Tommy Smith Dead at 46

Sad to report that former Glutton Tom (Tommy) Smith (AKA Tommy Salami) passed away at his home in Florissant on April 5, 2018, after a long battle with colon cancer.  Tom was a member of the club in the mid-1990s for a few years.  His dad, Tom Smith also was a member for most of the 1990s.

Tommy gave me permission to post this video he made when he did a Show & Tell in his communication class in 2011:  Show & Tell: Dad goes back to school

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 3 pm to 8 pm at Stygar Florissant Chapel and Cremation Center, 13980 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63033

Funeral service will be held at Stygars on Wednesday, April 11 starting promptly at 10 am followed by interment at Friedens Cemetery & Mausoleum.  Obituary

 

St. Patrick’s Day Party March 17

Join the O’Gluttons on Saturday, March 17 for the  Glutton St. Patrick’s Day Party. 

Kurt has volunteered to cook the corned beef and cabbage and potatoes.  Festivities get underway any time after 12 noon.

BYOB and a snack or dish to share.  Cost for all you can eat is $10 per person.  Little kids are negotiable.  

Put on your green and bring a friend!  

 

Super Bowl Shrimp Feast

The annual Glutton Super Bowl Shrimp Feast kicks off about 3:30 on Sunday, February 4th at the Glutton Club. There’ll be shrimp, chili, wings, chips, fixins, soda and beer and whatever you bring!

Cost is $15 per person or $10 for non-drinkers. (Kids are negotiable) Bring a dish or snack to share!

 

New Board Elected

A new board of directors was elected at the January membership meeting.  The new board consists of Mike Mathews, Glen Morris, Dave Heacock, Kurt Mirth, Barry Colebank, Mike Green and Jon Heacock. Mark Paulsen is the new alternate board member.  An updated phone list is in the works.

New club officers will be appointed at the February board meeting.

 

Gary Rowberry sails thru hip replacement

Gary Rowbverry had his hip replacement surgery on Monday (Jan. 8) in Houston as scheduled. By Tuesday afternoon he was back at his apartment.  Gary said as soon as he woke up after surgery he was no longer hurting. He says he feels great and hopes to be back to work in a couple of weeks.  Typical recovery time is 6 to 8 weeks but he’s hoping the doctor will clear him to return to work since, as we know, he really doesn’t do anything.

Row says he was really crabby, which he attributes to his bad hip, and also always tired which he attributes to his bad heart.  Now that he’s taken care of those two issues he feels like a new man.  He said, “the Crabby Row is gone!”  And he has a lot more energy than he did have.  Anyone wanting to call him and test his crabbyless attitude, you can reach him at 314-715-5429.

 

Gary Rowberry Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

Update: (11/22): Talked with Gary today and he’s getting ready to check out of the hospital and go back to his apartment.  He said he’s feeling really good with minimal pain and everything is looking good. He’s going to start cardiac rehab to build himself up. He can’t drive for 6 weeks.   Once he gets his heart built back up he’ll undergo the hip replacement and said he’ll be as mean and ugly as ever and good for another 30 years.  He wants to thank everyone for their well wishes, thoughts and prayers.  He’s hoping to be able to come back to St. Louis around Christmas but if not, by February for sure.

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