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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: RIP Russ Wolfe (1943 - 2011) Reply with quote

To all,

It's with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you know that Russ lost his fight with Cancer this morning.

Memorial Service Details

Here is a photo of a few of us that attended Russ's funeral.
Pictured: Mr Bubblehead, EdW, Marilyn Wolfe, Adriel, Blankmange, Sage, BobNotch, MarkW (Mark Wolfe), John J.

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Fuck Cancer,

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: RIP Russ Wolfe Reply with quote

The Sage wrote:
To all,

It's with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you know that Russ lost his fight with Cancer this morning.

His family has not made any arrangements yet, but they know that Russ had friends all over the community and are going to discuss a memorial for the public. I will pass along any more information about the memorial.

Fuck Cancer,

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in Peace Russ.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in Peace Russ. You fought with all you had it's time now to rest easy. You will be dearly missed.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck.

Thank you, Russ Wolfe.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace Russ.
You will truly be missed by many here.
Thank you for helping out this newbie more than a few times, I'll miss you kicking me out of the chat room. RIP.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... That is a real bummer.. He contributed a lot. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest In Peace Buddy. You've been a good friend, and mentor to me as well. I've got a lot of good memories, and I'm glad that you were part of my life. I'll always remember your smiling face after we cleaned and organized your shop for you last year.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got pinged by Fye... Crying or Very sad

Russ was a great VW resource and I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Type III Invasions. His vast knowledge and experience of VWs and, in particular, the Type 3 were a huge asset to the air-cooled VW community. I'm at a loss for words right now but I will miss him. If there's anything I can do to help his family PM me. VW Logo
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly sad and disheartening news. I only had a few interactions with Russ, but they were pleasant and educational. He'll be missed.

FUCK cancer.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met Russ back in 2002 at the first Type 3 Invasion. I'll never forget his energy and passion for the type 3... or his off road excursions Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know him that well but it still really saddens me. Very sorry to hear.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good bye Russ
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll miss chatting w/you Russ, you'll be sorely missed.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Sorry to hear the news. Rest in Peace sir. You'll be missed.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From the first Type III Invasion. Russ is the one sitting next to the wall with the sunglasses on.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

see ya Russ...rest in peace. used many posts for reference many times.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hung out with Russ a lot in Chat. He was always there. He would never dispense advice to people about VW's in Chat, but would help them in the forums. That is unless we were alone, then he would deliver the goods. He had been working through the cancer for 5 years.

I have been going through pictures of Russ and the only one's I seem to have are of him sticking his head into an engine compartment. He bailed me out in 2007 when my 69 Westy's carb just died on I-80 in Iowa. After a phone consultation with Hazetguy, he recommended I call Russ who was 50 miles down the road. I knew Russ, had spoken on the phone, but meeting him and his wife Marilyn was an event. They fed me dinner, left me stay the night, and he rebuilt the carb, and dizzy while I went on with my trip. I brought back some Fat Tires from Colorado, and we ate meal loaf and drank beers watching the sun set at his place near Des Moines.

He was king of the court at Invasions, always teaching seminars on FI and engines. He helped Smithy with his bug in April 2009 at "TedFest"

I know Bob and a few other went to his place last year to clean up the mound of part he had accumulated over the years. I wish I could have gone to help, but I thought I'd have been able to see him this spring.

He loved VW's was proud to tell you he worked for Mahle after many years at a dealership. He was probably the toughest "Do it the right way" guy here, words that haunt me when I am working on stuff.

I have been missing him in chat, and I will miss his to the point advice here. I hope Marilyn and his kids and grandkids (who he was so proud of) are getting along ok.

I can just imagine he is working on his T-34 upstairs now...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sonofabitch! Very sorry to hear this. F'n cancer!
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