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RIP Terry Ritchie (Who-Dey)

By zaki

11 months ago


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#551 5 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

https://pincinnati.com/tournaments.html#match
Pincinnati Saturday Matchplay tournament will be known as the Whodey matchplay tournament from now on.

Maybe we can get his WD and Maiden in the show this year

#552 5 months ago

That would be awesome!

#553 5 months ago

Man...I pm’d him a few times. Never got to meet him at a show. He was honest.

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#554 5 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Pincinnati Saturday Matchplay tournament will be known as the Whodey matchplay tournament from now on.

That is certainly awesome Erik.

Pinside isn't the same with some people around...Who-dey is definitely one of those people.

#555 5 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

https://pincinnati.com/tournaments.html#match
Pincinnati Saturday Matchplay tournament will be known as the Whodey matchplay tournament from now on.

You better have a spot for me!

#556 5 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

You better have a spot for me!

Be ready to buy on 7/1 and you’ll be fine!

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#557 5 months ago
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#558 5 months ago

The official refreshment of Saturday match play tourneies!

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#559 4 months ago
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#560 4 months ago

Hard to believe he has been gone 7 months. Loved talking to terry

#561 4 months ago
Quoted from zaki:

Hard to believe he has been gone 7 months. Loved talking to terry

I actually listened to an old voicemail of him today I kept. He was telling me how to get to Horde mode on TWD a few years ago.

#562 4 months ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

I actually listened to an old voicemail of him today I kept. He was telling me how to get to Horde mode on TWD a few years ago.

That’s nice to have some audio of Terry. I would probably start crying…. I’m such a softy

#563 4 months ago

I purchased a game a couple weeks ago. As soon as I made the comment I thought of Terry.
The game was The Munsters.

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#564 4 months ago
Quoted from Spiderpin:

I purchased a game a couple weeks ago. As soon as I made the comment I thought of Terry.
The game was The Munsters.

I am pretty sure he planned to buy a Elvira as a retirement gift to himself.

I am pretty sure I read a lot of his posts talking about it.

Anyway, a few weeks ago when I picked up Elvira, I was really thinking about Terry.

Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

I actually listened to an old voicemail of him today I kept

We were almost there, he kept sending me messages here asking questions about my multicade, and I was inviting him to stop by and try it out and I was going to give him my address and phone # as soon as he was ready.

I will never delete our messages here.

Anyway I am self employed, and some clients I do work for pisses me off and stresses me out, and after Terry passed I told them to find someone else. life is too short for me to put up with your crap anymore.

My whole life I have heard people say "life is too short".

When Terry passed, that finally really sunk in, and I am a little bit of a different person now.

I had even told my girlfriend that a friend here named Terry will most likely be hanging out with us soon to try some of the games we have here.

Man his passing was so all of a sudden it is still hard to believe that he is not here now.

I miss Terry!

#565 4 months ago

i kind of liked when he argued or stirred up trouble. he was fun like that. fun guy to talk with on news and politics. also opinionated on pinball games, you can't beat that.

#566 3 months ago

If pinside was the matrix then Who-Dey was the one! He would comment on everything dying people and put his heart out. Then these asshole trolls would attack him. The funny thing it would mess with him. He actually cared what he was posting and what people thought about him. Terry cared cause he was real mother fucker!

#567 3 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

If pinside was the matrix then Who-Dey was the one! He would comment on everything dying people and put his heart out. Then these asshole trolls would attack him. The funny thing it would mess with him. He actually cared what he was posting and what people thought about him. Terry cared cause he was real mother fucker!

Here! Here! Terry really did care. He was actually very consumed with an issue that some local pinheads had said about him. I believe they were supposed to be his friends. He spoke about it with me multiple times just months before his passing. He was very upset about it. I tried to encourage him to let it go but he really was concerned about what he had said and that they must have misunderstood his meaning behind the statement. I felt bad for him because he was taking it so hard.

#568 3 months ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:Here! Here! Terry really did care. He was actually very consumed with an issue that some local pinheads had said about him. I believe they were supposed to be his friends. He spoke about it with me multiple times just months before his passing. He was very upset about it. I tried to encourage him to let it go but he really was concerned about what he had said and that they must have misunderstood his meaning behind the statement. I felt bad for him because he was taking it so hard.

I can't get over how many people he was in touch with . How do you find the time to deal with so many people .
I just feel glad he found some time to deal with me .

#569 3 months ago

I feel like he was bullied on here too.. trolls clearly just trying to get him going on subjects. And he just wouldn't let it go!

#571 3 months ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

I feel like he was bullied on here too.. trolls clearly just trying to get him going on subjects. And he just wouldn't let it go!

Conservative values don't bode well on pinside. Shame

#572 3 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Conservative values don't bode well on pinside.

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#573 3 months ago

I meant to post this here two weeks ago. I was picking up someone at McCarran Airport and saw this vehicle ahead of me....

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#574 3 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Conservative values don't bode well on pinside. Shame

sure don't, it's a shame.

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#575 3 months ago

Way to politicize the memory of our beloved Who-Dey guys!

Look, can't we all just agree the unconditional, forum-wide love for Who-Dey transcends all political, social, and demographic lines? His memory should provide a chance for unity, not division! I'm sure he'd have wanted it that way.

#576 3 months ago

Terry was pinball through and through.

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#577 3 months ago

I didn't have any personal dealings with Terry, but I certainly miss his interactions here. Even though I'm a Who Dat and not a Who Dey, it will be an honor to attend his tournament in December!

#578 3 months ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

I didn't have any personal dealings with Terry, but I certainly miss his interactions here. Even though I'm a Who Dat and not a Who Dey, it will be an honor to attend his tournament in December!

well hopefully I can meet you. Just look away if crazy Levi shows up. I owe him a dirty ass 25 cent. That’s going to be one dirtyass coin.0

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#579 67 days ago

Pictures from his Uncle - he had some custom additions added to Terry's Munsters game.

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#580 67 days ago

RIP Terry...

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#581 67 days ago

That mod looks awesome! When did they put up his tombstone? I stopped by a couple months ago. I could not find it.

#582 66 days ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

RIP Terry...
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Fuck , that makes it really official .
Every time I see someone drinking a Pepsi , I think of Terry , as someone mentioned that's what he liked to drink .
He is still thought of and missed by people halfway around the world .
He made such a positive impact on a lot of people .

#583 66 days ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

Pictures from his Uncle - he had some custom additions added to Terry's Munsters game.[quoted image][quoted image]

Glad you posted those pictures.

I remember 3D printing the rail support to help alleviate the rail to the left of Herm from bending and sending it to Terry. He sure was a Munsters pin fan, but didn't have a 3D printer to fix the rail problem so I reached out to him to let him know I would help out. Simple part to print (probably less than an hour) so I got his address and off it went. It was free, but Terry wanted to pay so I said $10M, LOL - so we settled on having some beers ever we ever met up at a pin show.

After that we traded a fair number of PM's about pins, COVID, retirement, comparing lineups, we sort of planned to have some beers post COVID when the shows started back up. Darn it, that never happened.

Did Terry have a dragster?

#584 66 days ago
Quoted from mbwalker:

Did Terry have a dragster?

He drove one for sure for many years. Not sure if he owned one. He would still watch it on TV. I called him one night he was watching. I think he said it was to hard on him and the cash expense. He got in riding bikes after that as a hobby. Sold the bike and started playing pinball.

#585 66 days ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

RIP Terry...
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Damn that hits home. Best tombstone I’ve seen though.

#586 66 days ago

I still love kicking his arse on Pinball Arcade, good times and great bloke.

#587 66 days ago

Ok that's a bad ass tombstone. Doesn't make up for dying so young but it had to be said. RIP

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#588 56 days ago

He owned it and that was him driving

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#589 19 days ago

Bengals beat the Steelers today. Thought of Terry today after win. I remember when Terry loved then didn’t love football. We texted a fair amount since I was a night owl and he worked late shifts. I used a tool set the other day that he recommended to me to buy and thought of him also. Still think of him from time to time and this will likely last for a while. I like it. He is good to remember

#590 18 days ago

Anytime the Bengals get mentioned I think of Terry, I still miss him.

#591 18 days ago

This will definitely be the time of the year I think of him the most. Going back-and-forth with football banter. Miss that.

He would say he was leaving the NFL thread after a Bengals loss...then would be back 10 minutes later.

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