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Old 05-11-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default A tragic loss to the Model A hobby, Alex Janke

Yesterday we lost Alex Janke to a terrible accident. He was a three time President of MAFCA and was currently serving as the Treasurer. Many of you probably attended one of his many seminars at the Gilmore Museum or during the Hershey Swap Meet. He was one of the main contributors to MAFCA publications and to the How-To videos produced by the Diablo A's chapter. Many of us have relied upon his skills and knowledge for decades. We will feel his loss for many years to come.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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So Sorry to hear this.
He was a highly valued member of the A400 Group

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Old 05-11-2019, 09:21 AM   #3
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My heart and prayers go out to his family.

I was glad to get to know him on a personal level.

He will truly be missed by all...more than we can amagine.

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Old 05-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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RIP Alex, Your help in the hobby has been invaluable to many.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:46 AM   #5
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear!!!
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:49 AM   #7
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Ohh No. Yes, a tragic loss to the hobby. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:53 PM   #8
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Hi all,
I'm so very sorry to hear of Alex's Passing, Wow! what a friend and a Model Aer!!! I send our condolences to Ruth and the Janke Family. God Speed Alex!!

God Bless You Ruth You are in our Prayers
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:01 PM   #9
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He will be sorely missed.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:02 PM   #10
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That is a Deep and a personal loss.
That leaves a big hole that won't be filled.
A unique and talented man.
He is in a better place.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #11
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We have lost a GREAT Model A Friend. My prayers and condolences to the family. Jim Langley...
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:17 PM   #12
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Found out that Alex was at his farm when his tractor overturned with him on it. Apparently, his son found him and tried to revive him but couldn't. He is going to be missed and our club meetings will be duller without him.


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Old 05-11-2019, 07:37 PM   #13
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This is very sad news. Condolences to his family and many friends. Our hobby is much the poorer for his loss.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:22 PM   #14
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I was very surprised and very sad to hear about this great loss to the Model A Hobby. He was a great leader and a great ambassador of the Model A. My deepest sympathy to the family.
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Very sorry to hear this. He helped me a lot on our trip to TX. Without him and a couple of other guys I may have turned around and come home, but they gave me the will to see it through and I will always hold them dear to my heart. He has made trips out to help guys in the other club (Henry's A's) near his own and never turned us down when we asked for a favor. Ruth and family our prayers are with you. I loved his seminar on rebuilding the rear end and because of it, I redid mine and it has worked well ever since, So sad.
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We have lost a really great, knowledgable, friendly and helpful man.
Our hearts go out to his family.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:19 AM   #17
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God Speed Alex!!
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #18
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It shows how fragile life really is. My deepest condolences to Alex's family.
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