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Rick Chiapputo (Fast68back) has passed away.

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by BobV, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    RIP Rick.Us Mustangers will miss you and mat the Lord be with your family in this trying time.
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    holy crap, I am in shock! I haven't been on FB today and I just saw this thread. Rick and I still talked on FB once in a while and he was one of the Fixers who I have actually met. I can't believe it. Last week my father-in-law passed away so it has been an emotional time already. This is just unreal... :confused:
    RIP buddy
  3. 70_Fastback

    70_Fastback Hell Bent for Speed Staff Member Moderator

    This flat out sucks... so shocked and saddened. I’ve lost too many mustang friends as it is...

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  4. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Wow, at a loss for words there. 48 is way to young!
  5. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Rick, a couple years ago when he was over helping me. Rick_Fast68Back.jpg
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  6. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    Way too young!

    May God comfort his family and may they know he will be missed!


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  7. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    So sad.....Not only was he a customer of mine, I considered him a friend even though I hadn't met him in person. R.I.P. Rick.
  8. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Read the book of Job
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  9. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    Very sorry to hear of this. Rick was a great guy.
  10. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Boy how I’ve missed you being around. Hope your doing well.

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  11. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Any news as to why his passing? Sick? Flu?
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  12. sgtjunior

    sgtjunior Well-Known Member

    what a shitty start to the week. So sad to hear at any age but 48? His family are in my prayers
  13. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

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  14. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Craig, I'm not sure how we could do something collectively without a lot of discussion and shifting of monies across multiple hands. If you know of a way I'd be in but think it might just be better to each simply make individual contributions. Perhaps, so his wife would at least know and not be stuck trying to figure out where/why the donations originated, we could simply add a message indicating it came from a friend at StangFix or such?
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  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I like that idea
  16. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    If you are so inclined, I recommend contributing to the link above and simply add the word stangfix at the end of whatever comments you type.
    I will be sure she knows who you are even though it's not necessary. She knows about the forum. I will be present at his service.

    For those of you that don't know, Rick was the second member of this forum, a great guy and a great friend.
  17. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels as Fast as Possible Donator

    Randy, do you know what happened?
  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I still can't get over it. I know for many who were closer to him it must be even harder. The last time I saw him was at the end of the 2012 HRPT. A big group of us met up and had dinner together. I recall my wife and I sat next to him at dinner. Just sharing some memories... here are some pics we took then
    Picture 1014.jpg Picture 1015.jpg Picture 1018.jpg Picture 1034.jpg
  19. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Heart attack
  20. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    kind of suspected that since it was so sudden. I had a mild heart attack in 2008 and was very lucky. They do sneak up on you...

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