On Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 9:55:44 AM UTC+1, lorryw...@gmail.com
> Sad news I'm afraid. Jim Watt has just posted the following:
> I am saddened to inform you that I have been advised by the civil
> authorities of Tonnay-Charente France that Mr. Emmanuel ROCHE died on
> December 20th. 2021. He was active on a number of CP/M projects at the
> time of his death and his enthusiasm and knowledge will be missed. I do
> not have any further information at this time.
Very sorry to hear about that. He was a very active member of this newsgroup, and although the frequency of his posts faded a bit during the last couple of years, I always read with interest his notes and retyped documentation of old articles and rare manuals. We had regular contacts via PM where he helped me, among other things, to trace back the origins of a rare one-pass PL/M compiler recovered from an old tape, and even found documentation about it.
We'll certainly miss his contributions and his sarcastic sense of humor (anyone familiar with the French culture will recognize his "attitude" as perfectly normal, with sarcasm used mainly as a joke and not meant to harm, even when it may have sounded rude to the ears of an English-speaking person.)