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OCC Loses a Staff Member: RIP Nemo

Category: OCC News
Posted: 07:28PM

Just over three years ago, OCC said goodbye to Senior Staff member Ryan, known as Verran in the OCC forums. Today we say goodbye to another Senior Staff member; Dale Shuck known as Nemo.

Dale arrived at OCC in May 2004 and joined the OCC staff as a News Editor in December 2006. It didn't take long for Dale to take over as the Senior News Editor where he remained until his passing. Besides his news duties, he did reviews on NAS boxes and always handled our newsletter. He even took over all of the hiring and training of all the news staff because he felt I had too much on my plate. 

Dale was a guy that was full of knowledge and would always want to help. His dedication to make sure the Hardware Roundups were done before he left for work every morning was so amazing to me. He would share his knowledge anytime you needed it, and boy did he love to joke and poke fun with all of the OCC wives and girls. Dale was famous for being a smartass but he was also known for being a great person, full of life and always wanting to help. He was also known to us as a loving father who adored his four children. 

One funny story I will always remember was two years ago talking on the phone with him for three hours going over info about RAID. I was in the process of building a NAS unit and wanted his advice. All through the thunder, lightning, and tornado sirens he told me all of the info I needed to know. I think I was more scared about the tornado than he was, ha-ha. I remember asking him, "don't you have to get off the phone and hide or something?" His reply, "don't worry if I see it I will let you know and say goodbye." That was Dale for ya, lol.

Dale gave me a lot of personal support when Ryan passed away. Dale was very fond of Ryan and I would hope now that both of them will be reunited once again and watch over the rest of OCC until we are all brought back together once again.

Dale had a massive stroke Sunday morning and was declared legally dead this afternoon. Dale signed up as an organ donor and wanted to help people after he was gone. My hat goes out to you for that Dale, and it shows what kind of a person you truly were.

Dale: thank you for everything you did. It was a pleasure knowing you, and there won't be a day that goes by that I will not miss you, my friend. You were very unique and one of the smartest people I ever met and it's a damn shame you were taken from us so soon.

RIP my friend. Until we meet again, I will always remember you and think of you often. Say Hi to Ryan for me when you get there.

Your Friend, 


OCC Editor In Chief



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Erosannin on April 8, 2013 07:39PM
RIP Dale. Until we meet again. I will listen to Nightwish's Nemo song in your honor.
SpeedCrazy on April 8, 2013 07:55PM
RIP NEMO. You will be sorely missed.
allix24 on April 8, 2013 09:13PM
Holy geez, I remember back in 08 when I decided my life calling was to be a tech news editor. Nemo took me on, and despite how terrible some of my articles were, he guided me through, and posted a few of them on the site. I kinda dropped out of the tech world, but the facebook post brought me here. R.I.P Nemo, you were a straight up brilliant guy
Skidmarks on April 9, 2013 12:23AM
RIP NEMO. My sincerest sympathies to your loved ones.
ET3D on April 9, 2013 12:48AM
OMG. I don't know what to say. Well, I'm tempted to joke about OCC killing off its staff members, but that would be in poor taste. My sympathy goes to all of you. It's really terrible when something like this happens. Unexpected deaths are the worst. They're just so shocking. I hope I never see a post like this again on OCC. What I mean is, you all have long and healthy lives. Promise?
My_Inner_Fred on April 9, 2013 01:34AM
RIP... never thought something like this would happen... =/
VaporX on April 9, 2013 02:53AM
Nemo's family us in our thoughts and prayers.
bishop245 on April 9, 2013 05:51AM
Ryan's passing hurt me a lot more than Nemo's,but it hurts nonetheless. As Dave said now they can look down on us from heaven and say WTH are those morons doing to this site this time. Dale's family will be in my family's prayers
d6bmg on April 9, 2013 07:11AM
R.I.P. Dale. You will be missed. My condolences are with your family and friends.
NCC10281982B on April 10, 2013 12:45AM
In the words of max payne: NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tHIS IS GOING TO ATLEASE TWO OF MY FRIENDS. rIGHT NOW.
robAP on April 12, 2013 09:25PM
Dale was such a good guy. I had no idea this happened. Good luck to his family and those he touched while here.
NCC10281982B on April 25, 2013 02:36AM
He was very cool. Both here and on facebook, I think his account should be memorialized.

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