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Mariner has passed away

Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:46 pm

This goes back to July, but I have just heard the news. He succumbed to his long time fight with cancer and was 77.

RIP Mariner. He was a good man and friend who lived a very eventful and interesting life and who was always full of personality, passion, and talent. He will be missed, here and elsewhere.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 77-1129108
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:57 pm

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
This goes back to July, but I have just heard the news. He succumbed to his long time fight with cancer and was 77.

RIP Mariner. He was a good man and friend who lived a very eventful and interesting life and who was always full of personality, passion, and talent. He will be missed, here and elsewhere.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 77-1129108


Thank you for the link! I didn't know any of those details about him before.

I always enjoyed his posts around here for his empathy and sense of reason and I will remember him fondly.

Well done, and thanks for everything! :wave:
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:41 pm

Hey mate,
I am sad to hear of Mariner's passing.
He was a great contributor to a.net's forums and I appreciate learning more about him from the link.
RIP, Mariner.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:45 pm

A real shame. Enjoyed reading his posts about all manner of subjects. The link was interesting as learnt a different side of him
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:43 pm

Sad to hear. He was a great contributor over the years. I always enjoyed his posts.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 am

Breaker Morant is one of my favorite movies. Wow. Never knew. RIP God Speed
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:10 am

RIP, mariner, and thanks for the article - I had no idea how successful he was in the film business!

His strong and original presence in the New Zealand threads, in particular, will be sorely missed.

Cheers,

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Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 am

planemanofnz wrote:
RIP, mariner, and thanks for the article - I had no idea how successful he was in the film business!

His strong and original presence in the New Zealand threads, in particular, will be sorely missed.

Cheers,

C.



Thanks for the information, I was not too familiar with his posts, but may he RIP.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:30 am

Cheers mate, RIP.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 am

RIP Mariner.
He was a great contributor to A.net and always reasonable and readable and after reading the article, no wonder he was so readable.
He will be missed!
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:37 am

Certainly will be missed. RIP
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 am

NIKV69 wrote:
Breaker Morant is one of my favorite movies. Wow. Never knew. RIP God Speed

Same here - was not aware of Mariner's true identity but always enjoyed his posts. He will be missed for usre.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:57 am

Fair winds and following seas mate!
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:15 am

RIP Mariner. Your discussion, particularly in the NZ forums will be missed.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:59 am

Really sorry to hear of Mariners passing. I never knew what was posted in the link about him.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:13 am

I'd like to pay my respects to Mariner as well. I enjoyed his posts and the different perspective he could bring to the subject at hand.

RIP

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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:37 am

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
This goes back to July, but I have just heard the news. He succumbed to his long time fight with cancer and was 77.

RIP Mariner. He was a good man and friend who lived a very eventful and interesting life and who was always full of personality, passion, and talent. He will be missed, here and elsewhere.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 77-1129108


Very sad news, but thank you for let us know and for the link.
I remember when I joined A.net 13 years ago he was part of a limited number of members with a deep respect for all the opinions and capable to expose his own points of view in a wise and clear way, and he always did this with respect no matter how deep the disagreement could be.
At that time we had the “respected members” list, he had quantity AND quality in his list, being respected for the more informed and wise members of the forum.

My condolences and respect for all the relatives and closest people he knew in a prolific, diverse and amazing life.
RIP Mariner.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:37 am

Really sad news. I learnt from and agreed with many of his posts. Rest in peace.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:38 am

Very sorry to hear about his loss.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:01 am

He was always a great contributor with a lot of depth to his thoughts on various topics, and full of little anecdotes about his life that it seems was lived to the fullest. Very interesting to learn more about him outside of A.net. Really makes you wonder more about the type of people we have here.

RIP Mariner
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:12 am

Very sad news - I very much valued his posts, but had no idea about the man behind the screen name. Thanks for the link.

RIP Mariner
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:16 am

Very sad news. RIP Mariner
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:54 am

RIP Mariner, he seemed like tall timber here on a.net. Very thoughtful and smart human being from whom many of us learned a lot. Safe travels to him.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:59 am

I had noticed he had been quiet and messaged him only a couple of weeks before he died it seems. I learned a great deal about aviation from mariner, but also how a poster should conduct themselves on the boards, here and elsewhere. Be calm, reasoned, clear in your logic and respectful for and accepting others and you'll have a great time discussing whatever it is the internet provides you.

All the best to your family (now etherial) friend. Ill miss your insight.

PS - are the mods able to pass this onto family/connections somehow?
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:01 am

RIP mariner. Mariner was truly a well respected user across the site and was always one to learn a lot from.

I have also emailed the rests of the mods along with Verticalscope and informed them of this sad news. We had a special "Rest in Peace" avatar made up last year and have asked VS to put it on his profile so the whole a.net community can pay their respects to a truly remarkable person
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 am

Sad news indeed! His posts were always enjoyable. It’s certainly intersting reading about his life. I had no idea!
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:20 am

Very sad news to hear. Mariner was always one of the best posters on A.net. I will miss his thoughtful posts. We seems to not have that as much here nowadays.

I will also say it is interesting to learn about the person behind the screen name (and Mariner had one of the best names in my opinion), we don't get that privilege very often here. Now knowing more about who he is, I see he is who he is/was here online studious, composed, putting meaning, thought behind his words. He was not an "act" online.

Respects to Mariner, you are already missed here on A.net. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:27 am

This is very sad news indeed and a great loss to the community. Cancer is an insidious disease and I hope that he didn't suffer too much. He will be missed as one of the most reasonable contributors to the site and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP Mariner you were one of the good guys.

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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 am

Mariner wrote Breaker Morant? WHAT? I had no clue.

Oh man, that's so sad. In the years I lurked here, I always appreciated reading his posts. He always seemed so nice and level-headed.

My condolences. He will be missed.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:52 am

Rest in Peace, Mariner. Humankind will continue our research and continue to develop more effective treatments against cancer.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:43 am

Very sad to hear. Rest in peace, Mariner!
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:59 am

So sorry to hear--he was a terrific poster since before I signed up around here. RIP, Mariner.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:43 am

RIP Mariner. He was a genuinely nice guy. His contributions to the NZ thread were always interesting and informative.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:08 am

Really sorry to hear that, Mariner always had excellent posts over the years.

Thanks for the link as well!
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 am

Rest easy, his posts where always a great addition to threads, glad to see he was able to achieve many feats in his life.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:45 am

I was also saddened to read of Mariner’s passing here. I also echo many of the comments here. I found his insight and perspective on things often both valuable and an informative read. I also found him to be very helpful and supportive on the site with advice and technical IT issues.

Thank you for the provided link about his life and achievements- wow! Nice to see the portrait behind the screen name also.

I was reading some of his past posts and one where he talked of his illness.

Rest In Peace Mariner.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:45 am

Sad news indeed that such a sanguine and knowledgable a-netter has left us. Hope Mariner has found safe anchor in that great jumbo up in the clouds. He’ll be missed.

Bon voyage mariner.
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 am

RIP Mariner. One of the few guys that I remember from right after the site transition. Always reasonable with well-mannered posts.
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:38 pm

R.I.P. Mariner... it was a joy to read your contributions.
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 pm

Very sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family. Godspeed, Mariner.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:16 pm

Very sorry to see this news. RIP Mariner. You had many posts on this site that provided great information . A truly remarkable life. My condolences to his closest family and friends. He will be missed.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:20 pm

RIP. Was wondering where he was.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:20 pm

angusjt wrote:
Rest easy, his posts where always a great addition to threads, glad to see he was able to achieve many feats in his life.


+1 - always one of the most reasonable and level headed people here. A shame. :(

I had no idea of his real life identity, but it doesn't matter or change the person he was to all of us here.

RIP.
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:39 pm

Ahhh man, I'm sorry to hear this, he was one of the posters on here who's posts I enjoyed, I am happy he had a full life, but he will be missed.
 
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RIP Mariner, a great poster here.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:52 pm

Sad news. RIP
 
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 pm

Very sad news. Mariner was a voice of sanity in many fractious discussions, and his contribution will be seriously missed. I doubt there are many other contributors who can trace their personal flying history back to the flying boat era. RIP Mariner - but your contributions will live on in the A-net archives.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 am

Sad news. Got his aviation passion from his aircraft engineer father. Remember a post about the family being evacuated by flying boat from Egypt to South Africa during WW2. Definitely an interesting life. Rest In Peace Mariner.

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Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:43 am

Very sad to hear this. Mariner was one of the greats in these forums. Always fair and reasonable. I especially enjoyed discussing pre-bankruptcy Frontier on this board with him, as he had great insights and sources.
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Re: Mariner has passed away

Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:02 am

I’m sorry to hear the news. Awhile back, I discovered Mariner’s real vocation and we had many private discussions about his screenplays. One of the most interesting was ‘The Sum of Us,’ starring Jack Thompson and a young Russell Crowe. He told me that Crowe campaigned hard for that role, and it’s a touching and brilliant portrayal. We also discussed what would have become of the characters in a sequel. Unfortunately, we didn’t maintain the correspondence, and I was sad to hear the news.
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