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Old 11-30-14, 05:30 PM
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I have no words.

I am so sorry for your loss.
You & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 11-30-14, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
This is Sonny's daughter. I'm not sure if you knew my dad by his nickname, Sonny. But that is what we all call him.

My father passed away yesterday. He had a heart attack while riding his stationary bike in the garage. I found him too late, and there was nothing they could do to revive him when the ambulance arrived. My father was only 47. He had so many health issues for such a young age, battling diabetes, thyroid issues, and a heart murmur.

My father was an amazing man. He was a genuinely good man. He always tried to see the best in people. He was brilliant and logical. I would call him, he would always pick up and give me exactly the right answers. He worked hard to make mine and my mother's life as easy as possible. He wanted us both to have the best in life. He solved all my problems and honestly, I have no idea how to live without my daddy.

We would always poke fun at my dad for going on "his bike forums." He loved checking the forums after work and he would show me conversations he thought were funny. I thought it would be important to tell you all good bye for him. This site gave him a good bit of joy.
Words cannot express my sorrow at hearing of your father's passing. I considered your father a good friend, though we had never met.

I knew your father as Sonny and by his various forum names. He spoke on the phone several times after meeting here virtually in Foo. As you said, he was always there with a kind word and an honest answer. He was a great man of integrity, honesty, conviction and caring and I know that he loved your mother and you with all his heart. Please know that we will be sending out prayers and good vibes for you, your mother and Sonny.

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Old 11-30-14, 05:54 PM
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aawwwwww man......

thanks for telling us. He'll be missed.
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Old 11-30-14, 06:02 PM
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I heard of your fathers passing through Facebook. I haven't been on the forums in quite some time, but I wanted to say how sorry i am for your loss. I never had a chance to become good friends on here with him like so many others have, but from the few conversations I have seen and had with him during my time here, he seemed like a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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My commiseration's to you and your family for your loss. Sad indeed.

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Old 11-30-14, 06:20 PM
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I too will miss him. I can only offer my condolences and that I enjoyed our interactions.
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Old 11-30-14, 06:32 PM
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Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family!
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Old 11-30-14, 06:35 PM
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Sorry to hear about the loss.
Way to young to in peace Modo.
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Old 11-30-14, 06:40 PM
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Just checked the website and found this post (also in P & R)... I am really upset... I really liked Modo. Like Allen, he is one person I hoped to meet someday... I found him a caring, passionate, logical and full of faith... I will miss his posts... I just hope there is a chance to meet him in Heaven as I know he is there...

Sonny's daughter... thank you for letting us know and I am so sorry for your loss. Just know, I think most people here knew your dad was a good man.

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Condolences to you and your mother. MV will be missed here for sure. Thank you for letting the community know.

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Old 11-30-14, 07:04 PM
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You will be greatly missed, MV.
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Old 11-30-14, 07:13 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. He was one of the people who was there for me when I needed it most. Even though we never met in person. RIP Sonny. Thanks for everything.

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Old 11-30-14, 07:17 PM
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Please know that his contributions to this forum were valued. His presence will be missed. We're sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-30-14, 07:32 PM
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This makes me so sad. You're father coached me to get my CPA license which I did with his prodding. I understand he was as well.

Everyone in P&R thought very highly of your dad. He was a good guy and he will be missed immensely.

This is heartbreaking.

Just an FYI there are years of your fathers conversations documented here. It might be interesting at some point to go through them.

Amazing guy, I am devastated.
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Old 11-30-14, 08:00 PM
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Old 11-30-14, 08:06 PM
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Old 11-30-14, 08:20 PM
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Sonny's sense of humor was epic. He knew how to push buttons that would keep a senseless debate going for pages, cracking me up the whole time, as post after post his target became evermore frustrated by your dad's tongue in cheek responses.

ModoV didn't take himself too serious, which is a good thing when debating politics and religion, but his arguments were legendary nonetheless. He was a very smart and compassionate man, always ready to help with some good advice or a note of positive reinforcement.
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Old 11-30-14, 08:39 PM
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I think I can speak for all of this community when I say that MV was an integral part of this site. With so many personality types on here, he knew how to adjust to different people. He used his sarcastic sense of humor here to its fullest extent and he kept everyone entertained. He also had a side to him that was very sensitive, caring and very human... And he would stand by your side if someone messed with you.

We are very lucky that he chose to spend his time here with us.


I hope somehow your family will feel comfort in knowing how many lives here he has touched. This site is international. People from all over the world know your dad from here. We are very lucky indeed.


Thank you for letting us know. We would be wondering if you didn't. He will certainly be missed. This place will not be the same without him.
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Old 11-30-14, 09:20 PM
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My deepest and sincerest condolences, it's heartbreaking hearing one of our own has passed and especially at such a young age. Our thoughts are with you and your family and we wish you all the best during this tough time.
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My wife's dad died at 47. Some 25 years later, she still misses him dearly. My deepest condolences. It's a minute, tiny, sliver of a silver lining, but it does warm my heart a bit to see all these old names joining in the thread, offering their sympathies.
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Old 11-30-14, 09:47 PM
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Oh no.

This is very sad. I liked Modo. We had a lot of fun on this site poking fun at each other.

Thank you Modo's daughter for letting us know. He logged off too young.
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I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a fun guy with a very sharp wit. He will be very much missed on here.
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Old 11-30-14, 10:39 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, your comments are a reflection on the kind of man and father he was.
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Old 11-30-14, 11:06 PM
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I am very sorry for your loss. I did not know your Dad well as I came but recently to the bike forum, but his posts always seemed to be thoughtful and kind, never hateful. Wish I had known him better.
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Ms. Modo, I'm so very sorry for your loss. There's no way to prepare for losing a parent. I hope your memories of him bring you peace. I know he'd love it if you'd laugh over his foibles, including his "bike forums" habit.

I met your dad on a different bike forum and was fortunate enough to speak to him by phone about some real estate stuff...I'm a Realtor in CA and was happy to answer some general questions for him. He was smart, savvy, appreciative and humble.

He posted often about making sure your car worked well, that your mom had the home she wanted, and plans to buy a home in FL on the coast after they retired. He impressed me as a loving family-oriented man, always looking after his health, positive despite a job where (in my opinion) he wasn't appreciated, or at least offered much frustration, and taking care of his ladies. And his wicked-sharp dry sense of humor always made me laugh.

I will miss him much and I hardly knew him. I can't imagine your grief so please know that good thoughts are coming your way from Northern California. {{{{{Mrs. & Ms. MV**********
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