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michael edelman
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 4:11 pm:   

I just noticed that nearly a year after he died, there's no memorial to Tony here... so I thought I'd start one.

I met Tony around 1980 or 81, introduced by a friend who was working at one of the first computer stores in the area. Tony had been hanging around there, learning about the new technology- something that always fascinated him. A few years later I was living across the street from him, and for close to a decade we, and a small group of friends, breakfasted together every Sunday at Cappy's in the Park Shelton. Afterwards we'd often retire to my front porch and sit around reading, talking, and listening to music.

Around 18 years ago I left the Corridor, but I still saw Tony regularly, either at Cappy's, or when he'd drop by my house if he was doing work in the neighborhood. I occasionally hired him to help me with some home projects that were beyond my skill, too, like installing a staircase. When his car was stolen- I think that was in '04- I loaned him my old van, and ome time later we worked out a deal where he did some painting for me in return for the van, so for a while I'd see him more regularly.

I think it was just a few days before he died, in May of '05, that I last saw him. I mentioned that he looked a little pale, and he said that he hadn't been feeling terribly good lately. We sat around and talked for maybe an hour, and the conversation became increasingly reflective. He remarked that he was very concious of the fact that he lived a life that was very much a product of the choices he made; he worked when he wanted to, didn't when he didn't, and that he had no regrets about any of it.

And that's what I'll always remember about him.
Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 1:49 pm:   

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your reflective input about Tony. I've added your rememberance here:
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 - 3:53 am:   

Wonderful expalnation of facts available here.
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:11 pm:   

Unpalralleed accuracy, unequivocal clarity, and undeniable importance!
Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:50 am:   

Noihtng I could say would give you undue credit for this story.
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 - 9:18 pm:   

Doris Kollars - Beautiful beautiful Jen your dress was stnniung and your choice of flowers the colors just beautiful (I am repeating myself.) In one picture Tony's hair was a bit messed up ..but he looked happy. You both looked just as great in person Your cake was a standout. Thank you for sharing. Didn't look like the rain was a spoiler..Miss you folks being here. Weather HOT today..not much trade winds..wish you could be here sharing it. Much blessings and happiness to you both and thank you again for sharing your wedding gift. I shall treaure it and use it don't drink too much regular wine, but the sparkling type. Don't to come back again don't wait until your 25th as so many people do when they repeat their vows. Love and Aloha to you both.Doris PS Regards to your Mom and Dad and I'll see them soon.

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