Ed Carter – Dead at 71

Former Glutton Ed Carter died on October 25, 2018, at his home in Florida.  Ed had been battling cancer for a few years.  Ed joined the club in 1993 and was part of the Mel Blanc and Tom Smith crowd.  Ed is survived by his wife Debbie and daughters Amanda and Heather.

Visitation will be this Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 3 to 7 pm.  A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Ed Carter Obituary

 

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

 

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.

Read moreGary Rowberry Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

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. 

Read moreRick Walton Killed in Crash

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.

 

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.

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/

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.