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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Very well written JC...thank you for allowing fans like me an imaginary seat in the service, just as Schonz gave me an imaginary seat in the MC on so many nights growing up. Rip City has lost its voice, but that voice will never be forgotten.

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Thank you my friend.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

It is harder seeing an icon pass as It brings all of our mortality into focus; and the ones we miss and loved.

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Life is short... reminders all around. good point.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Thank you,John. Thank you, Schonz.

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Thank you for being here.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

I went to that church a couple of times several years ago to watch a friend sing in the Christmas program. Bill Schonely did the reading, which I thought was pretty cool. Thanks for giving us all a peek inside.

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Schonely was always on stage. :)

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Beautiful description, John. Thank you.

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Thanks Charles. Appreciate it.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Word’s escape me at this moment.

Thank you John.

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Thanks Rob.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

I happened to be in the area and saw the officers lining the streets and wondered what they were doing. I must have just missed the procession. Thank you for sharing. It sounds like it was beautiful.

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It was just how Bill Schonely wanted it.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

When it comes to great writers there are definitely plenty we can talk about but I can only think of you and Beverly Cleary that allow us to not only read the story but also visualize it as it develops. I hope you make it to 104 also John!

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Thank you Joe. I appreciate that you're here for it.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Thank you for sharing John. RIP legend.

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Appreciate this Kyle

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Wow. Thanks John.

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Thank you Gary.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Sniff, thanks JC well done.

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Thank you.

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Feb 10, 2023Liked by John Canzano

About 35 police escort motorcycles cam by my house earlier today - wondered what was going on. A true local legend beloved by all.

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It was a big big deal. I'll bet Schonz would love it.

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Feb 11, 2023Liked by John Canzano

It is for columns and moments like this that I subscribe. The tones of his dulcid baritone will always ring true for those of us that have followed from the inception. Didn't grow up here, but grew to love the "icon" . Thanks again for the notes

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Very well written JC...thank you...it just reminds me to live life to its fullest 24/7 as we're all just penciled in here.

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Truth

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Feb 11, 2023Liked by John Canzano

Seriously crying as I read this to my wife.😇 I was the 10 year old keeping stats as Mr.Mayor of Rip City, would call the game.

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He’d have loved that.

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Thank you for this.

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Thanks for bringing us into the church, JC. The showing of former players and team execs speaks volumes about the level of respect and love so many have for The Schonz. May he rest in peace - and my the franchise he helped put on the map figure out how to thrive once again.

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It was a nice ceremony.

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