My condolences to the family. I too remember Mel very well from the US QL shows.
John extdgl42 wrote: > The community could be interested to know that Mel LaVerne, QLer for > decades, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 24th. He had > suffered a stroke Jan. 15th and declined slowly since. He retained > his faculties but his body would not cooperate. > > Mel acquired his first QL, the ubiquitous "black box", in the 80s > although I don't know the year. He moved up to floppies, HDDs and > Aurora. He acquired his first desktop (admittedly, a non-QL machine) > through QLers. He had extensive collections of QL magazines, manuals, > and even 5 1/4 floppies. > > He wrote articles for the defunct IQLR; I would have to do research > to know whether he did or did not for QLT or even Quanta. He attended > QL NAs including Rhode Island 1994 and one hosted by NESQLUG and > hosted one in Oak Ridge, TN, USA (1995 I believe). The last few > years, as his wife Eleanor's health declined, his participation in > many things decreased. At the time of his death I, Doug, his son, was > encouraging him to keep his mind stimulated in the skilled nursing > facility by making certain enhancements to Mr. Kennedy's "Tower of > Hanoi" game program from an old Quanta issue. > > Doug LaVerne 37830 USA > _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List > http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm > > _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm