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lsmithyonce

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Sep 13th 2011, 1:35:27

A Memorial to Santa Claws
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.

NukEvil

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Sep 13th 2011, 2:51:57

I kinda remember the name, but don't remember all he did in Earth:2025. I guess that comes with playing this game for so long. My condolences.


Here are all the posts that the AT archive has on Santa Claws:

http://atarchive.gotdns.org:8080/....jsp?username=SANTA_CLAWS
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NOW3P

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Sep 13th 2011, 4:49:22

Very sad - did he come back and play under Jolt for a bit? The name is insanely familiar, but I know I wouldn't have known him back in those days (nuke's link).

Chadius

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Sep 13th 2011, 4:55:40

I'm sad to hear this. I hope he is in a better place. Thoughts and prayers to his family. :(

I think he was my division leader at NA, in Mercs. Sad day.
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Brink

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Sep 13th 2011, 13:33:41

He was in TGA way back in the day. DigTex, Mellow, that era.

Sorry to hear of the loss.

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Sep 13th 2011, 13:35:41

Very sad indeed -- I also remember him being around back in the day.

His family and friends will be in our thoughts.
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NOW3P

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Sep 13th 2011, 16:32:35

Chadius - I think you're right. Wish ES was still up and running so I could check. Guess it's time to check the encycllaarpedia :-)

Ruthie

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Sep 13th 2011, 16:33:02

He was one of my earth friends from way back in the early days and we crossed paths so many times. I was happy that I was finally going to get to play with him again in NA this reset.

:'(
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mother

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Sep 13th 2011, 18:13:50

Very sad to here this. I spoke to him often and had been wondering where he was recently.

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Sep 13th 2011, 18:26:14

:( I'm so sorry... I knew SANTA from way back, but I haven't seen him in years. I knew he had some serious health issues, but I had no idea it was as serious as it apparently was. RIP, SANTA - so long, and thanks for all the fish.
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Sep 13th 2011, 19:56:27

:(

Always sad when an Earther dies.
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MrX

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Sep 14th 2011, 0:21:04

condolence to the families and friends...
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mrford

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Sep 14th 2011, 1:54:58

um, santa came back and played in NA for a little while not too long ago in the Mercs division if i remember correctly. he was a pretty cool cat. he will be missed.
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Jiman

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Sep 14th 2011, 3:48:27

My prayers are with his family and friends, sorry to hear this.

Drow

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Sep 17th 2011, 4:34:52

*salutes*

Retired Earth type.

General Earl

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Sep 17th 2011, 5:05:47

I think I may have played with him a brief while on 2025. I didn't really know him well, but it is sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
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grimjoww

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Sep 17th 2011, 18:55:27

my deepest condolences to Santa :(

Mandy

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Sep 17th 2011, 21:49:44

I knew him for a short period. Ny prayers go out to his family and friends. :(

Akula

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Sep 21st 2011, 0:10:04

its always a deep loss for when one of our family leaves us for good, our memories keep them alive

RIP Santa, my condolences to his friends and family
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oats

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Sep 28th 2011, 3:03:09

I definitely remember the name. I think he used that as a country name as well? He was constantly mouthing off to SoF I think is why it sticks out.

Too bad. Best wishes to his family and friends.

DIStopia

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Sep 29th 2011, 5:44:04

damn. met him when SoC merged with TGA back in the day and dig took over. he was always a stand up guy.

Helmet

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Sep 30th 2011, 19:04:16

Originally posted by oats:
I definitely remember the name. I think he used that as a country name as well? He was constantly mouthing off to SoF I think is why it sticks out.

Too bad. Best wishes to his family and friends.


Agreed. I didn't realize that was actually a person. I thought it was someone using an alias.

ninong

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Oct 11th 2011, 3:33:48

my condolence to his family & friends :(
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HeadHunter

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Oct 11th 2011, 12:19:38

bonus
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jaabaa

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Oct 13th 2011, 13:43:30

One Last Set for you Santa Claws, years and years HOW you somehow made time for me I will never understand.

Thanks Santa I will miss you
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Oct 20th 2011, 14:59:08

i remember seeing him a few times back in the day, I remember his kickass sigs most of all. Seemed to be a cool dude. Prayers are with the family, even though it has been a couple months, they are still in need.

JackalSoC

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Oct 21st 2011, 2:17:57

I just saw this post on the forum.

I've played with Santa Claws since the old TGA days. He was always a pleasure to chat with and always ready for a good war.

RIP my friend

*raises glass for Santa Claws*

Ageon

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Oct 23rd 2011, 2:30:32

Very sad :( I remember my chats with him from my first set with UCN, at that time TGA was fighting a small group called the New Monsters. Everytime I would retire and then come back it was always nice to see his country. I would send him my annual message and we would chat for a small bit. THe last chat I had with him he talked about his health :(

RIP :(

chem20

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Oct 24th 2011, 3:35:56

yeah!

warlorde

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Oct 24th 2011, 17:18:45

I am late in finding this thread... What a unique character in the game. RIP

chem20

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Oct 31st 2011, 4:51:05

yeah!

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Nov 2nd 2011, 1:06:16

w00t

NastyNizzle1

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Nov 3rd 2011, 1:23:23

YEAH MORE EARTH FOAR ALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

llaar

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Nov 6th 2011, 9:25:10

<3 SANTA

Thunder

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Nov 20th 2011, 10:06:09

<3 Santa...it was funny cause the one time he ever voted for peace, I was like.."WTF?"..and he responded.."sometimes you need to let the barrels cool"...See you this winter Santa :) O-:)
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iolair

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Dec 25th 2011, 12:54:16

mele kalikimaka me ka hau'oli makahiki hou
nothing to see here ... move along

jaabaa

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Dec 30th 2011, 0:57:21

Im doing a Tribute country for him again this set.
I really miss him.

Warhorse

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Jan 24th 2012, 5:32:51

Yep, I lost my internet connection again, and missed his last call to me. Got connected and say the notice on the clan site.

We had some great talks, and with all of the troubles I had, I felt pretty healthy when I got done talking to SC.


Well, he is not forgotten. Just went through a whole Christmas and thought the the Claws I can no longer talk to.

We had a lot of things in common. This summer I would have come to his house and we would have had a blast!

Never forgotten!

Ruthie

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Feb 4th 2012, 15:27:44

Happy Birthday Santa :(
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firefly29

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Feb 5th 2012, 0:13:17

hb santa

chem20

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Feb 6th 2012, 23:24:05

lol

Ruthie

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Feb 10th 2012, 18:23:52

hmmm .... i am missing the humor that chem seems to have found on this thread
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Warhorse

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Mar 3rd 2012, 18:09:43

:)

NightShade

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Mar 29th 2012, 6:22:50

heh, hiya Warhorse.
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chem20

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Apr 3rd 2012, 4:15:09

;)

grumpy

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Apr 26th 2012, 3:47:24

Wow on my Birthday. well Ill remember him when i celebrate my birthday this year. I toss a few for him.

slip

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Jul 15th 2012, 21:06:31

remember him from war chats, cool dude.

:(

chem20

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Jul 23rd 2012, 4:01:00

weee

Cerberus

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Jul 27th 2012, 1:37:09

I remember when this happened. It's funny that it took so long to make it here. I've spent a great deal of time chatting with Santa both on the forums, in IRC and over the phone.

I got to meet him one time when I had a load going to Chicago and I made arrangements to have dinner with him at a local eatery there.

I will miss him greatly. People that care like Santa don't come along every week.
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Icynok

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Oct 29th 2012, 11:51:12

:(