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R.I.P. Alan Eden

#1 Post by AlexO » July 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm

I heard today from a co-worker of Alan's that he passed away on July 15th. Is there anyone else on the board that was a local friend / acquaintance of Alan's that can confirm this?

While Alan could be provocative on this board, he was a good friend and we enjoyed many of the same wines. He will be sorely missed.
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#2 Post by Jim F » July 22nd, 2019, 2:33 pm

Wow! Last post was July 14.
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#3 Post by David K o l i n » July 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm

That’s crazy. And sobering.

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#4 Post by Corey N. » July 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm

I'm sorry to hear about Alan's passing. While he was provocative and inscrutable at times, his love for wine was evident.

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#5 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm

Wow! That's just awful! Are we sure?
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#6 Post by Peter Petersen » July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm

Very sad, sorry to hear that.

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#7 Post by Marcus Dean » July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm

Corey N. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm
I'm sorry to hear about Alan's passing. While he was provocative and inscrutable at times, his love for wine was evident.

RIP Alan.
David K o l i n wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm
That’s crazy. And sobering.
+1 to all of the above

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#8 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » July 22nd, 2019, 2:54 pm

Hoping this isn’t accurate. Always a sickening feeling when someone on WB is affected.

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#9 Post by AlexO » July 22nd, 2019, 2:55 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Wow! That's just awful! Are we sure?
Neal, I am also disbelieving of this. Alan was a dear friend. I was hoping that there was someone in Chicago that knew Alan locally that could provide confirmation.
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#10 Post by dcornutt » July 22nd, 2019, 3:02 pm

If this is correct, I wish Alan's family and friends peace and send my condolences to all.
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#11 Post by T. Altmayer » July 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm

Very sad.
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#12 Post by William Segui » July 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm

There is a note on his FB from someone that seems to confirm this

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#13 Post by mike pobega » July 22nd, 2019, 3:28 pm

Terrible news. Always liked the guys passion. Gonna miss his persona. Condolences to his family and friends.

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#14 Post by Joe B » July 22nd, 2019, 3:29 pm

That’s crazy. Sorry to hear of his passing.
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#15 Post by Frank Murray III » July 22nd, 2019, 3:33 pm

Wow. Alan was a presence here and he didn't care whether you dug him or not, he had his own way and view on things. Alan, god bless you man.
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#16 Post by Craig G » July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm

This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.

RIP, Alan. True Wineberserker.
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#17 Post by Alan Rath » July 22nd, 2019, 3:40 pm

Craig G wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.
I'm a little unsure how I would have voted.

Very sad news, I never quite got some of the controversy around his posts. He seemed a quintessential Berserker to me. Will be missed.
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#18 Post by c fu » July 22nd, 2019, 3:43 pm

I still remember the thread he created trying to oust me as a moderator. But the way he phrased his poll answers was the opposite of the question being asked initially.

Typical Alan.

Tough to see someone anyone go. Looks like he would have turned 55 this August.
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#19 Post by Jake Rubash » July 22nd, 2019, 3:47 pm

Honestly Alan may have been one of the most entertaining parts of WineBerserkers...

A sobering reminder to not wait on opening that special bottle of wine because you just never know.

My condolences to his friends and family.

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#20 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 22nd, 2019, 3:51 pm

Craig G wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.

RIP, Alan. True Wineberserker.
He would have enjoyed this post.

RIP.

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#21 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 22nd, 2019, 3:55 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Wow! That's just awful! Are we sure?
Craig is polling the membership.

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#22 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:55 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Wow! That's just awful! Are we sure?
Craig is polling the membership.
With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
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#23 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 3:57 pm

Damn.

RIP Alan, gonna miss your threads.
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#24 Post by John Morris » July 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm

Craig G wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.

RIP, Alan. True Wineberserker.
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#25 Post by Richard Albert » July 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm

I am truly saddened to learn this.
I get the feeling we were a more important part of his life than we realized and am very glad folks encouraged him not quit posting here just a couple of weeks ago.
His is missed already, RIP.
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#26 Post by Rich Brown » July 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm

Wow, so very sad. Certainly one of the most entertaining people on WB. You could always spot one of his threads from a mile away just by the subject line. He will definitely be missed. My condolences to his friends/family.

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#27 Post by Rich Brown » July 22nd, 2019, 4:00 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:55 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Wow! That's just awful! Are we sure?
Craig is polling the membership.
With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
That was really good - Alan would have appreciated it for sure.

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#28 Post by Merrill Lindquist » July 22nd, 2019, 4:01 pm

Unreal. I can't add anything that has not been said, but his absence will be very noticeable. A real character.
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#29 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 4:02 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:55 pm


Craig is polling the membership.
With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
That was really good - Alan would have appreciated it for sure.
+1

True Alan spirit would be him immediately reacting to this thread by asking if he could have his MACDONALD allocation.
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#30 Post by David Wright » July 22nd, 2019, 4:06 pm

Crap, not our only wild & crazy Welshman. He will be missed.

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#31 Post by Andrew Demaree » July 22nd, 2019, 4:07 pm

Wow, that’s shocking and sad news. Not quite 55...geez.

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#32 Post by cjsavino » July 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm

Very sad to hear of his passing, we will miss him.
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#33 Post by Jim Stewart » July 22nd, 2019, 4:09 pm

Craig G wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.

RIP, Alan. True Wineberserker.
But he did, and not that long ago!!!

. . . gonna miss his out of the box posts
. . . condolences to family and friends

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#34 Post by Chris Seiber » July 22nd, 2019, 4:11 pm

Sad to hear, and sad for us to lose him. He said plenty of things I didn't agree with, but his voice was honest, and it brought a different perspective into what can sometimes be a bit of an echo chamber around here.

If anyone from his family is reading this thread, I hope you know he was a good guy around here and we will miss him.

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#35 Post by Alan Rath » July 22nd, 2019, 4:12 pm

This thread of his sums him up pretty well. As I said, quintessential Berserker.

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#36 Post by Tom DeBiase » July 22nd, 2019, 4:14 pm

Very sad, going to miss his enthusiasm.

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#37 Post by Richard T r i m p i » July 22nd, 2019, 4:15 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm
With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
The smile that brings is a fitting tribute. Alan certainly was a memorable character. R.I.P.

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#38 Post by Jake Rubash » July 22nd, 2019, 4:22 pm

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm


With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
That was really good - Alan would have appreciated it for sure.
+1

True Alan spirit would be him immediately reacting to this thread by asking if he could have his MACDONALD allocation.
I suppose I can actually say this now: (hilariously) Alan was actually on the active MACDONALD list and receiving allocations. Makes that thread from way back when so much more funny

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#39 Post by YLee » July 22nd, 2019, 4:26 pm

Unbelievable. Condolences to his family.
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#40 Post by ERPark » July 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm

Between here and the WS forums, I got into it online with him as much as anyone. Certainly never wished ill will upon him at any time, though. I hope his passing was as peaceful as it was unexpected. RIP to WB’s resident curmudgeon. I would only expect him to “take the piss” to folks bemusement in the afterlife as much as he did here.....
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#41 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm

ERPark wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
RIP to WB’s resident curmudgeon.
Alan Rath is dead too????

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#42 Post by Alan Rath » July 22nd, 2019, 4:32 pm

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
Alan Rath is dead too????
Still have a way to go, my grapes of wrath are east of Eden.
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#43 Post by Greg K » July 22nd, 2019, 4:33 pm

Condolences to his family and loved ones.
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#44 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 4:36 pm

Alan Rath wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:32 pm
AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
Alan Rath is dead too????
Still have a way to go, my grapes of wrath are east of Eden.
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Grapes of Rath

Mine is pretty good too:

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#45 Post by Paul Luckin » July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm

RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
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#46 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » July 22nd, 2019, 4:38 pm

Wow. This is shocking.

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#47 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm

Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
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#48 Post by Corey N. » July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
Hopefully young, oaky, and purchased at Binny's.
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#49 Post by Paul Luckin » July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
::likebutton::
\m/ >_< \m/

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#50 Post by AlexS » July 22nd, 2019, 4:45 pm

Corey N. wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
Hopefully young, oaky, and purchased at Binny's.
Ha!

I wish Binny's was up here, tbh.

But certainly not for their Burgs... ;) [berserker.gif]
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