We are sorry to have to share the sad news we have lost our dear friend, our fearless leader, Earl Crabb. Earl passed away on February 20th, 2015. Earl has been a WELL member since 1987, and has hosted the News conference, our community's town square, for many years.

Earl was instrumental in organizing the group of users that purchased the WELL from Salon in 2012. A co-owner himself, he served as the WELL's President and CEO. He was a great friend to all members of the community, with a heart bigger than his famous attic. He will be greatly missed, but we feel very lucky to have known him. Heartfelt condolences to Earl's wife Giselle and to his family.

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