Fallen Rebels

  • In Memorial – Ryan Jones

    Ryan “JediAgent” Jones passed away October 19, 2011 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

    Ryan was an active member in both the Rebel and 501st Legions. His heart always focused on charity, even when tough times affected his own life. He was a brilliantly talented fiddler, as well as Doctor Who costumer. Ryan not only physically resembled the Tenth Doctor, but his heart and soul mimicked the time traveler’s own. Like the Doctor, Ryan touched the lives of hundreds, if only even for a second. He leaves behind a community who will always feel the absence of the bright spark with which he lived his life.

    Donations can be made in Ryan’s honor to several charities, including the ASPCA and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    “He will always be remembered as someone who could spontaneously make a room fill with happiness.” – RL member George Starkey

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    In Memorial – Devin Leyden

    Devin “Vladric_Yavin” Leyden – Endor Base

    November 11, 1965 – August 8, 2011

    Devin was an active member, founder, and former leader of the Sacramento Fan Force. He also served as the first Sacramento Regional Captain for Endor Base. He was very helpful in getting Endor Base involved in events up in Sacramento and his help and enthusiasm  was always greatly appreciated.

    We will all miss Devin’s cheerful, friendly and outgoing spirit.

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    In Memorial – Christian Richards

    Christian T. Richards “Chris_Agony” – Echo Base
    Oct. 11, 1978 – July 19, 2011

    “Chris was a tremendously giving person – to his family, friends, and to the Legions (both 501st and Rebel respectfully). In July 2011, Chris passed quite suddenly. I never met him personally nor trooped with him, but his humor and exploits in Western PA are legendary. All of Garrison Carida and Echo Base mourn his passing. R-I-P, Chris.”  – Tim Levan, BCO – Echo Base

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    In Memorial – Nick Ring

    Nick Ring

    May 9 1986 – July 5 2008

    Nick’s death came unexpectedly following an unforeseen complication after elective surgery. He was a very active member of the 501st and a huge Star Wars fan. He had boundless energy when it came to trooping and was always willing to go to any event he could attend.

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    In Memorial – Joe Price

    Joe “vampyregodz” Price – Ra Kura Base

    Joe “vampyregodz” Price, beloved husband of Sheila “Mara Pricestar” Price, passed away March 6, 2008. Joe was loved dearly by members of Ra Kura Base and the Florida Garrison of the 501st. He was loved so very much by everyone.

    Joe had been having several health issues for some time but was a true fighter and go getter. He always arranged and done many charity events despite his own health. He exemplified the true meaning of a trooper. At times he had to attend events by means of his powered scooter, just to do whatever it took to participate at events. In 2007, he even participated in SWW by means of his scooter. The man was truly admirable.

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    In Memorial – Justin Johnstone

    Justin “CrossScar” Johnstone  – Corellian Base

    May 16, 1981 –  January 23, 2008

    Justin “CrossScar” Johnston lost his lifelong fight with Cystic Fibrosis on January 23, 2008. A beloved friend and member of the Corellian Base and the Alabama Star Wars Syndicate, Justin was also a talented photographer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    A very close friend of Justin’s, Angela “AlabamaAmidala” Harris, wrote the following:

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    In Memorial – R.C. Kuykendall

    R.C. “k9jedi” Kuykendall  – Bespin Base

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    In Memorial – Greg Moss

    Greg “propgeek1701” Moss – Mountain Base

    November 23, 2006

    Greg Moss quietly passed away in his sleep on Thanksgiving night (11/23/2006). Greg, a member of Mountain Base, had a heart of gold and was always willing to help wherever he could. He was also known to pull out his guitar and play some songs for the troops on occasion. Greg had a degree in Theology and was considering a PhD in Psychology.

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    In Memorial – Chanel Vanecek

    Chanel “Padme_Skywalkr” Vanecek  – Endor Base

    February 07, 1980 – October 25, 2003

    “Chanel was the very heart of not only SF Fan Force but the SW community in general. With her passing we all now see how much she has been in the center of so many different clubs in our corner of the galaxy. Her love, dedication, and spirit for all of us is part of the living Force now and the Force will be with us all always.” – Ming Pan

    “I spoke with her in passing a few times but even so her enthusiasim and energy was unmistakable. Her loss will be felt throughout the community.” – Matthew Worsdell

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    In Memorial – Roice Petschauer

    Roice “StyEpsen” Petschauer  – Alpha Base

    May 15, 1985 – July 15, 2002

    “Roice was my friend. Some would say that I only state this because he’s gone, that hindisght is 20/20. But we’ve known each other for almost three years, good friends for nearly two, and I felt closer to him than many of the people I see every day here at home.” – Jake Tolby

    “Reading his posts he left, brought smiles and more often laughter to this Imperial Pilot. A person who can give that gift of laughter to someone they haven’t met, is a special person indeed. And one that will be missed.” – Vexx DuKrinn

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