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Sad news once again for 2A

Post by sawgrassrunner » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:34 am

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Jack and Aleta and their family at the Hilton in area 2A for the loss of their son Rob AKA Flipper. Flipper was in a fatal motorcycle wreck this past weekend in Pompano.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/browar ... 9551.story
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Post by papajack » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:36 am

Prayers sent.

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Post by schmidtav2 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:32 am

Deepest Sympathy

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Post by digginfool » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:49 am

My condolences.
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Re: Sad news once again for 2A

Post by PM » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:06 am

We are going to miss you Flipper!
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Post by cajungs » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:21 pm

Prayers sent

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Post by CJB0470 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:09 pm

Prayers sent. My sons and I still talk about flipper/Rob when we were down there riding. We had such a good time riding with everybody. It's a shock to hear this!!! :old_glory: Rob was a great guy!!! :florida:
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Re: Sad news once again for 2A

Post by crazycracker13 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:02 pm

my prayers sent out to the family…… Flipper we are going to miss you, may you rest in peace and now your in better place...

You’ll never be forgotten!!!

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Sad news once again for 2A

Post by SwampNinja » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:49 pm

Prayers to the family.
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Post by Top-Cat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:29 pm

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Re: Sad news once again for 2A

Post by newoldglory » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Got a call from Big Chris Stevens this morning. There will be a memorial gathering in memory of Flipper, at the Lox Road landing this Saturday afternoon, 6-6-13 at 1:00 PM. Please slide safe, I feel deep sorrow for the family. We must treasure every day. :salute:
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Post by Top-Cat » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:45 pm

Last time I saw Flipper was about a month ago. I was broke down and drifting SW towards Judges camp. Hilton was due east. I paddled and pushed, pulled and made it just before a storm. Flipper came over from the Hilton asked me if I wanted help, shelter, soda, beer etc. What a great guy! I'll be there Saturday

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Re: Sad news once again for 2A

Post by sawgrassrunner » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:03 am

newoldglory wrote:Got a call from Big Chris Stevens this morning. There will be a memorial gathering in memory of Flipper, at the Lox Road landing this Saturday afternoon, 6-6-13 at 1:00 PM. Please slide safe, I feel deep sorrow for the family. We must treasure every day. :salute:
Thanks for the info Gerald, Jack called JR Tuesday night and said "I lost my boy" he is a complete mess understandably. All he could tell him was that there was going to be a memorial gathering at the hill on Saturday and didn't say what time he couldn't talk any longer.

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Post by glades cat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:25 am

I have a friend in the Trauma Center in Miami who barely survived a motorcycle accident recently on his way to work.
My heart breaks every time I hear a youngster perish.
Our eyes turn to God for understanding and consolation.
Our prayers are with the living that must endure the pain.
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Re: Sad news once again for 2A

Post by Muddyduck » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:38 pm

Had a chance to run with Flipper a few times. So sorry to hear about this loss. Bet he and Pops are working on a swamp camp right now.
Many could live on what we have wasted.

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