby newtype on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:27 pm

RIP...It wouldn't be an understatement to say that this one man changed my life forever and have equally touched all of ours...If not for eF, I wouldn't have found the path I walk today...Every step we take on this martial journey is a testament to his vision...RIP
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby RoastDuckRice on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:23 am

Thanks for the design advice Dave and generosity all those years ago. See you in the next life. RIP
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Re: David DeVere *** September 23, 1968 -- June 6th, 2012

Postby Batesy on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:21 am

Rest in Peace. I don't feel I have the right to say this but I feel deeply saddened by this news. May all of this friends and family find some solace.
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