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Very sad news re Poor Man's Watch Forum...

Post by AlbertaTime » July 26th 2014, 8:47am ... -shot-dead

Evidently, forum owner, Reto Castellazzi and his wife are both dead.

First reports indicate it looks like murder-suicide.
Kritaya Lamsam, a director and former co-president of Muang Thai Insurance Plc, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at her condominium on Friday night.

Police found the body of the 48-year-old executive in her bedroom on the second floor of her condominium on Narathiwat Ratchanakarin 7 Road (Phra Phinit Road) in Sathon district, Bangkok. The body of her 54-year-old husband Reto Castellazzi was also found nearby with a gunshot wound to the face and an 11mm gun in his hand.

Reto has a 14 year old daughter who was evidently not at home at the time. My thoughts are with her.
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Re: Very sad news re Poor Man's Watch Forum...

Post by Horse Feathers » July 26th 2014, 8:56am

Interestingly no bio listed for him, just one negative comment that holds no weight with me in the context of an article showing a crying teenage girl suddenly parentless.

Like you I'll choose to have my thoughts with her.

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Re: Very sad news re Poor Man's Watch Forum...

Post by biglove » July 26th 2014, 10:05am

Reto took time with me via messages last year to help me restart collecting.

He seemed to be a very nice fellow, knowledgeable and kind.

How tragic a loss.

I try not to be conspiratorial but have to admit that any time a death involves someone like his wife, considering the amount of financial influence her family has, it makes me wonder if the public is told the truth. Enough cash and power can make anything be presented falsely.
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Re: Very sad news re Poor Man's Watch Forum...

Post by koimaster » October 9th 2019, 9:26am

I just ran across this thread again and am bumping it as a reminder that life is short, and without backups and persons that have the passcodes besides the forum admin or owners, forums can pass into history.


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