Last night, around 11pm here on the East Coast, my father, who shortly before this year's ACE Coaster Con was diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer, peacefully passed away with our family by his side.
Among his last wishes were.. for everyone who hasn't yet ridden Kingda Ka, to ride it.. since he never got the chance. The same goes for El Toro, The Voyage, and the coasters at Silverwood... which are some he never did and never will get the chance to ride.
Rob, I really missed you and your family at PPP and other events this year and wish we had the chance to hang out more. I'm so sad and sorry to hear about your dad and he seemed to love the hobby and seemed really supportive when I met him at PPP last year. Don't hesitate to contact me buddy if you need anything. I'm praying for you guys.
I am so sorry for you Rob, your dad was one of the truly fun people to be around. You would be going in the right direction if you were to follow in his footsteps. He brought so much joy to so many people.
My prayers are for your dad and with your family at this time. I know Bob and Steve are riding something great now.
Bob like Steve was not an old man, New Jersey has lost 2 very good young men this week. We are poorer for that.
An Old Coaster fart that refuses to grow old, I just wish many of my friends could have as well!
My condolences got to you & yours Rob as I know all too well the pain your'e going through after I lost my dad last year....ironically I was at PKD the day that he passed so now the park has become somewhat of a sanctuary for me.