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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2016/02/21 10:26:37 (permalink)
I also enjoyed Fieldthistle's sorta prose post.  I wondered why he left and now I know.  Any obituaries?  Over the years I have seen many posters pass without our knowledge.  Many I knew, some I knew only through Roadfood and others I never knew at all. 
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2017/01/07 17:12:48 (permalink)
WOW - What a hard year it has been for our Roadfood family.
 
I haven't been on here at all the past year, it was hard being in the hospital 5 times, 3 "nursing" homes, 5 surgeries, and MONTHS of learning to walk again, I am NOT complaining, I was the lucky one.
 
The first page of this thread will be updated to reflect the 5 Roadfooders we have recently lost.  I apologize for the delay in posting our friends passing.  Pm me if I overlooked or forgot some one.
Ynotryme - Patsy Pirillo
Waltpiii - Walt Powers
Iqdiva - Susan Pullan
Mayor Al - Al Bowen
Edward's wife Alice
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2017/01/08 10:25:49 (permalink)
I think my good buddy Bill Kennedy, AKA The Ancient Mariner, has passed on.  I tried to call him several times, no voicemail was set up and no return call.  I Googled his address and his condo is shown as recently sold.  
 
Bill was a great friend and terrific RF'er,  I truly miss his wit and humor. He always kept us up to date on St.Pete's food scene.  
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2017/01/08 10:38:40 (permalink)
That's a shame. I've missed the ancient one. Didn't he design a kitchen for you?
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2017/01/08 16:28:54 (permalink)
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That's a shame. I've missed the ancient one. Didn't he design a kitchen for you?


Yep, drew it up all by hand.  I brought his design to a local supplier, they are still using his recommendations.......and one liners!
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/02/22 09:09:21 (permalink)
I was cleaning out my PMs and came across one from 6star (Laird Carter) from back in 2011, when we shared a meal in the Peoria, IL area.  I checked and found he hadn't posted since 2014, and with a little more research I learned that he unfortunately passed away in 2015.  I'm glad I got to meet him in person; he was a nice guy.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/02/22 09:53:02 (permalink)
I dread every time this thread comes up....
 
Sorry to read about 6star.  Thanks for letting us know Brad. 
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/10/03 09:02:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby buffetbuster 2018/10/09 07:50:00
Heard the sad news the Roadfooder James Hilton, aka Mr Chips has passed away.  His wife Trudy indicates he had been suffering from dementia and a recent fall causing a broken hip led to complications and his passing.  
 
Trudy is organizing a memorial for those of you in the Portland area on Friday, October 5th at 6:30pm.  It will be held at Kennedy School at 5736 NE 33rd Ave in Portland in the Parsons Room nearest the rear exit.  
 
From tie-dyed shirts to flair for the extra ordinary, James was a die-hard Roadfooder!  RIP!  
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/10/03 09:07:56 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2018/10/03 09:11:39
Jim, a.k.a., mr chips certainly had a passion for Roadfood among other things.  He was a wonderful host everytime we would come through the Portland area.  He will be missed.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/10/03 09:24:32 (permalink)
I am sad. I enjoyed the company of Jim and Trudy many times on their jaunts to Ashlandia.
The bard tips his cap 🧢.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/10/09 06:04:16 (permalink)
Shared a couple meals with Jim and Trudy when we lived out west. Very sad news.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/12/06 22:09:24 (permalink)
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I am sad. I enjoyed the company of Jim and Trudy many times on their jaunts to Ashlandia.
The bard tips his cap 🧢.

As I did in my Seattle days.  A true Rf'r.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2018/12/07 11:55:41 (permalink)
So sad. I never met them but I enjoyed reading his posts.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 01:19:53 (permalink)
Donald Frantz
6/30/1971 - 7/22/2019

Donald Lee Frantz, 48, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at his home in Aurora, Indiana. He was born June 30, 1971 in Lombard, IL. He attended Anderson University, where he enjoyed working on the radio station. Donald settled in his hometown of Aurora and was owner of a taxi business and other business ventures. A self-proclaimed Foodie, he could tell you the items in any dish you served and where perhaps you cheated on a certain ingredient. Some of his happiest times were preparing and participating in the annual gumbo festival, helping others (especially in the nursing home where his mother worked when he assumed the annual role of Santa) and enjoying all his nephews. Surviving are his father John (Kim) Frantz of Burlington, KY; sister Kristan (Matt) Donk and nephew Alex Juliano of Fort Wayne, IN; step-sister Sarah (Nick) Rollins and nephew Jack of Savage, MN; step-sister Beth (Gerald) South and nephew Oliver of Richmond, IN; step-brother Chris Brockman of Burlington, KY; Barbara Ulrey and Ulrey clan, uncle David Scharf of Aurora, IN; aunt Mary (Dennis) Anderson of Warsaw IN; dear friends Robin Ashcraft and family, Glenda, Raymond Hill and family; numerous cousins; and awesome friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Jane Frantz and grandparents, Margaret Halliday Scharf, Robert William Scharf, Vivian Louise Frantz and Darrel Max Frantz. Friends will be received Sunday, August 4, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 4:00 pm.In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to splurge on their favorite snack (including of course a favorite recipe preferably with a Cajun kick) and make a donation to Aurora EMS in Donald’s memory.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 04:01:25 (permalink)
Truly very sad news.  I know Don was battling multiple health issues over the last several years, but he always seemed to have an upbeat outlook.  I'm sure it must have been difficult for him, being unable to participate in so many Roadfood activities, living vicariously through the actions of others while he was sidelined.
 
Don was a prolific poster here when he was in better health.  He focused on the important stuff: the food and making friends.  The two Cincinnati Chili Crawls he organized inspired the creation of the annual City Crawls we now enjoy.  Everyone who has participated in a Crawl since those initial events owes a debt of gratitude to him.
 
It must be more than coincidence that he has passed away so soon after ChiTownDiner, Gregg Pill.  When Don became too ill to organize the last Cincinnati Chili Crawl, Gregg stepped in to complete the job so no one would be disappointed.  The best part of that weekend may have been Don feeling well enough to enjoy at least part of the fun he initiated.  It was a real pleasure meeting him and having the opportunity to thank him for all he did.
 
Next year's Crawl, wherever it may land, will be dedicated to the memory of Gregg Pill.  Sadly, now we'll need to add Donald Franz to the list of absent friends when we're all together again.
 
Thank you to whoever posted this sad news.  It means a lot to his many friends here.  We send you sincere condolences, and share your pain in his loss.
 
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 08:23:49 (permalink)
Oh no...I am so very sorry to hear this.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 09:22:45 (permalink)
Bobbi, Martin, and I enjoyed the time we spent with Don in Cincinnati as much as we did the chili. Our condolences to Don's family and friends.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 11:07:51 (permalink)
Lisa and I have missed hearing from Don over the past year, and we are both saddened to learn of his passing. He was more than a good friend to us, he was a blast. The last time he was here in Columbus we had dinner with him at Schmidt's in German Village. He was here following a favorite band for a concert. I wish we had some more of the homemade cashew butter he brought us that day.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 11:07:52 (permalink)
Lisa and I have missed hearing from Don over the past year, and we are both saddened to learn of his passing. He was more than a good friend to us, he was a blast. The last time he was here in Columbus we had dinner with him at Schmidt's in German Village. He was here following a favorite band for a concert. I wish we had some more of the homemade cashew butter he brought us that day.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 14:49:28 (permalink)
Thanks to all of you for making the chili crawl a success, he was very proud of it and missed you all. The last four years have been rough but 2019 was just horrible for him. We take comfort in him passing in his sleep and knowing he is no longer suffering and that he is with his beloved mom. Everyone take care and hug your love ones a little tighter as tomorrow isn't promised. God Bless, Glenda
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 17:01:39 (permalink)
I was fortunate enough to meet Donald back in 2013 and we lunched at Bonaparte's Retreat in Napoleon, Indiana.  He was a great host and put me behind schedule because we wound up talking for far longer than the time I'd allotted!
 
http://forums.roadfood.com/Bonapartes-Retreat-Napoleon-Indiana-SEI-Fried-Chicken-m747063.aspx?high=napoleon
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 19:44:16 (permalink)
Wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. Met him for the Cincinnati Crawl and was never disappointed with his Ohio or Nashville suggestions.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/26 23:48:54 (permalink)
I'm so sorry to hear of Donald's passing.  I never met him in person, but we used to talk back and forth through private messages.  Donald sure did love Justin Wilson and everything Cajun. 
 
The world is missing one of the good ones, I guar-on-tee.
 
Rest peacefully, Donald.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/27 11:14:58 (permalink)
So sorry to hear of Don's passing, read his posts for years and got to meet him at the crawl...may he rest in peace!
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/27 21:28:46 (permalink)
Damn. This sucks. Another CKD patient passing me by.
See y’all in Heaven, CK.
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/27 22:05:24 (permalink)
I hope he's eating pie in the sky with Al, Gregg and all the others who are no longer with us.  We miss you.  Very much.  
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Re:A Tribute To Those Roadfooders Who Have Gone On To The Great Meet & Eat In The Sky 2019/07/30 13:04:51 (permalink)
So sorry to hear about Donald's passing.  He was a genuinely sweet, caring person.  And what a passion he had for food and Roadfood.  He will be missed.
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