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Old 12-11-2019, 07:03 PM   #1
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I know some of you don't visit the old place, so...

It appears that our friend Marty Fitzhenry has fought a brave fight, but his body is giving up.

According to Dotty, Marty is soon to be, if not already, in hospice care.

Godspeed Marty.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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Oof. I don't know him and don't visit OGR, but cancer is a beast. Wish him and his family the best.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:33 PM   #3
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His name sounds very familiar. I believe Marty's layout was once featured in OGR, around 25 years ago. Was Marty once a police or corrections officer? Unfortunately, I don't have those issues any longer, but the article seemed to mention how he would work on his layout well into the night.

I'm sorry to hear that... all the best to Marty and his family.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:43 PM   #4
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Marty has been a terrific ambassador to the O Gauge Hobby. Hopefully the Doctors can control the pain & misery associated with cancer.

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Old 12-11-2019, 09:08 PM   #5
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I conversed with Marty a few times about pantographs and catenary. He was always knowledgeable and really helpful. Nice guy.

Best wishes and prayers to him and his family.

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Old 12-11-2019, 10:49 PM   #6
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Marty is a class act and has helped me many times over the years.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:59 PM   #7
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Jeff,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. While I was an OGR Forum member, Marty helped me out several times and even mailed me some MTH parts free of charge(he absolutely refused any sort of compensation) even though we had never met. I also purchased a couple of train shirts from Dotty. My prayers & good wishes go out to both of them
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:50 AM   #8
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Very sad to hear. Marty was one of those people who would help anybody.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:17 AM   #9
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That is really to bad. We've lost 1 great ambassador a little while ago (Barry Broskowitz) and now it appears we will be losing another.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:47 AM   #10
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I've never met Marty, but have always heard nothing but great things about him. He and Dottie have my sympathy and prayers.

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