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Warren Hall (Early S Man) 1950-2008...

By now, most of you who read this will know that one of our long-time posters and professors, Warren Hall has passed away from complications due to a long life-time fight with Cystic Fibrosis. Warren's contributions to the forums have been been immeasurable, and he has helped thousands of Porsche owners over the past several years, all the while fighting this degenerative disease. Our furious fund raising junket at the very least served to lift Warren's spirits during his final days. According to Mark Wilson who spoke with him, he was enlightened and filled with joy by the outpouring of support from our humble and caring community here.

I like to try to see the silver lining in things. Warren lived 57 years, which is far beyond the twenty-something lifespan of most people with this disease. He lived a full life and significantly beat the odds, even up to the very last moments. His thoughts, hopes, memories, and writings will forever be preserved here on the forums. One of my 2008 major projects will be to build a Porsche knowledgebase, or Wiki, of which Warren's posts and advice will be a vital, key component. With the help of everyone here on the board we can immortalize Warren for future generations of Porsche owners.

Warren's fight with Cystic Fibrosis has also helped to raise awareness for the genetic disease and the plight of patients who suffer from it's effects. Mark mentioned to me today that Warren's diagnosis wasn't even made until his 20s. I'm pretty sure that our campaign raised at least a few eyebrows and the consciousness of our members here. Some of the funds raised for Warren will no doubt be used to help fight this disease.

It is with great sorrow that I bid my final farewell to Warren. I've changed his user title to "In Porsche Heaven" - I've had to do this a few times in the past few years- always a sad moment for me.

Thanks for listening...

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:28 PM
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Very well stated. Thanks Wayne.
Warren & Ron, may you rest in Peace.
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Thanks Wayne.

RIP Warren.
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Thank you Wayne
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Very sad he is no longer with us but fortunate to experiance his wisdom. Thank you Warrren, rest in peace.
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It is with a heavy heart that I say "Rest in Peace, Warren." Thank you for all your advise and the strength you gave us all here, on this Forum. You will be missed.
My thoughts are with your family at this time.
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Thanks Wayne, for making it possible for us to have "known" Warren here...
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At least Warren lived in a time that has allowed us all to "meet" him, and for him to so freely impart his considerable knowledge for the rest of us (and our cars of choice) to prosper by.

Wayne, I like your idea of retiring his avatar. Kinda like retiring a hero's weapon and armour or football jersey...
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warren, it was obvious to any regular user of this forum that you were a special man - online or doubt about it..a first class act. you are already greatly missed. this community has indeed lost one spectacularly colossal member in warren hall. but your impeccable grace, courtesy and knowledge..your memory, your legacy will live on forever through your tireless contributions and innumerable friends on the world wide web..
To the memory of Warren Hall (Early S Man), 1950 - 2008
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Very well spoken, Wayne.

Anyone with the fantastic following Warren has here on Pelican is a rich man. May he rest in peace, enbedded in that warm hearted praise and care the united body of this forum has given him.
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Very sad indeed.

My condolences to his sister.

RIP Warren.
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well said Wayne, he will be missed.
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Yes well said, i wish i could have met this great guy.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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It speaks volumes of the man that his illness created so much concern amongst the Porsche community worldwide.

I was never fortunate enough to meet him but he will be greatly missed.

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Such a helpful guy, I am very sad to hear this news this morning.
Rest in peace Warren.
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Well said Wayne. RIP Warren
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Wow, what a shocker this morning! Very well said Wayne - RIP Warren, you wil surely be missed beyond words...
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Very well said Wayne! Warren's memory will life forever in the knowledge he left for all of his students on this board.
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I have never met Warren, but judging by the response here and with fund raising, he was a fantastic guy. Rest in peace Warren!
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Thanks Wayne. And Warren, thank you for everything. You taught us volumes...not just about Porsches, but your outlook on life and people was sage & admirable. Rest in peace buddy.
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