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Title: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 22, 2012, 02:38:50 PM

 Joe Paterno

All of us are flawed, and yes I do have grand children, but A legend has gone on ahead of us.  Who knows to where.

He was football to a great many people, somehow I wish his legacy had not been dimmed by the recent actions of one of his staff.  He was old, and he was not processing the information correctly is how I am going to think about it.


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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: loveATL on January 22, 2012, 05:23:39 PM
Ditto.  My Yankee husband is PA born and breed and a Penn St grad.  He always spoke very highly of JoePa as a selfless giving man to Penn St.  May he RIP.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rwcohen on February 11, 2012, 07:15:54 PM
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........
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Post by: MadBob on February 12, 2012, 07:31:23 AM
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........

If there is a bright side, Bobby Brown won't be able to beat her up any more.... Whitney was a great singer with a voice not to be forgotten. And she could sing the National Anthem!
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: The_Scientist on February 12, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
Whitney Houston dead at 48. So sad.........

If there is a bright side, Bobby Brown won't be able to beat her up any more.... Whitney was a great singer with a voice not to be forgotten. And she could sing the National Anthem!

To say that Bobby B was a bad influence would be like saying that Iago was a bad advisor to Othello. Still she could have taken rehab more seriously, taken better care of her voice, and not undermined herself so consistently for the last twelve years. She faced huge pressure to stay on top, but that was the deal she made to become rich and famous. In the end it was up to her to save herself, and she couldn't.
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Post by: MadBob on February 12, 2012, 07:35:09 PM
Touche.....
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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 09, 2012, 11:48:17 AM

Shotgun Fred Pirkle (the inventor of the BBQ Guru-DigiQ II, etc) has passed away.

I knew him fairly well and was one of his first customers with his analog draft control system way back a bunch of years. I was on the Pro-Team at BBQ Guru for a few years and was allowed to test (and return) some of the new items as they were being manufactured.  I really liked Fred,our conversations, sometimes an hour or so long unveiled a very interested, driven person that wanted nothing but to be innovative and to make things that were very useful.   I will miss you Shotgun Fred.

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At our factory in Warminster, Pennsylvania, we develop and manufacture control devices for fuel cells, medical equipment, the process industry and personal cooling apparel for hospital operating rooms and other high heat situations.

While in the midst of maturing our EMPC (Electronically Modulated Position Control) project, we realized that the circuitry of this control resembled what would be needed to control a charcoal fire. By this time, the Pitminder™ (an all mechanical smoker control) had already been built and tested in our facilities and we came to the conclusion that an electronic microprocessor based control would be versatile enough to provide temperature control for everything from “low & slow” barbequing to jerky making, pepper drying and cold smoking.

The thought of manufacturing a BBQ device that could work like a crockpot (slow cooker) was just too tempting.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 13, 2012, 05:42:18 PM


daymn, are all the good drummers dying?

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-music/longtime-doobie-brothers-drummer-1383628.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm  (http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-music/longtime-doobie-brothers-drummer-1383628.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm)

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on March 28, 2012, 11:08:42 PM


Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies

R.I.P.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: loveATL on May 16, 2012, 01:19:33 PM
Warren Bruno - founder of Charlie's Favorite Uncle Rest Group - Aunt Charlies, Groundhog Tavern, Knickerbockers, Atkins Park, Mike and Angelos, Phoenix Brewing.... He brought Jager to Atlanta - for better or worse  ;)  RIP Warren and your legacy.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on July 08, 2012, 07:48:22 PM


Okay, okay..  I am way behind on this topic...

I hate it that one of our players went to the Good Side.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-movies/durable-borgnines-motto-you-1474378.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm (http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-movies/durable-borgnines-motto-you-1474378.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm)

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on August 20, 2012, 02:53:41 PM


Phyllis Diller, she made me laugh hard too many times. 

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died in her sleep at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/#ixzz247NAvWAb (http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/#ixzz247NAvWAb)
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Corky on August 20, 2012, 04:50:18 PM
Also, Scott McKenzie ('San Francisco, Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair') passed on over the weekend. Kinda makes me feel old.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on September 09, 2012, 03:44:05 PM


Morgan Freeman is NOT dead...


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Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on September 26, 2012, 09:54:52 AM


Sadly Andy Williams has passed away. 

His songs worked magic for me back in the day.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on November 21, 2012, 08:08:29 AM


<<<  Posted for Deanne -Code Poet >>>

Stacey Renee Crews Stallings  8/9/78 -- 11/15/2012


For my baby sister...

Stacey was the youngest of 3 daughters of Darlene Echols and Jimmy Crews.

As a child, Stacey played baseball and later softball, cheerleading and clogging.

She was fearless and always spoke her mind.

She loved animals and worked for the Lithonia Animal Hospital.

She was a sparkplug and brought energy and excitement to a room.

She was competitive and could throw a mean game of horseshoes.

She had an amazing ability to find 4 leaf clovers which she pressed and saved to bring her luck.

She was stubborn and loyal to her family and friends.

Ever since she was a child, she always wanted a daughter so she could name her Shelby. When Stacey and Scott had their daughter, there was no question that she would be a Shelby. She was so proud of her daughter telling anyone who would listen how smart and beautiful she is.

She had a smile that could light up a room and the darkest blue eyes that sparkled when she was happy.

Her youngest nephew thought she was the Snow Angel.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rwcohen on November 21, 2012, 05:24:28 PM
Deanne & Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything I can do, just yell!
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Post by: LizR on November 27, 2012, 09:26:35 PM
Me too. So very sorry.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on November 28, 2012, 01:42:18 PM


Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar died Wednesday morning at the age of 86

GG>- I have been to a couple of his seminars and have listened to his tapes throughout my early career.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: rwcohen on April 11, 2013, 03:47:44 PM
Pete Vavaroutsos, owner of Mama's Pizza in Alpharetta passed away the other day. I will always contend that he made the best NY pizza in Atlanta. I have been eating his pizza since he had a storefront on Hillside Ave in Jamaica, NY. I was still in high school and pizza and a coke was a quarter. He will be very much missed. He trained his son Jimmy in the business and he is carrying on the tradition.

RIP, Pete............
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Post by: Minerva on April 12, 2013, 07:48:36 AM
In addition to being a great Old School pie maker, he was a really nice guy. Sorry to hear he's gone.
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on April 23, 2013, 06:08:39 PM

R.I.P.



Richie Havens...    We got there late in 69 and didn't see the first two or three bands, but we hung in there.

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 09, 2014, 04:07:52 PM


We have lost some monster good folks in the last while..   

R.I.P. Ryan Hidinger.  An icon in our food oriented lives here in Atlanta. 

See some of these things if you would like to go and be testimonial to his life.

http://thegivingkitchen.org/ (http://thegivingkitchen.org/)

http://www.staplehouse.com/ (http://www.staplehouse.com/)

GG>-  I personally have never met him (that I can remember) but have eaten at Muss & Turners more than just a few times and loved the food they brought to the table. 

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on February 11, 2014, 10:37:30 AM


Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died on Monday night at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: uOTPia Dweller on February 11, 2014, 08:18:59 PM
Terry Hall, owner of Happy Belly food truck and probably the most influential person in the Atlanta food truck movement. I don’t want to pretend I knew him well, but in his early days at Harry’s events I got there early and did get to speak with him a few times. He was a genuinely nice guy.

I believe he was 40. A non-smoker, he died of lung cancer, I believe about eight months after being diagnosed. He’s been honored by the United Way for his charity work. Left behind a wife and two very young children, the youngest I think is one-year old. Nice guy and a definite pioneer in the grubber world.

RIP Terry Hall from one of your earliest fans. 
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on February 12, 2014, 12:38:55 AM
Terry Hall, owner of Happy Belly food truck and probably the most influential person in the Atlanta food truck movement. I don’t want to pretend I knew him well, but in his early days at Harry’s events I got there early and did get to speak with him a few times. He was a genuinely nice guy.

I believe he was 40. A non-smoker, he died of lung cancer, I believe about eight months after being diagnosed. He’s been honored by the United Way for his charity work. Left behind a wife and two very young children, the youngest I think is one-year old. Nice guy and a definite pioneer in the grubber world.

RIP Terry Hall from one of your earliest fans.   

I don't usually chime in on RIP's but Terry was an amazing guy, I too didn't know him well but knew him enough to high five him at events and get asked to come and photograph other things by he or his team.   We (I say we, meaning Deanne's employer) used Happy Belly truck and his terrific catering service on several events in Piedmont Park and other venues around Atlanta, they were always spot on and provided some braggable food rather than the mundane crap that usually comes from food vendors. We too will miss him.  Prayers to his family. 

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on February 15, 2014, 04:38:28 PM

GG>-  Give if you can to his kids college fund..

Terrence "Terry" M. Hall
(May 8, 1973 - February 11, 2014)


Terrence
U.S. Veteran

Terrence “Terry” M. Hall, age 40, of Cumming, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 11, 2014. Terry was born on May 8, 1973 in Hammond, Louisiana and grew up in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1991, attended Southeastern Louisiana University then joined the United States Air Force. Later, Terry’s hospitality career took him to many cities across the country. He eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia.

Terry was the creator & founder of Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen. In two short years, Happy Belly has grown to be one of the top food truck companies in the United States with operations based in Atlanta, Georgia. Terry shared this success with the love of his life, his wife, Dawn Burnette Hall. He had the courage to leave the stability of a great career to pursue his dream and succeed as an entrepreneur. No different than the business he created, his military service to our country, his courageous six-month cancer battle, or his life as a whole…. Terry gave it his all.

Terry was an outgoing, loving and caring man who simply loved people and was deeply committed to his family. He enjoyed water and snow skiing, boating, fishing, wood working and riding his motorcycle. Terry was extremely talented, ambitious and determined with a great work ethic to match. He had the unique ability to use his imagination, solve problems, create solutions and had the desire to leave his mark on the world. Terry was very involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, as well as, served on various boards of community organizations. His legacy will remain within our community and in our hearts for many years to come.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife, Dawn Burnette Hall, daughter Mayer Lynne Hall, age 5, and son, Henry Terrence Hall, age 6 months, of Cumming, Georgia.

He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, David & Cathy Felder Havel of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; in-laws Marshall & Lilian Burnette of Wesley Chapel, Florida and Dan & Lynne Knowles of Cumming, Georgia; grandmothers, Yvonne Verneiul Felder of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and Louise Walder of Lacombe, Louisiana; sisters Bridget Hall Anderson of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Amie Hall Bruno of Cumming, Georgia, Wendy Havel Gagnard of New Orleans, Louisiana and Billie Jo Havel of Kentwood, Louisiana; sisters in law Tracy Burnette Rex of Marietta, Georgia and Christy Burnette Horner of Johnson City, Tennessee; brother John David Havel of Louisiana; brothers in law Marshall Joshua Burnette of Nashville, Tennessee and Clay Odell Knowles of Athens, Georgia; nephews Avery Anderson, Connor Bruno, Lane & Tobey Gagnard, Jr., and Kyle & Colin Rex; niece Abigail Anderson. He is also survived by an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Terry was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester C. Felder, Jr. and uncle Gordon W. Felder.

Visitation Service:

Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm McDonald & Son Funeral Home 150 Sawnee Drive Cumming, Georgia 30040

Funeral Service with Military Honors:

Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 pm St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church 4633 Shiloh Road Cumming, Georgia 30040

A celebration of Terry’s life will immediately follow his funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a special college fund for Terry’s children, Mayer & Henry Hall. “Terry’s Legacy Lives On” can be found at www.youcaring.com/terryslegacyliveson

An interment service will be held in March (date to be determined) in Terry’s hometown of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899


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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Foodgeek on April 10, 2014, 11:20:43 AM
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/04/steven_shaw_pioneer_of_online.html

R.I.P. Steven Shaw of eGullet and several other online food communities. He will be greatly missed. :(
Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on October 08, 2015, 11:15:50 PM


Paul Prudhomme passed away today, I had the opportunity to cook with him twice and photograph him a few more times.  He is legend. 

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Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 02, 2015, 05:56:06 PM

Alex Cooley, have been to all of his venues over the  years, he is Mr. Music in a way to Atlanta..

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