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218328, Sad News About Shelly
Posted by jasonlevine, Sun Mar-03-19 03:31 AM
PeterB posted in the Concerning Shelly thread the sad news that Shelly has passed away. Unfortunately, it looks like it's true.

Shelly and I first "met" (online as we never got to meet in person) back when I was working for Windows Magazine. I ran the Win98 forum and he was one of its prolific posters, helping people who were setting up the new-for-the-time operating system. He continued to be a regular poster when WinMag was shut down and the forum migrated to PC911. And when Alex wanted to give up running PC911, Shelly was one of the ones who convinced me to take up the "forum administrator" mantle again. Without his convincing - and definitely without his help in moderating posts - this forum would never have gotten started, much less survived to this day.

During every fund drive, Shelly could always be counted on to "scare" up some donations. :lol: When someone needed help, chances were always good that Shelly would be one of the first to post a reply. During his years with PCQandA, he racked up an amazing 58,338 posts - more than 2.5 times the next highest poster in terms of number of posts made.

I got to speak with Shelly back in June. At the time, we had noticed his absence and thought the worst. I managed to track down his phone number and called him (apologizing for the intrusion, of course). He sounded weak but said he doing well. He was keeping offline more than he used to which explained his MIA status. Sadly, three months later he passed away.

Here are some obituaries for Shelly:

https://usobit.com/2018/09/sheldon-alvin-glick-july-9-1936-september-6-2018

https://www.nauglefuneral.com/obituaries/Sheldon-Glick/#!/TributeWall

Feel free to leave your respects and Shelly stories below.
218329, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Red Squirrel, Sun Mar-03-19 07:48 PM
Sorry to hear. :( Rest in piece Shelly.
218330, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by jbmcmillan, Sun Mar-03-19 08:30 PM
So sorry to hear that. Rest in Peace Shelly. I was missing his commentary and was hoping he was ok but time waits for no man. Condolences to his family and friends.
218331, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Bob G, Sun Mar-03-19 08:41 PM
I was new to computers and the internet when I first started lurking at WinMag. After it sort of morphed into PC911, I dipped a toe into posting. All very new to me, the idea of talking to a bunch of strangers that might not even be in the same country. I'm pretty shy anyway.

I don't know if it was my imagination, but it always seemed that Shelly took an avuncular view of me, i.e. he felt like an uncle to me. Anyone from those great days knows that he didn't suffer fools well, and could be more than a bit chippy. But to me he always seemed to have a kind word of support.

The gist of this is, that PC911 was the center of my internet life for years, and I cherished it. The OT forum was amazing in those days, and Shelly was the Chairman, the benevolent power behind the throne who stepped in when needed, or at times, led the charge.

He has always been, and will always be, in my memory.

Rest In Peace.
218333, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by jbmcmillan, Mon Mar-04-19 05:48 PM
Quote:
he didn't suffer fools well, and could be more than a bit chippy.


Very true but that was part of his charm. I thought he a
was part of the reason this forum was special. This is still my home page since 2002.
218332, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Paul D, Sun Mar-03-19 11:16 PM

Sad news, although not unexpected after this time.
With very few exceptions we make acquaintances rather than friends on the internet. I always regarded Shelly as one of my exceptions.




Paul D
218334, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by therube, Mon Mar-04-19 08:12 PM
So sorry to hear.

Over the years, there have been many who have contributed to the board, but you always knew that it was Shelly who was the one in charge.

He brought a lot to all that met his acquaintance.


So long as one remembers, he will always be here :-).
218335, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by dtellier, Tue Mar-05-19 12:48 AM
Very sad to hear about Shelly. The forum definitely showed more spark and vigor with his presence. He will be sorely missed, for his knowledge, his experience and his direct and to the point asuredness. He was appreciated and respected by all.

Dave
218336, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by bobbo, Tue Mar-05-19 05:39 AM
Shelly was one of the first to respond to my inquiries back in the WinMag days. He was always a great help and will be missed. RIP Shelly.


218337, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by FZbar, Wed Mar-06-19 02:03 PM
Great sadness on the passing of Shelly.
He will be remembered for helping many people here solve their computer problems & learning more about them.

Fred
218338, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by jazz4free, Fri Mar-08-19 11:29 AM
Without doubt, the most astute person I've had the pleasure to encounter. Sad news, indeed.
218339, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Pacific, Mon Mar-11-19 04:51 AM
Such a capable person, May he RIP.

My condolences, Fred
218340, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by jeff_connors, Thu Mar-21-19 11:57 AM
Shelly was always helpful to me. Some seem to give so much of themselves and that was my impression of him. Rest in peace.
218341, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Sid, Sat Mar-23-19 04:07 PM
Shelly was always "The Man". There was not, and won't ever be, another to match him. I never met him in person, but, have "known" him through PC911 and PCQandA since somewhere around mid-1994. For all those years, I tended to head straight to his responses to others computer woes when on the prowl for answers myself. Sometimes, I'd be signed in and read a new post by a member needing advise and venture a solution before Shelly, or, any of the other capable members posted a reply. I was always concerned that Shel would pop in later with a contrary view.

I was almost none existent on the off-topic forum and, thus, missed out on that side of Shel that answered to situations of a broader intellectual nature. My bad! And, my loss.

I suppose another bond I felt with the Shel was age. He was just a year older than I, but, even at this elevated age, I kinda expected him to keep going forever. Having just now (Mar 23, 2019) learned of his demise, I was, and am, shocked. Silently, I began chanting a paraphrased version of the famous line from the movie Shane, "Come back, Shel, come back.":( :(
218342, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Chari, Thu Apr-04-19 01:38 PM
Logged in after a long time and now very sad to hear about Shelly.I learned PC troubleshooting from him when I was based in Japan where no one came to your rescue for PC with English OS.He was always the first person to respond to queries and with his and PCQ&A's help,I could learn a lot on PC,OS etc .May his soul rest in peace.
Chari
From Mumbai,India
218343, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by Chari, Thu Apr-04-19 01:44 PM
Logged in after a long time and now very sad to hear about Shelly.I learned PC troubleshooting from him when I was based in Japan where no one came to your rescue for PC with English OS.He was always the first person to respond to queries and with his and PCQ&A's help,I could learn a lot on PC,OS etc .May his soul rest in peace.
Chari
From Mumbai,India
PS: Was Getting http 500 error in Chrome, while posting this!!Will keep on trying till this message gets posted Now trying thru IE
Seems both got posted!
218344, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by collegeguy, Sun Apr-07-19 09:04 PM
RIP Shelly
218345, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by randybedore, Sat Apr-20-19 11:29 AM
Thank you, Shelly, for the help you have given me over the years.
218346, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by JohnnyReb, Mon Apr-29-19 04:28 PM
So I am late to the party as always.

Shelly was a good man.

Equal parts ass-hole and Nobel prize winner.

Everyone was probably irritated by him at one time or another. But he was always there. Sometimes friend, sometimes nemesis. But he was (annoyingly) almost always right.

Rest in peace.
218350, RE: Sad News About Shelly
Posted by makaiguy, Wed Jun-05-19 08:19 PM
I don't come around here much, especially lately, but when I have visited I could always count on Shelly to have the answers I needed, and I learned a lot from his answers to others as well.

I am very saddened to learn of his passing. We miss ya, big guy!