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Dartgod
11-02-2005, 07:45 AM
I'm just doing this because I'm sad today, and telling you all about might make me feel better.

A good friend of ours died yesterday from a bout with cancer. Some of you may have met him at B5, I know KC Dan did. Him and his wife, along with another couple drove down from Omaha for every game.

John was a joy to be around, always with a smile on his face and a beer in his hand. He was diagnosed during the off-season and managed to make it to the home-opener, although he was very weak. At least the Chiefs gave him a win at his last game. He really loved the Chiefs and going to the games on Sunday won't be the same without him.

This is the third friend we've lost this year to cancer (and we have two others who are battling it right now). God, this sucks. Hopefully we'll find a cure some day. Thanks for listening to me ramble.

Delano
11-02-2005, 07:47 AM
Rest in Peace John..

Damned Cancer.

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:00 AM
R.I.P. John

Keep the chin up Bob, I'm sure John wants it this way.

kepp
11-02-2005, 08:05 AM
Sorry to hear it, man...and prayers for his family.

My wife and I have a good friend in our cul-de-sac that has been battling thyroid cancer for years now. Its been in remission for more than a year, so things are looking good, but its a constant battle for her.

Fish
11-02-2005, 08:05 AM
My prayers for the loss of a fellow Chiefs fan. Remember though that he'll still be sipping a beer, looking down from the greatest of stands this Sunday.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 08:05 AM
prayers and peace to you and his

HemiEd
11-02-2005, 08:09 AM
Sorry to hear this Dartgod, hang in there things will get better.

Otter
11-02-2005, 08:25 AM
Hang in there DG.

shakesthecat
11-02-2005, 08:26 AM
Sorry to hear it, Dart.

Nzoner
11-02-2005, 08:27 AM
Sorry to hear man,thoughts and prayers go out.

ChiefsFan4Life
11-02-2005, 08:28 AM
That sucks, but as you alluded to, the Chiefs sure didn't let him down in his last game he was in attendance for.

RIP

Rain Man
11-02-2005, 08:29 AM
Sorry to hear, dartgod. That stinks.

Inspector
11-02-2005, 08:30 AM
Condolences man...

Cancer is an epidemic. And it seems to hit younger people worse (younger < 50).

Hang in there - here's a prayer for you and his family..................

patteeu
11-02-2005, 08:31 AM
Sorry about your friend. This isn't meant to be macabre, but what were his last weeks like?

Dartgod
11-02-2005, 08:38 AM
Sorry about your friend. This isn't meant to be macabre, but what were his last weeks like?
I don't know. He was with a group of people who tailgated next to us. Over the years we became good friends with them and combined our tailgate parties. But outside of the football games, we didn't really know them that well. Still feel like I lost a good friend though.

TRR
11-02-2005, 08:41 AM
Sorry to hear about John. He sounds like an amazing person.

I lost a cousin to cancer this summer, and man is it tough. You will never meet a tougher person than the one's fighting cancer.

CosmicPal
11-02-2005, 08:55 AM
Sorry to hear about your friend, John.

You and his family are in my prayers....

Chief Henry
11-02-2005, 09:00 AM
John was a joy to be around, always with a smile on his face and a beer in his hand. .


He sounds like a great guy. Good friends are hard to replace.

KChiefsQT
11-02-2005, 10:09 AM
So sorry to hear about your loss DG. There's not much one can say that will help ... but I wish you the best in re-living the memories you have of John and celebrating his life for years to come. He'll be with ya'll this Sunday at Arrowhead in spirits, thats for sure. Good luck buddy. I'm sorry.

R.I.P. John
"I believe in angels- that they're always hovering near, whispering encouragement whenever clouds appear, protecting us from danger and showing us the way. Performing little miracles within our lives each day."

siberian khatru
11-02-2005, 10:11 AM
Awful.

luv
11-02-2005, 10:47 AM
So sorry to hear that. Cancer was a big thing in my dad's side of the family for a long time. I've tried to become more active with the American Cancer Society. Especially their Relay For Life events. Being active makes me feel like I'm making a difference. I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend.

WilliamTheIrish
11-02-2005, 11:43 AM
That was a nice eulogy Dart.

Sorry to hear about your friend.

Rausch
11-02-2005, 11:46 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss.

OUR loss as well it appears...

BagoobaChief
11-02-2005, 02:01 PM
DG, If this is the John that worked for Omaha Steaks, I used to work with him. It is a terrible loss of a good person, been 6-7 years since I had worked with him, but I do remember his gruff nature. But once you got to know him, he was nicest guy you could meet and would do anything to help you if you were in need. He had a close knit family and a large extended family, my wife is a 3rd or 4th cousin.. :shake:

MOhillbilly
11-02-2005, 02:06 PM
salute.

angel
11-02-2005, 03:30 PM
always sad to hear

he will be in our thoughts

Dartgod
11-02-2005, 05:06 PM
DG, If this is the John that worked for Omaha Steaks, I used to work with him. It is a terrible loss of a good person, been 6-7 years since I had worked with him, but I do remember his gruff nature. But once you got to know him, he was nicest guy you could meet and would do anything to help you if you were in need. He had a close knit family and a large extended family, my wife is a 3rd or 4th cousin.. :shake:
Wow, small world. It is the same guy.

KC Dan
11-02-2005, 05:47 PM
Yes, I knew John also. I am so tired and now this news just bums me completely out. He was such a sweet man and was always great to me. I am very sad to hear this news.. :banghead::deevee: