Contrary to popular memes, I have nothing but fond memories of Mr Volk, or Noel as he preferred I called him in 2005.
Mr Volk was one of those highly influential people in my life. He was one of a small handful of people made an impact on my persona, from an intellectual perspective. A learned man, he daily demonstrated that geeky people mattered in the world. A great man.
Ave, Mr Volk. Noel.
Thoughts are with the Volk family.
Update: November 2008: I have a scanned copy of the obit from The Advertiser
(thanks Mum for the sad info)