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By bicyclenut

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    #51 3 months ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.

    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    Oh man! so sorry.

    #52 3 months ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    Of course his son Jack is all over EM pinball on facebook

    #53 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I can give you another Rick story.
    He gets into a flame fest fight on Rec Games Pinball newsgroup. I was kind of shocked. Rick was just the nicest guy and no idea how he got into this posting war with another person. Really out of character for him. It came to threats and what they'd do if they ever met, etc. etc. Now on Rec Games Pinball you couldn't post pictures.
    So Rick posts a link of his picture so the other guy knew who to look for at Expo.
    I naturally clicked on the link to see which picture of Rick he'd posted. And what do I find ? Rick posted a picture of me !
    Glad I looked, so I could keep an eye out at Expo in case I get cold cocked or something. Nothing ever did come of it. Though if there was a problem, better me than Rick.
    LTG : )

    My wife has a cousin that has had similar incidents. Everybody loves telling the "Sandy" Stories. At some point they almost get unbelievable, but they are all true.

    #54 3 months ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    Very sad to know this. I really liked and respected the man.

    #55 3 months ago

    One of the biggest shocks for me was finding out of the passing of Terry Richie (Who-Dey). I didnt really know him that much but we chatted in a few different threads. Super nice guy and always upbeat. But his passing really hit me in "Here today gone tomorrow" terms. I feel like I get stuck in my own little world/group and dont chat much with to many. Im addictively on here everyday, but don't post that often. I really try to avoid drama and let people have their own opinions and usually keep mine to myself. Anyways, I really value all the friendship and all the good people on here, even if we don't like the same games. There is a whole RIP thread for Who-Dey if any of you would like to check that out.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rip-terrie-richie

    Keep flippin those flippers

    #56 3 months ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    Totally shocked hearing this. He seemed to be the picture of health every time I saw him. R.I.P. and heavenly pinball, Joe. My condolences to his family. Very sad.

    #57 3 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Totally shocked hearing this. He seemed to be the picture of health every time I saw him. R.I.P. and heavenly pinball, Joe. My condolences to his family. Very sad.

    Apparently he passed last August. I didn't hear anything about it before now, and everyone I contacted about it hadn't heard anything either.

    #58 3 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Apparently he passed last August. I didn't hear anything about it before now, and everyone I contacted about it hadn't heard anything either.

    this was talked about on the virus thread at great length as he was posting almost every day on that subject..

    #59 3 months ago
    Quoted from belairjoe:

    this was talked about on the virus thread at great length as he was posting almost every day on that subject..

    Where is this? I don’t see any virus topic posts listed under forum activity in Joe’s profile.

    #60 3 months ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    I'm very sorry to hear this. Joe was one of the good guys. I hauled games for him for many years. He ended up with a substantial part of my wedgehead collection. RIP

    #61 3 months ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    I'm very sorry to hear this. Joe was one of the good guys. I hauled games for him for many years. He ended up with a substantial part of my wedgehead collection. RIP

    Wow, that's a shock.

    Joe had a great story he related to me via email a few years ago. He worked for ATT or something like that and he traveled. He got sent to Buenos Aires on business. He knew there were two TKOs there he wanted. He got the deal done. So he lands there, and he goes to his meeting while his driver goes and picks the two games up. They load them up in the cargo hold of the plane and off he goes. He said they would have shit had they known he was hauling those games in the corporate jet.

    Then he says they're horrible players and I asked him, why do all that. He says they only made 125 of them. That's the essence of the collector in all of us right there, but taken further than most of us would ever do.

    RIP Joe.

    2 months later
    #62 40 days ago
    Quoted from leckmeck:

    Just today I was wondering about JoeGrenuk, which led me to this obituary.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/floridatoday/name/joseph-grenuk-obituary?pid=196628912

    Damn. Just discovered this after seeing Joe's TZ advertised for sale on the Pinside market today and then performing a search. Very sorry to hear. I used to know Joe during the heyday of RGP and purchased a couple of nice EM games from him.

    He was a good pinhead. RIP Joe!

    Quoted from AlexF:

    O-din has been permanently banned from Pinside. In his words, "I got nuked."

    Sorry to hear this as well. O-din is another good pinhead at heart.

    #63 40 days ago

    And Boilerman has slipped into obscurity.

    #64 39 days ago
    Quoted from pinhead52:

    And Boilerman has slipped into obscurity.

    He's still around, everyone needs a break from this site!!

    #65 39 days ago

    Whatever happened to currieddog? He used to post regularly in the Tech forum.

    Never see his posts anymore.

    #66 39 days ago
    Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

    Whatever happened to currieddog? He used to post regularly in the Tech forum.
    Never see his posts anymore.

    If you search pinsiders, he was last seen here 9/13. So still around too.

    #67 39 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    If you search pinsiders, he was last seen here 9/13. So still around too.

    That’s good to know.

    #68 39 days ago

    Whatever happened to a Blonde Tall? Moderators don’t seem to vanish often.

    #69 39 days ago

    rolf_martin_062, an EM Tech regular, hasn't been here in several months.

    #70 39 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Whatever happened to a Blonde Tall? Moderators don’t seem to vanish often.

    Xerico is mostly gone too. I think he's still active in the pin scene but haven't seen him since the pandemic started and shows shut down.

    #71 39 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Moderators don’t seem to vanish often.

    Funny I seem to notice there's only a couple mods here anymore.

    #72 39 days ago

    Sad to hear that Joe Grenuk is gone. One of the good guys from way back when on RGP.

    And thanks to those bringing up Rick Swanson. Truly one of the nicest people I've ever met! His stories were so great. Somewhere on RGP is a tale of him getting blinded in a shop and tangled up in a band saw blade, etc. Something nuts like that. He was always getting into something crazy.

    3 weeks later
    #73 14 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    He's still around, everyone needs a break from this site!!

    C'mon boilerman. Stop lurking and chime in. Whatcha' up to?

    #74 13 days ago
    Quoted from MarkG:

    rolf_martin_062, an EM Tech regular, hasn't been here in several months.

    I seem to remember that he had been ill around a year ago though had been back here since. I hope he's doing ok and he's a good asset as he has good knowledge of multi-player machines and helped me out on a stubborn So76 that was giving me some grief.

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