Werner Icking, the person, shone through warmly and sometimes with a touch of humour through his many postings on otherwise technical matters. One had the feeling of knowing him as a friend without ever having seen him.
Werner Icking, the multi-faceted musician, computer scientist, typesetter, archivist etc, is irreplaceable. That particular mixture of talent and dedication is not often encountered. All of us, at one stage or another, achieved more than we would have done, because of Werner's unselfish assistance.
We owe it to his memory to keep Werner's work alive, spreading over many of us what he could do all by himself, as well as we can.