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Fair Winds and Following Seas~68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub has passed~Memorial Service Info Post #917
The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/12/2007 7:18:59 PM PDT by MoJo2001

The FReeper Canteen Crew sadly announces the passing of Mr. Tonkin. (68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub).

If you would like to leave a message for his family, please direct them to amom.

Also, we ask that you send prayers to amom, his son Matthew, family, and friends.

We love you, Mr. Tonkin. Say 'hello' to Texas Cowboy for all of us.

You're missed and will never be forgotten.

 

We hope to make this an online memorial book for his family.

Details will be provided later regarding funeral services.

 

 

 


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To: MoJo2001

We are losing too many good freepers! Prayers for the whole family, may God help with the healing.


301 posted on 06/12/2007 8:38:24 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: MoJo2001

May the soul of our dearly departed friend rest in peace, and may the Lord of all grant comfort to his family and friends.


302 posted on 06/12/2007 8:39:17 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: MoJo2001

Farewell, Tonk!


303 posted on 06/12/2007 8:39:17 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: MoJo2001
May his family and friends know peace and hope as Tonk awakens in the Lord's welcoming arms.

RIP FRiend.

304 posted on 06/12/2007 8:39:57 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: MoJo2001; amom

God speed Tonk. May God bless and comfort his family and loved ones.


305 posted on 06/12/2007 8:40:05 PM PDT by Grammy ("Ms Pelosi is a very difficult person to embarrass." Fred Thompson, 4/11/07)
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To: amom; MoJo2001

Condolences to amom, Matthew, family and friends.

Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.

~Tagore

love


306 posted on 06/12/2007 8:40:12 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: MoJo2001

Never met him. But he was a Friend of mine. Heaven is a better place now.


307 posted on 06/12/2007 8:40:24 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: MoJo2001

He has been missed here at FR in recent time. He was one of the first to welcome me when I joined. May God rest his soul.


308 posted on 06/12/2007 8:41:20 PM PDT by del4hope
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To: MoJo2001; B4Ranch

CROSSING THE BAR
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

Rest in Peace, Dear Patriot.


309 posted on 06/12/2007 8:42:15 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: MoJo2001

Tonk and i never met- not person to person- but he enriched my life just by knowing him.

Brian, not knowing me from Adam’s housecat, came to my aid at the request of another pro 2A Freeper to help with a website.

While we completely abused the toll free number at my employer, I got to know an Angel with a vengeance.
While he was always the most tempered soul i ever had the pleasure of talking to- when it came to Our Country, Military,
and respect of the Common Good, this country never had a more capable and sincere warrior.

Rest Easy and God Bless,
You will not be forgotten.

matt


310 posted on 06/12/2007 8:43:44 PM PDT by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: MoJo2001

May God Bless you Tonk and comfort your family members that are left here on Earth. We shall all be together someday.


311 posted on 06/12/2007 8:44:20 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: MoJo2001

Oh man. Tonk was certainly a FReeper treasure. God bless you sir. This is going to take a while to sink in.


312 posted on 06/12/2007 8:45:04 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: MoJo2001

He was a gentleman through and through.

May he rest in peace.


313 posted on 06/12/2007 8:47:54 PM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: MoJo2001

Salute!


314 posted on 06/12/2007 8:48:52 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: MoJo2001

Tonk you will be missed never forgotten


315 posted on 06/12/2007 8:50:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: MoJo2001

See you on the other side, FRiend. Save me a spot.


316 posted on 06/12/2007 8:50:50 PM PDT by Sender (I know I left my country around here somewhere. Reward if found.)
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To: MoJo2001

So long, Tonk. Thanks for being you.


317 posted on 06/12/2007 8:51:17 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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Tonk - thanks for all the memories.


318 posted on 06/12/2007 8:51:29 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: MoJo2001; amom; Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; HiJinx

68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub.

One of the first screen names I ever saw, when I stumbled into the Freeper Canteen four years past.

Brian Marotta was one of the most steadfast voices in support of my soldiers and my mission, and me, for all that time.

His greatness of heart helped found the FReeper Canteen, which has been a place of comfort and support for countless nameless soldiers, and especially those under my charge, and lastly, myself.

I shall recall his strength of purpose; his humor and his sincerity; his faithfulness in the support of the friend, and the dogged pursuit of the foe.

I wish to paraphrase a passage from my favorite author:

“If more of us valued your ways, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, you must leave it now. Farewell.”

Thank you, Brian. Until our next posting.


319 posted on 06/12/2007 8:51:50 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: MoJo2001

God bless this fine man.


320 posted on 06/12/2007 8:52:35 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: amom; MoJo2001


US Coast Guard Hymn ~ Semper Paratus


321 posted on 06/12/2007 8:53:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: MoJo2001

God bless and keep you, Tonk! Till we meet again.


322 posted on 06/12/2007 8:53:33 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: MoJo2001

Thank you MoJo2001 for letting us know.

Goodbye, “Tonk”. Rest well.


323 posted on 06/12/2007 8:54:09 PM PDT by Don W ("Well Done" is far better to hear than "Well Said". (Samuel Clemens))
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To: MoJo2001

Fair winds and following seas Mr. Tonk. You will be missed my friend.

From one Coastie to another. Bravo Zulu!

Gunner


324 posted on 06/12/2007 8:55:39 PM PDT by weps4ret (Things the make you go; Hmmmmmmm?)
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To: MoJo2001

Rest in peace!


325 posted on 06/12/2007 8:57:31 PM PDT by F-117A (Mr. Bush, have someone read UN Resolution 1244 to you!!!)
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To: amom

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,

And let Thy perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace, Amen.

326 posted on 06/12/2007 8:58:08 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: MoJo2001; HiJinx; Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; AZamericonnie; radu; beachn4fun; tomkow6; trussell

Mr. Tonkin, my resolve is even STRONGER than it was before.


327 posted on 06/12/2007 8:58:20 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub






Godspeed, Brian.
We'll remember you.
We are honored to have known you.

328 posted on 06/12/2007 8:59:03 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Aloha kakahiaka)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Me too, sjb, me too.


329 posted on 06/12/2007 8:59:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: amom

My sincere sympathy to you and Tonk’s family. He was a very special FReeper.


330 posted on 06/12/2007 8:59:12 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Mojo, thanks so much for keeping us posted.

amom, my sincere condolences to the family. So many loved ones have been leaving us this year. My father, my best friends, father, but they both made it to 95 years of age and now Tonkin.

Once again, may the good Lord comfort all in the loss of their loved one..........Spunky


331 posted on 06/12/2007 9:00:55 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Brad's Gramma
Somehow,...somewhere,....Tonk is helping in someway. That was Tonk. The Spirt is there.


332 posted on 06/12/2007 9:01:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: amom; MoJo2001

333 posted on 06/12/2007 9:01:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: MoJo2001; amom

My prayers go out for his family and friends, that they may have the strength they will need to deal with this loss. He was a great supporter of our troops and will be missed here at FR.


334 posted on 06/12/2007 9:02:47 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: Old Sarge

BTTT


335 posted on 06/12/2007 9:02:54 PM PDT by StarCMC (Desperately seeking a new tagline. Say something pithy and I'll steal it. :-))
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To: MoJo2001

R.I.P Mr. Tonkin,God rest your soul. Prayers and sympathy to amom, his son Matthew, family, and friends. Sorry for your loss of this wonderful man.


336 posted on 06/12/2007 9:04:47 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: SandRat

Yes, SandRat...that was Tonk, wasn’t it?


337 posted on 06/12/2007 9:06:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: MoJo2001; amom; trussell; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Jim Robinson; dcwusmc; A Navy Vet; ...
Brian J. Marotta (aka 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
(1948-2007) Rest In Peace, my FRiend

Brian was a friend, a PATRIOT, a member of VetsCoR, a true WARRIOR in the cause of FREEDOM. Before the relatively recent unpleasantness that caused his illness, we talked many times, both here on FR and by phone. I will miss my FRiend, my shipmate, truely one of my heroes in this life.

To his family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of this good man, this HERO, and know that he will not be forgotten.

Let us pray -
Lord God of grace and glory, We remember before you today Brian J. Marotta.
We thank you for giving him to us and to our nation; We thank you for his contributions and his courage.
In your boundless compassion, console those of us who mourn, especially families and friends.
Give us your aid, so that we may see in death the gate to eternal life, that we may continue our course on earth in confidence until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before us.
We pray for the peace of the Messiah!
In the name of Jesus; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen!


±

"The Era of Osama lasted about an hour, from the time the first plane hit the tower to the moment the General Militia of Flight 93 reported for duty."
Toward FREEDOM

338 posted on 06/12/2007 9:07:25 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I get the feeling he might just still be guiding some other hands to do just that.


339 posted on 06/12/2007 9:07:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: MoJo2001; andysandmikesmom; carlo3b; Chi-townChief; toddlintown; Inyokern

Like a number of us FReepers, Tonk grew up in Chicago and was part of our Chicago-memories-type threads a few years ago.


340 posted on 06/12/2007 9:07:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Born and raised in the city of Chicago, now living in St. Louis)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers for Tonk, he will be greatly missed.


341 posted on 06/12/2007 9:08:41 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Rest in Peace, Mr. Tonkin.

Heartfelt condolences to your family.


342 posted on 06/12/2007 9:09:01 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: MoJo2001

I have always enjoyed Tonk’s posts. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.


343 posted on 06/12/2007 9:10:24 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Confessions of a middle-aged drama queen. ;-))
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To: MoJo2001

Good Bye Tonk. You were a great FReeper and I hope you will be checking the website often while on your new mission.

Thank you MoJo2001 for letting us know.


344 posted on 06/12/2007 9:10:33 PM PDT by Rabid Dog
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To: MoJo2001; amom; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; 4TheFlag

Tonk, my BRother, you are missed.

Say hello to the Flag-man, would ya’?


345 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:28 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: Brad's Gramma; amom
I am so saddened to hear this news, yet also happy in a way because I know Tonk is at peace and is experiencing the love and comfort of God’s arms. I didn’t know him personally, however we have had our conversations and I have always held him in the highest honor. He sacrificed much so that I and my family may have the freedoms that we have today. I admire him and respect him and I will miss him around here.
346 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:42 PM PDT by admiralsn (An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. --Asian Proverb)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers along for Tonk ............................. God Speed


347 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:58 PM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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To: All

A piece of history, he will be missed.


348 posted on 06/12/2007 9:12:08 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: freema

Thank you for your post. You captured our dear friend completely.


349 posted on 06/12/2007 9:13:04 PM PDT by amom
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001

Thanks dears.


350 posted on 06/12/2007 9:14:33 PM PDT by amom
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