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By Draeco and Kaldari
This photograph of a lotus bud by Fg2 was the Commons Picture of the Day on April 14, 2006.

Wikipedian Fg2 has died according to this obituary and outside corroboration by his friend and co-worker Shirley Tamura. In life he was Frank J. Gualtieri Jr., a native of Canton, Massachusetts who traveled to Japan extensively and worked as an educator and translator.

He shared his love with the world by contributing heavily to Japan-related topics in Wikipedia. He amassed nearly 25,000 edits on the English Wikipedia, hundreds more as 二八 on the Japanese Wikipedia, and nearly 2,000 image uploads with his account on Wikimedia Commons, including these examples. He also created the English Wikipedia's Japan Portal.

In memoriam, three of Fg2's photographs have been nominated to be featured pictures on the English Wikipedia. As a further memorial, a group of editors have chosen Mount Fuji, one of his favorite articles, as a memorial collaboration to bring to featured article status. All editors are invited to collaborate.

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Added. - Draeco (talk) 01:57, 11 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]


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