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Author Topic: Sad news about one of our own forum members, John Kiewicz  (Read 33541 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 02:40:45 PM »

My heart goes out to his family .What a loss. I will miss his posts here on the forum and our PM's back and forth. He was a real character (in a good way) and made me smile... Keep a eye on us KIWI. RIP

^^^ x 2. Well said. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
While I never met Kiwi, I absolutely enjoyed and learned from his forum posts and a couple of P.M. conversations.
I found his sense of humor and enthusiasm to be contagious.

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2015, 02:54:36 PM »

Very sad news. My sincerest condolences to his family. He will be missed by all of his Saac family here. Way to young to go.


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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2015, 03:08:39 PM »

Sad day indeed. It was always fun to "monkey" around with him on and off line. Rest In Peace.

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2015, 03:13:13 PM »

This truly breaks my heart. John was a great friend and all around good guy. I have bough and sold parts to John and conducted business dealings with him. It is a harsh reminder of how fragile life is. John sence of humor will be missed not only in my life but many of yours. I hold back tears thinking about his wife Michelle's pain today. I hope she finds peace in all the lives Kiwi touched.

He is missed.

I have his address if anyone wants it to send Michelle a card or anything, feel free to PM me.

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2015, 03:21:17 PM »

Aside from being a great guy, he was the fastest primate on the face of the earth. He could tame a Venom GT/TT FGT/TT Viper better than most any of us could manage to tame a Civic.

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2015, 03:24:26 PM »

Thanks Bigfoot for pointing him out in the picture. I thought that might be him.
His family will be in my prayers and thoughts. With such a large SAAC
family I'm sure they will know how much he will be missed and those that knew
him well will be there for them in the times ahead.
He and his typewriting simian avatar will be missed.
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 03:37:17 PM »

No problem.
I'll post a bunch of pics/stuff when I can concentrate on it.
Got some cool photos of him/cars.


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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 03:40:02 PM »

So sad to lose a member of the SAAC family.  Cry    RIP John

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 03:55:34 PM »

Kiwi generously gave me a 289 Block, crank, pistons and rods date coded 65. He was even patient with my difficulties in picking it up. A true gentleman.

Great guy. Very sad.

I plan to put a Kiwi or maybe that stupid monkey in his avatar on the side of the car in his honor.

I will think about him every time I have a margarita.

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 04:02:57 PM »

Wow - one never knows

His family is in our thoughts and prayer in this time of need and support

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 04:06:42 PM »

A tragic loss.

Although not a long term forum poster I always read his posts.

RIP

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 04:31:29 PM »


RIP Kiwi.



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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 04:40:50 PM »


This is truly saddening news. Things like this are somehow hard to believe even though it is right here in front of us.

Kiwi (John) did a lot of things here on the forum which helped us all.

He had a tremendous and clever sense of humor, and was so completely self-effacing. It was quite apparent his experience and knowledge was very deep yet he always kept it light and good natured.

His recent thread on the engine build, and how it was such a shared experience with his son really showed deep character and I was proud just to read it because it wasn't about an engine build at all. Ditto on his wiring threads. I had the distinct impression he shared those threads, not to seek advice but to share comradeship and goodwill. He willingly posted as a strait man, boy there's alot there.

To those who knew him personally I'm sure you're having a great loss, John cast a very favorable shadow on this Forum and hobby of ours.

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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2015, 04:51:01 PM »

A very sad day and it shows us how fragile life is and how easy it is to lose it.
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2015, 04:55:55 PM »

Very sad news,i only knew Kiwi on this forum and always enjoyed his posts.
From one motorcyclist to another RIP mate Lager

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