From his family's page:
On Saturday May 13, 2017 after battling with a very bad cold for the past 2 weeks, Kurt Harrington left our world. On May 11, 2017 he was exhibiting n ewer symptoms, of which the stubborn ox thought were merely stomach ailment s. This evolved into what he claimed was "atomic and out this world indeges tion" the likes of which he had never experienced before. He had been in "f ull hermit mode" as we called it, shacked up in his Bat Cave, working on h is computer, and chatting away in all the message boards he frequented, lik ely in an effort to keep everyone calm about his ailments. He had a brilliant mind and was loved by all who met him. This man had no problems with stating and discussing any topic brought to h im. Our gentle giant would always have useful and informative insights, put the fullest of his heart and mind in to his passions, and loved to motivat e anybody to follow their dreams and become the best they could be, no matt er how downtrodden. Musician, Physicist, Realistic idealist, A father, A husband, A son, A friend, And a hero. He was Dad, our hero. He told us to live one day at a time because there wa s no guarantee of what the next would bring. Amongst all things, He was the provider and backbone of a family. With his falling ill and inca pability to work, bills and now all sorts of new financial situations have begun to pile up. His wife Nancy cannot work any longer due to having a major back operation which has restricted her movement, heavy lifting capabilities, and thusly, her future career opportunities. His mother Iris is retired and only works a part time job in an effort to h ave some spare finances for emergencies, but not emergencies of this calibe r. Christine has been waiting on a Worker's Comp claim to get sorted out for a lmost a year in hopes of getting the surgery she needs to work again. Kendra was also living at the house during recovery from her own battles. W ith difficulty finding a job that can work with her schedule, she is withou t the means to help out financialy. Leaving just Kyle and David who can't do this alone. This all leads us to do what we are all normally too stubborn to do, and th at is to ask for any sort of assistance. We've swallowed our pride and acce pted that we desperately need it.
All proceeds from this will go towards covering the costs of services to be able to put this dear man to rest and to help our family with covering bil ls and food through this most tragic transition. This was entirely unexpected and tragic for us. Our lives will never be the same again. A bright, shining star has departed from this world. We are truly humbled and exceedingly grateful for any help we receive.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts as we move forward in life. And thi s family of blood and friendship, are going to strive to make the old man p roud. Thank you again.***
If you didn't like Kurt, just ignore this message. Show a little class for a change.