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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:18 pm 
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I wish i had the time to know him. He's been such a wonderful influence on many lives here in the community. Not just to puzzlers, but to you and your family. He will be missed, especially towards him, if weren't for his puzzles i wouldn't be a cuber as of now, he has changed my life. He made people smile with his puzzles, a great person, friend, and builder. It is always to see someone quit, but when they just.. pass away, atleast they left with something behind, puzzles to let us smile at. He will be missed so dearly towards me, pondering over this turn of events. I'm sorry. :(

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I can't even begin to possibly think of what to say. My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. I vote in order to commemorate Frank, we have a new tab at the top of the website for all of Frank's puzzles.

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I have no words, only tears. I was given this once before in time of grief and repost it here.

His Journey's Just Begun
By Ellen Brenneman


Don't think of him as gone away--
his journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost--
and he was loved so much.

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I'm with Zach. If there is anything we can do, let us know.


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R.I.P. Frank
And he was so close too...

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My condolences to your family. Your father was an inspirational man, both with respect to his puzzle building abilities, and determination and persistence. Stay strong!

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I felt as if someone had to make a vid for him
It may not be the best speech in the world but it will have to do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-1zfJcJoAM

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Man this has to be the worst thursday ever, it was already bad, but now im depressed, Frank, you were the man who got me into puzzle building, this is very sad and i only hope the best for Zach and the rest of your family, may you rest in peace...

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I am so sorry to hear that, my condolences to you and your family. The community has lost a great member.


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Frank I'll miss you man, your always positive faithful attitude has been an inspiration to me, Rest in Piece My Friend.

We'll meet again.

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I will miss Frank so much, his customs were some of the first I had ever seen and it inspired me to make my own. He will not be forgotten in the puzzle community for all his great work.

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I'm new to this forum, and I've done some lurking, but I haven't posted.

Although I never really got to know who Frank was, I've now been reading some of his old posts, and I realize that he was a great and inspiring man. Frank has made a lasting impact on the cubing community, and he will always be remembered as an amazing person.

To the rest of his family, I wish you luck on the road to recovery from your loss.

I hope to some day be able to create puzzles as great as Frank's, but I honestly don't think that that is possible :wink:

I'll miss you Frank.

-Nathaniel

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I'm very sorry to hear about Frank. Though I never got to know him very well, I will certainly miss his posts and presence.

My condolences to you and your family.

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My condolences to you and your family. :cry:


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It just comforts me and my family to know how many people care and suport us




Thank you

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Dear Frank, I hope that you rest in peace forever, as you would have wanted. I'm so sorry for all your family and that's why I send them my more sincere condolences.

Be sure wherever you are now that we will never forget you.

You're name has been written in gold words among us. We could only be proud of all what you have done for the community.

Rest in Peace dear Frank.

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Frank was a great role model to me... No, he was the role model. Frank's Half-Truncated Cube is what brought me into puzzling; I always wanted to make something like that, such a simple mod. I tried to imitate it twice, but it never worked out. Somehow, though, he was able to make far more amazing customs, flawless and beautiful. Along the way, he was friends with every member he wrote to on the forum, and based on his character, I am c

I am proud to say I now own that puzzle, not just the same modification, but the same puzzle. Thanks to this simple mod to the basic puzzle, I shall never forget Frank, despite that I was never luck enough to really meet him.


ruckus100, you are the newest member as of yet. You are also the one person on the forum who new him best. As appropriate, I bid you and your family excessive comfort and perfect luck. Though the circumstances aren't the best, welcome to the forum.

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I can't ever imagine want you and your family must feel. Your father was a great fighter in this battle. I wish I could've gotten to know him better. Thats why I bought one his puzzles so I will never forget him. I wish you and your family luck and happiness.

Rest In Pease. :cry:

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It is terrible to hear.
He was a great person and will be missed.

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This is definitely the post I feared the most to see on Twisty since the last news... My condolences to you and your family Zach.

He was a great man, I'm glad I've got to know Frank, even thought it was only thorough the barriers of Internet. He will be greatly missed...

Hopefully he's now at some place even better then the Earth

Rest in peace buddy,
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They say that only the good die young.

Abraham Lincoln said, " It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"

Frank was a true trailblazer in the puzzle building world. He have truly lost one of the best.

RIP Frank, RIP

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:cry: My condolences to you and ur family...R.I.P Frank :cry:

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My deepest condolences to you and your family. May his spirit guide you until you meet again.

-Mark- :cry:

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My condolences to the family.
Rest in peace, Frank.

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It must've taken a lot of strength and courage to come online to deliver this news to us Zach. You're very brave, stay strong, just like your father did until the very end. I'm terribly sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family.

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Hope you're fine in (nowhere).
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Miss you Frank.

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Just like the main hero in the movie Gladiator, he was a fighter, a gladiator,
and his death was a release to freedom.

"I will see you again. But not yet... not yet."

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With great disappointment I have been informed for the loss of this great guy.
I want to express my sincere condolences to the family of Frank Schwartz and to wish him
a great travel...

If you guys organize anything for the family, pls count me in, just inform Pantazis and he will let me know

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While I never talked to Frank personally, I knew him as a great friend and mentor on these forums and someone to be looked up to. Frank will be missed very much.

Ruckus I wish you and your family only the best.

RIP Frank

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R.I.P Uncle Frank, . It is too hurt when I hear this news from a friend. I can not explain my feeling at this moment. You are a good person, a good puzzle builder. We all miss you.


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Zach, I didn't know your father, but I am really sorry about your loss and
I would like to express my condolences.
I know how you feel, as my father died when I was 8 year old.
I would like to ask you to be strong and take care of your mother and your sister.

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i am amazed how many people care about him thank you every one for suporting us throu to the end i just cant thank you guys enuf




i would like to thank cooldayr for puting together this video it touched many people it was talked about at his funral in the servis
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at his funral 286 people showed up

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Thank you ruckus for letting us know. May Frank rest in peace.

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Frank, you will be missed. I'm praying for you and all your loved ones. Hopefully we'll meet one day, provided God wills it.

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A fighter indeed. Rest in peace Frank, you'll be sorely missed.

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I've only just read this news and I'm deeply saddened :( Frank was an incredible inspiration to us all in this puzzle community and beyond. My condolences to you and your family. This is indeed a great loss. Frank will be missed, but never forgotten.

"Keep moving forward."

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Man I'm very sorry :cry:

My deepest condolences :(

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I don't check this forum often, but sorry to hear about the news.

I remember last year when Frank was avidly ordering puzzles from me and the orders suddenly stopped. After a month or so had passed I emailed him to see if he was ok and that was when he told me he was diagnosed with cancer.

I wish you and your family the best!

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I wish for the best for Frank's family.

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I was recently browsing forum posts and my heart stopped when some people's signatures said RIP Frank. I found this post and my eyes began to water. He was a true inspiration for many of us. And as he kept us updated on his status on the forum, he was prepared for the worst to come, but he kept fighting it. I am very upset to hear this terrible news, as Frank was the first inspiration I had to puzzle building. His axis cubes, hex prisms, and triangular prisms, astounded me. They were FLAWLESS. He really got me going, and if I hadn't come upon his channel that day, I may not have even heard of TwistyPuzzles, or puzzles besides the 3x3, or 3D printing. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


I will miss you dearly. Best wishes for the family, friends, and other people who knew of Frank. :cry:

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Frank was the first inspiration I had to puzzle building...

He did the same for me. If not for coming across his Half-Truncated 3x3x3 while looking for a beginner's solution... I'd have not gone further than the 3x3x3. Thank you Flambore for bringing me into this world of puzzles.

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R.I.P Frank.

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