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29 Jan 2016 01:19 #225105 by Jamie Stick
A former co-worker was brutally murdered today . I didn't know him well, but everything I saw in him was that of a wonderful human being and a life worth celebrating.

If you all could hold his family and friends in your thoughts that would be appreciated. I'm attending a vigil tonight and I suspect there will be many tears.
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29 Jan 2016 01:23 #225106 by Firewolf
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Wow that's awful I am sorry. Thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends.

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29 Jan 2016 03:07 #225114 by J_Roz
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Holding you all in the Light. *hugs

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29 Jan 2016 03:15 #225115 by Snowy Aftermath
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May everyone involved find peace.

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29 Jan 2016 03:54 #225120 by Dechlain
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Sorry to hear, Jamie. :( So not cool. Keeping everyone in my thoughts.

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29 Jan 2016 04:45 #225125 by Jamie Stick
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A quick update: Jay's family and a ton of students, staff, and faculty attended the vigil. I got back just a little while ago.

As I suspected, not a dry eye from all in attendance. I learned from the people who shared memories of him that I was not the only one who was profoundly impacted by him in such a short amount of time. He lived his life with kindness and dedication. Classmates and people who worked with him on student organization projects said he encouraged them and empowered them to realize their own potential. I remember the atmosphere he brought to the office. Our office was always a bit of a party, but he took it to another level with positivity and a generous spirit.

WGN, our local news station took some footage of the vigil. You can see it right here .
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29 Jan 2016 05:00 #225128 by Adder
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Too sad for words :(

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29 Jan 2016 06:12 #225135 by Snowy Aftermath
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He really did seem like a beautiful soul. It is a terrible loss :(

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29 Jan 2016 11:49 #225159 by Kyber
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We are with you Jaime and with all who have been affected by this loss in our thoughts and prayers.

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29 Jan 2016 14:30 #225183 by Alan
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Words fail.

The courage to face grief can be found within.

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