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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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. 

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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

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

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!

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.

Shawn McCauley Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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.

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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/

Kurt Mirth’s Mom died Sunday night

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.

 

Joe Pagano’s mother passed away

Bertha PaganoBertha Pagano, Joe’s mom, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 26, 2015. 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Baue Funeral Home at 3950 West Clay Street, in St. Charles MO from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Funeral  Wednesday morning at 10 am from St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in St. Charles MO.

More details cyan be found in the obituary at Baue’s website.

Our condolences go out to Joe and his family.

Bill Pee Wee Yates Has Heart Bypass Surgery

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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.

Jon Gray Undergoes Tripple Bypass

John grayFather’s Day this year will be one that John Gray doesn’t forget.  John had an “episode” last week, but didn’t think much of it.  Annie convinced him to go to the ER on Wednesday.  Tests showed that he indeed has blockages in his arteries so he was scheduled for the triple bypass on Father’s Day.

The surgery was successful and John will be in the ICU for 48 hours.  If things continue to go as expected he will probably be going home near the end of the week.

Having an “episode” after the big Memorial Day Pignic is not unusual for most Gluttons, but it’s usually the next day when we feel the effects.  Hats off to the cooks who perhaps contributed to this long lasting epic episode.

Seriously, our thoughts and prayers go out to Jon and we wish him a speedy recovery as he recuperates at home in Florida.

 

Oh Deer!

Deer at hydrant

This cute little doe has been seen moving back and forth from the woods in the back yard to across Jerries Lane.  This photo was taken Friday evening as it crossed the street in front of the club.

 

Mouse Races Postponed

Mouse races4The Glutton Mouse Races set for Saturday, May 3rd, has been postponed.  We have a serious septic tank issue that won’t be resolved until that weekend.  That and the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration take precedent over the Mouse Races. 

We’ll let everyone know when the Glutton Mouse Races are rescheduled.

Changes to By-Laws Adopted

The Board of Directors of the Redman Acres Athletic Club has overwhelmingly adopted some changes to the by-laws of the corporation.  These amendments need the ratification of the membership to be put into force.  The changes will be voted on at the January membership meeting that is set for Friday, January 17, 2014 beginning at 7:17 pm.  

Briefly the changes would:

1. Amend Honorary Membership Classification back to what it was, but with a new approval process.
2. Adopt new “Life” Membership Classification for Dave Brink, Jon Heacock, Dan McGuire & Bill Yates who were formerly designated as Honorary members. 
3. Adopt new “Senior” Membership Classification that would allow a former member who doesn’t come around much to still be an official part of the club.
 
You can read a summary of the changes and the full changed amendments in the link below.  Members are encouraged to read these before attending the meeting on January 17.
 
Also you’ll find a proxy form that you can use to vote if you’re not able to attend the meeting.