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Farewell Bonzo, God Speed #438593
06/05/12 8:52 pm
06/05/12 8:52 pm
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Northern KY
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It is with great sorrow that I regret that I inform you of the passing of our own Bonzo. I have no details but we have lost a brother and friend. He will be missed...


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438597
06/05/12 9:06 pm
06/05/12 9:06 pm
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Such sad news, please pass on my heart felt condolences to all his friends and family.


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438598
06/05/12 9:08 pm
06/05/12 9:08 pm
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This Is the second big shocker with Bonzo in short period of time.It is truly a terrible loss.He helped me out with a realy big problem.Took alot of time and research.My condolences to his family and friends.He will truly be missed.RIP Bonzo.

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Kev.] #438599
06/05/12 9:10 pm
06/05/12 9:10 pm
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Posts: 1,180
Trenton, New Jersey
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This is terrible news...I was just reading his posts not more than 10 minutes ago..Think oh cool,he's keeping the Enfield twin! now this ...truly sad...


Brian
Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: jays375] #438600
06/05/12 9:12 pm
06/05/12 9:12 pm
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Lucan ON Canada
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I am in total shock. I was emailling him about some stuff. I dont know what to say. It sucks to loose a friend. Jeff

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438606
06/05/12 9:33 pm
06/05/12 9:33 pm
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Sad news indeed. Our thoughts goes to his family.
Ron if you speak with Carin please pass our condolences.
RIP Bonzo it will be empty without you.

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438615
06/05/12 9:51 pm
06/05/12 9:51 pm
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Kent
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Sad news indeed....


KarlB
Wondering what the next project will be!
Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438616
06/05/12 10:07 pm
06/05/12 10:07 pm
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Altoona, Florida
Mike Carter R.I.P. Offline
In Remembrance
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Altoona, Florida
Craig will be missed...I never saw this coming...I guess we never do..

RIP Bonzo Your friend Mike Carter

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Mike Carter R.I.P.] #438617
06/05/12 10:15 pm
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Greensboro, NC
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Damn


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438619
06/05/12 10:21 pm
06/05/12 10:21 pm
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NYC and York PA
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I just got a PM from him two days ago. What happened? RIP Bonzo


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438624
06/05/12 11:05 pm
06/05/12 11:05 pm
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Annapolis, MD
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I just can't believe it
this is so sad
Craig was a good friend, and a great guy to be around
A very painful loss, my condolence to all his friends and family
God speed Craig, you will be missed
Dennis Brown


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438625
06/05/12 11:06 pm
06/05/12 11:06 pm
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west central ohio where all be...
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I sure sorry to hear this and he will be missed. He was one of the good ones.

Condolences to Carin & family.

Dave

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438627
06/05/12 11:16 pm
06/05/12 11:16 pm
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GA
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Found this while looking for pictures of Bonzo. Tarvin's there too.



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Very sad...


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438629
06/05/12 11:25 pm
06/05/12 11:25 pm
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New Hampshier USA
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Wow frown I traded a few parts back and forth with him but never had the pleasure of meeting him face to face.....Hoped to maybe see him at Mid Ohio or TSMR sometime time damn


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438631
06/05/12 11:54 pm
06/05/12 11:54 pm
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Stone Creek OH USA
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Sad, really sad news.........and not really sure what to say....so many memories of Bonzo

RIP Bonzo

Godspeed


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: MikeG] #438634
06/06/12 12:03 am
06/06/12 12:03 am
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Central Virginia
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Originally Posted By: MikeG
Wow frown I traded a few parts back and forth with him but never had the pleasure of meeting him face to face.....Hoped to maybe see him at Mid Ohio or TSMR sometime time damn


You'd have liked him. Bonzo was an industrial-strength product of Detroit, and a good man to have at your back in any situation. When he told a story from his past, you didn't find yourself doubting that it was true!

None of us are perfect, none of us angels, but I learned a lot of good things from Bonzo and I hope he learned a few things from hanging around us; it's the way it should be.

Rest in peace, Craig "Bonzo" Holder.

Lannis


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438639
06/06/12 12:30 am
06/06/12 12:30 am
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Haven't been around too much lately and when I do stop by it's this. Don't know what to say. Glad I got to know him a little and really sorry I won't get to know him better. SHIT!

My heart goes out to Carin and family.


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438641
06/06/12 12:45 am
06/06/12 12:45 am
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Sheesh. Total shocker. RIP Bonzo!
A damn good man gone. The word "unbelievable" popped into my mind, but I know that sadly, it is all too believable- in this crazy world we live in.

Heartfelt condolences to Carin & the family. frown

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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438645
06/06/12 12:52 am
06/06/12 12:52 am
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Randolph, Ohio
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Randolph, Ohio
Sad, sad news.

Joe

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438649
06/06/12 1:07 am
06/06/12 1:07 am
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Jordan, NY
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Oh no.


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438652
06/06/12 1:19 am
06/06/12 1:19 am
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Damn, seems like he knew it was coming, hope he got done what he needed to. Only ever picked up bits of his personal side, seemed to be quite the character...RIP Bonzo


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438654
06/06/12 1:21 am
06/06/12 1:21 am
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Gnashville
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Total bummer!
I had grown to respect his knowledge and opinion.
Hope he passed easily.
My condolences to wife, family, and friends.

Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438656
06/06/12 1:28 am
06/06/12 1:28 am
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Manchester, Connecticut, USA
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Fare well, Bonzo :-(


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Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438661
06/06/12 2:08 am
06/06/12 2:08 am
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Good by friend


Remember me whenever
youíre blue
Remember me when thereís
no one holding you
Any time you feel like you
canít make it through
Remember me and I will be
with you

Remember me whenever
youíre afraid
And when you lose your
dreams along the way
Any time you feel like you
canít make it through
Remember me and I will be
with you

Every night and every day Iíll
be by your side
Just reach out and take my
hand and I will be your guide
And any time you feel like you
canít make it through
Remember me and I will be
with you

Remember me whenever
youíre afraid
Remember me if thereís
someone in my place
Any time you feel like you
canít make it through
Remember me and I will be
with you.

Bonzo... we will remember...


Re: Farewell Bonzo, God Speed [Re: Ron T. in KY] #438664
06/06/12 2:28 am
06/06/12 2:28 am
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Noblesville, IN
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I was having a pretty good day and then I see this. Damn, I liked Bonzo,he was just a good down to earth guy. RIP Bonzo.

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