Just discovered that Tony van Roon passed away Feb.14

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SgtWookie, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SgtWookie

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    Tony van Roon's site has moved again! It is now here:
    http://vanroon.ca/antoon/
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    I was doing a little poking around on his site last night:
    http://www.sentex.ca/~mec1995/circ/circuits.htm

    ...and found a message he'd left mid-January that he was going in for heart surgery and that he'd probably be away for a couple of months, here:
    http://www.sentex.ca/~mec1995/kits/HobbyKits.html
    Well, that was six months ago, and I was wondering what happened to him.

    I found a link to his forums: http://forums.delphiforums.com/mec1995/messages
    where I ran across this sad message:
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/mec1995/messages/?msg=140.1
    This is a sad loss to the hobbyist community. Tony was very generous with his time and ideas; hosting and posting them for the world to see. He'd just retired in August of 2009.

    Rest in Peace, Tony - your time with us was too short.
     
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  2. someonesdad

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    That's a real blow -- he left so much of his stuff on the web to share with others. You folks unfamiliar with Tony's stuff definitely click on the first link Wookie gives -- there's lots of stuff of interest there.
     
  3. KJ6EAD

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  4. nerdegutta

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    Sad.:(:(:(

    I've read and learn a lot from that site. Now I have to DL the entire site.

    Who knows how long it will stay online...?
     
  5. uponone

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    I am truly sorry to hear that. I had read about the heart surgery and also wondered how it had went.

    I have built a few of Tony's RC circuits and learned many things from his designs.

    Chris
     
  6. maxpower097

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    Thats a shame, RIP. I never knew him or did anything on his site but he seems like he was a very helpfull fellow to many people. That being said is there anyway to back his site up for reference if his daughter shuts it down?
     
  7. SgtWookie

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    After I discovered his passing, I did use a utility to copy his entire site - however, I'm not going to do anything with it unless Tony's goes offline.

    It would be a shame for all of Tony's effort to be lost.
     
  8. edgardo

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    I am new in this site, and also looked on tony's site, he's a very helpful person when it comes to electronics circuits. RIP Tony Van Roon.
     
  9. neverfail

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    RIP Tony:(:(:(
     
  10. mvanroon

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    Thank you everyone for your words regarding my dad. I have made every effort to keep dads website up and running, and I have already backed up everything to: http://antoon.vanroon.ca . I need to fix all the links, and that will come in time. As dad loved the Electronics community so much, I would be doing a disservice my losing all of dads work. I have some plans regarding dads site, but would love some input from the community in regards to forums, donations, and so on. I have a web server and everything we need to get things done online - help me to find out how the community would like it done so we can honour Tony vanRoon. please feel free to email me personally at: mike@vanroon.ca

    Thanks
     
  11. nerdegutta

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    Thanks you for doing this! Appreciate it a LOT!:)
     
  12. nbw

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    I built a power supply based on the LM723 from one of Tony's designs - will miss his contribution to the hobby. RIP TvR.
     
  13. angusW

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    I know it's been almost a year but very sad news. Seems the site at sentax.ca is unreachable now. Getting a 403 error.
     
  14. Brownout

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    I didn't know much about Tony, but I linked his timer webpage often so that newbies could learn about timers. It was the best I found on the subject.
     
  15. angusW

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    I really learned a lot from that site. I use to go to it quite often when it was hosted at the UofG. When his old forum was up he helped me a couple of times with circuits that I was making. He wouldn't tell me what cct to make but would give hints on how I could solve any issue I had with a particular cct and I ended up being successful with it. He seems like he was one of those type of people that was always giving to other people, even if they were strangers.
     
  16. SgtWookie

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    As his son posted in the 1st reply on this page, the new site address is:
    http://vanroon.ca/antoon/

    It is working as of this post.
    Please visit it.
     
  17. spinnaker

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    Not now. All of the links are forbidden. The main page works.
     
  18. SgtWookie

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  19. angusW

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    Thank you SgtWookie.
     
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