[Zosslist] Sad news: Loss of Dr. Nick Olmos Lau

Jon Messer jon.messer1952 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 19:56:24 EET 2018


Another good guy gone.  Hat-tip to Nick!

> On Mar 18, 2018, at 10:20 AM, Lih-Tah Wong <lwong at cmsconnect.com> wrote:
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> Hello Zoss Pens List folks,
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> It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of another in our pen community, Dr. Nick Olmos-Lau, 72.  
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> Nick was my good friend whom I looked forward to seeing every year at the DC Pen Show.  He was a modest gentleman in spite of his many accomplishments and activities: retired neurologist, polyglot (10 languages), calligrapher, pen collector, and long-distance marathon swimmer.  
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> He is my only friend who succeeded the triple crown in marathon swimming: crossing the English Channel, circumnavigating Manhattan, and crossing from Catalina to Los Angeles. When I learned about his English Channel crossing, the incredulous look on my face caused him to smile and modestly say "The skinny ones usually don't make it."
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> He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and a great loss for our pen community.
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> On behalf of our community, I send our deep condolences to his wife Nancy and family.
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> With great sadness,
> 
> Lih-Tah Wong
> www.Parker75.com
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