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    what a tragedy...I'm very sad to hear this. Thanks, Linda, for telling us.

    Rest in Peace

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    I am so sorry for what obviously is a horrible time for you. We truly loved Zen, while he was a great source of info, he was an integral part of this community and a truly likable guy.

    We deeply appreciate you taking the time to let us know of Zen's passing. We will miss him...but never forget him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenSteelDude View Post
    I am sorry to inform you that the forum member that you all knew as Zensteeldude died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 20th, the day before his 49th birthday.

    Know that his wife and three children are alive and well and coping with this tragedy as best they can. This is the LAST post from Zen. God bless us all.


    Linda
    Please accept my deepest condolences. May his posts serve your family as a album of his personality and his thoughts.

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    I couldn't believe the news when I heard it. Chris was always animated in all his responses to questions posted and seemed to have a love for his profession. Nicole and the kids must be going thru a very traumatic time right now. My father worked with his mother at Schindler Elevator for 15 years and we both shared parallel choices in education at NJIT, his in structural and mine in civil engineering. I put my family thru an almost similar fate 3 years ago with a fall of 25 feet on a job site, I was was one of the lucky ones to survive. This just reminds us along with the loss of TLOZ Link5 years ago, and how you can grow fond of people on these boards that you never even get to meet. I hope he is in a place where they drink vodka tonics and allow you to view "steel porn".

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    My condolences... everyone's already mentioned how informative his posts were, and I concur. I hope everything works out well for you in the future.

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    I got a PM from Zen's long-time friend, Linda, who was so good to post the sad news of the passing of fellow forumer ZenSteelDude / Chris.

    Linda wants everyone here at WNY to know that all of Chris' family and friends are very touched by the many messages left in his honor.

    Chris' wife, Nicole, is now down south, at the farm where he was born, spreading his ashes.

    Linda, Nicole and all of Zen's friends & family send along this message to those who knew him here:


    We think that Zen has the best seat in the house to view the completion of the WTC reconstruction.

    We also like to think that he had a very good seat in the Judgment of ben laden and gave his heart felt thumbs down !


    To Zen: Rest in Peace. Been good to know you.

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    Thanks, TommyB, for your insightful post and the reminder that on-line connections with people can be just as strong as with those we know in person.

    It's always sad when one of the good guys leaves us prematurely, but Zen's loss here at WNY and in his marvelous relationship with his family is all the more so.

    Rest in Peace, Zen. You'll always be remembered and immortalised at WNY and in the hearts of your loved ones.

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    I'm gonna miss his passion for the WTC project. I always enjoyed reading his posts. The WTC thread got such a quality boost by his appearance.
    Rest in peace! Hope you'll see the project finished from up there. My condolences to your friends and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenSteelDude View Post
    I am sorry to inform you that the forum member that you all knew as Zensteeldude died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 20th, the day before his 49th birthday.

    Know that his wife and three children are alive and well and coping with this tragedy as best they can. This is the LAST post from Zen. God bless us all.


    Linda
    That is so terrible. I didn't even know the guy, but I loved his posts. He was always knowledgable and polite.

    I don't mean this to be corny, but it just goes to show you that none of us knows when, how, or why, and we should always value each day and treat our loved ones with kindness and attempt to resolve all disputes. To be quite honest, I had a horrible argument with someone whom I consider my closest friend. If something were to have happened before we had settled our differences, I would have forever felt a sense of guilt, regardless of who was at fault.

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    And of course, may Zen rest in peace, and lofter is right. He'll have the best view of the finished product, and maybe he can give a nudge to the big guy to help fill those buildings. (Not meant with any disrespect.)

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    Chris was one of the all time great contributors here at Wiredny.

    His posts often fostered group discussion simply by making 'comments' on his favorite threads, posts that were of great interest to all others in the forum - which in turn inspired other members to share their own knowledge on the topic.

    He will be missed.

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    Wow, what a tragedy! I don't post much here on WNY, but I'm a regular follower of the projects, especially the WTC. Zen always knew an answer to whatever question asked. I'll miss him and his insightful posts already... may he Rest in Peace.

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    I go away for a week and this happens!

    Wow. I will miss him.

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    It's just so sad and tragic that he won't be able to see the constr. project completed when it's done!! Still can't believe that he's gone from us so damn soon!!!

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