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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« on: September 01, 2011, 11:39:02 PM »


My good friend and board member has passed away.   Dan Loker - KoPP has died, I am told, of an accidental, self inflicted gun shot.  I know almost nothing more than that, but other good friends of his on the board can offer what information they evolve about this tragedy.   Dan was in my wedding, and has shared a pint of beer or a meal with us so many times we have lost count.  We were with him last week at Miso Isakaya, and I talked to him on the phone on Tuesday about his Labor Day plans.  He honestly seemed in good spirits and was looking forward to being a more healthy person after his back surgery.  I am stunned.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 04:43:26 AM »
I am stunned by the news. Dan was a wonderful friend. He help me ride the waves of my divorce. Please Mike, keep us posted with any news.
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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 05:51:04 AM »
My good friend and board member has passed away.   Dan Loker - KoPP has died, I am told, of an accidental, self inflicted gun shot.
WOW!! :o :( :'(

I can still remember my first exposure to KoPP at the sushi bar at Soto.  I'd read his postings on ART and AC before then.
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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 06:15:53 AM »
That's awful. Don't know what to say really.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 07:24:26 AM »
I am so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of meeting him on two occasions and enjoyed "knowing" him here. Just damn.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 07:42:18 AM »
Wow. Just wow. What a loss.  :'(

RIP, KoPP. I pray you are no longer in pain.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 08:12:36 AM »
I didn't know him well but we had many good beers together.  Today is a very sad day.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 08:15:36 AM »
Whoa, very sad news indeed.  I will remember him for the truly "good guy" that he was.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 08:17:12 AM »
Sat with Dan a couple times at AC/285foodie get-togethers.  Always brought extra beer to share.  Same nice guy in person as on the faceless web.  What a senseless shame to go like that.
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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 08:30:50 AM »
Mike, will you let us know if there will be a service?

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 08:44:07 AM »
Very sad. RIP KoPP. I am at a loss for words. I had enjoyed our banter on and off the board. My condolences to KoPP's Family and, to those who knew him here on the Board.....
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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 09:02:57 AM »
Oh, dear. I am still shell-shocked and horrified over this. I considered him my friend for more than 7 years, and we dated for a short time. I cannot wrap my mind around him being gone. If there is a service, I will certainly be there.

I am hopeful that he is no longer in pain, and I wish him to be in peace.
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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 09:12:38 AM »
I'll let everyone know if I hear more about any service or other plans.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 09:35:49 AM »
sad news, he was in a ton of pain, hopefully no more. He was a big original supporter of fox bros.

thoughts to his family.

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Re: Re: Dan Loker = KoPP R.I.P.
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 10:12:16 AM »
Just to fill in a bit more, Dan's neighbor told my husband yesterday that Dan thought he heard an intruder and grabbed his gun, which did not have the safety on. Evidently it went off. Housekeeper was there at the time and called 911. I don't know if this is 100% accurate.

 

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