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#426183 - 07/31/17 08:25 PM Sad News - Ajax
Ray3 Offline

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2854
Loc: Rochester, NY
Hello to all of my old friends at Axiom. It has been awhile since I last posted here.

I was informed early this evening that our good and great friend Jack Richard (Ajax) has passed.

Some background. Jack had a double lung transplant last January at age 71. This was necessary because he had a lung disease that, if left untreated, would eventually take his life.

The transplant went very well and the lungs had functioned beautifully since day one. The downside is the myriad of other issues that began to manifest and combined to take his life. There is no need to enumerate those issues here. Suffice it to say that Jack kept fighting those issues constantly until yesterday (he was found today).

He appears to have died very peacefully in his sleep of natural causes.

I met Jack on this forum in 2005 and he became one of the best friends I have ever had. I wanted to let you know the news because he regarded the Axiom forum and his friends here as family. He was gracious, giving and patient - always willing to help.

When I find out the arrangements, I will post them here.

R.I.P. Jack. I miss you, my good friend.

#426184 - 07/31/17 08:29 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11445
Loc: Central NH
Most of the old-timers here knew Jack as the great Patriarch of this forum. Soft, but well-spoken. Always a kind word and helpful attitude to others.

I, too, will miss you Jack.
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#426185 - 07/31/17 09:17 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Some of the best times of my life included gathering with Jack and other forum members in Dwight and in Cleveland. He taught me a lot. He made my life better. I felt honored to be his friend. He was a good man, and I am deeply saddened to lose him.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#426187 - 07/31/17 09:31 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
brwsaw Offline

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1957
Loc: Canada
Currently 2 vintage axioms rear rears 2 QS8's for side surrounds and a ADA-1000-4 powering 3 M80HP's

#426188 - 07/31/17 10:37 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: brwsaw]
craigsub Offline

Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 1848
There are no words to describe how much I will miss Jack. He was a guiding force in so many ways, and a wonderful source of advice.

Rest well, old friend. You deserve it.
LFR1100 actv, LFR1100, M100, M50, VP180HP, VP150, 3xEP800, M3, EP350, ADA1000-5, ADA1500-4 + 1500-6

#426189 - 07/31/17 11:24 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
nickbuol Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5377
Loc: Marion, IA
I am known to be a many of many words on a lot of occasions, but in times like this, I am at a loss for words. Jack will be missed for sure.
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

#426190 - 08/01/17 12:59 AM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10644
Ray, we appreciate you informing us of this utterly sad news. We got to know Jack over the years here as a kind and understanding man who was somewhat of a rarity as audio board members go.

Rest in the arms of the Lord, Jack.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#426191 - 08/01/17 08:58 AM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
EFalardeau Offline

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3400
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Very sad.
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)

#426192 - 08/01/17 01:11 PM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
BBIBH Offline

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 1319
Loc: Canada sad. I remember the Axiom anniversary celebration and having a few spirited discussions with Jack....



#426195 - 08/02/17 01:32 AM Re: Sad News - Ajax [Re: Ray3]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11735
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I didn't have a lot of interaction with him, but every exchange I had made my life better. How many people can you say that about? Very sad news.

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