Gary Rowberry Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

Update (11/18):  Gary is off the breathing tube and sitting up talking to his daughter Sarah.  He is expected to be moved to a regular room sometime this weekend. All signs are positive.

Update (11/16): Gary had quadruple by-pass surgery (they were thinking it would be a double until they got in there) but all went well. He is in recovery.  Typical hospital stay is about a week.

Gary Rowberry will undergo open heart bypass surgery on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to repair 50% blockage in his arteries.  The heart problem came to the attention of doctors when they were doing routine tests in advance of Gary’s hip replacement surgery, which he really needs. They won’t do the hip replacement until his heart problem is corrected.  

He asks that you refrain from calling him for a few days after the surgery because he won’t be able to answer for a while.

Please keep Gary in your thoughts and prayers.

Rick Walton Killed in Crash

Glutton Brother Rick Walton was killed in a car crash around 5 pm Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017.  Details are sketchy but apparently, he was on his way home from a benefit for a friend in the St. Charles area when he lost control of his truck on I-70 near Dave & Busters and went off the road and hit a tree. Rick was not thrown from the vehicle as first reported.  He had his seatbelt on.  Witnesses said his brake lights never came on so he may have suffered a heart attack. No other vehicles were involved.

Rick joined the Gluttons in 2002 and was instrumental in clearing the lot next door and general upkeep of the yard and property for most of his fifteen years. He will be missed.

Services: Visitation will be Thursday, October 12 from 4 to 8 pm. at Bucholz Mortuary, 1645 Redman Road in Spanish Lake. There will be a graveside service on Friday, October 13 at Walton Chapel Cemetery in Ellsinore MO (near Poplar Bluff MO).



Alk hospitalized with double pneumonia

Al Karniski was hospitalized over the weekend with double pneumonia and God knows what else.  He’s a Mercy Hospital (formerly known as St. John’s Mercy) on Ballas near 40 and 270.  Al has been feeling like crap for about 10 days. That crap turned into double pneumonia.

He’ll probably be in the hospital for a few days.

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Bertie Taylor undergoes heart surgery

Bertie Lopez Bridges/Taylor, or Scott Taylor’s wife for short, underwent a heart valve replacement surgery this morning (Monday) at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge IL (Chicago area).

Hospital Address: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL 60068

Everything went as expected and Bertie is expected to remain in the hospital for about a week before she can go home.

Our thoughts and prayers sent her way.


Elenore ‘Momma’ McGuire Dead at 91

 We’re sad to report that ‘Momma’ McGurie passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, after a brief illness.  

Mom McGuire was the Mother of founding members Dan and Don McGuire.  As the name “Momma” McGuire indicates, she was, in many ways, a second Mother to us all.   She was made an Honorary Member of the Gluttons in 1971.

A simple private funeral will be held on Thursday, June 15, with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Gluttons Club from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday.


Momma McGuire Under Hospice Care

Got the sad news today that Elenore ‘Momma’ McGurie is going under hospice care.  She has undergone surgery on her kidneys a couple of times recently but it apparently isn’t working. She has other non-treatable problems and the outlook isn’t good.

Momma McGuire, 91, has been an honorary member of the Gluttons since 1971.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McGuire family.


Kevin McCauley gets new hip

Kevin McCauley had hip replacement surgery on Thursday afternoon at DePeres Hospital in West County.  Everything went well and they had him up and walking that evening. This reporter visited Kevin on Friday afternoon and he was in good spirits.  

Kevin should be going home on Saturday to recuperate. 


Denny Abeln Dead at 75

Denny AblenOur hearts are saddened to learn that Denny Abeln died on Friday morning June 24, 2015.

Ed Carter called and said he got a call from Denny’s daughter Debbie that Denny had a heart attack at his home in Spanish Lake.

Denny joined the club in 1993 and has been a Resident member ever since.  Twenty-three years of faithfully paying his dues and never once on the Shit List. 

Visitation will be Monday, June 27 from 3 to 8 pm at Stygar Florissant Chapel and Cremation Center on Halls Ferry just south of Lindbergh.  Funeral will be Tuesday, June 28 at 9:15 am at Stygar. 

Here’s the obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Ann, Debra and thei extended family.


Sweet Mary and Dad

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Mary Porzelt, AKA Sweet Mary, performed with her band at Atomic Cowboy in St. Louis Wednesday night.  She’s planning on moving to Los Angeles this summer to pursue her music career.  Below is a little clip from her performance the other night.

Sweet Mary

Rabbi Trashed!

Rabbi send beerJim “Rabbi” Murphy was injured in a trash accident while cleaning up spilled trash.  In his words:

   I was cleaning up the spilled trash and I was walking down the hill to pick up the last of it and my left foot slipped out from under me and my right knee folded up and tore my patella tendon. Had surgery yesterday to have it fixed. Owie. 

We’re wishing Rabbi a speedy pain-free recovery.


‘Fireball’ Pfeffer Sets Head Ablaze

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No, it wasn’t a cigar explosion.  Gerard ‘Fireball’ Pfeffer spent part of New Year’s Eve at the hospital after an incident at his place on Lewis & Clark.  Apparently his bonfire making skills leave something to be desired. Where’s Ranger Rick when you need him? 

Fireball wasn’t satisfied with his arsonistic skills in making a bonfire. The fire was petering out and the always helpful Fireball had the brilliant idea to add an accelerant to the bonfire to coax it along.  Accelerant of choice: gasoline.  Fireball’s reflexes weren’t as good as they were when he was a younger man, so guess what happened?

POOF!  While it was way too late to burn his hair off it did scorch his head a bit.  He drove himself to a hospital near his home in St. Peters where he was treated for his injuries.  He is expected to make a full recovery. 

Stay tuned for more Adventures of Fireball Pfeffer!

Gary Johns Dead at 66

Gary JohnsWe received word that former Glutton Gary Johns died on October 31, 2015.  Gary’s funeral was on November 7, 2015.  Gary is survived by his wife Debbie, two daughters Adina and Krista and their families. He has four grandchildren. 

Gary was a member of the Gluttons Club for a few years in the late 80’s or early 90’s. They lived in Maryland Heights. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and her entire family.

Gary Johns’ obituary

Kenny Gaugh dead at 59

Gaugh3Former Glutton Kenny Gaugh passed away after suffering a heart attack on Sunday evening, October 25, 2015.  Kenny was in the club about the time Mel Blanc, Tom Smith and Ed Carter were in.  Kenny owned a car repair shop in Spanish Lake. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 31 from 1 pm until the service at 2 pm at Buchholz Spanish Lake Mortuary, 1645 Redman Avenue.

Here’e the obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle and the family.