Update on Audiogon Member Almarg

I have some very sad news and information to share.

Al ( @almarg ), through his wife Margaret, asked me to post the following...

{"The attached letter to you was dictated at his bedside to me earlier today. I hope I got his words down precisely as he desired."}

"Unfortunately Al has an extremely aggressive form of Mantle Cell Lymphoma coupled with a mutation of gene TP53 (known as tumor suppressor gene). He has received outstanding advanced treatment with the latest and greatest chemo drugs at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale in New Haven. Unfortunately it appears that he only has a few weeks to live.

Please feel free to post a substantive update [on Audiogon]. He has not been able to do that because of his condition. Please indicate that he has enjoyed solving problems, researching others,’ and learning a good deal himself while developing his answers.

He and I wish everyone all the best of health and success in audio endeavors, in that order.

Al [and Margaret]

September 9, 2020"

I will post my very personal response tomorrow.
So sad to hear indeed,   How do you measure the worth of a man....clearly by the high esteem held by others, the number of lives touched and improved by Al’s wisdom, humility and his graciousness. A true mensch, a kind soul.
keep enjoying the music now, and in the hear after, you will be deeply missed.
strength to his family as well...
Al is what this hobby is all about, both super knowledgeable and a gentleman. He helped me out in several very frustrating and sophisticated situations. His knowledge and ability to diagnose problems are legendary.

Wish the best to Al and his family. He is one of my everyday heroes.

God bless you.

With affection even though we never met,

Alan de Vries

cymbop270 posts09-10-2020 Al is one of the finest human beings who's ever logged onto the internet. I think there's no better word to describe him than *gracious.* The man is possessed of grace.
In this increasingly divisive world, people like this are so needed. I'll miss the chance to interact with him. Peace out, sir.