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  • Pat Sullivan, RIP

    12/03/2019 5:17:18 AM PST · by mostly_lies · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/01/12 | Alex Butler
    Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Heisman Trophy winner and former college football coach Pat Sullivan has died at 69 years old, following a long battle with cancer. Sullivan died Sunday. He became Auburn's first Heisman Trophy winner in 1971.
  • Florida man fatally shoots son-in-law who was trying to surprise him for his birthday

    11/24/2019 1:53:14 PM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/4/2019
    <p>A Florida man who shot and killed his son-in-law who jumped out of a bush to surprise him for his birthday will not face criminal charges, authorities said.</p> <p>Christopher Bergan, 37, had arrived in Florida from Norway on Tuesday night to surprise his wife's father, Richard Dennis, 61, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson said at a news conference Thursday.</p>
  • County Sheriff in Alabama Shot to Death in Line of Duty

    11/23/2019 9:24:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/23/2019 | Brian Day
    Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she offered her prayers and sympathy to his family and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham told news outlets that Williams was shot at a gas station in the community of Hayneville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Montgomery. Details remained sketchy as law enforcement agents converged on the community. Video from WSFA-TV showed a heavy law enforcement presence late Saturday outside a QV gas station. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Cpl. Jess Thornton...
  • 2ndDivisionVet has passed away

    11/10/2019 9:33:59 AM PST · by Vendome · 1,047 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2019 | Vendome
    I received word from 2ndDivisionVet wife that he passed away. I am not using his real name here out of respect but, will ping his handle and his wife can if she would like. I didn't ask what he died from but, knowing him for better than 10 years, I knew of medical conditions and a few terrible Operations he had. He was a wonderful human being who cared deeply for his fellow Americans and the ideals that make this country so great that people the world over want to come here and be free, live in liberty and be...
  • Playmate of the Half-Century

    11/02/2019 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | 11/2/19 | Mark Steyn
    John Conyers was elected to Congress for the first time in 1964, winning Michigan's 1st District with 84 per cent of the vote against that year's Republican sacrificial lamb. For the next quarter-century he was ritually returned with even larger margins of biennial victory. But the Detroit that was so faithful to him was in steep demographic decline, and, when Michigan lost one of its seats, poor old Conyers was redistricted onto somewhat less favorable turf: in 2010 he was reduced to a mere 77 per cent of the vote - his worst result ever. After fifty-three years in the...
  • FReeper seekthetruth has passed away

    10/25/2019 8:18:35 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 221 replies
    freeper troop supporters | October 25, 2019 | several FReepers
    Ardent troop supporter, music teacher and FReeper seekthetruth (Jean) passed away on September 27, 2019. Many of us here have read her posts or received her messages, particularly where activists could gather to demonstrate in support of our military men and women. Jeanie's FR home page tells of her years of bringing delight through music to her kindergarten pupils. She was a Trump enthusiast as well. She is survived by her husband Jim, many family members, and her dear friend and military support activist Beverly Perlson, whose communiqués about military issues and causes were often posted on FR by seekthetruth....
  • Kirk, the best brother ever, R.I.P.

    09/19/2019 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/19/2019 | Larry Elder
    My brother Kirk Randolph Elder died suddenly and unexpectedly 16 days before his 70th birthday. He and Tresta, his wife of 41 years, had planned a trip to Hawaii, where they were going to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. Kirk was a retired supervisor at an oil refinery, and we were extremely close. He started coming on my radio show about four years ago, reluctantly at first. We’d discuss politics, culture and sports. A registered Democrat, he and I often disagreed. Yet, week after week, I received letters from listeners who called him their “favorite Democrat.” Kirk always showed respect for Republicans...
  • Lauren Bruner, one of last survivors of USS Arizona, dies at 98

    09/13/2019 1:44:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Lauren Bruner, one of the last four survivors of the attack on the USS Arizona by Japanese planes on Dec. 7, 1941, died Tuesday in California. He was 98. -snip Bruner, who was a 21-year-old fire controlman third class in charge of the ship’s .50-caliber guns, was the second to last person to leave the burning ship after the onslaught by the Japanese. In a 2014 interview with Arizona Public Radio, he recalled that on the morning of Dec. 7 he raced up from below the ship’s deck when the attack began. He said he saw a Japanese plane fly by so closely that...
  • Rock star Eddie Money known for the hit songs Take Me Home Tonight and Two Tickets To Paradise...

    09/13/2019 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | SEPT. 13, 2019 | Heidi Parker For and Leah Simpson For
    FULL TITLE: Rock star Eddie Money known for the hit songs Take Me Home Tonight and Two Tickets To Paradise dies at age 70 from esophageal cancer Eddie Money has died at the age of 70, his family has confirmed. The singer - best known for his hit songs in the 1970s Take Me Home Tonight, Two Tickets To Paradise and Baby Hold On - passed away at his home in Los Angeles, California, his publicist revealed. The singer died Friday following complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer, according to TMZ. He's had numerous health problems recently including heart valve...
  • Report: Former No. 4 overall pick RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle crash

    08/18/2019 1:35:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies ^ | 08/18/19 | Ben Weinrib,Yahoo Sports
    Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson died late Saturday night, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman’s Tony Plohetski. Benson, 36, was involved in a motorcycle crash with a minivan in northwest Austin, where he played college football at Texas, that left him and another person dead plus two others injured.
  • My dad, longtime FReeper onedoug has died

    08/15/2019 8:01:34 AM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 164 replies
    vanity | 8/15/2019 | stylecouncilor
    Douglas Marshall Saxon (4 Jul 1950 – 13 Aug 2019) was born in Jamaica, NY to Marshall Saxon and Jacklyn Smith. He grew up mostly in and around Florida, living in Miami, Coral Gables and Hialeah. At 19 he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam (’68-’69) with the 1st Armored Cavalry Division, where he was a medic and tank driver. After his stint in the Army he traveled around the U.S., eventually ending up in Los Angeles, CA where he met and married the love of his life and had one daughter. Throughout his life his interests...
  • Memorial thread for 'zot'.

    08/04/2019 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2019 | Scott Swett
    Obituary for Col. Ben H. Swett, U.S. Air Force, Retired Col. Ben H. Swett, Ret., passed away on July 20, 2019 in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. He had been a resident of Temple Hills, Maryland since 1971. He was born on September 3, 1934 at Saint Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, son of Herbert Elbridge and Marcia Harriet (Fadner) Swett. Though originally named “Herbert Benjamin,” he always used “Ben H.” as his first and middle names. Ben H. Swett attended grade schools in Wisconsin and Colorado, and graduated from Pasadena, Texas, High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated...
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99

    07/16/2019 6:48:21 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 69 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jul 16, 2019, | matt zarrell
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, ABC News has confirmed. Stevens was nominated to the high court by Republican President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the court. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Jane Sesemann and Susan Roberta Mullen, nine grandchildren: Kathryn, Christine, Edward, Susan, Lauren, John, Madison, Hannah, Haley, and 13 great grandchildren. His first wife Elizabeth Jane, his second wife, Maryan Mulholland, his son, John Joseph, and his daughter, Kathryn, preceded him in death.
  • 70-Year-Old Marathoner, Accused of Cheating, Found Dead in Los Angeles

    07/07/2019 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 5, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Frank Meza, a South Pasadena, California, physician who was recently disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon for not following race rules, was found dead on July 4 in a dry channel of the Los Angeles River, numerous outlets reported. Meza was 70 when he recorded a time of 2:53:10 at the Los Angeles Marathon on March 24 this year. His time was 90 seconds faster than the official age group world record for the distance, 2:54:48, set in 2004. Meza’s performance raised suspicions among those online who root out race cheaters, especially because Meza had already been disqualified twice from...
  • I'm sorry to announce info re: FR friend: 'donna'

    05/20/2019 3:51:39 PM PDT · by McB. · 109 replies
    May 19, 2019 | McB.
    Donna passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday. She wasn’t ill but passed quietly in her sleep. Donna was my best friend and living companion for the last 48 years. I will miss her terribly. McB.
  • Freeper EveningStar has Passed Away on June 2, 2019--RIP

    06/24/2019 9:05:26 PM PDT · by LUV W · 87 replies
    This is all the online Obituary said: "Williams, Kenneth L., III, 75 of Orange, died 6/2/2019." Published in Orange County Register on June 8, 2019
  • Gabe Grunewald Refused to Let Cancer Have the Last Word

    06/13/2019 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Runner's World ^ | June 12, 2019 | Erin Strout
    From a bed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on May 4, Gabriele Grunewald posted a photo of herself on Instagram asking for some “brave vibes” as she fought an infection, which forced her to miss her own “Brave Like Gabe” 5K to raise money for rare cancer research. “It’s not lost on me that maybe this is one of the most poignant ways to show just how critical research is,” she wrote. “Cancer is nothing if not incredibly inconvenient and we need more options.” Just five weeks later—10 years after she was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a...
  • Florida: Man Riding Motorcycle Died After Lightning Strike Shattered His Helmet, Causing Crash

    06/10/2019 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 6/10/19 at 4:06 AM EDT | By Callum Paton
    A motorcycle rider in Florida was killed on Sunday when he was struck by lightning while driving on Interstate 95. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the motorcyclist from Charlotte, North Carolina suffered the fatal crash after lightning struck his helmet. Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Kim Montes told reporters that a Virginia State Police trooper had happened to see the accident while on vacation. He told law enforcement that he saw a bolt of lightning strike the man's helmet a second before the deadly crash. The 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:11 p.m. on Sunday. His name...
  • Re: donna

    05/20/2019 5:46:17 PM PDT · by McB. · 37 replies
    I just wanted to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate reading them. It really was a shock for me. Like I said, Donna was not sick. She just went to bed early Monday night. Her door was mostly closed when I got up the next morning. I went over to my mother's house to get her out of bed and make breakfast. I then came home around 10am and she was still sleeping. I went in her room to wake her and found her gone. I am still in shock. I find myself forgetting that...
  • Howlin passed away in 2018

    05/08/2019 6:26:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 198 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 8, 2019
    Yesterday, out of the blue, I clicked on Howlin's Facebook page and learned that she'd passed away. I found her obituary and learned that she had departed on September 19, 2018 at the age of 72. She was a mainstay at Free Republic and her last post there was on April 22, 2007. I liked her a lot and I will miss her.