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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim “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.
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!
Former 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.
Former 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.
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.
Kurt’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.
Bertha 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.
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.
After a long delay the By-Laws and Operating Rules have been updated on this website. Look them over and let us know if you can think of something that was changed but did not make it into this version.
Vocals, lyrics, melody by Sweet Mary. Instrumentation written and played by Ben Silverstein ( keys ) Max Newman (guitar) Jeremiah Hunt( bass) Noah Plotkin ( drums) Calvin Conway (harmonica)
Jeremiah Bell (engineer).
Mary is trying to raise money to get her CD out there. You can help by going to this link.
Father’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.