Paul Opitz passes away at age 59 after his battle with cancer

BearMan54

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When they first came out with the Home Patrol, I found some bugs in the firmware so I sent Paul a message and must to my surprise I became one the testers of the firmware before it was released to the public...... Paul and I would talk quite often, sure enjoyed his calls..... One heck of a nice guy.....!

RIP my friend
 

brettbolt

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I read his Throat Blog on the massivelyuninformed site and was inspired by his courage through his battle.

His last blog entry was on Dec 13th and I kept checking back to read the next one. His last words in the blog were "Wish me luck."

So sad.

Rest in peace Paul.
 

Valeriy

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I have been away from this site for many weeks so I don't noticed the sad news before.
His passing away is a harsh loss.
Condolences to his relatives, colleagues, and friends.
 

PeterGV

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Ugh. I'm away from the hobby for what... three years or so... and I come back to this.

This is really, really, sad news. Paul was social media savvy before there it was cool and prevalent. And a real aid to our community.

I'm very sorry to hear this. I'll say a prayer from him and his family tonight.

Sigh!
 

K9DAK

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Indeed, so sad for our scanner community and especially Paul's family & friends. I know firsthand, cancer sucks... I've been through the multiple rounds of chemo, radiation, too numerous procedures and surgeries to count, and it is an agonizing and dreadful thing. Thankfully, as of this past Sunday I'm 10 years cancer free... I just wish our friend Paul could say the same some day. RIP UPMan.
 

greggk

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I've been away for a while, came back a few days ago, and found this.

I don't know why this is not at the top of the page.

No one knew more and did more for Uniden Scanners than Paul. As busy as this man must have been, he actually answered a few of my questions personally. He loved what he did !

I can't say no more now. I know Paul is in Peace. In fact, I would suggest he is trying to to convert Heaven to add DMR.

At the very least, a forum with his name on is only more than proper. Greg
 
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