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    Default A real loss to the Pacers fan family, the poster known as Sixthman and Pacerfan (realGM) has passed away

    It is my sad duty to inform you that Don Bardon, known as pacerfan on the RealGM board, died of cancer early this morning.

    I know that there has been some cross-pollination between the boards, and, while I don't know what Don's username here was, I do know that he had spent some time on PD.

    In any case, the Pacers have lost a great fan, and I thought that I'd let those of you who frequent both boards, or perhaps even knew Don, know of the loss.

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    I am sorry to hear that. The Pacers are a way for us to get to know each other and
    share our lives. Condolences to his family.


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    Default Re: A Loss at RealGM...pacerfan has passed away

    I don't know if I knew him or not, because I don't frequent the RealGM boards, but this is sad to hear.

    May he rest in peace.

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    Wow, Pacerfan got me involved in Pacers boards on the internet. RIP.

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    Very sad. R.I.P.

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    count55,

    Thank you for letting us know. I never know what to say in these situations other than that I am sorry to hear it.

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    Condolences to his family and loved ones.
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    R.I.P!!
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    That's sad to hear. May he rest in peace.

    Lots of strength to his family, friends and other people that he had close ties with.
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    I remember him from those forums. I used to look on there before i joined up here. Im very sorry to hear of his passing.

    My condolences to his family & friends.
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    Very sad to hear. I am not sure I know who he is but we're all united as fans and it's terrible to see one of your own go. Condolences to his family and RIP.

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    i'm really sorry to hear about pacerfan's passing. in the sometimes unruly world of the realgm forums, his was always a voice of reason and sanity.

    i believe his username here was "sixthman", which i guessed at based on similarity of posting style, but i'm not really sure.

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    i'm really sorry to hear about pacerfan's passing. in the sometimes unruly world of the realgm forums, his was always a voice of reason and sanity.

    i believe his username here was "sixthman", which i guessed at based on similarity of posting style, but i'm not really sure.
    Its possible. Sixthman predicted 41 wins for the Pacers as did pacerfan on realgm.

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    Now sixthman is a name I recognize more. He was an IS poster who I think occasionally posted here while never really preferring PD.

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    I'm sure he'll have the best seat in the house for every Pacers game, here on out.

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    Jermaniac has confirmed that Sixthman and pacerfan were indeed one and the same.

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    Jermaniac has confirmed that Sixthman and pacerfan were indeed one and the same.
    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

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    I remember sixthman posting here. RIP...

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    I'm sure he'll have the best seat in the house for every Pacers game, here on out.
    Very well stated, BB31.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Sixthman was a regular poster I think, he had over 1600 posts.

    And to see he was last on here Jan. 6th.....

    Sad to hear about his death.

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    R.I.P.

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    Oh man. Sixthman was always one of my favorites. That is so sad.

    In fact in the award nominations I nominated Sixthman as someone who I wanted to post more often - this was in 2005
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    Oh man. Sixthman was always one of my favorites. That is so sad.

    In fact in the award nominations I nominated Sixthman as someone who I wanted to post more often - this was in 2005
    Yep.

    Some posters I skip. Some I always read. I always read what Sixthman had to say.

    Well, God bless him. Now he's starting.
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    John "Don" Douglas Bardon 65, Indianapolis, died January 13, 2008 of Melanoma. The son of John Alexander Bardon, Jr. and Angeline Ave Bardon, Don was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 28, 1942. He was raised in Clinton, Indiana, graduating from Schulte High School in Terre Haute, IN. Don was senior class president at Indiana State University. He received a BA from Indiana University and a Certificate in Public Management from IUPUI's SPEA graduate program. After college, he worked at WTWO-TV and WTHI Radio-TV Terre Haute as a writer, producer and investigative reporter. He then entered into politics and government, working for U.S. Senator Vance Hartke, Indiana Secretary of State Larry Conrad and Marion County Sheriff Larry Broderick. He served as Executive Secretary of the Highway Users Federation in the early 1970's, coordinating press and governmental relations. In 1978, Don was hired as Executive Vice President of the Indiana Jaycees and Jaycees Charitable Foundation. During his seven year tenure, he was named the outstanding national Jaycee Executive three years. Don opened his first Subway restaurant in 1986. Growing the family business to five stores over the past 20 years, his managers, staff and customers were some of his most loyal friends. Don spent one year teaching at St. Michael School, where he met his wife, Marilyn. They were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Indianapolis on July 8, 1972. He continued to serve in many volunteer capacities at St. Michael Church throughout the years, receiving the Msgr. Albert Busald and St. John Bosco awards from the Archdiocese for his involvement in the CYO. He is survived by his sister, Laura Bardon; wife, Marilyn Wiwi Bardon; son, Jeb (Kristie Carter); daughter, Elizabeth (Tyron Hunt) and grandchildren, Trey and Emma Hunt, Zoe and Marina Bardon. Visitation will be at St. Michael Church, 3552 West 30th Street, Wednesday, January 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. Rite of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael School or Cardinal Ritter High School. Arrangements by Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Washington Park North
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    Oh man. Sixthman was always one of my favorites. That is so sad.

    In fact in the award nominations I nominated Sixthman as someone who I wanted to post more often - this was in 2005
    Unclebuck, when I first started posting at PD, I once thought that you and pacerfan might be the same person based on your style of posting. When I asked him on realgm, he said no, but that he was honored that I would compare to him someone with such great knowledge and dedication to the Pacers. He really seemed to like the idea that I would compare him to you. Just a cool little story about pacerfan/sixthman, that relates to PD.

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