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Tom Rannebarger
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:41:36 PM »
Tom has died after a long series of strokes going back to the winter.  Details of his memorial service and celebration of his life are not available yet.  I will update when I have the info.
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »
Some photos I was able to find of Tom in my archives are at http://cmh-moto.org/TomPics.
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:04:44 PM »
Oh my... This is so sad... I just got shivers reading this...
I had so much fun with Tom over the years in HSTA/MSTA. What a great guy.
The way he overcame his limitations to join us at rallies all over the USA was very inspirational to me.
He will be missed greatly. Godspeed Tom, may you be riding a bike somewhere...

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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 04:29:02 PM »
He will be missed. :( -JEP-


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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
His spirit of don't let it get you down, should be an inspiration to us all. We really shouldn't complain about anything knowing what he had gone through. Godspeed Thomas weather it be an ST (last bike I believe) or a Mini !!    TM

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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 06:33:50 AM »
Great photos. Tom always with a smile.


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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 09:33:55 PM »
Memorial Service for Tom will be held Friday May 18.

Schedule
4:30 - Doors open for gathering with friends and family
5:30 - Service Begins
6:30 - Memorial Ride Leaves
7:30 - BBQ Dinner in Hocking Hills

New Song Community Church
13873 National Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 03:42:29 AM »
Deb & I will have to miss it because we'll be at North Bend State Park near Harrisburg, WV at a NT700V event.   We're leaving on Thurs morning.  :-(

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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 06:13:48 AM »
Memorial Service for Tom will be held Friday May 18.

Schedule
4:30 - Doors open for gathering with friends and family
5:30 - Service Begins
6:30 - Memorial Ride Leaves
7:30 - BBQ Dinner in Hocking Hills

New Song Community Church
13873 National Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 08:31:19 AM »
We will be headed south on Friday. Sorry to miss it.
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 08:24:06 PM »
I admired his ability to not let his health issues weigh him down. He lived life to the fullest, a role model for us all. He was my friend and I will miss him not riding sweep anymore.

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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 09:53:51 AM »
I met Tom @ TriStar four years ago. His sprit was inspirational. I’m gonna miss seeing him at our MSTA Events.


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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 06:28:15 PM »
Sounds like a great guy. I regret that I never met him. His member number is 134, making him the 5th longest active until his passing.
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 05:09:30 PM »
Sounds like a great memorial event, sorry I won't be able to make it. I wish I had known Tom better before his health issues started, but was glad to know him and spend some time with him.
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Re: Tom Rannebarger
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
I'd never known Tom before his health challenges started but I always found him to be good company and pleasant to chat with. I found it inspiring to see him continue to enjoy traveling with his friends, sporting about on backgrounds, no matter that he had to use 4 wheels, he and his fellow riders were enjoying it all just the same. Whenever my wife and I saw him he was enjoying life and travel as much as anyone could and he never seemed to make an issue of what he couldn't do, he just went with what he COULD do with more verve than many I know.

He is one of those people who, having spent a spare amount of time with, you seemed to feel like you knew for much longer and who made it clear by example if not in words that life is to be enjoyed and experienced with gusto and that can be done regardless of difficulties.

The world and our events will be poorer for his loss.



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