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Old 02-22-2003, 10:34 AM
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The Chicago boating community has lost Ben Zajeski. Some of you may know him for the fastest Cigarette in Chicago, his red Top Gun "NEXT" and others may know him from his 80' Bahia he keeps in Ft. Lauderdale. Ben was killed in a car accident early Friday morning. For those who knew him he was a great friend, kind, considerate and a loving father to his little boy, Alec.

Some of his closest friends are Austin ("The Chief"), Frank ("Hollywood"), Fermin ("Joey O"), Mr. Cig's brother Pauly and the infamous Billy D. Robert Tanner has also asked that we express his condolences to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his son, family as well as all of his boating buddies during this very sad time. He will be missed by all. I have several photos that I will try to post today.

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total drag, very sorry to hear it,
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Ben's NEXT...
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Another of Ben, Vickie and Fermin with Hollywood in the background...the best of friends.
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This was the first day we owned Steel Heart. This is with Frank and Becky (Hollywood) and Ben in the background with Jeff and Marija. The best of times.
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My deepest condolences go out to all.

I remember having a great time with Ben at one of the South Shore Steak Fry's last year, it's a damn shame.

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Oh no ,,, I am SO SORRY to hear that !!!!!!!!!

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Another that day running with Fermin, Frank, Big Rick and this was taken from Steel Heart...what a day - the best!
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This is the same day...
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..so sorry...my condolences...
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