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Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby MXC » Mon Jul 01 2019 3:19pm

All,

I wanted to bring your attention to Balbaroy's health today. Frank has spent the past month in the hospital and has recently been moved to hospice. He may not have much longer, as a move to hospice usually indicates, but he's aware of this fact and has been very upbeat. We've chatted very briefly a few times but I've let him return to his visiting family and friends. If you have Frank's (Gritzmacher) contact on Facebook, please say hello. I'll keep this space updated as best I can with the news that I see. Hopefully he gets the miracle he needs.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Swalchy » Mon Jul 01 2019 9:34pm

Sorry to hear about this.

I don't have him on FB, but please pass on my well wishes and hope that he does get better.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Stordarth » Mon Jul 01 2019 10:24pm

This news blindsided me when I saw it on facebook. I almost never go on there.

My fingers are crossed for you, bud.

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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Chaos Wizard » Sat Jul 06 2019 3:39am

I have been slacking on my presence as of late (pun partially intended) but when I heard about Balbaroy I decided to swing by.

Just like the dialogue above and those that are taking place in private, for a lot of us we have spent greater than half our lives here, and shared sometimes devastating experiences to weddings, child births and all manner of things.
That being said this place and the people here are sometimes more family than the ones we’ve got.

I believe I can speak for the greater majority here by sending our love, support, prayers and well wishes to you Frank, and your friends and family.

I’ve always enjoyed your company. You are in our hearts and dominate our thoughts.
I sincerely hope you get that miracle.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Cyric » Sat Jul 06 2019 2:03pm

I don't have the Facebook. I don't use Slack. My only connection with everyone is here through SFC. It's been sad watching people's presences dwindle, but I've seen the kids I've known for the better part of two decades grow and "move out of the house". Hearing this news makes me appreciate the time we've had. You'll get no jokes, no puns from me - just stunned silence.

Heartfelt wishes to Balbaroy, his friends, and his family.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Earl » Tue Jul 23 2019 6:03am

I've only been showing up a few times a year, so this is the first I've heard.

Sucks. Balbaroy is a good dude.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby thepeaguy » Sat Aug 03 2019 3:34am

Although I don't know him on a personal level, I vaguely remember the guy from a while back. I think we had a disagreement or something on this board (not everyone gets along - fact of life). Anyway, that was years ago.

It's a shame for his loved ones. I wish them well in their time of bereavement. I've been dangerously ill myself, so I can somewhat relate to his predicament.
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Re: Our Friend Frank (aka Balbaroy)

Postby Antman 537 » Tue Aug 06 2019 3:39pm

Dang, that is a shame. I didn't know him to well, but he seemed like a cool dude.
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