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  1. Feb 6, 2019 #31

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    My condolences. He has been so helpful over the years to so many of us. I enjoyed his PMs with suggestions and his unique ability to develop the most simple tools to help build rockets. There will never be another and he will greatly be missed on TRF.
     
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  2. Feb 6, 2019 #32

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    So sorry to learn of this. John posted a TON of great stuff and seemed to take photos of everything...he probably built more Micromaxx than anyone in history, by a wide margin. I think I might have met him at NARAM-55 but I'm not totally sure. He was uber ingenious and ultra prolific - always enjoyed checking out his identically captioned pics.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2019 #33

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    Mrs. M.

    Thanks for letting us know. My prayers for you and your family.

    John had over 15,000 posts on the forum. I always referred to him as “Der MicroMeister.” He served as an amazing repository of Rocketry knowledge, and was always an eager and helpful reference for all things Rocketry related.

    I am sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, he helped me personally on the forum numerous times.

    His posts on the forum will be sorely missed!

    Tom
     
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  4. Feb 6, 2019 #34

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    I am very sad to hear this. I never got to meet John in real life, but I had quite a few discussions with him here, and I learned a LOT from him. He had a lot of knowledge about many aspects of rocketry, and not just about micro models. He will be missed in these rocket circles. My condolences to his wife and family. I will miss talking with him about rockets.
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2019 #35

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    I learned so much from his posts here, both in response to my questions and those posed by others.

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jon
     
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    It is hard to believe that Micromeister is gone. He was such a regular on this forum. It seemed like he built every model rocket there ever was and then he would post his library photo of that model at the mere mention of its name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2019 #37

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    Met John when I was a member of NARHAMS. Our daughters were good friends, then we moved to southern Maryland and it got harder to stay in touch. At the time I worked with the fire department, and on occasion when I was in the supervisor's car I would stop by John's house and talk rockets. Very smart man, learned a lot from him. So very sorry to hear of his passing.
     
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    Mrs. M,
    Micromeister was the guru on all things regarding clustering and MicroMaxx. I was fortunate to be the last beneficiary of his advice back in a posting in November. My deepest condolences to you and your family. His legacy here is one of giving advice and sharing tips with countless fellow rocketeers. A life well lived.
     
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  9. Feb 8, 2019 #39

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    I am so sorry to hear this, and I send my condolences.
    John shared many helpful tips to me when I was working on building my first micro rocket, and he also inspired me to get into MicroMaxx!
    He had a lot of knowledge of micro rockets!




    Thanks,
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2019 #40

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    My condolences Mrs. Micro. John was a valuable contributor to the rocketry commuity, and I always enjoyed learning from his posts here. Godspeed, Micromeister.
     
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    This is a loss to those who knew John personally, and also to this community. He will be missed and remembered here. Our condolences on your loss.
     
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    Again, I thank all of you for your condolences and kind words.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2019 #43

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    He was very passionate and a wealth of knowledge when it came to this hobby. His participation here and on the field will be missed. Luckily, this forum has archived most of what he has shared over the years. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    I am very saddened to learn that John is no longer with us and that the Forum will no longer be the beneficiary of his generously shared knowledge and insight. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all. My sincerest condolences during this difficult time.
     
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    For you to take the time to let us know in this time of your deepest grief is testament to your love for our friend, and the support you gave him as he spent his time teaching each and everyone of us something new. Thank you for sharing him with us, and know that the community mourns with you.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Mrs. M

    I was looking through some of your husband’s posts on the MicroMaxx section.
    His was the 17th post on the section, and he was the 10th guy to post.

    He was quite excited about trying to get an egg lofter micromaxx NAR competition, even talking about quail eggs. He mentioned you frequently as his better part, apparently you were going to help make test candy eggs! The post series was a hoot!

    https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/micro-egglofter-enigma.11875/

    Tom
     
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    I think he finally settled on jelly beans even though they didn't qualify for NAR competition.
     
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    I'm not sure what to say. - He left a legacy here.

    My love of night launches is a direct result of the hours I spent pouring over his posts on that topic. To say he was an expert is an understatement.

    The depth of his knowledge, and his love and enthusiasm for the hobby, and this forum - so clearly evident in every post.

    - and the pictures, those wonderful, detailed, pictures with text and dates...
     
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    A true giant of Micro's.

    "Keep 'em flyin'!"

    Amen
     
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    I'm sorry about his passing but he's not suffering now and he'll always be with you in mind and spirit. I also love my Micromax from opening the package to start the build to hearing my grandson squeal with delight as they speed skyward and steamers glisten in the sunshine upon descent. I will now think of the Micromeister and smile every time I launch!
     
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    Ad astra per aspera, Micromeister, May you live on among the stars. Mrs Micromeister, Thank you for sharing him with us. It is my hope that your memories will be of comfort now and as the days pass. His work on this forum truly was a huge benefit to all who appreciate model rocketry. God Bless!
     
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  24. Feb 24, 2019 #54

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    So sorry for this loss. Micromeister seemed to have bought a 1997 digital camera and got every cent out of it.
    So many models. So much inspiration... he could be gruff... but he certainly was a 'Micromeister'
     
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    Sincere condolences for your loss. I've always considered MicroMeister's posts a must-read feature of the forum every time I have logged on. His modeling skills were top-notch and his enthusiasm for the great hobby and sport of model rocketry is very contagious. He definitely proved that small scale rocketry is a very viable and enjoyable aspect of the hobby. He will definitely be missed by this old rocketeer. Thank you for letting us all know. God Bless!
     
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    Thank you.
     
  27. Mar 5, 2019 #57

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    So sorry to hear this news. I always got a kick out of pics of him at launches with that orange hard hat. I remember one post he showed us those "big ham hands" ( his words) working on those tiny micros . Mrs M ,may God give you strength thru this sad and difficult time. Thank You MicroMeister for all you've done for the rocket world and Thank You for taking the time to help me personally. R.I.P.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss, and thank letting us know. With so much grief and so much to do on top of it, it was very thoughtful of you to for taking the time to create a forum account and write a post to inform a crowd of people you've never met.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. John (Micromeister) was well-respected and one of the first I started following on this forum when I joined over 15 years (and a couple of usernames) ago.
     
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    Been away for a while so I have only just seen this sad news. He was an inspiration to me and fostered my interest in micro rocketry. Best wishes to you all.
     
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