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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Today I found out a friend passed away last Friday from a bike wreck on May 30th. He was a retired OTR truck driver who never lost his love to drive or ride. He was 76 and never slowed down in life and on the go constantly. I am 64 and met Marty and his wife Kathy when I was 12. They were the neighhood big brother and sister at the time so they went out of their way for us. Eventually they had twin daughters and moved 50 miles away to a better area. Lost track of each other for many years but hooked up again a few years ago. He was truly a 1 of a kind person that will never be duplicated. Him and Kathy were together from day 1 when I met them and my heart goes out to her and their family. Them 2 made a difference with quite a few of the neighborhood kids lives but as we all grew up I think only a couple of us may have kept in touch. He will be missed by Janet and I plus a buttload of others that he had met thru out the years.
Mr Marty I will love/miss you forever as a person, friend, big brother and sometimes father figure.

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What a shame. Sorry for your loss. RIP Marty

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Bobby, to have one of those kinds of people in your life are special, and to lose one is a great loss. Best wishes to you, celebrate his life, he obviously loved what he was doing in life, and I'm sure you'll be telling stories about him for a good long while. Congrats on having such a great friend and condolences at the same time.
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Much respect to both of you. Sorry for your loss. But there are worse ways to go.
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Today I found out a friend passed away last Friday from a bike wreck on May 30th. He was a retired OTR truck driver who never lost his love to drive or ride. He was 76 and never slowed down in life and on the go constantly. I am 64 and met Marty and his wife Kathy when I was 12. They were the neighhood big brother and sister at the time so they went out of their way for us. Eventually they had twin daughters and moved 50 miles away to a better area. Lost track of each other for many years but hooked up again a few years ago. He was truly a 1 of a kind person that will never be duplicated. Him and Kathy were together from day 1 when I met them and my heart goes out to her and their family. Them 2 made a difference with quite a few of the neighborhood kids lives but as we all grew up I think only a couple of us may have kept in touch. He will be missed by Janet and I plus a buttload of others that he had met thru out the years.
Mr Marty I will love/miss you forever as a person, friend, big brother and sometimes father figure.

Bobby

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I'm sorry to hear you lost a good friend. My condolences.

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Really sorry to see this and I pray for both you and his wife; it's truly special to have someone for that long in your life and be friends for that long. Truly sorry for your loss.

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He was 1 of them people that if you had to give a eulogy and just started laffing the people that knew him and his family would understand. Not long ago I put head bearings and front wheel bearings in his bike and told him if he did not shut up he was gonna have to go in the house. It is not good to keep laffing while trying to tap a bearing race in.


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Today I found out a friend passed away last Friday from a bike wreck on May 30th. He was a retired OTR truck driver who never lost his love to drive or ride. He was 76 and never slowed down in life and on the go constantly. I am 64 and met Marty and his wife Kathy when I was 12. They were the neighhood big brother and sister at the time so they went out of their way for us. Eventually they had twin daughters and moved 50 miles away to a better area. Lost track of each other for many years but hooked up again a few years ago. He was truly a 1 of a kind person that will never be duplicated. Him and Kathy were together from day 1 when I met them and my heart goes out to her and their family. Them 2 made a difference with quite a few of the neighborhood kids lives but as we all grew up I think only a couple of us may have kept in touch. He will be missed by Janet and I plus a buttload of others that he had met thru out the years.
Mr Marty I will love/miss you forever as a person, friend, big brother and sometimes father figure.

Bobby

Marty rode a 2007 FJR1300AE. He lost it in a corner by his house that he probably had taken a 1000 plus times.


Dayum....my condolences to you, family, and friends during this tragic time.

R.I.P> Marty
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Sorry to hear this, Bobby.

Ride on Marty, save us a spot when you get there.

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