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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
In reply to # 3907450 by Be Coming Roger is now in a care facility. It's sad to see such intelligence and knowledge slip away.

Take care of yourselves and your families. Time here is fleeting.



His project lives on.

Kelvin.

Alzheimer's? I take it that is the car he was going V6?

Tell his family, we are thinking of him here.

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the omega man phil wilkins
staffordshire, Stafford, UK   GBR
I miss Rogers posts, and so many other folks who seem to have slowly disappeared from MGExp. Chris Betson - octarine services. Twigworker. Ernie. And many others who know of MGExp but for whatever reason never post. John twist. Peter burgess etc etc. All the best to Roger.

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BumbleB74 William Milholen
Tidewater, Tidewater VA, USA   USA
It really is one of the worst conditions.....most have no clue.



1974-1/2 Roadster, "Bumble Bee", Corvette Yellow - in shambles, wire wheels
1976 Roadster, "Virus", Sandglow - "driver" condition (stock + 32/36 Weber DGEV, cast iron header, 25D distributor), bolt on wheels, ON the road!

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Be Coming Kelvin Dodd
So. Calif., USA   USA
In reply to # 3907506 by V8MGBV8

Alzheimer's? I take it that is the car he was going V6?

Tell his family, we are thinking of him here.

Posting to the list really helped keep Roger's spirits up when he knew he was going down hill. This was in many ways his family. I really appreciate the way that the group gathered around when his posts sometimes got a bit off the subject.

Yes, this was the car he was going to do the V6 conversion on. Brian McCullough at BMC picked up the Classic Conversions V6 bracket and header kit as I already had all the bits to do a Rover V8.

I'm a bit sad that Roger sold off the four cylinder engine he had been building. From the left over pieces it looks like it was a wild build. The Megasquirt documentation and trial EFI intake manifolds exhibit his dedication.

Kelvin.

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melbaver Gold Member Chris Howells
Carrington, NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGB "Moneypit"
2012 Dodge Journey "Another Shopping Trolley"
Miss George Herschell too, never been any update on his health.



Chris Howells

1968 MGB Purchased already dis-assembled but which is largely back together so I'm a lot less ignorant.

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ingoldsb Silver Member Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB
I only knew him through posts and PMs - but he is a great guy. He has my best wishes, thoughts and prayers.



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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
Lost my mother to Alzheimer’s also. I was actually happy when she passed, it’s just terrible to see anyone in that condition. The caregivers suffer greatly but seem to get little support themselves.

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gofastandfalldown Glen Horne
Edmonton, AB, Canada   CAN
1970 MG MGB MkII "Miss Pandora Moneypit"
The very first day I joined MGE I got a very nice, long PM from him, welcoming me and telling me his life story with NASA etc.

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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
Did he tell you of the model A that he and his twin brother built?



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Jwpotts James Potts
Lexington, KY, USA   USA
1970 MG MGB
One of my first conversations with Roger, we shared the fact we were both twins and I’m an Architect, he an Engineer. Funny, he also sent me his work resume when I asked about his career with NASA. Real smart and accomplished man.

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Fairfield, CA, USA   USA
Roger was pretty old. CA DMV considered him unfit to drive some time back. He was living with his daughter, I believe. His desire to get out and work on the car was obvious, but it was also obvious he was needing the physical capability to do so.

Much like I am experiencing these days, at 77.



1973 Pale Primrose Roadster. A nice 10-footer!
SUs, Datsun 5-speed

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gofastandfalldown Glen Horne
Edmonton, AB, Canada   CAN
1970 MG MGB MkII "Miss Pandora Moneypit"
The very first day I joined MGE I got a very nice, long PM from him, welcoming me and telling me his life story with NASA etc.

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purpleGT Gold Member Bud Osbourne
Pittsburgh, PA., USA   USA
I've been a lot less active, on MGE, the past couple of years, so I haven't had a PM from Roger in a long time. But, I always enjoyed hearing from him and discussing whatever it was that he wanted to offer his opinion, or experiences with.

Many of us, myself included, are entering the phase in our lives where we will find ourselves attending a lot of funeral home visitations and offering condolences to family members of deceased friends. It sucks, but it's part of life. sad smiley

Enjoy life as much as you can, while you can and treat others the way you'd want to be treated. It's really the best we can do, isn't it?

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Diver648 Gold Member Warren Siringer
Tucson, AZ, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB
1967 MG MGB GT
1969 MG MGB MkII
1971 MG MGB GT    & more
I was just thinking about him yesterday and wondered how he was doing. Nice that Kelvin got that car.

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AzMarc Platinum Member Marc F.
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1963 MG MGB "Fixty Three"
1980 MG MGB
I almost always enjoyed the Pms from Roger even if the same stories were retold.....I kind man....



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