Remembrances of Pillow (from the actuarial outpost)

This is a poster moreso from the first decade of the AO (so the name may not mean much to a lot of you), but Pillow passed away suddenly last Sunday. :cry:

Pillow and I first started talking on the AO and became good friends, and at one point worked together at MegaInsuranceCompany for a couple of years. She even played a large role in me meeting MrsUA, and MrsUA and I were a small part in helping at Pillow’s and MrPillow’s wedding.

I eventually moved on to other companies in different cities, but she stayed there and had a good life going with her family and career. After I left MegaInsuranceCompany we kept in touch somewhat regularly, but as time went on we talked less and less as our lives became busy. We hadn’t talked for a long while, but we still exchanged Christmas cards and such, and I kept thinking off and on that I should meet up with her for lunch again sometime and catch up in person… but now that’s not going to happen.

Since I can’t say it to you in person any more, I’ll say it here: Thanks for everything, Pillow - I was glad to have you in my life. :cry:

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I definitely remember the screen name. I don’t recall her posts though as my memory is terrible. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend :people_hugging:

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This is when I’d look back on old posts to remind myself who that was, but stupid DW Simpson killed them all.

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I remember Pillow. I’m sorry to hear she died, and condolences on your loss.

There’s enough overlap between posters on the old AO and here that if you want to start a new thread to talk about her, I think that would be completely appropriate. Or maybe you have said everything you want to say.

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yeah, an actual ao poster who died deserves their own thread.

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I came out here specifically to make sure you all knew about Pillow. She was so nice. Linus got to meet her once and is super broken up about it.

:cry:

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Pillow was somebody who I considered to be a good friend even though we only met face-to-face just once and we have drifted apart as the years have moved on… She was a wonderful person who brought much happiness to those around her. As sad as I am though, my heart absolutely breaks for her husband and two sons. RIP, my sweet and kind friend.

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sorry for your loss.

Is it inappropriate to ask her name IRL?

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I didn’t know Pillow IRL but I do remember her from the AO Fantasy Baseball League where she participated for a season or two. She seemed nice from my limited interactions with her. RIP

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Ditto to everything ao_fan said. RIP Pillow.

I remember her fondly, though (AFAIK) I never met her in person. RIP.

I think it’s fine to ask. I can understand why those who know her might not be comfortable sharing, however.

I’m curious who she was, but I’m like close to 100% positive that I never met her.

I’ve never met most of the people I’ve met “on line”. I’m fairly close to some of them despite that. I wasn’t close to Pillow, though, although I remember her fondly.

AFAIK, I never met Pillow IRL. I do remember her from the AO. She’s missed. RIP.

How did she die?

RIP

All I know is she collapsed at home on Sunday morning, and was taken to the hospital where she passed away.

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I never really sought out posters IRL, so if I knew her it was not through here.

But I have done this a very long time and have made a lot of contacts, so, I am more curious if I knew her that way

RIP