We have lost TrekBBS moderator Mallory.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by T'Bonz, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Eyes

    Eyes Commodore Commodore

    Jul 10, 2009
    RIP Mallory. I didn't know him all that well, but he seemed like a nice guy.

    My deepest condolences to his family.
  2. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Such sad news...R.I.P.
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    I am heartbroken about this. As long as I have been a Mod, I have been awestruck by Mallory's courage and determination, and the humor and grace that he showed in facing a situation that would drive a lesser man to despair and bitterness. We always did what we could to offer comfort and support, but I think he was the one offering comfort and support to the rest of us.

    I'll never say, or believe, that Mal lost his battle with cancer. The disease that assaulted him was serious and by all medical indications he should have been dead years ago. Instead he somehow beat it into submission. Twice. If, by the third time, his body was too worn out by the rigors of chemo to take any more-- well, by that time he had already graduated to the ranks of superhuman in my eyes. His incredible courage gave him more time with his family and friends that he appreciated keenly, and allowed him to share important milestones with his children that gave him great joy. And it gave us more time with him; time to learn from him about how to face adversity.

    I'm a man who admires heroism, that special Human ability to somehow go beyond the limits of the possible, to give more than you thought you had and to put the lie to the fear there is no meaning. And I've never known, read about, or written about anyone who had more heroism in his heart than Mal.

    RIP, John. This world is a better place for your being here.
  4. Cali

    Cali Admiral Admiral

    Jul 1, 2002
    probably in a theatre somewhere
    Such sad news to wake up to. RIP Mallory.

    I remember having fun posting in the Lounges with him, and I'm another one who will always remember how much love he had for his family, and how proud he was of them.
  5. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    Top guy. He will be missed.
  6. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

    Jun 7, 2004
    At The Laughing Vulcan's party...
    This place feels a little empty today...

  7. JAG

    JAG Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 1, 2003

    RIP Mallory and Godspeed. My condolences and prayers are with his family.
  8. May 20

    May 20 Consumer of cookies and milk Premium Member

    Jun 2, 2001
    May 20's Pretty Nest. :)
    I'm not very eloquent this morning. I can't put my feelings about losing Mallory into words yet.

    He taught me how to fight -- with bravery, laughter, and your whole heart one day at a time. I will miss him dearly.

    May God hold his family close as they grieve for him, and may God welcome him home.
  9. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    A Canuck in southwest England
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP.
  10. CaptJimboJones

    CaptJimboJones Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 15, 2002
    Amid the all-too-negative and cynical voices that populate the 'net, Mallory was a true class act. Godspeed to his next destination, wherever that may be, and my thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. He will certainly be missed.
  11. kathryn i am

    kathryn i am Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2002
    escaping from the bunch
    Requiesat in pace, Mallory.

    My condolences to his family and friends, as well as to all the people who knew him well through TrekBBS. Knowing someone "only" online doesn't make their loss any easier to bear.
  12. Emher

    Emher Admiral Admiral

    Jan 1, 2003
    I've been more or less a bit absent from the boards for the last few months so I had no idea that the cancer had returned. So very very sad to hear this, and my thoughts go out to his family.

    Mallory was always a class act, great fun, kind, respectful and overall a great, great guy. I didn't know as well I'd like to have but I will miss him a lot, that is certain.

    Rest in peace Mallory. See you in that next place.

  13. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 12, 2004
    I never interacted with him, but this is very sad to hear nonetheless.
  14. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Jul 9, 2001
    The Hub of the Universe
    This has really shaken me. Of course I didn't know him personally, but had many good and amusing conversations with him over the years. It was always especially fun for me to be able to reminisce with someone from my home state about it's special character ... quirks.

    You will be missed, Mallory. My only wish is that you and your family may now find peace. Here's to ya. :mallory:
  15. Gibraltar

    Gibraltar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 25, 2005
    US Pacific Northwest
    Awful news. :( Mallory was a terrific guy. He shall be missed.
  16. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    Oh damn. I am so very sorry to hear this. Guy was awesome. A real class act. I will remember him dearly. My thoughts to his family and friends.

    Addio, amico mio. Ci mancherai.
  17. Evil Robert

    Evil Robert Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    Ass End of the World
    This is just depressing :(

    I actually caught up with Mallory back in August 2004 when my work took me to Portland, Oregon for 5 weeks. Mallory was the first trekbbser I actually met.
  18. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    Sad news.
    My condolences to his family and friends, strength to them.
  19. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Dec 23, 2004
    Northern Ireland
    I knew he was ill but damn, he was one of the best moderators around here :(
  20. Evil Robert

    Evil Robert Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    Ass End of the World
    I actually came across a couple of goofy photos we took together back when I met him in 2004 when unpacking a box. Maybe I should scan them and post them.

    He was super fun to meet and hang with. He introduced me to several of Oregon's microbrewery beers that day.