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Profound Thanks and Farewell to Al Calame: Rest in Peace

Al Calame

Lis­ten­ers to the pro­grams and users of this web­site owe a great deal to my late, dear friend Al Calame, who passed away from nat­ural causes recently. Hav­ing run the Spit­fire  CD dupli­ca­tion ser­vice and the old Spitfirelist.com web­site, Al’s efforts were essen­tial to real­iz­ing the goal of get­ting all of the 30+ years of Dave Emory pro­grams and lec­tures avail­able online.

Work­ing with no sub­stan­tive finan­cial reward, Al sol­diered on, pre­serv­ing the audio archives for posterity.

In addi­tion to his essen­tial efforts on behalf of the web­site and send­ing the pro­grams to the sta­tions that car­ried them, Al’s com­pan­ion­ship helped me through some very stormy per­sonal and pro­fes­sional waters.

One could cite no bet­ter exam­ple of cit­i­zen­ship than Al’s life and work. He will be fondly remem­bered, as well as missed. When using the mate­ri­als on this site, pause to think of Al.

Discussion

4 comments for “Profound Thanks and Farewell to Al Calame: Rest in Peace”

  1. With the State of the Union address approach­ing the US is near­ing that moment of annual angst over the nature of our national char­ac­ter. With that in mind...

    “One could cite no bet­ter exam­ple of cit­i­zen­ship than Al’s life and work. He will be fondly remem­bered, as well as missed.”

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | February 10, 2013, 9:39 pm
  2. My sin­cere con­do­lences to all Al’s friends and loved ones. Much respect for work­ing against the tide of fas­cism and for truth. May he rest in peace.

    Posted by GK | February 11, 2013, 12:06 pm
  3. Rest in peace, Al. You helped keep Dave’s efforts alive and well and for that we thank you sin­cerely, good sir.

    May your after­life be a won­drous one.....=)

    Posted by Steven L. | February 13, 2013, 4:14 pm
  4. Rest in Peace com­rade. Al was a ded­i­cated human whom I greatly admired. His death is a great loss to all who fight fas­cism. He will be missed. Con­do­lences to his fam­ily and friends. His great effort to bring the truth to the world will be hon­ored and remem­bered.
    Merry meet, merry part, Merry meet again.
    The cir­cle remains unbroken.

    Posted by ella seneres | February 17, 2013, 7:38 am

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