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VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Joe M.
 

We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

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I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Jim Walls
 

Terrible news. Yes, he will be missed greatly!

Jim Walls

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We have been discussing this on the scanner email list, but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


don robinson
 

Here, here. God rest his soul.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 02:01:22 PM PST, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:


We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




Tom
 

Yes very sad. And yes he will be missed.

On Dec 31, 2019, at 5:01 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:

We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Gerry Dalton
 

Thanks for letting us know   What a nice guy he was   We will miss him


From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> on behalf of don robinson via Groups.Io <don_551@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:39:48 PM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
 
Here, here. God rest his soul.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 02:01:22 PM PST, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:


We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




Stephen
 

I would say at 1time he has help us all. God bless him and family.


Don
 

May he rest in Piece, he was a good man.

That sucks.  He is the reason I bought so many of their scanners. I hope they bring on some one to try and fill his shoes.

On 12/31/2019 4:00 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Jeffrey Hendrickson
 

Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.


On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




Ed Alberque
 

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.


On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




Bernie Burawski
 

He was very helpful on these posts and although I never asked him directly, I did read his posts, which were very helpful and informative. I feel I may have taken him for granted and wish I had thanked him when he was with us.  Bernie Burawski, KJ4BWQ

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 7:06 PM Ed Alberque via Groups.Io <ealberque=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.


On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.



--
Bernie Burawski


Bruce Marcotte
 

This is truly a sad moment for the scanner community, he will be greatly missed. I wish his family God Speed to go through this sad time. I'm sure he is looking down on all of us. Rest in peace my good man.

Bruce Marcotte, KG6JIY


Tim L
 

RIP UPman you will be missed, thanks you for your hard work and dedication


Don Safer
 


I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Maggie O'Connor
 

Oh no.... I did not know he was sick... but I felt like I knew him.. Joe – sorry for your loss.. Agree with the others – may he rest in peace.. He will be missed.
 

From: Don Safer
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
 

I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 
 
On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


azpowells
 

 So very sad. Thanks Joe for the info. Paul will for sure be highly missed. RIP and God Speed Paul & Family.


 Wayne

On 12/31/2019 3:00 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




don robinson
 

I like that shop...got my 245 and 246t there....might have met UPman, but didn't know him. He gave good info, but never wasted words.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 05:41:21 PM PST, Don Safer <dlsafer@...> wrote:



I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Fernando Lecaros
 

Dear Friends. What a sad news to start the Year. I accompany his relatives in the tremendous pain they must be feeling. Rest in peace. 73 from CE2DJA


ssimpkin@...
 

Some links related to Paul's passing:
https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/paul-opitz-passes-away-at-age-59-after-his-battle-with-cancer.399238/

https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/bittersweet-goodbye.399251/

Paul documented his battle with cancer on his blog. I only wish I would have some of his dignity and humor if I had to go through what he went through. 
http://massivelyuninformed.me/


Fred Geipel <a4man4mbz@...>
 

R.I.P. Paul!! You will be Greatly Missed!! Prayers to the family and the scanner world

On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:

We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.



Steve Wilson
 

Thanks, Joe, for posting this news. Very sad news indeed. Although I haven't been as active as I have in the past, I felt that Paul was:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Willing to listen to feedback
Rest in peace!

Steve  K6WW