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Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:21:09 AM

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It should be known that one of our moderators here on site has passed away. Alan left us on the 10th of March, apparently. I will try to get more information from Facebook when I can. I am sure all the people who knew him will be glad to at least know of his passing.
elizabethblack
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:39:02 AM

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While I didn't know him I saw his name so much since I joined that I feel he was a part of the family of writers and readers. I am so sorry for the loss to those that loved him.


magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:50:11 AM

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Yes, it's true. Here is a link to the online obituary:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=alan-w-jankowski&pid=184472668&

I'll have more to say later. Right now, I am beyond words.


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Blue
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08:05 AM

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I'm completely shocked and saddened by this news. :(

He will be very missed.
Rebellious_Soul
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:11:18 AM

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Goes to show how unjust life really is.

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:13:19 AM

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When I began my journey into online posting of my stories and poems back in 2007, Alan was the very first person who greeted me. We've been friends ever since. He was one of the most energetic and prolific writers I've ever seen. Over the years I've watched him mature and develop into a sage and wise mentor to anyone who sought him out. I am heartbroken and vulnerable right now. I look forward to catching up to my old friend someday.

I hereby request that the works and history of DirtyMartini not be removed from this site.

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:17:08 AM

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He was so young. My heart goes at to him. Rest in peace.
Sherzahd
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:27:42 AM

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He'd been sick a while. Rest in peace old friend.

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
mysteria27
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:37:17 AM

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I'm so sad that he has passed. He was a lovely man who was kind and very helpful.

He had an over the top personality and loved to make people laugh.

He had many accomplishments and his work will be forever remembered.

He was a very nice person with a big heart.

Very sad to hear of his passing.

Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

God has another angel living in heaven. Rest in Peace Alan.

Hugs,
Mysteria
xo
gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:30:15 PM

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This is terribly sad news to read. I've known Alan for many years, and have had many exchanges and discussions with him. While we did not always agree during those discussions, there was always mutual respect.

He will be sorely missed. All my condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

Rest in peace, Alan.





The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



sprite
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:28:11 PM

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He was well loved and well respected. his presence will be missed. i am saddened beyond words.


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rune
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:56:20 PM

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So sad to hear you left us without a word, you'll be missed terribly. Hugs my friend, see you on the otherside Alan.



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Ballerina & Meg's Sonnet a collaboration with Survivor
The Feast Of All Saints a collaboration with Meredith
Burnt Toast a collaboration with Fuzzy1954
The Autumn a collaboration with ChrisM

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Buz_Bono
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:38:14 PM

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Alan was as nice as they come. I am very saddened about the news of his passing. He loved poetry and helping new poets. Alan had a great sense of humor. Wherever his presence was he made good friends. He will be greatly missed.
fuzzy1954
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:38:16 PM

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rest in peace my friend for now you shall be the editor of angels.
may your love touch us all


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:39:51 PM

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R.I.P., Alan.

The world is a better place thanks to your being among us. Both you and "Dirty Martini" will be missed.

:(

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

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meredith
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:54:20 AM

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Stunned is the only words I have for hearing of Alan's passing.

We are better for knowing him and Heaven has a new gifted writer.

Next chance I get I'm going to have a "Dirty Martini" in his honor.

Cheers Alan!




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Kavyansh
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:05:30 AM

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I didn't know Alan, but it is always sad when someone so young passes away when they still have so much to look forward to.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
maryruth
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 6:29:59 AM

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Dreamcatcher wrote:
When I began my journey into online posting of my stories and poems back in 2007, Alan was the very first person who greeted me. We've been friends ever since. He was one of the most energetic and prolific writers I've ever seen. Over the years I've watched him mature and develop into a sage and wise mentor to anyone who sought him out. I am heartbroken and vulnerable right now. I look forward to catching up to my old friend someday.

I hereby request that the works and history of DirtyMartini not be removed from this site.






your words are so beautiful...

please don't remove words and history from this site.....
Fewniks
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 9:02:43 AM

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That is Very sad, we haven't talked but i always felt he was very helpful to many here. Posting links and also giving tips to budding writers. We so miss you Alan, RIP.

"Life is What you make of it "
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 2:37:19 PM

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Found this. Thought it was appropriate.




magnificent1rascal
Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:14:02 AM

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My "more to say"...

http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/for-a-friend-ill-never-meet.aspx

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Sherzahd
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:48:40 AM

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“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
steffanie
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:53:34 AM

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Dear Mr Martini

Always and forever a friend

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:39:11 AM

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Rest In Peace


Guest
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:55:23 AM

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Rest in peace, Alan. And thank you for all you've done for the site, for everything. love9
For making the world a better place with you in it.
HazelsHeaven
Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:06:52 PM

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Location: Philippines
May you find peace wherever you are, Alan. SS will never be the same without you.

LIVE every moment.
LOVE beyond words.
LAUGH everyday.
rolandlytle
Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:33:59 PM

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Alan will be missed and the memory of his humorous, caring and thoughtful presence will live on in all of us. I still do not know how to make penguins with keystrokes.

Alan you were the best! See you soon and save me a toke on that blunt.

You can't get there from here, because when you get there you're still here and here is now there.
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