Aeneas founder dies; community reacts

Aeneas founder dies; community reacts

There are 22 comments on the The Jackson Sun story from Wednesday Nov 14, titled Aeneas founder dies; community reacts. In it, The Jackson Sun reports that:

Aeneas' Harlan remembered for business abilities, Downtown loyalty Harlan's passing was a shock to those who heard it during the Jackson City Council meeting on Tuesday. Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2018/11/14/aeneas-harlan-remembered-business-abilities-downtown-loyalty/1998323002/ FILE: 9/14/04: Jonathan Harlan the Chief Executive Officer of Aeneas Internet & Telephone stands in what was once a santuary of an old church which is now part of his new building in downtown Jackson.

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guest

Melrose Park, IL

#1 Wednesday Nov 14
What did he die from?
Mumms

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Wednesday Nov 14
guest wrote:
What did he die from?
Apparently it's not for public consumption.
One of the Community

Jackson, TN

#3 Wednesday Nov 14
My reaction was....who?
Who knows

United States

#4 Wednesday Nov 14
Mumms wrote:
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Apparently it's not for public consumption.
Correct. There have been two previous threads asking the same thing, and they were reported and deleted in minutes.
guest

Jackson, TN

#5 Wednesday Nov 14
Who knows wrote:
<quoted text>Correct. There have been two previous threads asking the same thing, and they were reported and deleted in minutes.
He had cancer.
guest

Chicago, IL

#6 Wednesday Nov 14
Thank you. It was odd the news report said it was a shock to everyone. No one knew he had cancer.
Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Wednesday Nov 14
They are making a big deal about it because he "believed in downtown".
Blood Simple

United States

#8 Wednesday Nov 14
Jackson has a downtown????
RIP

United States

#9 Wednesday Nov 14
guest wrote:
Thank you. It was odd the news report said it was a shock to everyone. No one knew he had cancer.
Pretty sure that his family knew. I would think that's how they all knew to be here for his passing.

I realize that in this 21st century social media society, many of us think we have the right to private information, but the fact remains we do not. We just don't.

Leave him and his mourners alone. Simply put, it's none of my business, or of yours.
lady bird

Chicago, IL

#10 Wednesday Nov 14
Everyone downtown gossips and prys into everyone's business. And if they can't, they make stuff up.
guest

Ottawa, Canada

#11 Wednesday Nov 14
lady bird wrote:
Everyone downtown gossips and prys into everyone's business. And if they can't, they make stuff up.
Amen.
One of the Community

Jackson, TN

#12 Wednesday Nov 14
RIP wrote:
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Pretty sure that his family knew. I would think that's how they all knew to be here for his passing.

I realize that in this 21st century social media society, many of us think we have the right to private information, but the fact remains we do not. We just don't.

Leave him and his mourners alone. Simply put, it's none of my business, or of yours.
It is our business when the mayor makes a public statement about it and when the local media outlets produce stories about it. Nothing private about that.
Guest

Jackson, TN

#13 Wednesday Nov 14
One of the Community wrote:
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It is our business when the mayor makes a public statement about it and when the local media outlets produce stories about it. Nothing private about that.
A family is grieving. Can you just show a little integrity and character, please? I cannot believe people can be so cold-hearted.
Guest

Ann Arbor, MI

#14 Wednesday Nov 14
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He had cancer.
Jon was a genuine, kind man who loved his family. He had a brother who also died of cancer a couple or 3 years ago.
One of the Community

Jackson, TN

#15 Thursday Nov 15
Guest wrote:
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A family is grieving. Can you just show a little integrity and character, please? I cannot believe people can be so cold-hearted.
What is cold heated about asking HOW someone died who we perceived to be young? Jesus! Get off the internet if you are so offended. There is worse than this out here!!!
craven

Ottawa, Canada

#16 Thursday Nov 15
One of the Community wrote:
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What is cold heated about asking HOW someone died who we perceived to be young? Jesus! Get off the internet if you are so offended. There is worse than this out here!!!
it used to be common practice to say how the person died. I guess its an old fashioned thing now. I dont like the new policital correct days. I miss the old days, but I know his family miss him and they have my sincere condolances.
Tards

United States

#17 Thursday Nov 15
craven wrote:
<quoted text>it used to be common practice to say how the person died. I guess its an old fashioned thing now. I dont like the new policital correct days. I miss the old days, but I know his family miss him and they have my sincere condolances.
It sure did used to be common practice. I can remember when it was actually occasions in an obituary. All it does to withhold is make people think there’s something to hide. What difference does it make the cause of death though? It’s only natural to want to know.

My condolences as well. Didn’t know him personally but his daughter and my daughter were friends in high school and so it makes me sad for her and the rest of family.
craven

Ottawa, Canada

#18 Thursday Nov 15
Tards wrote:
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It sure did used to be common practice. I can remember when it was actually occasions in an obituary. All it does to withhold is make people think there’s something to hide. What difference does it make the cause of death though? It’s only natural to want to know.

My condolences as well. Didn’t know him personally but his daughter and my daughter were friends in high school and so it makes me sad for her and the rest of family.
Its just common. when someone passes, usually the first thing anyone says is "what happened"? old ways die hard. its just common to want to know, we all got it coming, so I guess its just natural to wonder how someone dies, especially someone young. I dont think its nosy, just human nature.
Guest

Jackson, TN

#19 Thursday Nov 15
One of the Community wrote:
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What is cold heated about asking HOW someone died who we perceived to be young? Jesus! Get off the internet if you are so offended. There is worse than this out here!!!
Because it's none of your .business.
Tards

Ottawa, Canada

#20 Thursday Nov 15
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Because it's none of your .business.
Someone already covered that one. It became our business when it was published in a PUBLIC newspaper article.

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