It is with a heavy heart that I report to the Insider Community that one of our own, alrenaissance (Al Furedy) has passed. Looking through my Facebook feed today, I stumbled on a post from his sister memorializing Al on this, the 1st anniversary of his passing.
Al was a great guy and was The specified item was not found.. I regret that I wasn't able to meet him in person, our planned meeting at the Waikiki Beach Marriott foiled by a potential tsunami. But in grand Al fashion, he waited out the potential disaster, medicinal in hand, at the property's pool bar.
Rest in Peace Al... May you be having a grand time at the big CL in the sky.
Thanks for posting this. I always enjoyed Al's posts here on Insiders. When active Insiders mysteriously disappear I always begin to wonder if they are taking a break from the community or if something else happened. I'm really sorry to hear of his passing from last year. I found this online obituary for Al: http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/242596/Albert-D-Furedy-Jr/
I was so sad to read this. Al was funny, intelligent, engaging and brought a lot of positive energy to this community. There were times when he even occasionally provided us with a glimpse into his soul. He, like many others who had moved on from being active members here, had been missed, and now with this news, is truly missed. He was indeed, like Sledchick wrote, "super-nice!" I hope and pray he is at peace.
kharada46, maybe you can post a link to this thread on his fb page. His family might be warmed to know that he is being fondly remembered by friends here.