About Lugnut -- Patrick Malone

Many of us have come to know Patrick Malone (Lugnut) as a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and kind individual. He is a frequent and enthusiastic contributor to our analog discussion forum. He has initiated only 17 threads, but responded to 559 threads. I would guess that many, if not most, of us can recall a time when Pat replied with helpful advice to a question we posted or helped us track down a rare recording. I have come to love Pat as a friend, and to respect him as a man, and I suspect many of you share those feelings.

Today I write to share difficult news with you. Pat has been diagnosed with an aggressive stomach cancer. It has yet to be determined whether surgery will even be worth it. If surgery is performed, most or all of the stomach will be removed, and Pat would face a difficult and long post-op period in the hospital. The medical course is still uncertain, but will be determined soon. Whatever is decided, it will not be easy or pleasant.

Something may be planned in the future to assist the family. For now, Pat could use some of the friendship he so often and willingly showed us. You can email Pat at: lugnut50@msn.com. You can also mail cards, letters ... or whatever. You may email me for Pat's mailing address. My email is: pfrumkin1@comcast.net.

I hope to spend a few days with Pat in Idaho or Nebraska (from which he hails) soon. Between this news, my legal work, getting ready for family arriving for the holidays, Audio Intelligent, and trying to make plans to visit Pat, my head is spinning. If you email me and I don't respond, please understand that I am not ignoring you, but rather simply do not have time to reply.

Pat may or may not have time to respond to posts here, to emails, or to cards mailed to him. But he has asked me to convey to each and every one of you that he has cherished your friendship, your comradery, and sharing our common hobby on this great website.

As we prepare for our holiday season celebrations, and look forward to -- as we should -- enjoying this time of year, I ask that you keep Pat and his family in mind ... and softly offer up, in quiet moments in the still of night and early morning, prayers for Pat and his family. God bless.

Warmest regards to all,
Paul Frumkin
Thanks to Pat & Barb for being so courageous to share with the entire community. I have followed this without contributing until now. My prayers are with Barb and the family. May God bless you and your family. I will spin some vinyl tonight and be thinking of Pat enjoying life to the fullest.

Nick Goode
Troy, MI
Rest in peace Pat.
Sincere condolences to Barb and family.

Rest easy Lugnut.

Rob Poort
Pat, Barb and the community of AudiogoN,

I feel as though the journey we have been allowed to share through this wonderful thread has joined us all in a great circle of love, understanding, caring and peace.

May the Circle be Unbroken.

Pat "Lugnut" showed us all life as it should be lived, with grace, humor, and caring. The world is a lesser place for his passing, my sincerest condolences go out to his wife, family, and all who loved him. "We bid you goodnight."
Hi Pat,

I love you man! This is the first time in my life that I'm literally sitting here crying at my keyboard. I'm glad that your burden (pain) is finally gone, but the world was a better place with your presence. Know that you touched many, many hearts and lives.

May God be with you now, and spread your loving presence with your family in their time of need.

Barb, Amanda, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

{Raises his pint of Guiness} To my friend/buddy/pal Pat Malone........Salute!!

Warmest Regards,