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RIP to our dear friend Lewbud

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RIP to our dear friend Lewbud
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:10 PM

It is with a very heavy heart that I must post the news of the passing of our dear dear friend, Larry "Buddy" Eugene Wolfe II, aka Lewbud.  "Buddy", as we all knew him, passed away on January 30, 2021 at the age of 53. Buddy was one of the kindest individuals I've met. His smile and friendly demeanor were so genuine that he drew you in every time he would engage you in conversation.  He, Modelcrazy and I saw the movie Midway together, shared dinners together, and met at the local model club to talk about the latest kits and of course, P-51's! His constant words of encouragement, praise, and affirmation will be missed. 

I will miss you dearly my friend.  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:14 PM

RIP indeed.

Never had the opportunity to meet him...my only dealings with him were in the forum here...but his good humor and generosity of spirit were evident. 53 is far too young!

He will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:19 PM

So sorry for your loss and a fellow member of our modeling community.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:34 PM

We will miss your humor and wit Buddy. You were a dear friend and I will miss you and remember our time together with fondness.

Godspeed by my friend, rest in peace.

Steve

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:40 PM

Very sad news indeed. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord... he will be missed...

On the Bench:

  • Airfix 1/72 Fw-190D (1976)
  • Hasegawa 1/72 Skyraider 
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:04 PM

Here is his obituary.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/arlington-tx/larry-buddy-wolfe-10037737

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:01 AM

Wishing all the best to his friends and family. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:24 AM

I am sorry to hear of his passing and for the loss of your friend. Good friends are hard to find.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:23 AM

Very sad news indeed, thank you for posting this Chad. Thoughts with his friends and family.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:21 AM

RIP, Lewbud

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:38 AM
Godspeed Buddy.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:46 AM

The sadist part of growing older is the loosing of more friends and family.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:48 AM

This is sad news, indeed.  Buddy ran the first GB I entered - his warmth and sense of humour were much in evidence.  My condolences to his family and friends, I am sorry for your loss.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:04 PM

A heavy Heart Indeed;

   He'll be misssed by a lot of us. And, Yes, 53 is to young. May he rest in peace and knowledge that he touched a lot of us.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:06 PM

Terrible news. His Weekend Madness GBs were a lot of fun, a brilliant idea.

Buddy in a mini- funny image.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:49 PM
My condolences

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:58 PM

GMorrison

Terrible news. His Weekend Madness GBs were a lot of fun, a brilliant idea.

Yes, actually I was thinking of carring on the tradition for at least one year and calling it "Lewbud's memorial Weekend Madness" but I don't know. They were a lot of fun and I entered every year for the past 7 years.

GMorrison
Buddy in a mini- funny image.

It was amazing how he got his large frame into one of those things. He had a giant British flag painted on the roof and this giant of a man driving. The first time I saw it, it gave me a laugh. He loved those cars.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:20 PM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:43 PM

Vaya con Dios Lewbud.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:21 PM

Sincere condolences to friends and family.

Based on comments here and on his obituary page, sounds like a man who touched many lives in a very kind and positive way.

-Greg

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:11 PM

modelcrazy

The sadist part of growing older is the loosing of more friends and family.

 

So very true.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:34 PM

53 much to young.  My condolences to family and friends.  

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:43 PM

I always enjoyed the "weekend madness" group builds, ( even when I failed)

Lewbud , you will be missed.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:50 PM

Sad hear this.

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:12 PM

We should keep madness going in his name.  Gonna miss him.

 

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:31 PM

So sorry to hear this news. May he rest in peace. My condolences to all his friends and family.

Jim 

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, May 3, 2021 9:41 AM

Sorry to hear-Lewbud ran good GB's with interesting topics.  I especially looked forward to the Weekend Madness each year-always a good time-just picked up a kit this weekend for this years GB before seeing the posting here.

He will be missed.

Bob

Bob

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 3, 2021 10:23 AM

Sad to hear, he was far too young.

 

Rest In Peace Lewbud

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 3, 2021 11:28 AM

Oh gee friggin' whiz- thanks for letting us know Chad.

Rest in Peace Lewbud.

I can't say I knew him all that well but he always came off as a very nice smart guy. The forum will be the less for missing him.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Monday, May 3, 2021 12:49 PM

Buddy was a great guy and a friend to all who knew him. The next IPMS-North Central Texas group build will be  "P-51 Mustangs of the World" in Buddy's honor.

Buddy's passing at a relatively young age, however, should be a warning to all of us to better take care of our ourselves. Buddy was morbidly obese, a condition which doubtless caused other health issues and contributed to his early death. The last time I saw Buddy was over a year before his death, and it was obvious to me then he was not at all in good health.

Modelling is by its nature a solitary, sedentary activity, which makes it even more important that modelers take care of themselves and better manage their health, especially as we get older. Eat healthy and get regular exercise!

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