Ike is no more
Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:51 AM
We started by being sparing partners, then went on to become chiding partner only to become chatting friend, Old man, my e-mail box will be truly empty now that your not here anymore.
My diving flag is at half mast, to the family, co workers, friends and to the diving community I send my condolences. We have lost a great one.
My best to the family and may you honor him by continuing his legacy.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:31 AM
Ike will be greatly missed here. He brought blessings to all he dealt with, and I hope those blessings will reflect back on his family, friends, and company, in this time of loss.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:39 AM
Ike's legacy is assured and Ikelite gear will continue to produce some of the greatest underwater images as well as bring pleasure to a great many underwater photography enthusiasts.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:20 PM
That is a wonderful legacy and one that other manufacturers might want to emulate.
I too will miss him but I'm sure he will find some way to continue his underwater adventures in the future - wherever that may be....
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:01 PM
When I first started doing underwater photography - in fact my first diving trip, my brand new DS-125 died after 3 dives. Not only did Ike respond to my emails immediately, but he replaced my equipment as soon as i got back home. He and his company has always had the very best customer service, which I wish others would emulate. His products got many of us into u/w photography with good quality at a great value.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:16 PM
Like all of you know, I also, agree that he provided the best customer support we know.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:17 PM
When I first learned to dive in 1969, there were only very expensive metal housings available. Divers were tinkering around making plex boxes, but controls and one-piece boxes that were durable were hard to figure out.
Ike came up with the idea of kits and controls you could buy to house your camera. He talked to divers and helped them to figure out their systems, learning what they wanted as well. They were very popular and created an instant industry. He expanded and innovated into the company they are today, never forgetting his "garage roots".
I always enjoyed trading emails with him and will miss his curmudgeonly ways and funny posts. Enjoy your endless supply of Black Jack Ike!
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:20 PM
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:25 PM
You will be missed............
Condolences and kindest regards to Ike's family. co-workers and friends.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:56 PM
My condolences go out to everyone who has corresponded with Ike in the past. He's certainly not someone easily forgotten...
Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:57 PM
My condolences goes out to the family and staff of Ikelite.
Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:21 PM
I've used a bit of Ike gear over the years, and I've enjoyed the great customer service that Ike is famous for.
I trust his legacy will live on, and send my condolences to his family, friends and the people at Ikelite.