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#363552 - 01/20/14 11:31 AM Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis
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Here's a fitting tribute to Dr. Dave Willis...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hlJBdEiT0E&feature=youtu.be
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#363554 - 01/20/14 11:49 AM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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What a great photo tribute. A man surrounded by family, friends and the outdoors.
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#363555 - 01/20/14 12:23 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Awesome!
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#363556 - 01/20/14 12:36 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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An awesome life full of fun and adventure. How cool!
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#363568 - 01/20/14 01:38 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Bob -- I don't know what to say, except for a meager "thank you."

This posting is very difficult. I have tears in my eyes and my jaws are extremely tight as I try to write this.

The media regularly presents sensationalized stories of "good" gang members, overdose victims, etc., who died "senselessly."

It is very hard to put our good friend Dr. Dave into the obituary column.

He made such a worldwide impact on so many lives.

Thankfully, there are many great teachers and mentors in this world. I just hope there is someone to step into his place as such a great leader in the lives of students, pond bosses, and just plain everyday people.

Ken
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#363573 - 01/20/14 02:29 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Wow. I was never lucky enough to meet Dr. Dave Willis, but I feel I know the man a little better after this wonderful picture dedication to a guy that has so much respect from his peers.

RIP Dave, you were one of us, and you will be missed.
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#363576 - 01/20/14 03:49 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: catmandoo]
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Originally Posted By: catmandoo
Bob -- I don't know what to say, except for a meager "thank you."

This posting is very difficult. I have tears in my eyes and my jaws are extremely tight as I try to write this.

The media regularly presents sensationalized stories of "good" gang members, overdose victims, etc., who died "senselessly."

It is very hard to put our good friend Dr. Dave into the obituary column.

He made such a worldwide impact on so many lives.

Thankfully, there are many great teachers and mentors in this world. I just hope there is someone to step into his place as such a great leader in the lives of students, pond bosses, and just plain everyday people.

Ken







Well stated Ken, my sentiments exactly. It's still hard to think about his passing.
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#363579 - 01/20/14 03:57 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Thank you Bob!

My last series PM's with Dr. Willis simply asked if he knew of any research on possibly extreme light sensitivity with RES. He was not aware of any but was gracious enough to forward some interesting research papers on the scant research on RES that he could find. Dr. Willis will be missed.

Steve
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#363584 - 01/20/14 04:46 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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An amazing tribute to a great man ! Thank you Bob. It hurts still. But I went yesterday , a week later , to celebrate a life well lived. Put on my Yellow SDSU Fisheries hat and prepared xmas trees to go in as habitat. Please look at the tribute link and notice the many yellow SDSU Fisheries hat. Yellow hats forever !!!!



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#363590 - 01/20/14 05:17 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Just about 58 years old.
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#363621 - 01/20/14 10:24 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Dave would have been 59 on March 6.
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#363628 - 01/21/14 06:39 AM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: ewest]
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The yellow SDSU WILDLIFE FISHERIES cap.
I wear it with pride and fond memories.
A treasured gift from Dave Willis - it means a lot to me!
Go with God my friend.
George

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#363709 - 01/21/14 03:53 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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I do also George !!! Live everyday at full speed !
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#363714 - 01/21/14 04:19 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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And in full appreciation of the time allowed to be alive.
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#363771 - 01/22/14 11:00 AM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Dave made a lasting impact in this world and will be missed by many...also wearing my yellow SDSU hat!
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#363941 - 01/23/14 09:40 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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I am just now reading this, and I am shocked and saddened to hear this. A great man and as friendly as they came. Prayers sent.
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#368944 - 03/15/14 12:14 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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I have been out of the loop for a while and just saw this. Although I just corresponded with him through pond boss pm and emails, it feels like I just lost a close friend. He always freely offered great advice and I will miss him.
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#369440 - 03/19/14 06:35 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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OMG.. I had no idea.. My condolences to his family. . I've personally gotten great 1on1 info from the Doc.. thr man was a genius . RIP.

BGK
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#369441 - 03/19/14 06:38 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Unfortunately can't even watch the video because it's blocked from copyright issues.. Anyone got a copy I can watch?
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#369452 - 03/19/14 07:44 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bluegillerkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Bluegillerkiller
Unfortunately can't even watch the video because it's blocked from copyright issues.. Anyone got a copy I can watch?


Works on the laptop.

This is the message you get on a mobile device:

This video contains content from WMG, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), EMI Music Publishing, Warner Chappell and UMG, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

Zep and all want to collect all their coin's due them wink

Cranks pretty good on my laptop, but mobile probably won't work.

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#369455 - 03/19/14 07:57 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: JKB]
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See if you can view this:



Seems like they added stuff from Bruce's Gig from a few months ago on the Zep track.


Edited by JKB (03/19/14 08:05 PM)

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#369463 - 03/19/14 08:23 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: JKB]
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Nope, mobile don't work with Chrome, but works fine with Firefox.

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#369468 - 03/19/14 09:02 PM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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You can't watch movies with certain music on Mobile devices or tablets. You have to use regular ol computer. They claim you will listen to the music instead of purchasing it. I had several iMovies on YouTube get blocked for the same reason about a year ago. I got warnings telling to remove the music or else video would be deleted. Now you will notice I have replaced them with suggested music from YouTube. Slow country sounds.
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#369497 - 03/20/14 08:37 AM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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Yes I can watch and it is even more moving than the previous version. !!!
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#369514 - 03/20/14 11:04 AM Re: Tribute to Dr. Dave Willis [Re: Bob Lusk]
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I did't even know Dave and the video was very very nice! Great job! I could not even imagine losing my dad at 58. Heck he is now 70 and I can't imagine losing him now let alone at 58.

To Daves children and his wife!

Lord bless them and keep them safe. Help the little ones understand what has happend to their daddy! frown Help mom keep them on the correct path in life as it is tuff to do without 2 parents! Let them KNOW that they have folks to reach out to here at amy time for help!

Thank you Lord for creating guys like Dave and others that are a GREAT example of what you want us to be in this life!

In his name Amen,

RC
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