Author Topic: Loss of a member  (Read 374 times)

chopper526

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1706
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Philly
Loss of a member
« 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.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 10:21:01 AM by chopper526 »
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

sammons

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1597
  • Age: 57
  • Location: sw kansas
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #1 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.

sixball

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1425
  • Location: Northern Nevada
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #2 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.  :(
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.  Edwin Conklin

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2532
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #3 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
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

FATnLOW

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 864
  • Location: Ft.Smith Ar
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #4 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....

62131

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1968
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Glasgow, Ky.
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 05:24:32 PM »
Chopper  I'm sorry for your loss, I've lost close friends and it hurts deeply.   

EDNY

  • Bowtie Admin
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2608
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #6 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.
33 Chevy 5 Window, 34 Chevy 3 Window, 37 Chevy 4dr sedan

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2532
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #7 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
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

themoose

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1412
  • Location: Connecticut
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 08:34:03 PM »
Chopper...That is very sad news. My condolences to both you and his family.
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two aint bad 8)

chopper526

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1706
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Philly
Re: Loss of a member
« Reply #9 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.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

 


LINK SECTION - FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST ANY LINKS (YOURS INCLUDED).


OTHER FORUMS

CANADIAN RODDER FORUM
CHEVY 348/409 (W) Engine Forum
Classic Shop Talk
Inliners International
Killbillet Rat Rod Forum
LAY IT LOW
METAL MEET FORUM
The H.A.M.B.
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


CHEVY PARTS SOURCES

AMERICAN ANTIQUE AUTO PARTS
ALBANY COUNTY FASTENERS (SS NUTS/BOLTS etc)
1933-1935 Buy/Sell Chevy Parts
BOBS CLASSIC AUTO GLASS (& rubber seals) Ask for Forum Discount
BOWTIE REPRODUCTIONS
Chevs of the 40s Parts
Chevy Supply of Assonet
Classic Fabrication
Dropped Axles & Axle Reference Site
Early Chevrolet Parts
EMS Auto Parts
Exhaust Parts Including Oval Pipe
GLEN RARICK (LaFargeville, NY) Vintage Chevy Parts
Hamby Motors Vintage Parts SC
HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS
HOTRODDERS.COM CLASSIFIED
I&I 1929-1954 Chevrolet Reproduction Parts
METRO Rubber Restoration Parts & Weather-Stripping
OBSOLETE CHEVY PARTS CO.
OLD CHEVY TRUCKS (Parts)
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
REPAIR CONNECTOR STORE
Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc
RESTORATION SUPPLY COMPANY
ROCKAUTO "Search retailmenot.com for discount codes"
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RELICS
Smooth steel running boards for classic cars and trucks
Rock Valley Antique & Street Rod Parts
Silver Spittoon Antiques
Steele Rubber Parts
STRAPWORKS.COM
Superior Glass Works
The Filling Station Vintage Chevy & GMC Parts
TAIL LIGHT KING
TRADERVAR Auto Gauges & Test Equip


TECH LINKS REFERENCE & MISC

1931 Chevrolet
1932 Chevrolet
BCC Bin Look Up
BCC Bin Look Up (#2)
Bergeson Universal Steering
CHEVROLET HISTORY 1916-1942
CHEVY MANIA
CHEVROLET Model Identification Charts
Chevrolet Production Figures
CHEVY TALK
Chevy Thunder (Great SBC Fuel Injection Reference Site)
CLASSIFIED SEARCH
CLIPS & FASTENERS
COMPNINE Total VIN Decoder
CRAIGSLIST SEARCH TEMPEST
DAVE's Small-Body HEIs
DeCode This VIN Decoder
ENGINE BUILDER MAGAZINE
Engine RPM Calculator
GearHead EFI Forums
HOT RODDER JOURNAL
LeBaron Bonney Company-Vintage Car Interior
McPherson 4 Year College Degree - Automotive Restoration
MILLER TIG Welding Calculator
NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
New England Chrome Plating
OBD2 ENGINE CODES
OLD CAR ADVERTISING CHEVROLET INDEX
OLD CHEVY PICTURES BY YEAR
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
SEMA Action Network BREAKING NEWS
StoveBolt
TEAM 208 MOTORSPORTS Custom Wiring, Tuning, EFI
The12Volt - Free Vehicle Wiring, Relay Diagrams, and Technical Information
The Filling Station - Classic Chevrolet Tech Articles

Website Free Tracking
Stats Of Website
Flag Counter