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Old 12-13-17, 11:05 PM   #1
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Icon9 RIP Tom "CaptainCruise" Pappaceno

I'm sorry to bring bad news. I saw on FB today that one of our long time members passed suddenly today. CaptainCruise joined Subsim on March 27, 2002. He only had 141 posts but was one of guys from the SH2/DC days, a very positive guy, and he will be missed. I got an email from him every year, and he was always full of good humor and thoughtfulness.

Originally Posted by Michael Pappaceno
It is with the deepest sadness that I write this to inform everyone of the death of my brother Tommy. Tommy passed away this evening at the age of 52. He suffered a massive stroke last Friday which resulted in serious brain damage. He never regained consciousness. My mom, me, and my longtime girlfriend Jennie Munger Harrison were with him when he passed.
Tom was one of the most outgoing and entertaining guys I’ve ever met. He was an avid Mets fan (I was a Yankees fan which, you can imagine, led to some lively debates in our household). He was the captain of a fishing boat and was born to be on the water.
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Old 12-13-17, 11:44 PM   #2
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CaptainCruise, may your eternal cruise be smooth sailing with fair winds.

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Old 12-13-17, 11:45 PM   #3
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I didn't know him, but I hope that by "sudden" it means that he did not suffer.

A wise man taught that the idea of the 'self' is an illusion. Nothing has any meaning without the context of everything else. This means that there really is no 'you' or 'me' ... there is only 'us'. So, even if I didn't know him, I have lost a part of myself. We all have.

Rest in peace, Captain. I shall raise a pint to you tonight. Fair winds and following seas!
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Old 12-14-17, 01:40 AM   #4
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I had noticed him for sure but we did not have any contact. All the same, I'm very sad to hear this news

Edit: ah yes, I recently found myself wondering about his "Cruiser's Crunchy Egg Salad", that was it...

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Old 12-14-17, 02:28 AM   #5
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I do not know him but am sorry anyway. rest in peace.
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Old 12-14-17, 05:25 AM   #6
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Sad news. R.I.P. Tom.

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Old 12-14-17, 06:03 AM   #7
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Old 12-14-17, 06:09 AM   #8
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Dr Who rest in peace 1963-2017.

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Old 12-14-17, 06:47 AM   #9
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Fair winds and following seas.
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Old 12-14-17, 07:21 AM   #10
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Sad to hear this, he always stood out as being upbeat and positive. His presence will be missed.
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Old 12-14-17, 08:29 AM   #11
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I'm very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We talked a little bit and exchanged posts in the forum's. He started the thread on " Open letter to the NFL and share"

I rallied around him when he thought his thread wasn't well received. I think Tom found just the opposite as his thread was thought provoking and people had varying opinions on the NFL player situation but largely felt " Captain Cruise " posted a timely thread and great posts. I found Tom to be very intelligent and thoughtful and I was looking forward to more posts and threads from Capt. Cruise as he was always a genuine and sincere guy and knew the Importance of family. As Bandit and Neal said, he was a positive and upbeat guy who looked for the best in everyone and everything.

Tom was a great and welcome addition to Subsim and his loss will be keenly felt.

To Michael Pappaceno and your mom and Jennie Munger Harrison and family. We are very sorry for your loss but please know we are keeping you and your family and Tom in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace my friend.

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Old 12-14-17, 08:50 AM   #12
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I read the same news this morning.. although we had never met in person, Capt. Cruise was part of our group back in the SH2/DC days and we had spoken with each other many times.
o7 Captain.. you will be missed
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Old 12-14-17, 11:02 AM   #13
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So sad to hear that. Remember him from the early days of SH2/DC. Rest in peace
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Old 12-14-17, 11:51 AM   #14
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Rest in Peace my friend. You will not be forgotten

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Old 12-14-17, 12:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by fireftr18 View Post
CaptainCruise, may your eternal cruise be smooth sailing with fair winds.

... and may you have a fishing pole bobbing at every stanchion of that boat...

I started hanging around here in the later SH2 / DC days, and was always impressed with the hospitality displayed by him (and a lot of other noteworthy members).


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