Jan 272017

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. 


 Posted by at 10:30 pm
Dec 132016

dortha-spearmanGary Spearman’s mother, Dortha Marie Spearman died on Monday evening, December 12, 2016. Mrs. Spearman suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for eight years.

The funeral will be Monday, December 19, 2016, at Styger Florissant Chapel.  Details

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and Danny and their families at this time.

 Posted by at 8:58 pm
Jun 252016

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.


 Posted by at 12:33 am
Mar 262016

Twig and Mary

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

 Posted by at 11:07 am
Feb 262016

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.


 Posted by at 3:17 pm
Jan 012016

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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!

 Posted by at 9:59 am
Nov 142015

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

 Posted by at 1:34 pm
Oct 272015

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.

 Posted by at 6:18 pm
Sep 072015


A great time was had by the large crowd of family and friends as we celebrated Elenore ‘Momma’ McGuire’s 90th birthday at the club on Saturday.  Mary Ann Peterson wrote the poem below.

Mom McGuire poem

It was great to see everyone who showed up to honor this one very classy broad on her 90th birthday.

 Posted by at 8:06 am
Jul 252015

Shawn McCauley died2Former Glutton Shawn McCauley was killed Friday night, July 24, 2015 in a motorcycle accident near the GM plant in Wentzville where he worked.  An SUV apparently turned in front of Shawn’s motorcycle and he hit it.

STL Today report

Staff Sergeant McCauley was proudly serving in the United States Army Reserve at the time of his passing. He served two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded two bronze stars, one with Valor for his service to our country. 

Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles MO.  The funeral will be at 10 am Thursday with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

An Irish wake will take place after the burial at Mattingly’s in St. Charles.

Here’s the obituary: https://www.baue.com/obituary/ssg-shawn-m-mccauley-2/

 Posted by at 9:56 pm
Jul 062015

Sharon MirthKurt’s mom, Sharon Mirth, died Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Visitation will be at Stygar’s Florissant Chapel, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. (at Lindbergh) on Wednesday, July 8 from 3 to 8 pm.  Funeral service on Thursday, July 9 at Grace Lutheran Chapel , Chambers and 367, at 11 am.

The obituary and more information can be found here.

Our thoughts are with Kurt and his family.


 Posted by at 3:17 pm
Apr 282015

CripGlutton Founding Father Bill ‘Crip’ Cameron died on Monday, April 27, 2015.  Visitation is Wednesday, April 29 from 4:00 — 8:00 pm. at Hutchen’s Mortuary at 675 Graham Rd in Florissant (just north of 270)  Funeral Thursday, April 30, at 10:00 am. 

Here’s the obituary.

Dan McGuire said it best… Bill was critical to the founding of the Gluttons. He invited some of us to play for his church basketball team in 1964 and the “Gluttons” were born.  He also signed the lease for our first clubhouse at 5611 Riverview.  Without Crip – there would be no Gluttons Club …

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 Posted by at 9:36 pm
Feb 192015

Shirley KarniskiAl Karniski and Sandy Pagano’s mother Shirley died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Here is the obituary at Baue Funeral Home: Shirley Mae Karniski.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Norbert’s Church in Florissant on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10 am.  A gathering will follow the service at the Gluttons Club.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Al, Sandy and the entire family.

 Posted by at 9:37 am
Feb 162015

One hundred sixteen days after the first ever marriage at the Gluttons club there was a second wedding.  On Valentine’ Day Dan Sucich and Christa Rizzi were married at the club.  Hardly any one knew this was in the works until they showed up for the Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras party at the club.  The ceremony was officiated by Jen Rieker.

Dan and Christa Wed

Congratulations to the happy couple!

 Posted by at 2:32 pm
Feb 162015

Larry knee

Larry Green underwent a knee replacement last Monday.  By Saturday, just 5 days later,  he was partying at the club. He had the walker with him but wasn’t using it as he maneuvered amongst the partygoers.

Unlike Brother Paulsen who was nearly incapacitated after his knee replacement a year and a half ago, Larry has not crapped on the floor yet.

Some say Mr. Green had built up a layer of liquid anesthetic over the years to help in pain relief management.

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 Posted by at 7:32 am
Feb 052015

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Life member Bill Yates was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles Thursday morning with shortness of breath.  It was determined that he has significant blockage in his heart arteries.  He is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Friday morning.

Update:  Bill came through the surgery alright. He had 2 grafts and everything looks good so far.  Sue sends her thanks. 

 Update (Feb 15):  Pee Wee is now home recuperating  and doing well.  

Also on the DL…

Former member John Tashler suffered a heart attack last weekend and has been in ICU at St. Lukes most of the week. Last we heard was he was getting better and was being moved to a regular room on Thursday.

Update (Feb 15):  John went home from the hospital but was readmitted a few days later.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with these guys and their families.

 Posted by at 9:21 pm
Nov 292014

Marcie and WadeWe just learned that Bill and Sue Yates’ daughter Marcie’s husband Wade Mathes was killed early Thanksgiving morning in a one vehicle accident in St. Charles County. Here’s a link to the story on the STL Today website: Man, 39, killed in one-car crash west of Augusta

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Visitation on Tuesday, December 2 from 1 to 4:30 pm.  Service following at 4:30 pm.

More info here.

 Posted by at 1:47 am