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BrooklynBill
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seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 12:40 PM
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seafarer john has gone on that final voyage. He died on March 18th at age 85.  He succumbed to mesothelioma, a condition that can affect people who have spent time around ships.
John joined Roadfood.com in March of 2003. He was a frequent contributor and could be quite outspoken. He was also a gifted cook.
Cheers, John. We’ll miss you.
 
Bill
 

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 12:54 PM
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Very sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 12:58 PM
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Michael and I are very saddened to hear of his passing.  He and Michael used to swap memories of the Connecticut shore.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:03 PM
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Oh, what a shame.  He was such a nice man.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to him at a couple of restaurants during the first Mobile Glee Club.  Really smart and very interesting.  He will be much missed around here.  Condolences to his wife and family.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:04 PM
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I am saddened to hear of the loss of my friend John. He was a good man and a good friend. We shared several 'meetings' with our RF groups over the years and he was always a positive addition to the discussions that took place.
God Bless and Keep you, John, Rest in Peace.
AL Bowen

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:13 PM
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Heartfelt condolences to his wife, family and many friends.  

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:21 PM
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I also met the man a couple of times.  Very nice and mild mannered.  He will be missed.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:24 PM
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It was his time to sail that great boat beyond. I alsways enjoyed his comments. A few times we swapped sea stories on private messages and I felt like I'd really like to site down and chat with him. That never happened, sadly. He will be missed.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:30 PM
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My condolences to his family.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 1:32 PM
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I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to knowSeafarer John on several occasions beginning with crabstock back in 2004 and most recently at the Central Connecticut tour back in the spring of 2008. 
 
He was such a nice man and I'm truly sad to hear of his passing. I will miss him.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 2:03 PM
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Hello all ,
God Bless his soul . John was a wonderful man who loved his fellow roadfooders like family .
From Hot Dog Tours , to meat ups , to holiday gatherings among friends he was always a pleasure to be with .
I also spoke with Gail via FB a little while ago and have  passed the word to those that do  not frequesnt here that often .
Benzee

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 3:03 PM
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My condolences.  I enjoyed meeting John and his wife on meet and greets that I was able to attend.
 
Walt
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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 7:15 PM
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I got to know John from the New Jersey Hot Dog Tour. He attended a couple and I went to a few meet ups in his area. We celebrated his 80th Birthday with a surprise party at Charlies Pool Room. Hot dogs and cake. It was great getting to know John, Brooklyn Bill and their wives. I felt honored when John skipped his 60th high school reunion to attend our Tour. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 7:22 PM
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Very sad.  My condolences to his family and everyone whose lives he touched.
 
RIP, John

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 7:29 PM
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He was a nice man-I never met him but we swapped wonderful conversations on this board. Prayers for the family.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 8:02 PM
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I always enjoyed his comments here on the forums. Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet him. Rest in peace.
 

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 8:23 PM
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So sorry to hear of this loss.  Seafarer was a true gentleman.   I have many fond memories of him.
 

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 8:41 PM
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So sorry to hear that.
 
From the early days of Roadfood.com, with a Texas hot at JK's.
 

 
 

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 03/19/13 11:51 PM
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Very sorry to hear this... please send my condolences on to his wife, friends, and family...

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 3:01 AM
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So sorry to hear this. He was always a pleasure to read on these boards. Good-bye.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 8:03 AM
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Sad news indeed. I always enjoyed reading his posts.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 9:10 AM
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My prayers are with his family.  He was always so nice and helpful when I posted questions, I will miss him.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 9:37 AM
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RIP, John.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 9:51 AM
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My prayers are with his family.

He could have an educated knowledgeable spirited conversation about most any topic.

He will be missed.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 10:46 AM
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Michael Stern


So sorry to hear that.

From the early days of Roadfood.com, with a Texas hot at JK's.





That's a great picture, Michael. I enjoyed spending time with he and Gail during our first Glee Club meeting in Mobile. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 10:57 AM
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A few years ago I hosted a tour of the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. He and Gail were part of the group of 10 or 11 Roadfooders that day. Great guy. Will miss him.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 1:15 PM
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Although I was not lucky enough to meet Seafarer John in person, by reading his posts here on Roadfood, he became a part of my "Roadfood Family", just as all of the rest of you have become also. As everyone else has already said, I will miss him and his posts very much.
 
My condolences to all of his family, both here, and in "real life".
 
May you find fair winds, calm seas, and safe harbor,
Stan...

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 1:52 PM
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Wow thanks for sharing, but sad to hear the sad news.  Mesolothemia is something I am concerned with as I worked for about 4 years thru college in an asbestos paper mill in Ohio.  He seemed like such a nice guy and always interesting things to say.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 3:06 PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.  Wish that I could have met him!

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 5:24 PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 5:38 PM
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A great contributor here, you will be missed John!
Cheers!!

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 7:11 PM
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Sail on, compadre!

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 9:57 PM
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chewingthefat


A great contributor here, you will be missed John!
Cheers!!

Yes, Cheers! As he ended all of his posts! Cheers Seafarer John!

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 11:02 PM
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His wit and wisdom will be greatly missed. I raise a glass in silent toast.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/20/13 11:02 PM
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Farewell, SJ. See you in Heaven.

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Re:seafarer john - Thu, 03/21/13 5:09 AM
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May you rest in peace. God speed.

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Re:seafarer john - Thu, 03/21/13 9:48 AM
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My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace John.

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Re:seafarer john - Thu, 03/21/13 9:53 AM
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Always enjoyed reading his posts. Fair winds and following seas.

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Re:seafarer john - Sat, 03/23/13 7:40 AM
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This is sad news, indeed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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Re:seafarer john - Sat, 03/23/13 7:52 AM
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I had the honor and privilege of meeting and breaking bread with Seafarer John and Gail at the Connecticut Meet-Up in 2008.  He always had a kind word and his comments on my Trip Reports always brought a smile to my face.  You are missed, good sir! 

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Re:seafarer john - Sat, 03/23/13 11:50 PM
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Wow, this is no way to end my Saturday night. So sad to hear this, my condolences to Gail and family.
 
I first met John in April of 2007 at a Hot Dog GTG that started in Middletown NY (when I first met several other RF people too). After that tour ended I got to know John & his wife a little bit better when he offered to lead me by car to the Brewpub in New Paltz for a beer or two. We crossed paths a few other times after that, always a pleasure.
 
What amazed me the most was that he was in his late 70's at the time and appeared so much younger, not only in looks but just, in, I don't know, Joy of Life I guess.  You will be missed, John.
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Re:seafarer john - Sun, 03/24/13 1:55 PM
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Dear Michael,
Your words are appreciated and the photos wonderful.
Is it possible to get a hard copy of that photo to us for 3/29 gathering of friends?
I do appreciate any help.
 10 Lincoln Place New Paltz, NY 12561
Thank you for your consideration on this matter.
Very sincerely,
Gail Logan

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Re:seafarer john - Sun, 03/24/13 3:35 PM
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Sincere condolences to family and friends.

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 03/27/13 8:25 PM
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I had the opportunity to share a meal with John and Gail during the President's Day Weekend 2008.  They came over to Mexico Beach and met with a group of us at Killer Seafood.  Then I met up with them again on Sunday for Lunch in Mobile.
 
This is how I will always remember my friend, good food, and a smile on his face.

 
 
Gail,
I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.
 
CajunKing
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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 04/23/13 8:05 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed his posts here. I knew he was ill from discussions we had in Mobile.

RIP John.

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Re:seafarer john - Tue, 04/23/13 8:21 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. May he be in peace. Hugs to Gail.
 

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Re:seafarer john - Wed, 04/24/13 9:04 AM
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Gail,  So sorry to just learn about John's passing.  My dad passed away on March 20, so I have been a bit out of it.
What great times we shared eating crabcakes in Baltimore, and way too many hot dogs in Jersey.  I'll also miss his advice on where to go in St. Pete.
I wish only wonderful memories of John for you and your family.