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Sundancer7

We have lost a great Friend and Roadfooder, BUSHIE has passed away. Fri, 11/1/13 12:47 PM (permalink)
I do not know any of the details but I was informed that Bushie passed away today.  I just talked with him two weeks ago and he was hoping to get better but I believed his issue was not good.  He will be very much sorely missed by his friends.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
<message edited by mayor al on Fri, 11/1/13 4:45 PM>
 
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    mayor al

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    We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 12:48 PM (permalink)
    I received the news just minutes ago that our friend and long-term Roadfood supporter Mark Rodebush (BUSHIE) has passed away.  I know no details other than he has been down with a long-term affliction for some time.
     
    I know I speak for many of you when I say he was a Great Guy, and a champion among the Glee-Club Roadfooder group.  I am really sad that I won't share more time with him. He was a true friend and I miss him terribly already.

    2009 with his daughter Cassie 
     
    2004 the original Glee Club meeting

     
     
        Nashville 2012

        With Janet at  Kreuz Market 2008 (I think)

     
    #2
      mar52

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      Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 12:56 PM (permalink)
      So sorry to hear this.  I never got to meet Bushie but from what I've read he was a wonderful man and friend.
       
      RIP, Bushie.  Condolences to all Bushie's friends and family.
       
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        lleechef

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        Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 12:58 PM (permalink)
        It's hard to type when you're crying.  Bushie and I have been friends for a long time.  I miss him already too.
         
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          wanderingjew

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          Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 1:15 PM (permalink)
          I looked at his facebook page earlier today and couldn't believe what I was reading.
          I'm beyond words and I'm in total disbelief.
          I'm so glad I got to know Bushie over the last 10 years or so and I'll cherish the opportunities that I had meeting him, most recently a year and a half ago as we shared a day as he showed me  around the Northern Fringes of Austin TX .
           
          I will miss him.
           
          #5
            buffetbuster

            Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 1:29 PM (permalink)
            He was one of the good guys and will be sorely missed.
             
            #6
              ChiTownDiner

              Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 1:32 PM (permalink)
              So sorry to hear...he was the ultimate gentleman and I enjoyed the time I spent breaking bread and just hanging out!  So surprised as his recent picture looked so good!  Will keep him and his loved ones in my thoughts and prayers! 
               
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                lleechef

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                Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 1:38 PM (permalink)
                Thanks for the pictures Al.
                 
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                  chicagostyledog

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                  Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 1:57 PM (permalink)
                  I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Mark. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and those who met and followed him on Roadfood.
                  Mark Reitman
                   
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                    easydoesit

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                    Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 2:50 PM (permalink)
                    What a very good tribute, mayor al.
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 2:57 PM (permalink)
                      It's hard to believe he's gone. He was a wonderful guy . He texted Lisa just a few days ago telling her he was getting better.
                       
                      #11
                        Sundancer7

                        Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 2:58 PM (permalink)
                        Poverty Pete called me and then I called Al,  He had just heard from Lisa.  I have talked with Bushie several times over the last several months.  He was having a very tough time.  He has been hospitalized since April and was depressed over his health and his job.  He had talked with Roz regarding his health.  As far as I know, his issue was not diagnosed.  I advised him to change hospitals and MD's PDQ.  I think he was considering it.
                         
                        Bushie has visited with me in Knoxville and we took a trip on my boat and traveled to the Smokies.  I also visited with him in Austin several times.
                         
                        He was a friend and I will certainly miss him.
                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN  
                         
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                          tiki

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                          Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:04 PM (permalink)
                          This is really tough--Bushie was the best--a class act all the way. RIP friend--you will be missed
                           
                           
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                            lleechef

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                            Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:11 PM (permalink)
                            I texted/talked to him every week since he was in the hospital.  I was SO looking forward to seeing him again at the Glee Club meeting. 
                             
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                              EdSails

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                              Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:16 PM (permalink)
                              This is really sad. Bushie was not only a fixture here but an interesting and personable poster. he will be dearly missed. R.I.P., Bushie.
                               
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                                EdSails

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                                Re:Bushie Passed Away Fri, 11/1/13 3:16 PM (permalink)
                                R.I.P., Bushie. You will be missed.
                                 
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                                  Mosca

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                                  Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                  Man, this is sad. I only knew him like I know most of you here, through Roadfood, but he was a good guy, always quick with the wit. I'll miss him.
                                   
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                                    Ralph Melton

                                    Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:39 PM (permalink)
                                    Man, I'm so sorry to hear this. I met him only once, but would have liked to know him better.
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 3:59 PM (permalink)
                                      And when you met him you did him a great service. He never forgot it.
                                       
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                                        mayor al

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                                        Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                        I will add more photos as I find them
                                        2004 with Poverty Pete and me at Moonlite BBQ, Owensboro, KY
                                         

                                         
                                        Bourbon Tour (+ Margaritas) 2005
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                        At Kreuz Market, Lockhart with Wandering Jew and TTM, These three set the fshion trend for the Glee Club's annual meet-n-eat.

                                         
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                                          mr chips

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                                          Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                          Trudyn and I are heartbroken. Bushie was a good friend who took me to 3 or 4 wonderful places in Austin and was a boon companion and friend. He loved to playfully tweak me as an Oregon left wing liberal and i love to tweak him playfully  as  right wing wing but i treasured his taste in food, his love of Austin, and the spirit and personality be brought to these boards. The tears won't stop flowing. I treasure my memories of him as do almost all of us here  who had the pleasure of knowing him. Thank you, Mark.
                                          <message edited by mr chips on Fri, 11/1/13 10:55 PM>
                                           
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                                            mr chips

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                                            Re:Bushie Passed Away Fri, 11/1/13 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                            Good bye my friend.
                                             
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                                              CajunKing

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                                              Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 4:33 PM (permalink)
                                              Peace to you too Mark
                                               

                                               
                                              RIP BUSHIE!! 
                                               

                                               
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                                                Treetop Tom

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                                                Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                                Sad news, indeed.  Here is the link for memorial service information and to sign the guestbook:
                                                http://www.beckchapels.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1152631
                                                 
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                                                  chewingthefat

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                                                  Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 5:33 PM (permalink)
                                                  I never met him, my loss, as he was so highly respected and loved by so many long timers here! A prayer for his family and friends!
                                                   
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                                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                                    Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                                    You'd have liked him Tom. He was a great guy.
                                                     
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                                                      Sundancer7

                                                      Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 5:56 PM (permalink)
                                                      I knew Bushie very well.  He visited with me here in Knoxville a few times and we took my Sundancer up the river along with his brother in law to Calhoun's BBQ and enjoyed some libation to and from the resturant.  My son in law was the desiginated driver (captain).  The second visit was to the mountains where Bushie introduced me to applecider with Canadian.  We did that at my dock where I am afraid me might have over imbibed.  I visited with him in Austin probably 4-5 times where we did multiple rides around Texas, BBQ places and of course some imbibing.  A few years ago I met our Roadfood friend, Rick Flynn.  I drove his Porsche from LA to Austin and had dinner with Bushie and his wife Sherry.  It was a great time.  I will sincerely miss Bushie like Rick.  A great story about Rick Flynn that I will not post but if you email me, I will tell you about it.   It seems lately that some of my friends are dropping like flies.  I sorta hate getting old.  I guess if you live long enough, you will pass on????
                                                       
                                                      With a huge amount of sadness, I am celebrating Bushies life with my friend the Mayor, Al .  We will have a long distance cocktail with each other.  Just for you BUSHIE
                                                       
                                                      Paul E. Smith
                                                      Knoxville, TN
                                                       
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                                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                                        Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 6:16 PM (permalink)
                                                        That's a good idea Paul. I wish I could pour some bacon-infused bourbon.
                                                         
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                                                          Sundancer7

                                                          Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 6:20 PM (permalink)
                                                          Michael Hoffman


                                                          That's a good idea Paul. I wish I could pour some bacon-infused bourbon.

                                                           
                                                          Why not??????
                                                           
                                                          Paul E. Smith
                                                          Knoxville, TN

                                                           
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                                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                                            Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE Fri, 11/1/13 6:36 PM (permalink)
                                                            Because it's not commercially available, as far as I know. Bushie was doing it himself. It was after the Glee Club gathering in Nashville where he tried some and liked it.
                                                             
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