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  1. #21
    CBPBA's Walmart Greeter VIP Member Keith's Avatar
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    1990 34' Wellcraft Scarab
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    Feb 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    John will be sorely missed. He was one of the reasons I joined the Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association, always made me feel welcome and proud to be a part of it.

    The link to our notice is here:



    "Experience is something you don't have until just after you need it."

  2. #22
    Registered THATS IT's Avatar
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    2005 Marlago 2012 Sea Hunt 211 Ultra, 1965 Span Run A Bout
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    Aug 2004
    We'll miss you Johnny!

    God speed.

  3. #23
    Gold Member Gold Member Pwrbt33's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Curtis Bay, Md USA
    I can remember getting under John's skin while we sat up every boat show, he would yell and look over his glasses at me then we would get done and go have a beer! It was great. I remember a saying he had when we would go out and get a drink and it took the bar maid a long time to get to us, he would say outloud mind you, "THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE FOR A BAR!" then lite up a cigar.

    I have known John for over 16 years, while he was involved with Empty Pockets race team as well as Team Priority. I also had the pleasure of being an inspector at some of the races in Baltimore and Ocean City. He was a great person and a great friend. Even though we butted heads while at work, we still had respect for each other. He and his family are very couragous! I just need to say, "I'll miss you Johnny!"

    God speed!
    Your friend forever!
    John Smith

    I even think he called in sick this day!
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  4. #24
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    Harrisburg Pa US
    very sorry to hear this , He was a good guy we always had fun with him and his wife
    Larry kostelac

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    Charter Member # 545 Gold Member Beak Boater's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Port Tobacco MD/Cape Coral Fl
    God speed John.

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    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    Feb 2001
    The Joisey Shore
    John was a real joy to be around and he loved boat racing. He was the Pace Boat captain for all OPA Races in Cambridge MD.

    He was a hell of a nice guy. Rest in Peace.

    Ron & Terrie

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    Gold Member Gold Member Karaokemike's Avatar
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    Edgewater, MD
    John was a great thoughts and prayers with his family....


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    VIP Member VIP Member dykstra's Avatar
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    29' FOUNTAIN 525SC
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    Washington, IL
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    You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a party.

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    Registered Surgin' General's Avatar
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    1990 38 Signature Offshore
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    Jun 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Met John at Offshore when he introduced me to another 38 Signature owner locally in MD. Heard some good Empty Pockets stories and told John I hoped he'd sell me my first new boat.

    Will miss him....

  10. #30
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    I am Tony Silveira's wife. I don't know if you remember me - I wasn't involved with the boats much. But I remember John. He was the nicest guy. The first time we met, he was so welcoming and friendly that I felt like I had known him for years. I am sorry to hear that this happened. He was great with my children - they love him. Heather was quite upset when I told her about this. We hope Brenda and everyone will be alright.

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