Farewell To Niki

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  • gerti
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2003
    • 2233
    • Minnetonka, MN, USA.
    • BT3100 "Frankensaw"

    His posts were always enlightening, he will be missed. I am sure he'll even find ways to improve the big shop in the sky!

    I'll join the many wishing his wife heartfelt condolences, maybe she will find a little solace knowing that we think of her and Niki.

    Last edited by gerti; 02-20-2010, 11:15 PM.


    • Kristofor
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      • Jul 2004
      • 1331
      • Twin Cities, MN
      • Jet JTAS10 Cabinet Saw

      No doubt little speaks so well of a man as to have inspired and been appreciated by so many people (from so many countries even in this case).

      He will be missed, but if you point the family to this thread and others like it, it should be clear how much of an impact he has had and how many folks appreciated what he did and how he did it.


      • LinuxRandal
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        • Feb 2005
        • 4889
        • Independence, MO, USA.
        • bt3100

        I don't know if they do the condolences logs/website/funeral home thing, but if you find anything out, let the word out. I wonder if his wife, really knows with the world wide web, how many people he really touched.

        Thanks Cab!
        She couldn't tell the difference between the escape pod, and the bathroom. We had to go back for her.........................Twice.


        • Tom Slick
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          • May 2005
          • 2913
          • Paso Robles, Calif, USA.
          • sears BT3 clone

          Thank you Niki, you will be missed.
          Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison


          • drumpriest
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            • Feb 2004
            • 3338
            • Pittsburgh, Pa, USA.
            • Powermatic PM 2000

            Wow, that's just a shock, indeed he and his contributions will be missed.
            Keith Z. Leonard
            Go Steelers!


            • germdoc
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              • Nov 2003
              • 3567
              • Omaha, NE
              • BT3000--the gray ghost

              He and his family will be in my prayers.

              “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing”--Voltaire


              • chopnhack
                Veteran Member
                • Oct 2006
                • 3779
                • Florida
                • Ryobi BT3100

                May angels carry you to God's hands, Niki... you will be missed you crafty man. pożegnanie
                I think in straight lines, but dream in curves


                • RAFlorida
                  Veteran Member
                  • Apr 2008
                  • 1179
                  • Green Swamp in Central Florida. Gator property!
                  • Ryobi BT3000

                  Read some of his posts,

                  and really enjoyed his write ups. He was a talented person and that showed in his pictures and jig discriptions. The WWs have lost a person with skill and the ability to teach. May God give him a carpentry shop up there.


                  • MilDoc

                    His work was certainly an inspiration to me, and his willingness to share. So long, Niki, you will be missed by all.


                    • scmhogg
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                      • Jan 2003
                      • 1839
                      • Simi Valley, CA, USA.
                      • BT3000

                      What sad news. He will be missed.

                      May the great Name of God be exalted and sanctified, throughout the world, which he has created according to his will. May his Kingship be established in your lifetime and in your days, and in the lifetime of the entire household of Israel, swiftly and in the near future; and say, Amen.
                      May his great name be blessed, forever and ever.
                      Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, honored elevated and lauded be the Name of the holy one, Blessed is he- above and beyond any blessings and hymns, Praises and consolations which are uttered in the world; and say Amen. May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and life, upon us and upon all Israel; and say, Amen.

                      He who makes peace in his high holy places, may he bring peace upon us, and upon all Israel; and say Amen.

                      KADDISH TRANSLITERATION

                      Yis'ga'dal v'yis'kadash sh'may ra'bbo, b'olmo dee'vro chir'usay v'yamlich malchu'say, b'chayaychon uv'yomay'chon uv'chayay d'chol bais Yisroel, ba'agolo u'viz'man koriv; v'imru Omein.
                      Y'hay shmay rabbo m'vorach l'olam ul'olmay olmayo.
                      Yisborach v'yishtabach v'yispoar v'yisromam v'yismasay, v'yishador v'yis'aleh v'yisalal, shmay d'kudsho, brich hu, l'aylo min kl birchoso v'sheeroso, tush'bechoso v'nechemoso, da,ameeran b'olmo; vimru Omein.
                      Y'hay shlomo rabbo min sh'mayo, v'chayim alaynu v'al kol Yisroel; v'imru Omein.
                      Oseh sholom bimromov, hu ya'aseh sholom olaynu, v'al kol yisroel; vimru Omein.

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                      • GPA61
                        Senior Member
                        • Sep 2004
                        • 709
                        • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
                        • BT 3100 & JET JWTS

                        Sorry to hear about this. Niki and his family will be in our prayers.


                        • Norm in Fujino
                          Senior Member
                          • Dec 2002
                          • 534
                          • Fujino-machi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan.
                          • Ryobi BT-3000

                          I've been gone for so long that I didn't get to know him, but I'm glad that his work remains.
                          ". . . and only the stump, or fishy part of him remained."
                          Green Gables: A Contemplative Companion to Fujino Township


                          • jussi
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                            • Jan 2007
                            • 2162

                            I just heard him mentioned on woodtalk podcast. I'm glad he was appreciated by many.
                            I reject your reality and substitute my own.


                            • Uncle Cracker
                              The Full Monte
                              • May 2007
                              • 7091
                              • Sunshine State
                              • BT3000

                              Originally posted by jussi
                              I just heard him mentioned on woodtalk podcast. I'm glad he was appreciated by many.
                              By more than most of us realize, apparently. A fitting epitaph, to be sure.


                              • jabe
                                Senior Member
                                • Apr 2006
                                • 566
                                • Hilo, Hawaii
                                • Ryobi BT3000 & Delta Milwaukee 10" tilting Table circular saw

                                He will be missed but his family will find comfort in knowing that his knowledge of WW lives on.