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m_c
23-10-2017, 11:38 AM
I don't really want to post this, but the resident grumpy Yorkshire man passed away this morning.

More details can be found over on the model engineer forum - http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=131147

I know I've always enjoyed his both knowledgeable and funny posts starting from the usenet days, and he's going to be badly missed.

Neale
23-10-2017, 11:59 AM
Let's hope that wherever he's gone, there'll be Hobnobs a'plenty. He will be missed.

magicniner
23-10-2017, 12:40 PM
I was fortunate enough to meet John on several occasions and it was always a pleasure.
There's a J.S. shaped hole in the engineering community which I doubt will be filled in a hurry.

AndyGuid
23-10-2017, 01:01 PM
RIP JohnS (http://www.mycncuk.com/members/25-John-S),
I never met you, but often had a chuckle when reading your posts.
Hope they have Hobnobs wherever you've gone!
Andy

routercnc
23-10-2017, 01:29 PM
Sad news . . . he machined my first ball screw ends all those years ago. And yes, he was a bit grumpy about doing that and even more grumpy when the workshop phone rang from a 'customer'. Fondly remembered . . .

Gary
23-10-2017, 03:29 PM
This is really sad news.
He will be missed.

cropwell
23-10-2017, 03:32 PM
I am saddened to hear this, he was a grumpy old bugger and I liked him for that. Dust to dust, ashes to ashes, metal to swarf.

Bye John and thanks for all the advice.

Clive S
23-10-2017, 03:37 PM
Really nice guy under the grumpy stuff (probably the hobnobs) I only met him twice its a big loss to the cnc guys and to the various forums he has been on.

R.I.P. John.

JAZZCNC
27-10-2017, 07:58 PM
R.I.P Mate.

EddyCurrent
27-10-2017, 10:39 PM
I didn't know him but used to enjoy reading his posts, sad indeed. Condolences to his family

Rogue
28-10-2017, 04:17 PM
I don't really want to post this, but the resident grumpy Yorkshire man passed away this morning.

More details can be found over on the model engineer forum - http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=131147

I know I've always enjoyed his both knowledgeable and funny posts starting from the usenet days, and he's going to be badly missed.

John lived just up the road from me and I had the pleasure of chatting in his workshop a few times. A very knowledgeable fellow who, despite having short thrift for idiots (which is possibly a more polite way of saying "grumpy"), was always ready to share his knowledge and experience with this particular idiot. I suppose it helped that I always came armed with Hobnobs.

RIP John, you were a credit to the community and a great person to have met.

GEOFFREY
30-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Not been on the forum for the last year or so, and have just logged in to hear this very sad and shocking news. I am lucky enough to have met John a couple of times and had several telephone chats with him. A very knowledgeable and helpful chap. Bon voyage John - you will be sorely missed. Geoff.

HiltonSteve
01-11-2017, 02:11 PM
Lee has just sent me a message telling me the unfortunate news...

All I can say is what a top bloke he was, I went round to his place a few times, usually just to pick his brain or borrow something off of him, when I thought I would just nip in for 10 mins and end up being there for 2 hours was not a chore at all, he told me many a story and usually had me crying with laughter..

Grumpy was how he came across but underneath he was the most generous helpful man that I think I have met and had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge.

I now wish that I had called in a month ago when passing by his place.....

Condolences to his family, an amazing bloke who will be sorely missed...

m.marino
02-11-2017, 03:58 PM
May he be at peace. I learned a lot from him on the forum and will miss his wit and wisdom. I hope i can help as many folks as he did in his time on this and other forums. John S you are wished best and missed. Thanks Lee for letting me know as I have been very busy off forum and this is important.

I wish healing for his family and all his close friends.

Washout
03-11-2017, 02:30 AM
Just logged in to see the sad news.

My condolences to his family also.

magicniner
07-12-2017, 02:06 AM
John is a Mensch, always was, always will be.
John's advice was Sage and his wit was sharp.
We're a Great Guy short with his loss!

Boyan Silyavski
07-12-2017, 11:15 PM
R.i.p.