Rest In Peace LoPhatPhuud - Steve

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    With great sadness I did read that LoPhatPhuud (Steve Ward) passed away.
    https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r32500704-Steve-Ward-Lophatfud

    Steve helped many users in the fight with spyware and cleaning up their machines.
    He was a MS-MVP : https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/21446?fullName=Steve Ward

    Steve was also a member here at Wilders : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/members/lophatphuud.5150/

    Thank you Steve for all you did and all the help you gave!

    My sincerest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and friends.

    Rest In Peace Steve
     
  2. zapjb

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    RIP

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  3. Hadron

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    I can't say that I knew of Steve Ward. Judging be his Wilders profile, I see he was 75. That's about all I know of him.

    RIP Steve Ward
     
  4. Buddel

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    I didn't really know him but I do remember some of his posts I read over at DSLR a long time ago. RIP, Steve.:(
     
  5. Longboard

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    Aahhh..
    Sad to hear that.
    Had dealings with the the great LoPhat years ago on CastleCops.
    Good chap.
     
  6. ProTruckDriver

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    RIP, Steve. :(
     
  7. hayc59

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    Oh yea that is where I met Steve also..those were the days
    Steve R.I.P. and FanJ thank you for the sad news bro
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  8. Trooper

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    I remember him from there as well. Sad news indeed

    RIP Steve!
     
  9. TheSentinelBU

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    Hi

    Steve's death did caught me while on holidays in Switzerland. Can't access my board due to some technical problems. So let me drop my thoughts about him here.

    He was one of the founders of GSF and a brilliant HJT analyst. He was a great buddy, always givin a helping hand to everyone. Steve did like to cook, bake, good coffee and did cultivate all kinda sorts of pepper, esp. Halabenos. We'd been on telephonical touch regulary, so when I'd a last phone call with him in August, after he'd left hospital (~ 6 weeks in) he didn't sound that well. Without any sucess I did try to catch him at the phone passed 4 weeks.

    RIP Steve, was great to know you, being a real close friend over years at and besides GSF. I'll miss you

    The Sentinel aka B. Udo Germany / Switzerland
     
  10. FanJ

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    @TheSentinelBU

    Thank you Udo for informing us some more.
    My sympathies go also to you. Steve will be dearly missed!
    I saw that you were also able to post about the very sad news at GSF:
    https://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=137267

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    Thanks are also going to Nick who informed us at the DSLR thread.

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    Threads in remembrence of Steve:

    DSLR
    https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r32500704-Steve-Ward-LoPhatPhuud-MVP-2005-2016

    LandzDown - For Ever In Our Hearts
    https://www.landzdown.com/forever-in-our-hearts/steve-lophatphuud-r-i-p/

    GSF
    https://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=137267

    Maybe there other forums at which threads were posted to remember Steve.
    I don't know whether there is an online Obituary.
     
  11. Grinler

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    I too knew Steve from the CastleCops days.

    Sorry to hear this news. R.I.P.
     
  12. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    My deepest condolence and RIP. He helped me with HJT 12 years ago at GSF. That was like yesterday. I still remember it. I could never forget that avatar and that username Lophatphuud. Time really flies so fast. :(
     
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