Rusty Bowtie

General Category => General Discussion - Intros => Topic started by: chopper526 on April 19, 2018, 10:17:40 AM

Title: Loss of a member
Post by: chopper526 on April 19, 2018, 10:17:40 AM
Hey guys, I just wanted to take a moment to recognize the passing of a Rusty Bowtie member. My long-time friend of over 40 years, Marwyn, passed away suddenly on Tuesday from complications following cancer surgery. He was a Bowtie member that used the name "Chop36". He never posted anything, but joined the group at my invitation and did follow conversations/posts. He is a big part of why and how I got into rodding. I bought three cars from him over the years, the last one being my '32 Chevy, about 8 years ago. He loved to break my stones, but he was a softy deep down with a heart of gold. He was a member of the Philadelphia Modifiers Car Club. He always invited me and my family to their functions, picnics, drags. He was like a big brother to me. I feel terrible for his family, and he will be incredibly missed.
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: sammons on April 19, 2018, 11:00:07 AM
Chopper, sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like he was a lot like the older car guys I grew up with (most of which are gone now :()
Cool car.

I found out this morn that I lost another one yesterday,(complications from heart attack, 64yrs old). He alawys said he was on barrowed time. He almost died in a bad wreck when he was 18. Him and another friend got T-boned in his '57 2dr hrd tp by a guy that ran a stop sign on the hiway. Split the '57 in half behind frt seat.
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: sixball on April 19, 2018, 11:47:08 AM
Chopper, Sorry for the loss of your friend, Though he didn't post here I'm sure some of his wisdom found it's way here through you. Certainly his former cars did.
 Sammons sorry for you too. Old friends are hard to come by. They don't make them any more.  :(
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: TFoch on April 19, 2018, 12:31:57 PM
Chopper sorry for the loss of your friend.  Sounds like he was a positive influence on your life.  We were glad he joined the Rusty Bowtie family and checked in on us from time to time.
Sammons, sorry for your loss too.  Thoughts and prayers for the families.
Tom
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: FATnLOW on April 19, 2018, 04:43:18 PM
Chopper...Sorry for the loss of your friend,who had a large influence on you not only in the car hobby but I'm sure as you lead your life. It's hard to lose a friend who was a positive in your life......Sammons it's hard to lose a friend that you Have known for a long time....so we  all have to be thankful for living each day....
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: 62131 on April 19, 2018, 05:24:32 PM
Chopper  I'm sorry for your loss, I've lost close friends and it hurts deeply.   
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: EDNY on April 19, 2018, 06:24:16 PM
Check out the bottom of this page..I'll leave it up for a couple of days.
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: TFoch on April 19, 2018, 06:50:48 PM
Check out the bottom of this page..I'll leave it up for a couple of days.
Awesome tribute to Chop36 Ed!  RIP
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: themoose on April 19, 2018, 08:34:03 PM
Chopper...That is very sad news. My condolences to both you and his family.
Title: Re: Loss of a member
Post by: chopper526 on April 20, 2018, 10:15:27 AM
Thanks guys, and thank-you Ed. This means a lot to me and I will let his family know of everyone's thoughts and condolences. I know they will be grateful as well.
Sammons, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, I understand.