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seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 12:40 PM (permalink)
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 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.

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

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

        Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 1:03 PM (permalink)
        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.
          mayor al

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          Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 1:04 PM (permalink)
          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 (permalink)
            Heartfelt condolences to his wife, family and many friends.  

              Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 1:21 PM (permalink)
              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 (permalink)
                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 (permalink)
                  My condolences to his family.

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                    Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 1:32 PM (permalink)
                    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 (permalink)
                      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 .

                        Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 3:03 PM (permalink)
                        My condolences.  I enjoyed meeting John and his wife on meet and greets that I was able to attend.
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                          John Fox

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                          Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 7:15 PM (permalink)
                          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 (permalink)
                            Very sad.  My condolences to his family and everyone whose lives he touched.
                            RIP, John
                              ann peeples

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                              Re:seafarer john Tue, 03/19/13 7:29 PM (permalink)
                              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 (permalink)
                                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 (permalink)
                                  So sorry to hear of this loss.  Seafarer was a true gentleman.   I have many fond memories of him.
                                    Michael Stern

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


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

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                                        Re:seafarer john Wed, 03/20/13 3:01 AM (permalink)
                                        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 (permalink)
                                          Sad news indeed. I always enjoyed reading his posts.
                                            blue heaven

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                                            Re:seafarer john Wed, 03/20/13 9:10 AM (permalink)
                                            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 (permalink)
                                              RIP, John.

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

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

                                                He will be missed.
                                                  The Travelin Man

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                                                  Re:seafarer john Wed, 03/20/13 10:46 AM (permalink)
                                                  Michael Stern

                                                  So sorry to hear that.

                                                  From the early days of, 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 (permalink)
                                                    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 (permalink)
                                                      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,
                                                        carlton pierre

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                                                        Re:seafarer john Wed, 03/20/13 1:52 PM (permalink)
                                                        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 (permalink)
                                                          My condolences to his family and friends.  Wish that I could have met him!
                                                            Ralph Melton

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