Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Cars, Buggies, Trucks, Tanks and more > RC Tanks
Reload this Page >

Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Notices
RC Tanks Discuss all aspects of rc tank building and driving here!

Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Old 08-25-2011, 06:58 PM
  #1  
Dana Lowell
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 317
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

To the RC tanking community,
it is my sad duty to pass along the news that a pioneer in our little hobby has died.
Henry Mergner was a good guy, and he probably owned more 16th scale tanks than any three of us. He was part of the group of tankers that started coming in 2003-04 to the indoor battlefield at the AAF Tank Museum in Danville. He was also one of the original members of the ACE tank club.
We will miss his enthusiasm for the hobby of RC tanking.
Let's think of a way to pay tribute to him at the upcoming September 2-4 battles.
Below is a note from his family.
-Dana
*****************************
Hello,
I am Henry Mergner's sister, Maureen, and I found your information on his facebook page. I wanted to reach out to those he knew to inform them that Henry passed away this morning.
If you are interested in learning about the arrangements made for his viewing and funeral, you can reply to this email for more information... randmhall at verizon.net
Sincerely,
Maureen Hall
*****************************

Photo: Henry wins a kit from the AAF Tank Museum during the April, 2005 Extravaganza:




Photo: Henry battles against us at the April, 2005 Extravaganza:


Old 08-25-2011, 07:21 PM
  #2  
Dana Lowell
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 317
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Condolences go out to Bill Will, Daryl Turner, Jake, Bret, Keith and all the ACE Club folks who knew Henry better than the rest of us tankers.

-From Dana and the HEAT gang, (on behalf of Karen, Bill, Doug and the Tank Museum community).


Old 08-25-2011, 08:16 PM
  #3  
sevoblast
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East
Posts: 3,048
Received 35 Likes on 29 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Dana, I'm very sorry to hear about Henry. I remember him well from D'ville. He was a great guy and an avid tanker. Our hobby is more the poor for his loss.
Bob
Old 08-25-2011, 09:58 PM
  #4  
swathdiver
Senior Member
 
swathdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 5,031
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Thanks for passing this along. We'll be praying to the Lord for his family and friends.
Old 08-25-2011, 10:22 PM
  #5  
Scrooem
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 116
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

it is with great compassion, sorrow and joy that i read this post about a fallen tank hobbiest and the support and rememberence that comes with his passing. my son and i are only days old into the tank hobby and see the family from the outside and how close it can be.....
Old 08-26-2011, 05:06 AM
  #6  
WhiteWolf McBride
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Sorry to hear this:

I remember Henry's name, and ~think~ I dealt with him a few times, but with my flakey memory, it could be just be memories of his posts on the ArmorHut.

I don't know any of you face-to-face yet... but I've dealt with a lot of you, and hearing another of the 'veterans' of the tanking community is gone spooks me. Makes me think of what my family will do with my stuff when the Crohns & its complications finally get me, and how they'll let my online friends in various communities know that I'm gone.

Let his family know he'll be missed...

Patrick / WhiteWolf

Old 08-26-2011, 06:53 AM
  #7  
uhu
Senior Member
 
uhu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Posts: 728
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Although I didn't knew him I wanted to post and tell you how sorry I am for your loss, may the love of family and friends comfort you.

With my deepest sympathy
Jose Antonio/Uhu
Old 08-26-2011, 09:19 AM
  #8  
karel47
 
karel47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ninove - outeroost vlaanderen, BELGIUM
Posts: 2,610
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

yes it is always sad to loose a fellow mate, i didn't know him either i think we debat a few timeshere

my condolences for family and the people who knew him well and his friends

maybe he can watch now over us
Old 08-26-2011, 05:21 PM
  #9  
Panther G
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florence, NJ
Posts: 5,531
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Long-time RC tanking comrade has died

Sorry to hear that Dana. Condolences go out to all you guys and Henry's family from all the guys at N.E.A.D.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.