I noticed last week that GEO*Trailblazer 1's geocaches in Arkansas had been disabled by Geocaching HQ. Yesterday, I received an email from HQ concerning these disabled caches. A portion of the text follows:
If you wish to adopt any of his geocaches (he had over 100 and some neat ones), please contact Geocaching.com HQ by going to www.geocaching.com/help and filling out the form to send them an email to request the adoption. Be specific about which caches you wish to adopt (i.e., provide accurate GC codes in your email). Sadly, any of his caches that go unadopted will eventually have to be archived.
We have received an email from GEO*Trailblazer 1's wife, informing us, that he has passed away. We have disabled the account and temporarily disabled his geocaches.
As we have already received requests from a geocacher to adopt some of his geocaches, we have asked his wife for permission, which she has granted. If anybody from the community reaches out to you about this, please have them contact us at geocaching.com/help and we can adopt the geocaches over to them.
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