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Ross J. Spera III

March 22, 2017

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Ross J. Spera III

Ross J. Spera III, a member of the HardLuck Sunnyside Motorcycle Club in Lebanon, Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years, died March 18 at his home in Myerstown. He enjoyed motorcycles, music and his family. He was a graduate of Eastern Lebanon County High School and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and he worked as a […]

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James Medric “Mustang” Belec

January 10, 2017

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James Medric “Mustang” Belec

James Medric “Mustang” Belec, a member of the Kerrville, Texas Chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, died at his home in Ingram, Texas on January 3. Belec was born in Salem, Oregon and joined the Navy at 18 where he boxed, served multiple tours in Vietnam, became a mustang officer and eventually retired after 29 […]

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Cole Robert Jones

January 10, 2017

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Cole Robert Jones

Cole Robert Jones of Dixon, Missouri and  a member of the Wingmen Motorcycle Club, died on Friday, December 30 as a result of injuries from a motorcycle crash on Highway 5 near Lebanon, Missouri. Jones crashed when a man named Alexander Reed deliberately panic-braked his Cadillac in front of Jones. Jones collided with the back […]

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Thomas Jerome “Tom” Fugle

December 19, 2016

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Thomas Jerome “Tom” Fugle

Thomas Jerome “Tom” Fugle, a legendary bike builder and the co-founder, with Harlan “Tiny” Brower, of the El Forastero Motorcycle Club died after a long battle with cancer at about six-thirty last night at his home in Sioux City, Iowa. El Forastero translates from Spanish as “The Stranger.” One of the first people Fugle recruited […]

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Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III

November 29, 2016

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Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III

Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III, a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, died on Thanksgiving of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Bauer was born in Topeka, Kansas. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and Baylor Law School and he maintained a private law practice in Arlington, Texas. He is survived by […]

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

November 14, 2016

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

We grow old. Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes, the founder and Supreme Commander of the Black Diamond Riders Motorcycle Club in Ontario, died nine days ago on November 5, 2016 of complications from heart disease and diabetes. Canada’s first outlaw motorcycle club was the Canadian Lancers Motorcycle Club founded in 1950. Johnny Sombrero joined that club […]

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Trey Alston Short

October 18, 2016

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Trey Alston Short

Trey Alston Short, a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club from Temple, Texas died last Friday, October 14 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Short was one of the men arrested after a brawl between some Cossacks and some members of other motorcycle clubs including the Bandidos, in the parking lot of the Waco […]

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Houston Road Rage Death

October 10, 2016

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Houston Road Rage Death

No charges have yet been filed in a road rage death 16 days ago in Northwest Houston. Juan Flores “Johnny” Morales, a 26-year-old college student and a member of the Chainlinks Motorcycle Club was travelling to work on his motorcycle, on an access road to Interstate 10, at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23 […]

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Peter “Pete” Pettalia

September 14, 2016

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Peter "Pete” Pettalia

Peter “Pete” Pettalia, the state representative who wrote the legislation that led to the repeal of Michigan’s mandatory helmet law in 2012 died late Monday afternoon, September 12, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 33 in the Atlanta State Forest. Pettalia owned an auto repair business and lived in nearby Presque Isle. He was […]

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Derek Kinner

April 4, 2016

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Derek Kinner

Derek Kinner, whose name should be familiar to at least some readers of this site for his righteous coverage of the murder of Black Piston Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton in 2014, in Jacksonville’s Folio Magazine, has died. During 33 years in journalism Kinner worked for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus; Panama City News-Herald; Pensacola News-Journal; Florida […]

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James “Dago” Marchellino

February 25, 2016

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James "Dago" Marchellino

Somebody you would have liked died Tuesday. James “Dago” Marchellino was a 36 year 11 month veteran of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club, a lover of life, a shrewd observer, an ex-convict, a singer of songs and sometimes an inspiration to those who knew him. He wrote: This centerpiece and rocker’s from the family […]

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Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig

February 3, 2016

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Joseph Alphonse "Wrecker" Ludwig

Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig, a proud member of the Harford Chapter of the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club, died in an automobile accident on January 9. He was previously a member of the Baltimore chapter. Wrecker Ludwig died sitting in a Fiat at a red light at the intersection of Route 40 and West Shore Road […]

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Daniel Francis “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty

January 18, 2016

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Daniel Francis "Grizzly Adams" Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty, who was probably best known for portraying a mountain man named Grizzly Adams, died of cancer last Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Haggerty was a handsome biker and a bodybuilder who broke into film playing “Biff the Muscle Man” in Muscle Beach Party in 1964. That movie […]

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