RIP oregonpapa

Today, oregonpapa (Frank) passed away. He will be greatly missed by many of us on Audiogon. I got to know him about a year ago personally, having had many phone calls with him over that time. He was a delightfully kind man, who freely shared his wisdom with others. Bedsides high end audio, , Frank was very knowlegable about world history and politics. Good bye my friend. Jeff


Ah! i am sad....

It was a very generous and passionate man...

I offer my prayers to his family ....


Oh my this is so sad and surprising. Wonderful man and contributor. My sympathies to his family. He will be missed by us all. 

Wow, hate to hear that, prayers go out to family and friends. Godspeed, Oregonpapa.

Frank was kind and generous with his time and knowledge. Clever bloke with a broad knowledge and intellect, covering everything from hifi to history and we had some great conversations. When I play the master recordings he sent me, I'll remember him for his generous nature.

Indeed he will be missed. To his family, my condolences and sorrow for your loss.

Sad news indeed. Wonderful guy, enjoyed talking with him, had some really great ideas. He will be missed. I will mourn his passing, while fondly remembering his contributions. Frank, be seeing you my friend. RIP.

must have been quick as he had started this post back in October


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condolences to his family and the members on this site that knew him.     

This is very sad news and I will miss Frank just as I miss the late Almarg. After some enjoyable conversations with Frank several years ago he took the time to copy some his most cherished jazz albums and sent them to me. I will always treasure these gifts from Frank. He was a very kind and intelligent person.

My sincerest condolences to his family. 


This is such terribly sad news. I’m heartbroken and in tears. Frank, Dormit In Pace. Requiescat In Pace.

@yoby Jeff, please pass on my condolences to his family. Wish them strength and love and perseverance during this very difficult and trying time.

If Frank’s family is open to it, please pass on the Obituary Information so those of us who want to reach out personally, can. Thank you.

- David.

Frank was a very generous man with a most generous soul. Always up never down full of energy and exuberance for all things audio... He always sounded so young on the phone until one day I told him my age and he told me his age... he was very smart and well-read... really bright, as bright as his personality.  Wish I had sat with you Frank for a drink and a good listen. Tom

Frank was a very kind man. He also shared with me many of his prized recordings and quite a few conversations.

His presence will always be with me and the many audiophiles he helped.



Oregon Papa was a true Audiophile-and willing to experiment 

the SR Purple fuses were his last positive upgrade👍 A true 🇺🇸 
RIP 🎶 


I had a few conversations with Oregon Papa and he gave me such a wealth of knowledge over a few weeks. Rest In Peace Frank, we are missing you already. 

Darling friend,


I will miss our daily communications so much.

Thank you for the full on belly laughs

and for the yummy home roasted coffee.

Grateful for the jaw dropping Mel Torme and Dinah Washington

recordings you sent that Timmy refused to play.

For the anytime/every time phone calls.


💔💜💔 I Love you.

Hug Timmy for me, I’ll see you again.

🥰 Krissy


OMG! That was very sudden. I remember reading his posts on fuses, very recently, just yesterday. The good guys are going. Slowly. RIP Frank. You will be missed.

Frank was very kind to me on several occasions. He will be missed.

May his memory be eternal

Very sorry to hear. Classy guy! Always a good sense of humor!  Sincerest condolences to his friends and family. I actually have a nice hifi token he sent me once to try that will remind me of him.

Wow.  Just wow.

There isn't really anything I can add to the sentiments above.  I will say that I'm going to miss the always thoughtful input and courteous demeanor.  Safe travels, Frank.

This is a gut punch. Came outta nowhere. So sorry to hear about it and my thoughts are with his family and friends. This place is getting smaller and is none the better for it. Frank will be missed.

All the best,

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this, but thanks for letting us know. Of course I send my best to his family and friends. He'll surely be missed here.

Learned a lot from Frank.  Sad.  you just never know when God says your time is up.  In Frank's honor, enjoy the music, tweaks and live everyday to the max.

It is very sad news indeed. My condolences to his family and friends....he was a friend to all of us here. RIP Frank. 

We are saddened to hear this. Frank was a valuable member to the forums and marketplace. Prayers for his family. He will be missed here on Audiogon.  


You are a class act, a generous contributor, and a straight up good guy.

This is a true loss to this forum, and I extend my condolences to the family you were so proud of.

Ghastly news!  Frank was a generous and innately kind man. Looks like I’m binging on great CDs he sent me of his most beloved music. Your soul is in an infinitely better place now. Be at peace, Frank. 


This is how my association with Oregonpapa started. His way of expression is very different. He had a big heart. Will miss him!

Oh so sad. Frank and I shared a few emails, and I’m sorry he passed first. As you all have said what I would have, RIP Frank.

To Frank’s family, remember and be happy to have enjoyed his life.

Adrian 🇦🇺


Frank and Pani were early enthusiasts of the ART-9 and I will always be grateful to them for the many fine listening hours that cart provided. Sorry to hear this news.

I'm so sorry to hear this. He was with us until about a week ago. His contributions to this forum will be greatly missed. Godspeed, Frank. 

Sad news indeed. Frank was an old-school gentleman who was at the forefront of getting the most from his system. He gladly shared his findings and was always gracious in the face of dissent. He will be missed. RIP.

What awful news indeed Frank was a very valued member of this forum and always had a sense of humor. RIP Frank you will be missed.

My deepest condolences to Frank's family and friends. 

I will miss his posts and his most intelligent contributions.


Hard to believe it was over 6 years ago I was on that ART9 thread exchanging thoughts with Frank about my experience.

He is in a better world experiencing the HIGHEST FIDELITY-beyond anything we can imagine.

I will Miss Frank dearly. He was an amazing person. He introduced me to so much. I will always celebrate our friendship.  He was truly a kind soul and will be missed dearly.  Rest In Peace, Uncle Frank. 

Very sad indeed.  I will miss his posts.  May the Lord comfort his friends and family.