For those who have not already heard, Herman Mason Jr. passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. He was 70 years old and was very active in the Adam Community since 1985. He was one of the co-founders of the Adam Special Interest Group (S.I.G.) on the Cleveland Free-net, a large free computer network that was online from 1986 through the 1990s. He remained a part of the Adam S.I.G. until the Cleveland Free-Net ceased operations in 1999. Also during this time, Herman operated The Trading Post Bulletin Board System (BBS), an EOS based BBS on his Coleco Adam. Herman, along with George Koczwara, Co-chaired Adam Con IV and VIII in the Cleveland Ohio area. Herman and George operated HLM/GMK Hardware/Software Company that sold Adam hardware and software as well. Herman's funeral is scheduled for this Saturday, December 29th, 3pm at Strowder's Funeral Home (822 E.105th ST, Cleveland Ohio 44108). His family has set up a gofundme page for those who would like to assist with funeral costs.
I reconnected with Herman on Facebook this past August after losing touch with him for several years. He mentioned that he was looking forward to being a part of the upcoming Adam Con 31 in Cleveland. I am so glad I managed to reconnect with him before his passing.
Edited by JohnPolka, Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:33 PM.