R.I.P. Don Onimus

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  1. jody stroud

    jody stroud ZOMBIE Top Dragster

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    Just recieved word that Don had a heart attack and didn't survive it. It was sudden and unexpected...our prayers for his family, from Jody Stroud, Mike Kopchick, Shelia Kopchick and the rest of the crew at RAGE FUEL SYSTEMS.
     
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  2. Nancy Matter

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    Our Condolences to the family and Rage Fuel.......
     
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  3. backmotor

    backmotor Owner/Crewchief/Test Pilot

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    RIP Don, Prayers go out to his friends & family
     
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  4. Will Hanna

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    RIP Don

    Never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but had talked to him several times on the phone. My prayers and condolences for the family and friends of Don.

    RIP & Godspeed
     
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  5. 310TAD

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    Rest in Peace Don. Always enjoyed talking with you.

    Marty
     
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  6. cutting edge

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    Rest in peace Don, and my condolences to Judy

    I first met Don about 3 years ago through John Headley. We became friends right away, and this past winter he moved his car to our shop to put back together for this season. I got to know Don much better just over the last 6 months. What a great guy, he would go out of his way to help anyone.
    I am so happy we got to spend time together, but it makes his passing so much more difficult. My heart goes out to Judy, she always made me feel so at home and part of the family when we were together.
    Godspeed my friend, until we met again,
    Chuck Carver
     
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  7. secondwindracing

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    Don was a very upstanding guy I have sold him prizm for years and I would tell him to send a check after every 3rd order...you guest it...every order he would send a check..there was times I forgot to bill him..you guest it..he would send a check with a note saying you forgot to bill me..you will be sadly missed,,god speed Don. Secondwind Racing
     
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    Never met Don in person but talked to him a Dozen times or so on the phone. Every time we talked the story picked up where it left off before. Very nice guy and sorry we never did get to meet in person. God speed Don. Our prayers go out to his family.

    Dan
     
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  9. Don Onimus

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    Thank You

    Thank you all for your kind words about Don. He was a wonderful and unique man and we will miss him greatly. Since his stroke was massive, he did not suffer. But also it did not kill him immediately which gave us time to arrange for donation of his organs, he was still able to help others, even at the end of his own life.
    Everyone's thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated.
    Thank you!
    Judy Onimus and family
     
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  10. pete9857

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    sorry for your loss Judy. Talked to Don several times and sold him some tires. Great person to talk to. R.I.P.

    Glenn Sheppard and family
     
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  11. pentastarrail

    pentastarrail Top Dragster

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    Don

    I'm SO SORRY to hear this. All I can say is from the very first time I met him a few years ago he was a truely stand up guy. He was always offering me advise and trying to help me with my car. He will truely be missed.

    Frank Zeffiro
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