A Great Man Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tjohnson, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. RIP Gary a great one passed today...you will be missed by all the people whose lives you touched!!!

    Thank you Scar for sharing your kindness and knowledge with all of us!!!
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a shock. I always loved his posts and comments. He offered great advice to everyone on SMF. He will surely be missed. RIP my friend.

  3. very sad day indeed, RIP Gary 
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, this was a shock....  he will truly be missed

    His family will be in our thoughts and prayers
  5. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    My condolences to his family. I enjoyed when he would comment on all the posts. Both him and his knowledge will truely be missed. [​IMG]
  6. RIP Brother---To family --- He was liked by all in here---We will miss him---We had saying in Vietnam when a Brother would pass---Catch you on the flip side bro---I'll make sure to bring  you a pizza
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I didn't want to sign on and see this today.

    Gary was so special to all of us.  He was a real anchor on this forum.

    Whenever we were worried about another member, Gary was the guy.

    Now he is gone so suddenly.  I feel an empty spot in my heart. But, my life was better for having known him.

    Most importantly, condolences to his family and loved ones.

    The posts above mine are the true tribute to a good man and a good friend.

    Welcome home, and R.I.P. Gary.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is his daughter Lisa.  We truly appreciate your love and support through this difficult time.  My dad was an amazing person and love this forum more than you all will ever know.  I know you will miss him as much as we do. We dont know why he left us at such a young age of 66, but God must have needed another HERO!  He was feeling a little under the weather on Tuesday and was gone before Mom got home from work on Wednesday.  We are all struggling to come to terms with this, but I will keep you all updated.  We are planning a ScarBelly-Style memorial service on November 10th here at home around his pizza oven and smoker :)  if you are in the area of San Diego and can join us, please call Sandro for more information.  760-953-5400.

    Thank you and God Bless
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sure wasn't expecting to read this-Thoughts and Prayers are with Gary's family.He will sure be missed from his Other family here at SMF. Gary you're among our other brothers now-Terry,Ron,Paul,Rich and more. Will always think of the time I had a run through Fallbrook and called him saying I was a neighbor and complaining of all the white billowing smoke from his smoker. As Phil stated- see ya on the flip side my friend.
  10. Very sad to hear. Was one of the first to welcome me to the forum and I enjoyed reading his informed posts. Thoughts and prayers to you Lisa and your family.
  11. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hello Lisa! Thank You so much for posting this, I'm sure that is just what Gary would have wanted! I didn't know him long but I know what an amazing person he is. Hang in there Lisa and Kathy and know there are 40,000 + praying for you! Gary will never ever be forgotten, he is in us forever!
  12. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    RIP I know you will be manning the big pizza oven in the sky
  13. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      A sad day for Gary's family and his SMF  family. He will be greatly missed!

  14. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am truly left speachless, he was a very intricate part of this forum. He was always there to give someone advice if he could, if he couldn’t he would at least point you in the right direction….. He will be dearly missed….. My prayers go out to his family…..God be with yall……… 
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  15. RIP, Scarbelly.  I appreciated the warm welcome, and see you are well thought of by everyone here.  I will have a smoke in your honor this weekend, and make that special turkey marinade/glaze you inquired about.
  16. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    R.I.P Scarbelly.
  17. RIP Kind Sir.
  18. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As others have said, I'm shocked to read of this. We have all been privileged to have spent time with you while you were here, Gary. I speak as though you're still with us, because I'll still think of you when I'm here on the forums, so you'll still be with me, as well as your wisdom. I hope you'll still be with everyone else who you put forth your humble and kind ways towards. I never had the opportunity to meet you and shake your hand while standing here on solid ground, but I may still get a chance someday...I'll be looking forward to that day.

    Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends, that they may find comfort in each other, and the memories you helped them to create. May they not mourn the loss of your presence, but instead, celebrate your life and all the good things that you have done for mankind.

    Yes, you will be missed by many, but you'll still be with us in subtle little things we think about and do, as we continue our journey through life, knowing that yours is now over. You've touched many hearts, my friend. We can no longer speak in physical presence, but your words of the past will still be heard.

  19. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Absolutely shocked and saddened.  Lisa, we are so sorry for your loss.  Our prayers go out to your family.

    Scar was one of the first folks to greet me here.  He just had such a great, friendly way of imparting knowledge without making you feel embarassed for not knowing in the first place.  I appreciated all of this advice and great stories.  He will truly be missed.
  20. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    Rest in Peace, Gary.

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