Darol A. "Bud"
(October 25, 1929 - August 24, 1991)
In 1987, Bud sold his business and moved to Pollock
Pines with his wife and disabled son where he bought a piece of property with two houses
and a steel commercial structure. It was in this building that the EDCUG was born.
While in Oakland, Bud was involved in the formation of FOG and
provided an early meeting place for this organization at his factory. After moving to the
foothills, Bud obtained a list of FOG members located in certain ZIP code areas of the
western slope of El Dorado County. He used snail-mail and Pac-Bell to contact all on the
list and organized the first meeting held in August of 1988. During the first year of this
informal group, Bud led the discussion, provided many programs, obtained a copy of both
the CP/M and DOS shareware libraries from FOG, and led the group by the hand in general.
On August 24, 1991, Bud passed away after a lingering illness. As Tony put it in the
newsletter, "I won't get flowery, but we DO appreciate you Bud, and your presence
will be sorely missed". Bud was truly the founder of and the glue that held this
group together. Bud, you are missed but not forgotten.
"In snooping through the
messages on the BBS, I was sorry to hear that Bud had passed away. Even though I have not
been a member for very long, and did not know Bud well, I do realize what an important
part he has played in the establishment of the computer users group, and that he was a
friend to many and will be sorely missed.... my condolences to his family and friends.
What else can one say? At times like this, words are just that. Hopefully you all have
people who will help you through this time and I wish all of you the best."