Skip to comments.We Lost AGreatPer Last Year
Posted on 03/30/2013 4:28:57 PM PDT by kristinn
We lost AGreatPer last year. He passed away in August. He was 73.
His passing was missed as his wife, who would have notified FR, had preceded him in death.
He last posted in July, 2012.
AGreatPer was a D.C. Chapter stalwart who traveled from Pennsylvania numerous times to stand with us outside the Clinton White House, Cheney's House, troop support rallies, counter-demonstrations of anti-American leftists and our six-year-long Walter Reed vigil.
AGreatPer had a great personality, he was a pleasure to be around at a freep and at our after-freep lunches and dinners.
Trueblackman, BufordP and AGReatPer at Walter Reed, October 8, 2010.
May he rest in peace.
He was with us protesting Clinton in Pittsburgh! He was always here.
I hope you are mistaken.
This is VERY saddening!
For any of us OLD FReepers does anyone know what his username stood for?
He was a a wonderful, patriotic warrior! He will be missed!
I hope you are able to put him on the memorial wall
I spent some time speaking with him at a FR Rally for the Troopers back in 2002...a real gentleman and patriot.
I wondered why he had stopped posting. He and I pulled a two man Freep in Harrisburg, PA a while back. My first.
Thanks for letting us know.
The more I think about it the more I think he posted on the Quin And Rose Morning thread late last year. I have to ping sneakers - the thread host - to see if she remembers.
The info in the obituary matches with his background and the timing of his abrupt stop in posting to FR.
Sad to hear this news. Was great to FReep with him many times. A true patriot.
He had a funny story about his screen name. He was trying for A Great Pervert in the White House (Clinton), but before he could type it out, somehow he hit the button, and it came out AGreatPer, and he stuck with it. This is sad news.
I did not realize Doctor Raul had passed. :-(
Yes...I am mistaken. RIP good and faithful warrior.
Dr Raoul..another HUGE loss! Does anyone remember his protests in front of the WH with his mask!?
Oh no! This is a shock! Another excellent freeper gone. I am saddened by his loss! RIP AGreatPrr.
She could care less about ANYTHING as long as she can play with her grand kids. So far with the exception of a great St Philips Fish Fry last night....this has been a less than happy Easter.
I mean Spring Bunny Thingie...
HE IS RISEN!
So sorry to hear about the loss of yet another great FReeper...they just don’t make em’ like that anymore!...may he RIP...
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Oh no. A Great Loss. Prayers up for his loved ones.
Thanks for the post.
I certainly remember reading and trading many pleasant posts with AGreatPer over the years.
Another great freeper and great American, RIP.
Lord Jesus, rest the soul of our friend with the saints.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
Sad news for the Rush Limbaugh ping list.
RIP to another great FReeper.
I’m so sorry to hear this, Kristinn. I freeped with him several times in DC—both in front of the White House during the Clinton years, and was with him several times at WRMC.
He was “a great person.”
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Crap... I LOVED AGreatPer!! Dr. Raoul also.
May his soul rest in eternal peace...
R.I.P., AGReatPer. Prayers up for comfort for his remaining family members.
Yes, kristinn, he was a great guy and a patriot, as are you.
So sorry to hear this. I met him at a WH FReep when Clinton was still in office. I met you, AGreatPer, Dr. Roual, BMWCLE (?), Angelwood, Exit62 (or 142), Jimmy Valentine’s Brother, and so many others on a Sat. morning FReep. A Great Per brought his young son with him to FReep. He also brought him (in tuxedo) to the Inaugural Ball in 2001. I was an interesting and kind person. He helped me plan my trip through PA back to Wisconsin. Told me where NOT to stay, etc.
May he rest in peace and the Perpetual Light shine upon him.
Prayers for his soul in this Easter season. May he rest in peace.
If you have the obituary would you please post it.
Thanks for the phone call Kristinn. I am sorry to hear that you confirmed his passing.
I remember sitting with him during the rallies when I was in the wheelchair, or not walking much, a few years ago.
I miss so many of the old “names” on FR. It is nice to see them return to honor the FReepers from past events. I hope we do not continue to find this is the reason they are not posting!
Thank you for posting this, Kristinn.
I will always remember the humor and gentlemanly demeanor he brought to our Freeps here in the Philadelphia area. He loved America deeply, and had a keen sense of justice.
Once at a Clinton appearance in Philadelphia, there was a Mummer string band playing outside his venue. Dirtboy and I were doing the “Mummer’s strut” to the song “Oh, Them Golden Slippers”, when AGreatPer started singing “Oh, That Lyin’ Clinton”. We all started singing and hamming it up, to the point that even the leftist demonstrators on hand were laughing.
It shames me that he passed without my noticing for so long. I’m not around here much, anymore, but that’s no excuse. I am my brother’s keeper.
He sounds like he was truly a great American and Patriot.
More sad news.
He was special to me. We used to Freepmail quite often. I’m very sad to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.
Yes—I was so saddened to hear about A Great Per’s passing.
May he rest in peace.
He was one of the good guys!
Thank you for pinging me on this, BufordP. I had enjoyed Freeping with him at WR.
I need to drink a Dixie Beer in his honor.
He told me it was “A Great Person” but it wouldn’t fit.
Thanks for the ping.
Another great from the class of 98 gone.
A tough month for FReepers. May he look down on us from heaven and know he ran a good race. God bless him and the loved ones he left behind.
Thanks for the ping.
AGreatPer was an avid Penguins fan who I enjoyed needling. We will miss him in the NHL Finals thread. RIP FRiend. God’s Peace to his loved ones.
I wondered how he chose that handle.
This is very sad news. I remember him fondly and he was a great FReeper, a gentleman indeed. Thank you for posting the photo, Kristinn, and thank you especially for calling him. There are so very many oldtimers who are no longer posting, and i often wonder how many of them have passed away without us realizing it.
Rest in peace, AGreatPer(son).
RIP good friend, it was a pleasure to know you along with the rest of my extend FR Family.
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