Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 04-13-2018, 08:48pm   #1
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 64,218, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 32,455
Thanks: 14,476
Thanked 10,995 Times in 5,306 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5957919
Unhappy friend/ former coworker died in his sleep

My friend and all around cool guy Mark passed in his sleep wednesday

Mark was 59 and this was a complete shock. Completely unexpected.

He had a natural ability to get along with just about everyone and could tell a good story. He played drums and guitar plus was an excellent photographer.

He was part of the music scene in NYC in the 70s and 80s and had some good stories to go with it.

Here's his obit
http://www.suessfuneralhome.net/mems...ser_id=2092287

I will miss you my friend
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JRD77VET For This Useful Post:
Old 04-13-2018, 08:59pm   #2
boracayjohnny
A Real Barner
Points: 43,459, Level: 100
Activity: 88.4%
 
boracayjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Out back of Victory Over America Palace, Baghdad while throwing chicken bones.
Posts: 18,402
Thanks: 5,138
Thanked 6,563 Times in 3,334 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1311476
Default

It always sucks to lose good friends.

Raise a glass to him when you can.
boracayjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 09:14pm   #3
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 38,108, Level: 100
Activity: 83.7%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 14,626
Thanks: 4,516
Thanked 6,045 Times in 2,868 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1054449
Default

Sorry to hear man.
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 10:06pm   #4
SQUIRMIN VERMIN 84
Barn Stall Owner #49
Points: 15,245, Level: 85
Activity: 41.3%
 
SQUIRMIN VERMIN 84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: People's Kollektive of Seattle
Posts: 16,505
Thanks: 12,270
Thanked 2,984 Times in 1,606 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1022433
Default

Sorry to hear that. Such a sense of loss when they pass. My condolences.
SQUIRMIN VERMIN 84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 10:07pm   #5
Blademaker
Barn Stall Owner #89
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 35,838, Level: 100
Activity: 9.8%
 
Blademaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 26,013
Thanks: 13,361
Thanked 5,634 Times in 3,046 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $74
Default

Sorry to hear this.....
Way too young....
Blademaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 10:47pm   #6
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 64,218, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 32,455
Thanks: 14,476
Thanked 10,995 Times in 5,306 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5957919
Default

Mark was good for recalling stories from his past. When he was in NYC in the 70s and 80s, his day job was as a Graphics Designer. On the same floor as his employer was the business office Jimmy Dean ( yes, the singer / sausage guy ). Since there was one bathroom for the floor, he often ran into Jimmy Dean and made small talk.

Mark said he was pretty cool guy. Mark was at some music venue in NYC and thought himself fortunate to get a table for himself and friend about 7 tables from the stage. Jimmy Dean came in and got the table right next to the stage. he ordered drinks before the show and as he was looking around the crowd, spotted Mark and yell " MARK, come on up here" pointing to his table.

Mark pointed to his friend and Jimmy held up two fingers and waved them to his table

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mark got transferred to another office in NYC to finish up a project ( designing cardboard displays for use at trade shows ). This required a lot of straight edge cutting of cardboard panels for fitting. One of the other guys was that guy who always works too fast with stuff flying around.

There are on the third floor with the windows open. Their work desks are slanted drafting tables. Mr "fumble fingers" puts his 4' long thin metal straight edge on the slant and it "zips" right out the window. They both jump up, look out the window and watch it pierce the convertible soft top of a Karmann Ghia parked on the street.

Mr fumble fingers runs down the stairs, grabs his straight edge out of the top and runs back up.
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to JRD77VET For This Useful Post:
Old 04-13-2018, 11:02pm   #7
04 commemorative
A Real Barner
Points: 22,750, Level: 100
Activity: 95.7%
 
04 commemorative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down the Shore,New Jersey
Posts: 5,775
Thanks: 548
Thanked 1,624 Times in 963 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $100029030
Default

sorry
04 commemorative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 11:14pm   #8
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 83,260, Level: 100
Activity: 99.3%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 45,714
Thanks: 22,079
Thanked 9,290 Times in 4,795 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $113041524
Default

Sorry for your loss.
snide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 11:33pm   #9
Milton Fox
Barn Stall Owner #1953
NCM Supporter '11
Points: 18,628, Level: 94
Activity: 99.0%
 
Milton Fox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Where ever I go, there I am!
Posts: 8,645
Thanks: 3,066
Thanked 2,218 Times in 1,325 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $11045650
Default

Sorry for the loss of your friend.
Milton Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 01:06am   #10
Black94lt1
Barn Stall Owner #13
Barn Raising II,III,IV

NCM Supporter '13,'14,'16,'17
Bantayan Kids '13,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 13,149, Level: 79
Activity: 70.7%
 
Black94lt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ypsilanti, Mi
Posts: 6,825
Thanks: 3,199
Thanked 1,279 Times in 983 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $418900
Default

My condolences, way too young
Black94lt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 02:12am   #11
Sea Six
Moderator
Barn Stall Owner #16A
Barn Stall Owner #16B

NCM Supporter '11,'13
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 119,900, Level: 100
Activity: 99.8%
 
Sea Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW FL
Posts: 46,687
Thanks: 8,575
Thanked 10,422 Times in 6,080 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $315021
Default

Sorry to hear. 59 is way too young.
Sea Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 06:12am   #12
NCC-1701
Barn Stall Owner #1269
Points: 34,541, Level: 100
Activity: 52.1%
 
NCC-1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 10,032
Thanks: 4,035
Thanked 3,368 Times in 1,338 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $230926
Default

My condolences RIP he was 3 months older than me...
NCC-1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 08:19am   #13
aerovette
Chief Electrician
Barn Stall Owner #7734

Bantayan Kids '15
Points: 34,437, Level: 100
Activity: 73.4%
 
aerovette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South of insanity
Posts: 15,000
Thanks: 4,955
Thanked 5,976 Times in 2,837 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $287694
Default

Sorry man. Hits you when they are close in age.
aerovette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 08:26am   #14
marrepka
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 7,358, Level: 60
Activity: 21.7%
 
marrepka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Stoughton, WI
Posts: 2,270
Thanks: 769
Thanked 682 Times in 393 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1101891
Default

Sorry for you loss, condolences to all friends and family.
marrepka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 08:44am   #15
VITE1
Barn Stall Owner #69
Bantayan Kids '14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 41,124, Level: 100
Activity: 40.0%
 
VITE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Port Saint Lucie FL
Posts: 28,161
Thanks: 13,290
Thanked 7,317 Times in 3,918 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1077282
Default

Way too young.
VITE1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 10:23am   #16
markids77
A Real Barner
Points: 9,891, Level: 68
Activity: 37.0%
 
markids77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: sweatin' on the oldies
Posts: 5,783
Thanks: 2,859
Thanked 1,184 Times in 803 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4300331
Default

A mercy that it happened quickly and quietly. It is still the suck though.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 12:42pm   #17
polarbear
A Real Barner
Points: 12,272, Level: 76
Activity: 23.9%
 
polarbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Damascus-Boring, Ore
Posts: 3,447
Thanks: 1,044
Thanked 1,071 Times in 527 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1012733
Default

polarbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 02:49pm   #18
86RAG
Bantayan Kids '14
Points: 12,174, Level: 76
Activity: 58.7%
 
86RAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boonies of NH
Posts: 4,010
Thanks: 1,470
Thanked 1,089 Times in 611 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1006663
Default

Sorry to hear. That is way too young
86RAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 04:08pm   #19
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 72,538, Level: 100
Activity: 95.7%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 42,662
Thanks: 20,592
Thanked 5,758 Times in 3,248 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1120091
Default

Shit, sorry to hear that not even 60 yet....
mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 05:37pm   #20
Millenium Vette
Barn Stall Owner #101
GTMS 18
Points: 13,811, Level: 81
Activity: 23.9%
 
Millenium Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 7,074
Thanks: 3,841
Thanked 1,375 Times in 879 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6265881
Default

Sorry for your loss Jeff. I lost one of my best friends a couple of weeks ago. It's hard knowing that he isn't a call or text away.
Millenium Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2018 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page