Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby djkest » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 am

I am sorry to see this outcome. Lenny sounded like a young, enthusiastic, vibrant person who passed away pursing his passion. Rest in Peace, brother.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby jimlup » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:26 am

My condolences to Lenny's family. RIP Lenny.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby JA_son27 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:27 am

RIP.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby broncotw » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:19 am

RIP brother! May God comfort his family and friends!
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby semitrueskerm » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:26 am

This is a tough loss for the climbing community. We mourn.
It is an even tougher loss, I'm sure, for the paramedic community...and those who he served.
I hope the worthy mission of his life's work brings comfort to those who will now forever miss him.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:33 am

What a rough month we're having. RIP, Lenny.

Glad the other two were rescued successfully.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Lemmiwinks » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:00 am

RIP Lenny. It sounds like he left this world doing something that he loved. Condolences to his family and friends.

Certainly happy that the other two missing climbers were found safely. Be careful out there.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby catbus-x » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:03 am

My condolences to the family. RIP Lenny.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby tmathews » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:13 am

One of Lenny's colleagues just posted this moving tribute to him.

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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby Shawnee Bob » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:31 am

Peace be on him, his family, his firefighter brethren and all those who loved him. I hate hearing stories like this.
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Re: Missing Climber on Maroon Bells

Postby nyker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:42 pm

I'm very saddened to hear of this.

He worked at EMS Station 7 in lower midtown Manhattan, was a good athlete and an Eagle Scout
when younger.

In a sad irony, Lenny spent his career helping and saving the lives of others.

To his family, friends and coworkers: Lenny won't be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

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