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Dan Leavens 12-10-2009 10:24 AM

In Memory
 
Alexander Sosiak would have been another year older today. In memory of a great man, founder and mentor to our squarebird.org site. Still miss your knowledge and banter.

YellowRose 12-10-2009 11:14 AM

In Memory
 
I second Dan's comments regarding Alexander. The good thing is that much of his knowledge and banter is forever recorded here for all who come to this Forum to put to good use and enjoy. According to what long time friend, Sandyboy said, Alexander was 49 when he passed away on March 10, 2008. This would have been his 51st birthday. For those of you who never got to know him you can read a lot more about him by going to this thread full of comments regarding Alexander. We, who knew him, and especially those who knew him very well, miss him greatly.. There are four pages of comments to read about him, here...

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...exander+Sosiak

SandyBoy 12-10-2009 01:20 PM

Me Too.........
 
Me Too! I miss my friend. We together, and alone, helped one & other to launch this board, and my (Sandy's) ascMcLaren board.
(http://www.ascMcLaren.org). Yes, that above is the age Alexander would become on this day. How odd, it be.... that this Sunday ia also MY birthday !! Lets see.... I'll be 63. Getting old.
Funny part of true friendship, I NEVER OWNED any year / Style Thunderbird and Alexander had no clue what an ascMcLaren was....
but it did not matter to either of us, we were friends, and friends help one & other out.
Shalom, Eternal Peace.

Sandy

bird 60 12-10-2009 07:52 PM

In Memory
 
I joined up with Squarebirds Org., after Alexander had passed away. I think it would have been an Honour to have communicated with him whilst he was still with us, as I can tell that he was a very well liked & respected Man.

Chris....From the Land of OZ.

Richard D. Hord 12-10-2009 09:30 PM

I never knew Alexander, but what I have heard and read he was a great man. If not for him we would not have this wonderful web site. I to feel like I knew him. God speed my friend!!!
Richard D. Hord

simplyconnected 12-10-2009 11:20 PM

I am richer for Alexander's legacy. His greatness is profoundly measured in the gifts he continues to leave all of us in fellowship.

There are better men who came before me, who taught me, who passed the baton to me so I might pass their generosity on to many other great men.

Alexander authored Squarebirds; his gathering place, where we each enjoy life's journey while we anguish over our passions and our 'labors of love', together. In gratitude to Alexander, I shall make the very most of this journey as long as I am here.

My prayer is one of Thanksgiving; for Alexander who made Squarebirds possible, and to each and every member who shares a bit of themselves, here. - Dave Dare

fomoco59 12-11-2009 08:22 AM

Yes... he was a good guy. I happened to find a short hand written letter from him recently that had a couple of the Squarebird windshield decals in the envelope. Brought a smile to my face. He wrote like a doctor. ;)

He sure developed a great website...over 1000 members strong!

SandyBoy 12-11-2009 10:35 AM

Here's a little behind the scenes of what we (Alexander & I) did.
Alexander would e-mail me a couple of questions, relating to "Squarebirds".
I would then visit the site, and ask those questions, of which of course Alexander would answer them, for me, on the site.
I would do the same pertaining to the Mercury Capri / Ford Mustang asc/McLarens, and he'd post the questions I had e-mailed him, and then I would answer!
In our questions and replies we would use 58 59 60 Thunderbird and / or Squarebirds and ascMcLaren as many times as possible so search engines might pick us up. Basically that is how we built 'em both up.

There were far more 58 59 & 60 "Squarebirds" in numbers, when combined for a 3 year total, than ascMcLarens, so this site took off faster.
But today, both sites are very busy places.

I can tell you that Alexander would be VERY happy to know that his departure did not change the success of this site.

I spoke with him, via telephone - when he was in the hospital. It was sad, his being a physican and all, he knew the end was near, Very near.

Now.....for the last year & 7 months, I have been battling Cancer.
I am doing very good, but it's been 19 months of sufferring 2 weeks a month. Mine has not spread. It's Liver Cancer. I get chemo 2 x @ month.
I am now 98% Clean with 2% remaining.
In New Jersey / New York, Cancer is an epidemic! Almost as common as the common cold in January !!
Alexander was a trooper, right up to the end! God Bless him!

Sandy

Bob M 12-11-2009 02:41 PM

I talked with Alexander once on the phone he was always up beat and very helpful to all of us He and Sandy Boy started the best web site in the world without it I know that many of the cars would have never been in the shape they are today.
Bob M

simplyconnected 12-11-2009 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SandyBoy (Post 39756)
...In New Jersey / New York, Cancer is an epidemic! Almost as common as the common cold in January !!
Alexander was a trooper, right up to the end! God Bless him!

Sandy

And God Bless You, Sandy. Cancer is an evil disease and the battle is very tough. Keep fighting and know that you are in my daily prayers. - Dave Dare


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