Ginnie and I are so sorry. This is such a shock. It’s hard to
know what to say at times like these except to say that Edie has our support
and, yes, our prayers.
We have lost a brother fan. I will never forget the image of Wayne setting
up his tripod and video camera at every Dum-Dum or ECOF he attended and
then graciously recording the proceedings for the benefit of all interested
parties. Because of him there will be a record of those events.
Thanks, Wayne, and good luck to you up there in those upper terraces…
Dick & Ginnie Spargur
For once I am at a loss for words. Our hearts
go out to Edie in this difficult time for her, and the entire BB family
feels the loss.
We'll miss you, Tintin -- and I'll miss the great conversations, both
via e-mail and in person. He was far too young.
My dear Edie:
I cannot express how deeply saddened I am by the passing of your beloved
Wayne. He is a loss to us who were counted among his somewhat distant
friends. That your shock and grief is obviously many times deeper
moves me to express to you how much I care about you as you go forward
in his absence. I know it will be a tangible emptiness for some time
to come. As time goes by, the gap does dissipate but Wayne will always
be a part of your life. You are very much in my prayers.
Much love to you and yours,
Dear Edie -
I'm so sorry to hear about this... We loved Wayne and will certainly
be praying for your family. All the best, and God bless.
Sky Brower (the ape-man)
This is terrible and so sad. I met Wayne
and Edie during the Dum Dums. What a happy, positive couple.
Always cheerful. Everyone loved Wayne and Edie. It just seems
to me you can say one name without the other.
Wayne was a wonderful, wonderful person. You could tell he was
a much loved man. It is fortunate that we can observe so much of
his life that is preserved on the Hillman website.
This is so unexpected because he was so young and always seem so full
of life. I cannot begin to understand what Edie is feeling.
Certainly our prayers are with her.
Kaor, Edie, if you are reading this, Linda and
I send our condolences and deepest sympathies. A card will follow.
We have lost a great friend and a great ERB fan.
Wayne was a great human being. He will be sorely
missed. Just a gentlemen in every respect.
This is such a shock and so sad. Wayne was a happy,
positive, outgoing guy with great energy. We never know the time or the
place. . .
Dear Edie, my deepest sympathy. . .
I always looked forward to seeing both Wayne and Edie at Dum Dums, the
last time was in Rockville in 06 when my wife and I had breakfast with
both of them there.
I'm terribly sorry and both my wife Yoko and I offer our heartfelt condolences
He was a wonderful man and half of a very wonderful and always cheerful
couple. All the friends he had will indeed miss him.
Jim Hadac ( The Red Hawk)
Sally and I are so stunned with this sad news. Ours hearts go
out to you and we will be praying for you. God Bless and comfort
Ken (Tantor) Webber
This is such a shock, and I'm so sorry and still
I never met Wayne, but having just gotten back into fandom in the past
couple of years, Wayne was one of the first people on this list to help
me out with Tarzan films, comic strips, and just general correspondence.
He was thoughtful, generous, and sharing, and I always perked up when I
saw he had posted something. He just recently sent me something, a matter
of weeks ago, and I sent him several things....I always think of him when
I have something to share. It's just very hard to conceive of not doing
that, that he's not there.
I'm so very sorry to hear about this, and my my heart heavy for you
and us all. Your family is in my prayers.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Edie in this
time of grief through the loss of her soul mate. It was a great shock to
hear of Wayne's death, not realizing he had been ill and in hospital for
surgery. He will certainly be missed by all Burroughs' fandom.
Joan and Pete Ogden
Wayne always seemed to have an unpretentious touch
of class about him.
His passing was untimely -- far too soon -- and he leaves a good name
Heartfelt condolences to his dear wife Edie.
Bruce Salen (Hadron)
Our prayers and sincere condolences to you. Wayne truly was dearly
loved and will be missed by all. May our Lord hold you in His
Loving arms during this time.
Mary (Amar) and Lou Fabian
When it comes to feelings, my knowledge of the
English language fails;
therefore in my own, the Frisian:
Hiel bysunder, hiel gewoan.
gewoan in hiel bysunder minske.
Dit slacht der yn.
Ik bin alhiel ferslein troch dit neis.
Troch myn skriuwen my him wie ik him dochs wat nijer as de measte oaren.
Mien tinken is no ek bei syn frou. Wat in gemis moat sy fjilje.
En sa jong noch.
Wayne, we sille dy misse.
Edie, ik winskje dy alle sterkte ta de kommende tiid.
M. Jonker ~ Netherlands
Some of us with European backgrounds remember that Wayne may have chosen
Tintin, from a lovely character (originally Belgian, albeit comic) which
as children we read, along with any bootleg copies of the English "Jane"
comics we could get. "Tintin" may well be short for tintinnabulation
or "a ringing or sounding of bells" (Webster's). As in the lovely Christmas
traditional movie, Wayne certainly has gotten his angel wings………..
Edie, we all will miss him and will be there for you if needed.
Wayne sure was a help to many people and you both were, and are, generous
with your time and talent. I was delighted to entertain you folks
for lunch in my home during our 2006 Dum-Dum.
With sympathetic support,
John Tyner ~ Quaestor (JT2)
Many fond memories of both you and Wayne. Our prayers are with
you at this trying time.
The first time we met was at your home in Colorado Springs. Tantor
came down from Denver and we had a great chat. There was at least
one other time I visited you there before you moved.
My favorite was when you visited Las Vegas. My Princess and I
drove down to Circus-Circus to pick you guys up to go to our place for
dinner. What a mob scene in the lobby when we got there. Didn't
know if we'd ever find you. But we did, and had a nice visit at our
place. The drive back to Circus-Circus was much easier. Then
our brief chats and the hike up the mountain in Tarzana at ERBCOF 2002.
These are the memories I will cherish for ever.
Bill Herr (Mors Kajak)
I know Wayne only through snail mail and
e-mail but certainly enjoyed a fine exchange with him from time to time
as we shared information and some ERB-related philatelic items.
Edie, please accept my deepest symathies and be assured of my
prayers for you in this time of deep loss. May you receive comfort from
the God of all comfort and from your family and friends.
May you be blessed and strengthened by each caring word that
comes your way, as well as by your wonderful memories.
John "Bridge" Martin
I am in shock. Wayne was such a neat guy. He graciously
shared ERB items with me that I needed, and was so friendly at the Dumdums
where I was lucky enough to make the in-person acquaintance of Tintin and
the beauteous Kat Balouche.
Edie, words are never adequate in these times. Just know that time is,
indeed, a great healer, and that you have a world-wide support group willing
to help you---just ask.
With highest condolences,
Bob (Waldo) and Becky Hibbard
I am very sadden to hear of Wayne's passing. He
was a great man and I love chatting with him via e-mail and he was always
a great help with suggestions and he had sent some wonderfully beautiful
links when I was working on Tarzan.
Edi, you're in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure I speak for all of
us, if you need anything, we'll be there for you.
With deepest regrets to Wayne's family, I have
updated the erblist.com Hall
of Memory page
Bruce Bozarth (Tangor)
Wayne was a gentleman among ERB fans, always willing
to help collectors and scholars, materially and intellectually, with little
regard to cost to himself. The news saddens me. My deepest
sympathies to Edie, whom I have never met but for whom I offer up a prayer
Stan Galloway (Woola)
So sorry and we are definitely praying for you
and your family. God be with you.
I always enjoyed running into and/or hanging out
with Wayne and Edie at the conventions.
Edie, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ghak, aka Steve Wadding
My deepest condolences on your unexpected loss. Wayne and I spoke via
e-mail just a few days ago, and I expressed the hope that he could join
the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association when his surgeries were
If the SubERBs chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophile or I may be of any
assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
The last couple of days were very excited for me; I was busy planning
a vacation to LA. I sent an email to Wayne so that he was aware that we
are coming. As it was such a busy period of planning this weekend I did
not read any ERBLIST or ERBCOF emails and oversee this tragedy.
I had hoped to meet Wayne (and you) when we are in LA as we always had
a good contact but never had the chance to meet each other.
I am sure we all will miss him ...
Ron de Laat
So sorry to hear of Wayne James "Tintin"'s passing.
I have enjoyed his posts on this list and will miss him and them.
Serena DuBois (Tavia)
Edie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I
know your pain all too well. It's been 7 years since Ed died and it will
get easier, eventually.
Please remember your ERB family will never forget Wayne.
Another bright star in our ERB universe has dimmed.
Dear Edie and all of Wayne and Edie's friends
It is such a shock to read of Wayne's untimely passing.
Such a shock that someone so kind and generous is no longer with us.
My earliest and most lasting memories of Wayne and Edie come from
the first time I ever attended a Burroughs gathering. It was in Oak
Park in 2005 and I was fresh off the bus (so to speak) and they were very
warm and welcoming. They were very kind and made sure the the newbie
fit in during the weekend.
I spoke to Wayne by phone not long after the move to California, he
said I should join the list and keep up with my new found friends.
I put it off, as we all do, until just recently. It with
such sadness that I have read these messages today. My deepest sympathies
and condolences to Edie and all who knew Wayne.
Denny and I are always impressed and warmed by
the camaraderie of the ERB group. It has always felt like family.
So, when we loose a member of this family it is a great loss to us all.
We have so many fond memories of our times with Wayne and Edie.Tthey
will always be part of us. We will keep them in our hearts and thoughts!
Our love to Edie.
Denny and Nancy Miller
I am saddened to hear about Wayne's passing. His
family will be in my prayers.
Dale "Vandor" Robinson
Shirley and I were to deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
I had just exchanged Emails with Wayne a few weeks ago and he Emailed
me a Tarzan Sunday comic strip I was missing. Wayne will be remembered
as the Unofficial Video Chronicler of the DumDum and ECOF gatherings. Wayne
will be missed by us all.
Love & Hugs,
Ray and Shirley LeBeau