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smackdaddy 04-27-2011 03:20 PM

In Memory of Spike Perry
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Originally Posted by WunHungLo
"Bob Perry's 30 year old son passed away on April 2nd, 2011 and the family and friends of Spike Perry have been devastated. There has been an outpouring of condolences for the family from around the world.

To quote Bob, "...Spike was one of those you didn't need to tell what to do. He had grown up sailing from day one and he always knew what to do."

The sailing community has come together to establish a fund in Spike Perry's name at the Seattle Maritime Academy where Spike was a student in the years 2003 and 2004. The fund will provide scholarship money in honor of Spike and the Perry family, helping deserving kids from the Perry's hometown waters learn more about sailing, seamanship and the region's rich maritime traditions

For Donations:

o Seattle Central Foundation Donation Page

If you wish to make a contribution to the foundation in his name, please ensure that you enter Spike Perry in the field labeled "This donation is in memory of:" This will allow the foundation to track your contributions for his memorial.

More Information:

o Seattle Maritime Academy

o Seattle Central Foundation

From SA. Every Sailnetter needs to get on this. Give what you can.

bobperry 04-29-2011 10:43 AM

I'm new to Sailnet but if Smack likes it here it must be a good place so I look forward to participating. I'll also do my best to be on my best behaviour.

Please chuck in what you can to Spike's Memorial Fund. It will go towards scholarships at the school Spike went to when he got his eningeer's licence.

Thanks Smack.

Silvio 04-29-2011 11:00 AM

Good going for bringing this here posting.

Good to see you here Bob, welcome.

bobperry 04-29-2011 02:25 PM

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See that aromor Spike is wearing. He built that. He hand forged each plate, about 350 of them. It weighs 37 lbs.. Spike loved working at the forge and quit a very high paying tugboat job to go work at a forge. He was very creative. He'd dpend Sunday afternoon at the forge, for fun, and come home with the most marvelous things he had built. He was a bit dyslexic but he remembered every world he read and in time became an extrelemy good Scrabble player because he could think in so many directions at once.

Give Spike a glue gun and a pile of cardboard and you'd be surprised at what you got back.

bubb2 04-29-2011 02:52 PM

Bob, I lost a 23 year daughter to cancer, I understand! Thank you for introducing us to Spike.

bobperry 04-29-2011 03:12 PM

My please .
I am truly sorry for your loss and I do understand.
Spike died very suddenly of bacterial pneumonia.

GBurton 04-29-2011 04:12 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss Bob. God bless.

smackdaddy 04-29-2011 06:32 PM

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Hey Mr. Grumpy-ass. It's great to have you here too. SN really is a great place - with some truly great people. I've actually had the honor of sailing with a couple of 'em. Bubb and CharlieCobra.

Okay - your good sides and support this memorial fund. It's all about teaching a new generation...and honoring a fantastic kid.

bobperry 04-29-2011 06:35 PM

You realize that in time they will all blame you for bringing me here.
Where do you live?
Do you close enough to stop by my beach shack.
Nessun Dorma is due to show up here in half an hour and he's coming from Annapolis. The Hungster will be here tomorrow.
ND shipped out Fed-Ex three great bottles of wine ans three great bottles of single malt. I'm a simple man of simple tastes.

smackdaddy 04-29-2011 06:39 PM

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Heh-heh. I live in Austin. What I wouldn't give for a fistful of single malt with you guys! Some day soon...I promise. 'Twould be an honor. I'll bring my bongos.

You guys whoop it up for all of us! Huzzah!

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