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  • Unreal.

    I havent been an active member on this board in quite some time, but for some reason decided to drop in today, only to find this news. I'm in shock.

    First Jeff Lemana, and now Frank Thorpe. Both taken WAY too early. unbelievable.

    For the time that i was active here, Ogie was always a great leveling presence, and did a great job running the site. No matter what disagreements anyone had with him, no one could ever question his love for the team and dedication to this membership.

    Farewell, Ogie. You will be missed here and throughout the Flyers fan community.
    "I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule." - Randall Graves, Clerks

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    • I was stunned late last night when I heard the news. Frank and I butted heads and fought tooth and nail over some silly silly **** but we always agreed on the most important things whether it was hockey or real world. He was genuine in his willingness to help - if he offered it he meant it.

      We traded phone calls for a while during the Flyers ECF run under Stevens. Those conversations are the Ogie I'll remember. We were too much alike on the board and that made it fun and frustrating. If we could just convince the other they were wrong...somehow it would fix the situation with the team, the league...We entertained and frustrated a lot of people with our routine..that seems typical for 2 Feltonville kids..

      For his family, his kids...I still can't really put it all together. My thoughts are with them...Frank made a mark on a lot of people over the years, he'll never really leave this place not until we're all with him...

      Thanks Frank, for the fun times, the fights...the whole thing - being fans and friends sometimes means things get heated. It wouldn't have been the same without that kind of spark.

      Anthony/CJ/Rev...

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      • Thanks for that Anth. Good to see you back and hope you stick around.

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        • RIP
          “We do everything we can to win; it is our responsibility to our fans.” Bobby Clarke

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          • Originally posted by Anth View Post
            I was stunned late last night when I heard the news. Frank and I butted heads and fought tooth and nail over some silly silly **** but we always agreed on the most important things whether it was hockey or real world. He was genuine in his willingness to help - if he offered it he meant it.

            We traded phone calls for a while during the Flyers ECF run under Stevens. Those conversations are the Ogie I'll remember. We were too much alike on the board and that made it fun and frustrating. If we could just convince the other they were wrong...somehow it would fix the situation with the team, the league...We entertained and frustrated a lot of people with our routine..that seems typical for 2 Feltonville kids..

            For his family, his kids...I still can't really put it all together. My thoughts are with them...Frank made a mark on a lot of people over the years, he'll never really leave this place not until we're all with him...

            Thanks Frank, for the fun times, the fights...the whole thing - being fans and friends sometimes means things get heated. It wouldn't have been the same without that kind of spark.

            Anthony/CJ/Rev...

            Hey Buddy, good to see you. I'm glad you responded to this sad news.

            I hope to see you back on the board, I hope you and your family are doing well.

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            • Originally posted by IceHokie View Post
              Thanks for that Anth. Good to see you back and hope you stick around.
              Ditto

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              • This is terrible, RIP Ogie. He was the epitome of a Flyers fan. Ogie, you will be missed.

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                • Wow...simply wow. Sucks beyond comprehension. RIP Flyer friend.
                  It's me, the Orange and Black's favorite soccer mom.

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                  • Man, terrible news. I don't post much anymore, but still visit frequently. I have been a member for over 10 years, and respected all the thankless work he put into running a great site. It is unfortunate that it takes a passing for us to put into words how much we appreciated and respected his dedication to this site. I have personally, like many others spent , so many hours here that it is part of my daily routine. So thank you Frank, and God bless your family/children.

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                    • Originally posted by croftynsteph View Post
                      RIP Ogie

                      While not being an incredibly active poster...I was an avid reader and Ogie contributed a great deal...he will be missed...

                      My thoughts are with you Annette and Ogie's family...

                      I echo this.

                      RIP Ogie.....

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