Doubledribble, the AARP Boys and Diva

One Who Knows

Well-known member
Hello, Gentlemen,

Look back on February 18, 2020, at post #7972. Monclova Steve said he has some important medical issues he's trying to take care of. I messaged him to find out if he's okay a few days later.

On April 12, I asked him how he's doing. He wrote in his reply that he had an inoperable form of leukemia and didn't know how long he had to live. He asked me not to tell anyone yet, and I told him I would keep his secret.

I wrote again on May 5 to see how he was. Mrs. Monclova wrote back on May 12 that she lost her husband on April 22 at home, surrounded by his family. She said that because of his health issues, he was limited in his physical activities. This site was an important way for him to stay connected to the outside world. She says, "Thanks to all for providing a pleasant diversion for both of us."

Monclova Steve was always so kind, always respectful, always aware that "there is a lady in the room", which I have always appreciated. He will be so greatly missed.

I hope he and Bevo are meeting and having a good talk, and listening to that rock and roll band in heaven.
Diva - Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this horrible news, but extremely glad that you shared it with us. As most of us already know, Monclova Steve had been on this thread from the time it was on JJ Huddle. Monclova Steve always seemed positive and classy. He was one of the first AARPsters to compliment others and/or wish them luck. Although most of us have never met face-to-face, it was apparent that Monclova Steve was a really good guy. I know that he had great pride in the Western Hills section of Cincinnati where he was raised and that he still followed the Reds. On some of the music trivia tests, we could always count on Monclose Steve and his wife to participate.

Monclova Steve also received my basketball newsletter for years, so I hope his family doesn't mind that I publicize his obituary:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/toledoblade/obituary.aspx?n=stephen-d-gray&pid=196062431

Hopefully, Monclova Steve and Bevo are organizing a chapter of the AARP Thread in the hereafter.

Rest in Peace, Monclova Steve!
 

coldshoulder

Active member
Man, 2020 will not be remembered as a good year.
The passing of Bevo, and now our beloved Monclova Steve has really got me down. Always looked forward to their contributions here when I would see their name pop up in this thread, and Monclova had his own unique way of communication, and always with the help of Mrs.M would do good on the music quizzes. RIP Monclova Steve, we're gonna miss you.
The Monclova obituary was very short (but informative), a far cry from the lengthy obituary I authored for my dad who passed away not unexpectedly about 4 weeks ago. Thought I would post that here for anybody who might be interested. Warning: It's long.

 

eastisbest

Well-known member
That was a very nice read Coldshoulder. Very accomplished. My family already showed me mine: Died the way he lived. With dust on his cloths. Impressed by people who make this world turn and so sorry he passed in this age when it's difficult to gather and reminisce.

Will miss Monclova Steve. As with Bevo and others that have passed, I will go read their last and lasting communications to us. They can be so telling.
 

ohiopup

Well-known member
Today is Blue Jeans Day

May 20, 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S.
patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.


Happy Birthday James 'Jimmy' Stewart (b:5/20/1908 ~ d:7/2/1997)

Happy Birthday Cher nee: Cherilyn Sarkisian (age 74)

Happy Birthday Susan Cowsill Born in Canton, Ohio 1959 (a:60)
--- member of the music group'The Cowsills'
--- an Army brat, her Father was stationed in Canton as a recruiter


:>---

SALT
 

Zunardo

Well-known member
I am so sorry to hear about Monclova Steve, who I knew better as dorciepatrick, his JJHuddle moniker. Diva mentioned he'd let on about some health issues, and I'd forgotten about that. He and I had a few conversations on the political threads over the years. We were usually on opposite sides, but he always kept his thoughts and expressions on the high road. Rest in peace, DP.
 

Mr. Slippery

Well-known member
Hello, Gentlemen,

Look back on February 18, 2020, at post #7972. Monclova Steve said he has some important medical issues he's trying to take care of. I messaged him to find out if he's okay a few days later.

On April 12, I asked him how he's doing. He wrote in his reply that he had an inoperable form of leukemia and didn't know how long he had to live. He asked me not to tell anyone yet, and I told him I would keep his secret.

I wrote again on May 5 to see how he was. Mrs. Monclova wrote back on May 12 that she lost her husband on April 22 at home, surrounded by his family. She said that because of his health issues, he was limited in his physical activities. This site was an important way for him to stay connected to the outside world. She says, "Thanks to all for providing a pleasant diversion for both of us."

Monclova Steve was always so kind, always respectful, always aware that "there is a lady in the room", which I have always appreciated. He will be so greatly missed.

I hope he and Bevo are meeting and having a good talk, and listening to that rock and roll band in heaven.
Thoughts and prayers to Monclova Steve's wife and family. We're losing some of our classiest posters on this site much faster than we can replace them.
 
Really sad to hear about Bevo and Monclova Steve. Much input to this thread will be lost and missed. RIP.
It's great that some on here were able to know them IRL and provide this information.
 
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