Tribute to RonP

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by erain, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    Sad news Ron help me out with my past projects on my MES. He will be greatly missed.
     
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Erain, you did it up right for Ron. Congrats and thanks too.
     
  3. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Erain,

    Your tribute was perfect.  I had stepped away from the site for awhile: family visiting, school year starting, and MES quitting.  I received my replacement MES (BTW the Masterbuilt Customer Service is great) and returned to SMF for ideas.  I was stunned and saddened to learn of Ron's passing.  He was a true master and always quick with ideas and encouragement.  Even my failures he saw as "successes in the works".  It shocked the hubs to know I felt comfortable calling a complete stranger, until hubby reaped the rewards of Ron's advice.

    Thanks again, Erain.  And to Ron: Buddy, you will be missed.  Watch over my MES and help me keep it a Thin Blue Smoke.
     
  4. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    just thought i would bump this up for my old friend... was a year ago yesterday.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have to beleive that there is a great smoke fest going on upstairs. Terry , Rich adn Ron are smling down on us while standing near some TBS - RIP my brothers

     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang, its not hard to be sad!

    They wouldn't like that, tho!

    Lets all fire up the smoker tomorrow and enjoy some football.

    I think they would like that.

    R.I.P. my friends!
     
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you are absolutly correct brother.... if i wasnt going to be gone to LOTW this w/e i would definetly be doing up either some RonP reverse sear rib eyes, or mebe some cured chicken thighs... and yup ck out post 22... sheesh
     
  8. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    RIP friends. You are missed.
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I enjoyed this thanks for bring it back...I liked Ron he was a good smoker and nothing fancy just good smoking...
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for bumping this Erain!

    RIP RonP & Rich---The clouds in the Heavens seem to appear more like TBS today, than the old shades of grey & white.

    Bear
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy that year went fast. RIP Ron.
     
  12. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job Erain!!!!  I don't know how I missed this last year..... Ron was a great friend and I sure do miss talkin with him on the phone.... He was always comin up with somethin wild and new.... I miss you buddy!!!!![​IMG]    RIP
     
  13. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Still have him on my voicemail. Smokin just aint the same without the Ron Man.....
     
  14. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

    I never joined the forum until after Ron had passed, but it was Ron's old posts that sold me on this forum & convinced me to get my MES.  Even after he's gone, he's still passing on his wisdom.
     
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  15. jpenny2525

    jpenny2525 Fire Starter

    Very nice tribute! The only thing missing was me getting a chance to know RonP, but from all the pics and respect/love that everyone had for him I am sure of one thing... He was one hell of a guy/cook!

    JP
     
  16. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Think i'll smoke some cheetos!!!

    And dip em in some yoshidas.

     RIP  Ron Terry and Rich.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  17. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    It looks like I missed out on some advice form a great person, thankfully there are so many more like him here to keep this all alive and going. This is a great pictorial tribute to what seems like a helpful contributor here. Thank you for sharing.
     
  18. Wow that year went fast. I've sent a lot of smoke to the heavens since then thanks to Ron and Rich. RIP buddies.
     
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for Bumping this.

    Don't know how I missed it before.

    2 great men that will be missed by many.
     
  20. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    It's still hard to believe that one year has passed since my friend and mentor has been gone. Almost everynight, my wife would answer the phone and tell me that Ron was calling. I bought the 40" MES because of Ron and of course I got the extended warranty from SAM'S. In an eerie moment, I remembered when he died on the 1st Sunday in Sept. The 1st Sunday in Sept. of 2011, I had to go to the hospital ER and ended up in ICU for 3 days for a heart condition. The not so funny thing was that I used to get mad at him for not taking care of himself; in fact the last telephone conversation we had I gave him hell for not following the MDs orders. On Monday, I realized that I was doing all the things that he did. So for you RonP, I will do what you did not, follow my DRs orders.

    Bill
     

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