Uncle Bill Is Gone

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Rusty, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. RonS


    Jun 26, 2000
    Go in peace, Bill. May we all live, and die, as well as you.
  2. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    My deepest condolences to Yangdu. Uncle Bill certainly left his mark upon this world. He has touched many people, and given a great example on how to live life. I'm sorry to see him gone, yet relieved his suffering is over.
    Gonna pick up some Heinies on the way home, and raise a toast tonight.
  3. bob bowie

    bob bowie

    Jul 24, 2001
    Sad. The knife world, and the World in general have lost a great person.

    RIP Mr. Martino.
  4. Triquetra


    Mar 7, 2002
    Prayers for all of his family and friends. I know that he's at peace now.
  5. X-Head


    Nov 8, 1999
    My heart has dropped.

    I am honored to have known such a great man, who has done so much for so many. I learned a lot from you, Uncle. You have have set a great example and a high standard for us to follow. Go in peace, and I hope we can meet together on the other side.
  6. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000
    I have never felt a greater loss at the passing of a person whom I've never met. Uncle Bill's personality and influence are palpable even to those of us who never had the priviledge of meeting him in person. Peeps and I will be offering up prayers and good thoughts for Yangdu and Bill's countless "family."
  7. Glenn Jones

    Glenn Jones

    Feb 26, 2002
    I've been away for four days and just now returned home to read of this dreadful news. What can I say that hasn't already been said.

    Bill, you will be sorely missed by people from all over the world. Your life touched many people in such a positive way. You were and are a wonderful model for the rest of us to try and emulate. May you rest in peace.

    Yangdu, my deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this difficult time - my words feel so useless and inadequate. May God be with you.

    I will miss you Bill.
  8. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi

    Feb 23, 2002
    Can't really add anything to what's already been said. We will all miss you Bill.

    My thoughts and prayers are now with the living...Yangdu, Pala and the Kamis'. I hope they all carry on as before.

  9. Redleg


    Nov 23, 1999
    You will be missed greatly.
  10. SilverFoxKnows


    Sep 25, 2002

  11. tsf


    Jun 13, 2004
    Just got back. My heart is sad. The ripples in the world created by him will continue. My prayers for the family.
  12. stevekt


    Dec 10, 2003
    Good bye Bill.
  13. akabu


    Jul 11, 2000
    Adios tio.Mi corazon pesa
  14. eraaij


    Jan 17, 2002
    Opening a Heineken right now, Bill. Have a safe trip, wherever you may go.

  15. Doc4570


    Jan 18, 1999
    He was a good, gentle man.
    He will be greatly missed.
  16. ibear


    Apr 15, 2002
    A sad day. This loss is a hard lesson for us all. We are all mere mortals, like it or not..... AND I don't much like it. Uncle Bill, a man among men and an example of a very good person. He sure helped me and I thanked him for his kind consideration. Hopefully we will meet again, at another time and place. A better place, no doubt. Death is such hard stuff to bear, indeed!
  17. fmartino


    Apr 2, 2005
    My name is Fred Martino, Bill's younger brother. I just got off the phone with Ang and she had horrible news of Rusty. He too, has passed on. Ang could not log in to the forum so I told her I would be the bearer of sad tidings. My condolences to Rusty's family and friends here on the forum. Fred
  18. munk


    Mar 22, 2002
    My God.

  19. Berkley


    May 5, 1999
    I'm just devastated at this unexpected and tragic loss. Smoke going up-don't know what else to do or say. Truly sad tidings for the whole HI family.
  20. WrongFriend


    Jul 6, 1999
    Peace be with you, just hope to meet you again, up there.

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