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
Good luck tomorrow Pat. It is nice to hear that there are some up days happening. Do let us know how it all goes.
always wondered what you looked like!You sure look happy in that plane,thanks for sharing the photo!Go LANCE!!!
Hi guys,

Since you all liked the picture of Patrick, I thought I would move the ones I posted before to this page.

The first one is Barb and Pat

The second one is Pat with two mystery guests!

Some of you know who the other two are, I'm going to make the rest guess!

Steve I recognize, but the other guy, didn't he used to make horror movies?!? : )
Hey Pat,

I've been following this post since its inception. At times I feel guilty for being so encapsulated, like a passerby who stops to look at a car wreck. I don't know how you summon the strength to write about your life at this juncture with such grace and eloquence. I think you are more heroic than Lance as he carries on with cancer behind him. I admire you Pat. Though we've never met, I consider you a friend. Many of us have forgotten what it is to be human. Thanks for reminding us all.