Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2015, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,019 Times in 1,302 Posts
RIP old friend

I knew this ex Marine from 1986 until his passing in February. My brother told me today. In 15 years of our interactions we became friends of the type that last a lifetime. Even after selling my shop I would stop by and use his glass bead blaster to cleanup parts. The last one were on my 1965 Honda 50. I alwasy left them some lunch money as a token of my appreciation.

He was a big man and a biker and the kind of person who would drag you out of a real mess and not many would even think of trying to stop him. I'd bet his ring size was at least a 16, mighty strong hands.

I sent him a lot of work and NEVER heard anyone who regretted the reference, including every piece of radiator work he ever did for me.

Semper FI dear friend, I can hardly believe you went first.
This one hurts.

regards
mech

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dai...?pid=174141753

PS sorry I forgot the link to the obit, feeling old tonight.


Last edited by user removed; 03-07-2015 at 09:27 PM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to user removed For This Useful Post:
BamZipPow (03-08-2015), Cd (03-08-2015)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-07-2015, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,136

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,445
Thanked 2,495 Times in 1,507 Posts
My condolences Old Mech. My prayers go out for you and your friend's family.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Daox For This Useful Post:
user removed (03-08-2015)
Old 03-07-2015, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mikeyjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 838

Matchbox - '93 Ford Festiva L
Team Ford
Last 3: 70.16 mpg (US)

Salamander - '99 Chrysler Concorde LXI
Team Dodge
90 day: 30.3 mpg (US)

Urquhart - '97 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 V6 3.4L DLX
Pickups
90 day: 25.81 mpg (US)

Smudge - '98 Toyota Tacoma
90 day: 40.65 mpg (US)

Calebro - '15 Renault Trafic 1.25 dci
90 day: 39.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 209 Times in 155 Posts
Sorry for your loss.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mikeyjd For This Useful Post:
user removed (03-08-2015)
Old 03-08-2015, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Spaced out...
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 748

The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 32.44 mpg (US)
Thanks: 142
Thanked 204 Times in 148 Posts
Condolences for you Mech. He passed far too soon. Care to elaborate on what took him? Natural causes doesn't fit the bill for an active 60year old man...
__________________
-Mike

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to spacemanspif For This Useful Post:
user removed (03-08-2015)
Old 03-08-2015, 04:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ol' Skooler
 
jcp123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 1,166

Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 46.51 mpg (US)
Thanks: 66
Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
I am very sorry to hear. He sounds like the kind of person we should all mourn. All the best to you as well as his family.
__________________



'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jcp123 For This Useful Post:
user removed (03-08-2015)
Old 03-08-2015, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,173
Thanks: 1,739
Thanked 587 Times in 401 Posts
Condolences. Sounds like an upstanding guy.

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to niky For This Useful Post:
user removed (03-08-2015)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com