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Philippe Remacle (Remacle)

Philippe Remacle was one of the pillars of the French Wikisource. He started to contribute on September, 2006 making more than 19,000 contributions. According to his family he passed away on March 11, 2011.[1] He specialized in Greek and Latin text and their translation into French, and imported numerous texts to Wikisource: here is a translation of Homer for instance, here's Plautus' entire theater, and here's an illustration for Le Vicaire de Wakefield; his help was invaluable in these matters and he was always ready to give it to anyone who asked for it.

Robert Ullmann (Robert Ullmann)

Robert Laurence Ullmann passed away on March 19, 2011, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston at the age of 50 after a lingering illness.[2][3] Ullmann was a computer programmer. He said of himself: "I am best known on the net as the author of a number of Internet RFCs". Originally from Acton, he had been living the last five years in Nairobi, Kenya. He started contributing in 2006 and had more than 25,000 edits on the English Wiktionary where he was a sysop. He was also a sysop on the Swahili and the Kinyarwanda Wiktionary. He is survived by his parents and three sisters.[2]

Mark D. Fisher (Vaoverland)

Mark D. Fisher (Vaoverland) in 2008

Mark D. Fisher passed away on 30 April 2011 in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the age of 59.[4] Starting in 2002, Fisher was a prolific contributor of content to Wikipedia, particularly in the areas of Virginia history and transportation. His credits include five featured articles, twelve good articles and an amazing eighty-eight "Did you know" articles. Fisher became an administrator in 2005, but he rarely used the administrative tools. His administrative philosophy was to focus on content, collaboration and building the community. Accordingly, he was unfailingly kind to new editors and veterans alike. His Wikipedia username was a reference to Virginia Overland Transportation (VOTC), a company he founded with his parents, where he served as president for many years.[4] Fisher retired from VOTC in 2005 so that he could be his mother's full-time caregiver.

Codf1977 passed away on 31 August 2011 after a battle with illness.[5] Codf1977 was an active and valued editor between August 2009 and his retirement in May 2011, making over 11,000 contributions to Wikipedia. He edited numerous pages on universities and other tertiary education institutions and applied his expertise to important and often difficult maintenance tasks such as deletions, sockpuppet investigations and the protection of biographies of living persons.

Robert P. Lemiszki Jr. (bahamut0013)

Sergeant Lemiszki's official military portrait
  • Note: Condolences can be left at Robert's guestbook.[6] An obituary can be viewed here.[7][8][9]

Robert P. Lemiszki Jr. passed away on September 16, 2011, at the age of 26. Robert gave up his ambitions of becoming a teacher and joined the U.S. Marine Corps after high school; he served two deployments in Iraq, as well as one in Japan. Robert received several medals and other decorations during his military career, and attained the rank of Sergeant.[10] During his four years at Wikipedia, he was active with the Military history Project and Operation Majestic Titan as well as the Marine Corps and battleship portals. He became an administrator in April 2011, shortly before becoming inactive the following month. According to his userpage, he struggled with posttraumatic stress disorder.

As recognition for his contributions, bahamut0013 was posthumously awarded three prestigious barnstars on the behalf of the Military history project coordinators and Majestic Titan participants: the WikiChevrons, the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves and the Silver Titan's Cross.

James A. "Jim" Cubbin (JimCubb)

James A. "Jim" Cubbin was born in 1947. He was raised and have lived all his life in California. He passed away in August 29, 2011[11] He was survived by his wife, Yong; son, Charles Cubbin; mother, Margaret Cubbin of Fountain Valley; sister, Laurie Cubbin of Albuquerque; brother, Richard Cubbin of Huntington Beach; nephew, Tom Cubbin and niece Kelly Cubbin of Huntington Beach. He was very active in Wikipedia. He announced his sickness at about the same time on his Wikipedia user page and on his Facebook page.[12]

Keith C. Bradbury (Manstaruk)

Keith C. Bradbury passed away on September 19, 2011, at the age of 56.[13] Born in Manchester in 1955, he was a great supporter of the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway, both on-wiki and off. He was survived by his wife, Hazel.[14]

Frank "Onno" Braun (Frankonno)

Frank "Onno" Braun was active in the English Wikipedia and edited articles about Germany, Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun. He passed away on November 18, 2011, at his home, near Berlin, surrounded by family. For those who are wondering about this website, Frank was working on a biography of Eva Braun at the time of his death and his son, Mark, will continue his work but will not publish his book.[15]

GerardusS (GerardusS)

GerardusS was specialized in sculpture art and was active on the Dutch Wikipedia from 7 April 2007. He died on 30 December 2011.


  1. ^ "Philippe Remacle est decede ce 11 mars 2011". Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Obituaries". Wicked Local Littleton. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Former owner, president of Virginia bus company passes away". School Bus Fleet. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  5. ^ Private email exchange between family member and User:Mkativerata. Codf1977's identity is withheld in accordance with the wishes of Codf1977 and his family.
  6. ^ "Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Family Funeral Homes - 6 Locations in New York - vaults, caskets, cremation, cemeteries, funerals, urns - Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Fam". Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  7. ^ "Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Family Funeral Homes - 6 Locations in New York - vaults, caskets, cremation, cemeteries, funerals, urns - Betz, Rossi, Bellinger & Stewart Family Funeral Homes - 6 Locations in New York - vaults, caskets, cremation, cemeteries, funerals, urns". Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  8. ^ ""Robert P. Lemiszki Jr."". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  9. ^ "ROBERT P. LEMISZKI Jr. Obituary". The Daily Gazette Co. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  10. ^ User:Bahamut0013/bio
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  13. ^ "Unofficial Welsh Highland Railway Construction Site". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  14. ^ Memorial on the main page of the Festiniog Railway Heritage Group's Wiki.
  15. ^ Someone (probably his son) left a note in his userpage 3 years ago about his death