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In Memory Of Our Friend Rod Spradling

Discussion in 'Recent News' started by coraljunkie, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. coraljunkie

    coraljunkie Copepod

    It is with much sadness that i share this news. Our friend, Rod Spradling, passed away last Tuesday, June 10 after an accident at his home. Rod was very involved in the reef keeping community. He was a vendor at the local swaps with his business partner, Wes Price. Rod also worked part time at Todd's Tropical Fish in Aurora and he and Wes ran an aquarium maintenance company. He was a very close friend of mine and I know that he will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 16 at 11:00 at Horan and McConaty located on Parker Rd/Dartmouth. Rod has a beautiful 300g mixed reef which was the envy of everyone who saw it! In the coming days, Wes and I will be arranging the sale of this tank and all the contents. Out of sensitivity to Rod's family, please PM me with any questions, but feel free to post your thoughts and comments regarding our friend. We love you Rod!!!
     
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  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
     
  3. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sorry to hear that man. I never knew Rod but it is never easy to lose a friend. Prayers and love to all his family and friends.
     
  4. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I don't believe that I have met rod either, but I offer my condolences to his friends and family. What was rods screen name on here (if he had one)?
     
  5. Ikan60

    Ikan60 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Rod's family and friends.
     
  6. FluidDesigners

    FluidDesigners Platinum Sponsors Platinum Sponsor

    Tragic loss. RIP our reefing friend.
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Copepod

    I have spoken to Rod several times over the years about his system, his business and his passion for the hobby. he was a good listener, gentle, kind and had we had more time I am certain he would of become a good friend. I am disappointed with myself that I never once asked him about his family. I am very sad to hear that he has left us. Its a great reminder how fragile we are , how we can be here today and gone tomorrow. How we can take many days for ourselves , family , friends for granted. We all have an expiration date . I will be holding you up, friends and his family in prayer to Jesus ( The great Comforter , the Prince of peace)
     
  8. Mermaid Gardens

    Mermaid Gardens Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well said. :( My condolences to the family.
     
  9. crisc

    crisc Cuttle Fish Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very sad indeed. I always seeked out Rod at the frag shows to catch up and I always had a great time speaking to him. He will definitely be missed.
     
  10. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am sorry for your loss. My condolences
     
  11. starjinx82

    starjinx82 Copepod

    Rod and Wes helped me out when My tank was going down hill and they helped me get back Into the groove. I can not believe this. I will definently miss seeing his face at the reef shows and crackin jokes back and forth. RIP Rod.
     
  12. rmougey

    rmougey Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    My condolences Stewart..... Rod was always fun and engaging.... sad to hear of his untimely departure. Hoping his family and friends are coping as best they can.

    -Rob
     
  13. rmougey

    rmougey Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  14. AllysonP

    AllysonP Prawn Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    our thoughts and prayers go out to rod and his family, please let me know if we can help
     

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