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Topic: Aldo Columbini
Message: Posted by: Motley Mage (Feb 14, 2014 07:07PM)
I am unsure if this is appropriate, but as I have not seen another post on this, I felt it necessary.

For those who do not know, Aldo Columbini, a terrific magical mind, inventor, lecturer, comedian, and all-round nice guy, has left us. Aldo suffered a stroke last Wenesday and passed this weekend in a hospital in Ocala, Florida.

I had the pleasure of seeing Aldo lecture last month at our local IBM Ring, 170 (the Bev Bergeron Ring), in Orlando, and he was in good spirits though his wonddrful wife Rachel was visibly distraught and commented on his poor health. He demonstrated a fantastic measure of professionalism and expertise and performed a wide array of new lecture material. He was funny, enthusiastic, and entertaining. In short, he was the best lecturer I have had the pleasure of seeing.

Aldo, God bless you and thank you for your magic.
Message: Posted by: motown (Feb 15, 2014 10:56PM)
He will be missed.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 16, 2014 12:21PM)
Aldo and I worked severel conventions together. He was a fine performer and a gentleman. I'll miss him.
Message: Posted by: RajeshLGov (Feb 18, 2014 03:40AM)
Message: Posted by: Motley Mage (Feb 18, 2014 06:23AM)
Thank you for linking to the other thread, Rajesh. That is a forum I do not generally visit.