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
And I know where your at the music is playing, you sre listening, and so are we.

I am just a sentemental old fool who misses his friends.
I was just thinking of Pat last night on my way home from work. It does seem unreal that I can't pick up the phone and call him like I used to. It's a real shame, and I miss him.
I am in the middle of moving to my new apartment. I will have to "Lugnut" my system once I get there. Ironically in the midst of not wanting to forget Pat, my older sister died on Monday. She was the perfect big sister who pullled my bacon form the fire more than once and asked for nothing in return.
Gregadd- I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I know its always a reality check when a peer dies, for a big sister it must be really tough. Be happy though, that you had someone there for you to pull your bacon form the fire.
I never knew Pat beyond the world of e-mail but we got chatting along on good terms some while before he got ill.

Being a kind guy and knowing I collected Dylan stuff he sent me a rare Dylan mag from the 60's.....I guess that was his style.

I always fancied a beer with him but it was never to be.

Before he died I sent Pat a ultrasound scan of Eileen's and I unborn baby.
He was well chuffed because we got chatting about names and I made him a promise.

That promise entered into this world just little over three hours ago and he's called Benjamin Patrick Campbell, a lovely little guy,light but long with hands like shovels and the longest fingers you've ever seen.

God bless you Pat and my beautiful baby and his mother.