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Curt Vendel has passed away. :(

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I'm not really involved in the classic gaming scene these days but I just heard about Curt's passing and figured there would be many here expressing their respects for him and wanted to do the same. Very sad news for the community and of course especially for his family.

I first met Curt in person at the Philly Classic back in 2001. He was kind enough to let me use the 2600 at his booth to demonstrate the Cuttle Cart prototype to the public. He was always very generous with his supplies, his knowledge, and his kindness.

Just an all around great guy and he'll truly be missed.

RIP Curt.

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Lost for words, life can be so cruel...

From everything that has been said in this thread by the people that knew Curt well it's obvious how much he meant to the community. He will be missed.

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Very sad news.

 

A loss to his family, friends , and to this community.

 

Best wishes to all who knew him.

 

:(

 

 

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On 9/1/2020 at 5:25 PM, Rick Dangerous said:

RIP Curt.

 

Anyone have a nice photo?  I have heard the mans name hundreds or thousands of times but have no idea what he looks like?  Much appreciated. 

 

https://archive.org/details/bbs-20030323-vendel

 

Click that and you will see him immediately.

 

For the past 15 years or so, I considered Curt Vendel to be Atari.

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Such a tragic loss. His legacy will live on in his writings and his engineering projects. I will think of him each time I use my Legacy Engineering joystick and my Flashback 2; and when I read "Atari - Business is Fun" that he co-wrote with Marty. Condolences to his family.

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Rip Curt! Your gone to soon! My condolences to all who are suffering because of his loss. I didn’t know Curt, but I saw him contribute to many projects over the years I’ve been on the forums.

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As long as people remember Curt and his invaluable work for the community, he will still be with us.

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I am shocked and saddened by this news.  I worked with Curt on so many projects over the years.  He was awesome to work with and I always spoke to him regularly.

 

It is hard to believe my good friend is gone.

 

RIP Curt, my prayers are with your family.

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Rest in peace, Curt.  It was just over twenty years ago that I learned who you were and spent many hours looking through the Atari Museum web site.  A huge thank you for your contributions to the Atari community over the past decades.  You will be missed and remembered.

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Curt Vendel's family has created a GoFundMe campaign to help with his daughter's college education. Curt was a stalwart figure in the classic gaming community, spending countless hours digging up and sharing information for over 30 years via his AtariMuseum.com website. To say nothing of all the people he helped in various ways over that time. Please consider contributing if you are able. 

 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/24lkoij26o

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