In Memoriam: auh2o

FlyerTalk member auh2o had not posted any content on FlyerTalk since Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:24 in the evening Eastern Standard Time when he asked “What about the W Retreat Koh Samui ?” in the Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest forum, which became the last time he posted on FlyerTalk

In Memoriam: auh2o

…but even though he has not posted in almost four years, that does not mean that auh2o — who joined FlyerTalk as an original member on Tuesday, May 5, 1998, when the current iteration of FlyerTalk was launched — was not remembered fondly by fellow members of FlyerTalk, who have posted plenty of photographs of him.

“He was a complicated man who struggled at every turn with his weaknesses”, according to FlyerTalk member kokonutz. “But we loved him anyway. So so much!”

After having posted 6,879 times over the past 20 years, the last time auh2o — whose FlyerTalk name was pronounced Goldwater and whose real name is John — logged into FlyerTalk was on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:17 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time. He passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Summary

The passing of John is the fourth loss of a FlyerTalk member within a month after Pooch passed away last monthAlanB passed away only last week; and PeacefulWaters passed away only yesterday. As I unfortunately keep repeating lately, the loss of any FlyerTalk member is always sad for me every time, as I really dislike having to mourn the passing of another fellow frequent flier.

At the time this article was written, I do not know his last name; the reason why he passed away; or of any funeral arrangements. Despite my years as a member of FlyerTalk, I unfortunately never met John; but if I do find out any additional information, I intend to edit this article and amend it.

In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of auh2o. May he rest in peace…

Source: FlyerTalk member kokonutz.

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