Gil Finn Passed Away.......

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Gil Finn (Steve Frame) passed away
    Monday December 10, 2007

    The staff of The Gauge has many duties. We work behind the scenes to help
    all of our great members enjoy each and every visit to our friendly board.

    In turn, we gain knowledge from one another and we make friends along the way.
    We trade stories about our friends, family and our health. One example was Gil Finn.

    He was a fine example of honor and courage in the face of diversity. He
    e-mailed ezdays more than a few times about his continuing illness and
    how it was affecting him both mentally and physically. We gained knowledge
    of a person we have never met face to face.

    A kind and gentle man, who, when the cards were dealt, got a nasty hand
    to deal with ... for life....

    We honor him here, letting the rest of his friends know he is finally out
    of pain, finally resting peacefully, finally at ease.......
    .............Probably running trains somewhere... :)

    The Charleston Gazette - Obituaries

    Online condolences may be made by visiting
    Bartlett-Chapman and Chapman Funeral

  2. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences go out to his family and friends. It's never easy to lose someone you love, but it must be doubly hard at this time of year.

    He will be missed.

  4. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Sad to hear. My condolences to all who knew him.
  5. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Sad to hear. It's been a little while since he posted his fair well post. I hope he got his wish of having his fishing pole in hand.
  6. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Very sad.

  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    so sad he had to pass :cry: ,he was a great guy. i hope hes in a better place now....--josh
  8. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    Though I've never knew or met the man, I'd like to send my condolences to his friends and Family. I and my Family have suffered some serious issues lately and I know how fragile life can be and how much pain can be as excruciating mentally as it can physically. My sincerest best wishes to all who knew him.
  9. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Very sorry to read the prayers to his family and friends.
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    That's sad indeed..My condolences to his family.
  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Rest in Peace Gil...[​IMG]
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    As Mikey says, I spent some time corresponding with Steve, especially when he was having a hard time with his medications. They were pushing him over the edge, but he won that battle. He was proud of his association here on the Gauge and he especially was pleased the way the members here treated him. He was a soldier, a devoted family man and an avid model railroader. He spent a lot of time in pain, but kept his sense of humor though it all.

    Just let it be known, that there are many here that he considered friends and it was your efforts and support that made his life a bit easier to deal with. There's no doubt that those that sent him get-well cards brightened his day. He was a fixture here and will be missed by many.

    Our prayers are with him and his family, and again, many thanks to those that gave support when it was needed.
  13. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    We'll all miss you, Steve. I never knew his real name until now, just knew him as Gil Finn or "the Big Baboo." My condolences and prayers go out to his family.
  14. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That is sad to hear. I appreciate the link for sending condolences.
  15. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I'm sorry to hear that. We emailed each other from time to time, the last time was this summer when he gave me a couple of engines that needed work for the price of postage. I'll be hanging onto this Tyco now, glad to say I knew the man who owned it. BC

  17. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    God bless him
  18. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Extremely saddened to read about Gil Finn's passing on...He was a great character with a timely quip or advice for everyone. I'm sure if he's not running trains now...he's gone fishing....
  19. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Shaygetz...Good to see you're still around here....I like the little ol' man on the bench better....
  20. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    I'm sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed reading his posts. I offer my condolences. Rob

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