Sep 13th 2011, 1:35:27
I’m sorry to say that Santa Claws (Tim Toerber) passed away in his sleep on August 1,2011. He was my friend and I, for one, will miss him. Santa was one of the first to play Earth 2025 way back when it started on the BBS’s (Bulletin Board Services for you young players). He loved the game and spoke often of the friends he made here. Anyone who knew Santa, new his wit and unique personality.
What many of you don’t know is that he spent the last decade fighting for the rights of the disabled, since he was disabled from a car accident years ago. He didn’t let that stop him. He started volunteering at a center for disability rights even when he developed COPD and congestive heart failure, he still rode around town telling businesses about their need to be accessible to those who couldn’t walk or see or hear.
So next time you can, raise a glass to Santa Claws and say farewell.