This afternoon we lost a Chapter brother, Mark Carmouche.
He is known on the forum as Friendly.
I was told he had a heart attack doing what he loved, building a gyroplane.
He was a friend to us all and will be missed.
Please keep his family in your prayers.
This is terrible news about Mark as we have became great friends over the last year. He was helping me with an air command build and we had talked about starting on the head next weekend. He was actually taking his second gearbox adapter for the weber off of his milling machine when the attack started.
Oh my God! I cannot believe it. mark will be missed, I enjoyed meeting him and talking to him at Bensen Days, we have talked on the phone and exchanged Emails... This is very sad news. My sincerest condolences to the family..
As I am looking at the forum today, I am reminded how short life is and just how friendly “Friendly” was. About a month ago when Mark was showing his Weber adapter, i asked him about building one for me. In many way's I hope the one coming off the machine was not meant for me.
From the many responses so far on this thread I can see that Mark was a helping caring person that had no boundaries. Despite his many activities, he was always thinking of his mother.
I help take care of my mother. She lives in a near by town and I don't have access to my email from her house. She depends on me a lot even when she has other people scheduled to be there.