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Old 02-12-2020, 08:11 AM   #1
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The loss of a good friend

I have been asked by Tony's ( Isuzusweets ) wife Gabby. To inform everyone of Tony's passing he lost his battle with the cancer he was fighting on Monday night. We have lost a great person and friend.

I only met Tony about 6 years ago but in that 6 years we became best friends. It saddens me greatly to have to write this. I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family and anyone who knew him.

R.I.P Tony my good friend
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:37 AM   #2
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Sad. I never met Tony, but knew him through his writings on the forum. He was very nice and helpful. My condolences to Gabby and family. He will be missed.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:42 AM   #3
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I’m sorry to hear that.

Tony was a thoughtful and regular contributor here.

Find a need and fill it.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:43 AM   #4

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R.I.P Tony

Obrigado, é hora de descansar.

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:10 AM   #5
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R.I.P. Tony, God speed.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:27 AM   #6
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RIP Tony.

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:31 AM   #7
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So sorry to hear that. We got to meet Tony and Gabby at the last Get Together. He will be greatly missed by all. Gabby, know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:45 AM   #8
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RIP Tony

My thoughts are with Gabby and his family.

We only met face to face at the 2016 motorhome get-together but exchanged messages on a whole range of subjects to the point I fell I have lost a good friend.

Kindred spirits separated
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:52 AM   #9
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We were lucky to get the chance to meet Tony the couple times we did. What a truly a great guy, that could make you feel like friends from the moment you met. Heartfelt prayers for Gabby and the rest of the family
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:03 AM   #10
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shepard57, thank you for passing along the unfortunate news about Tony. I've enjoyed reading his posts, always insightful and funny.

I was reading a thread of his earlier in the week and went back a few pages and saw he mentioned starting chemo (last summer?).

Thoughts and prayers to Gabby and family on their (and our) loss. Tony, you will be missed. Godspeed

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:23 AM   #11
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That news just breaks my heart. I enjoyed many emails and phone calls with Tony and was with him when he bought the Argosy. I kept waiting and hoping for him to inform us that he'd won his battle.

His friendship will be sorely missed along with his spirited discussions.

RIP Tony.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:32 AM   #12
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Prayer's for the family.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:34 AM   #13
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I just heard this sad and shocking news from Magnet18.
I just have no words at the moment....
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:34 AM   #14
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Rest in Peace, Tony. My prayers are with Gabby and family.
He was a font of wisdom, and will be sorely missed here.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:51 AM   #15
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So glad the family got to enjoy their cross country road trip. Love to Gabby and the girls, WONDERFUL family! Everlasting peace to Tony’s soul, he has a great one !
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM   #16
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A true loss to his family and this forum. Condolences to his family.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:02 AM   #17
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I didn’t get a chance to meet Tony, but will miss him.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:04 AM   #18
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I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing, I only new him thru the Forums but he took the time to give me a lot of great info when I bought my 310. Praying for his family and friends.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:18 AM   #19
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A loss to this community. Like others I have learned from his posts. Condolences to the family.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:38 AM   #20
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RIP Isuzusweets.
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