As everybody probably heard our very own Marty Fitzhenry has succumbed to cancer.  Marty was larger than life  He was a good man that deserves any accolade from us.  You all probably saw the nice memorial that MTH had on their website or  any of the ones that were posted here.  Unfortunately these memorials will disappear with time  I would like to propose that we all kick in to memorialize Marty in a permanent way.  The TCA museum in Lancaster has a program that lets you place a name on a brick at the entrance to the museum.  I would like to use the largest amount of bricks the museum ever had for one person  They will allow us to use 40 bricks at a cost of $100 a brick.  I started a go fund me page that will take the proceeds to donate to the TCA museum for the 40 bricks that will immortaize Marty's name  I made the first donation myself  I have pasted the link to the Go Fund Me page.  Share the link with as many people as you can so we can get this done in his name

https://www.gofundme.com/f/mar...ign=m_pd+share-sheet

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gmorlitz posted:
MartyE posted:

Just curious what is the significance of 40 bricks?  

Ben said that's the largest amount of bricks allowed.

Gerry

Thanks Gerry, I missed that.  

Marty

 

Below the Signature...

" Number One, make it "O"!"

 

Just did my part great idea. Only dealt with him thru this forum and a couple of emails but he was of great help with my issue.

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

gmorlitz posted:

TY. I'm in. I have no idea about the timing, but it would be nice if we could have a dedication at York in October.

Gerry

Great idea.  Perhaps consider a formal presentation to the TCA Museum at the "Thursday before York."  MTH will be there for their presentation, maybe they would like to do something related to the memorial on their website.

The folks on this forum are the nicest folks I have ever met. Ben started this idea 12 hours ago and over half way there already. God Bless each and ever one of yinz!

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

Ben, Can the memorial tribute include his caregiver Dot, she was there for him to the end and should have a mention in the memorial?

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

RJT posted:

Ben, Can the memorial tribute include his caregiver Dot, she was there for him to the end and should have a mention in the memorial?

To tell you the truth I havent even thought of the layout or content of the bricks  I wanted to raise the money first and then work with the museum to come up with a design

bluelinec4 posted:
RJT posted:

Ben, Can the memorial tribute include his caregiver Dot, she was there for him to the end and should have a mention in the memorial?

To tell you the truth I havent even thought of the layout or content of the bricks  I wanted to raise the money first and then work with the museum to come up with a design

That would be the ideal thing, money first, design second. I'm sure that it will come together pretty easily after that.

Ben might want to start thinking about where to donate the excess when his campaign is overfunded 

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

Apples55 posted:

Ben might want to start thinking about where to donate the excess when his campaign is overfunded 

To the American Cancer Society in Marty and Dot's name!

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

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