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R.I.P. Tom Setzer


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#1 Casey

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

I didn't know Tom Setzer of Jacksonville, Florida personally, but I followed a few of his build topics, and I'm sure a few of us remember him mentioning he lost his house to a fire a few months ago. While doing some searching tonight I looked at his profile page and noticed this had been posted:

 

Tom Setzer passed away Sunday 12/30/12 at orange park Med Center in Florida. Thank you for talking with him near the end of his illness.

 

 

We rarely get a chance to put a face to a screen name, but I found this video which showed what a difficult time Tom and his family were going through after the fire: 

 

http://www.firstcoas...pany-over-claim

 

 

-_-



#2 martinfan5

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Sad news,  thoughts for his family



#3 george 53

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Wow, that's just sad. God bless your family. Rest in Peace, Tom.



#4 High octane

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Sorry to hear the sad news, may he R.I.P.



#5 Danno

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Sad news; sorry to hear.

 

I also enjoyed Tom's builds and posts.

 

He sure had a tough time this past year.

 

Condolences to his family and friends.

 

Godspeed, Tom. Rest comfortably.



#6 randx0

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I knew the name but couldn't remember why it stuck out so much in looking over his topics it came back to me .... when he lost his best friend Rex that post really got to me . Here's to Tom and Rex reunited.



#7 Erik Smith

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Sad. Rest In Peace Tom.

#8 RodneyBad

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

So Sorry to hear that..

RIP..



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

That is quite sad news. My heart goes out to his family.

#10 jamesG

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

r.I.p Tom sorry we never got to meet.



#11 Kris Morgan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Sad news indeed/ R.I.P. Tom/



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

A very sad story, may he find peace in heaven. I remember his posts and comments about his struggles with the fire and ensuing dealings with the insurance company.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

rest in peace Tom..... prayers go out to his wive.

 

all the more reason to all take a look in the mirror, be thankful for what we have and tell your loved ones that you really do love them...... everyday!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

I remember the post about this happening. l have read his posts. This is so sad. even more personal when you put a face to it....God rest his soul...



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

Rest In Peace , Tom .

 

My most sincere condolences to the Setzer family (thanks to whomever kept us updated on Tom's condition and passing).



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

I too, remember some of his posts.  R.I.P. Tom.  A sad story indeed, he deserved better. 



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:23 AM

To deal with such hardship... is heartbreaking. His name I recognize, but I did not know him. His journey here may be done, but it sounds like he had many friends and admirers. RIP Mr. Setzer.

 

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Edited by Jon Cole, 29 January 2013 - 06:32 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

R.I.P. Tom. My condolances to the Setzer family.      from one vet to another  "Thank You Brother"



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

interesting how perception can differ from reality. saw his posts after the fire and sensed his need for something to divert his worry and pain. he seemed to know period hot rods, so i tried to entice him to start a Q&A specifically aimed at flathead engines. it didn't really grow wings, but posters tried to let him know there was much he could offer.

 

sorry story, especially from someone who gave so much.

 

 

RIP



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

So sad, all my prayers go out to him and his family. :(