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ApexNC

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:17 pm
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Does anyone here know what happened to Bill Woodger?
He was an expert on DFSORT and COBOL and used to post here quite often.
Then his posts abruptly stopped on April 27, 2017.
This is the last one I can find:
ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?p=339832&highlight=#339832
I hope he's OK, but it's very unlike him to abruptly cease posting.
I fear something may have happended to him.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:37 pm
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it' s about the same time He was seen posting in the other forums He was involved in
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:14 am
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He must be too much busy there. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 pm
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Ask on IBM-main?
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ApexNC

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:38 pm
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I'm afraid it's sad news. I found his Facebook profiile: facebook.com/bill.woodger.3 and sent connect requests to all his friends.
His sister-in-law responded that he died of a heart attack May 1st last year while working in Krakow Poland.
This is indeed a shock as he was one of the sharpest minds I've known in this business.
Always "on top of his game", as they say, even though you'd never know it by looking at his LinkedIn profile:
linkedin.com/in/bill-woodger-278a5117
He corrected me several times on coding details and always with a sense of humor, never condescending.
I'll really miss him.
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Pandora-Box

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:14 pm
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Its a great loss for the Mainframe community icon_sad.gif

we would definitely miss him icon_sad.gif
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:36 pm
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RIP .
We will miss him , That's really a sad news . One of the best DFSORT assistance to get on it.
Thanks ApexNc for finding it out since none of us knows in spite here watching him for a long time.
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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:32 pm
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I was kinda afraid about it, we have known each other for quite some time through this forum. The last thing I heard from him was about a job switch to Poland from Portugal, we will all miss you, Bill.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:19 am
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So sorry to hear this.
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 am
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Very sad and depressing news. He was a very good, helpful and knowledgeable person.
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Pete Wilson

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:42 pm
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that's a big loss, very sad.

sadly many of us are getting to 'that age' where losing comrades in arms happens more frequently
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rikdeb

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:06 pm
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So sad to hear this. A big loss . May his soul rest in peace
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