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In memoriam - Oldsub #708086
Sun Jan 02 2011 04:44 AM
Sun Jan 02 2011 04:44 AM
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rustednuts  Offline OP
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Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,166
Kingston, WA
Today I recieved a call which had me flip my truck around and race over to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. Steve or Oldsub as he's known to many around the various old car sites was currently unconscious, and I was told that it may be best to say my goodbyes today. Barring any sort of miracles, it sounds like this is the end. He had been battling cancer for some time now and succumbed to an infection of some sort. I didn't want to bother his wife to get the details as they really don't seem to matter now. What matters is we're all losing a good friend and family man.

For those of you who don't know him, he's one of the most kind hearted folks you'd meet. Whether looking at a pristinely restored GM vehicle or one with rust holes large enough to stick your foot through, he loved them all and always saw potential.

I really don't know what to say as I'm really disheartened at the news. He was like a father to me in some ways, offering good advice and listening when needed. I have a lot of respect for him. He did get to spend this christmas with his family and at least he had grown most of his beard back by now!

It's been a tough day on all of us. I also feel so much grief for his wife and kids, who've stood beside him through all of this.

I thought it best to post this for those members who called him friend and haven't heard any news in awhile. It's not my place to say, but I ask that you not contact his wife, out of respect for her grieving, unless you wish to offer condolences only.

I'm sure this isn't the appropriate forum to post this news, but I feel it best since most of the people he may have helped frequent here regularly. Maybe it can get kicked through some of his most frequnted forums before dissappearing.

Thanks for listening. May he be remembered.

Jeff Erickson


Hey guys, hows the weather? grin

Lifes to short to worry about how short life is.

1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 w/303 and hydramatic
My 1953 Chevrolet
1947.1 GMC Art Deco COE / 1947.1 Gallery
1972 C-10 1/2 Ton & 1972 C-30 1 Ton
Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: rustednuts] #708094
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:06 AM
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:06 AM
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Number_65  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 114
SW Washington
Jeff,

Thanks for posting - I also got a call this evening from a mutual friend of Steve's and mine. I echo Jeff's caution about contacting the family - they are surrounded by a large group of supportive folks at present.

Steve contracted a staff infection a week or so ago and his condition has deteriorated rapidly.

He is no longer cognoscente of what is going on around him and he is on life support, at this point he is not expected to last through the weekend.

I have a number of interesting connections with Steve - I first met him 15 years ago when he did some contract IT work for me when I was starting my business. I didn't know him from Adam but kidded around with him as he pulled an all-niter in the thriving metropolis of Yacolt getting software installed, e-mail clients working etc.

A few years later, we connected here via. the Stovebolt page and I realized that he was the same guy that had helped me set up my first small business server.

Steve has purchased a number of old truck parts from me and has been to my house a few times. During one visit, he mentioned that he graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible (as did my wife and several of my friends). It didn't take long to figure out that we shared a common faith in Christ and despite the fact that we lived 180 miles from one another we had a lot of friends in common.

As such, we stayed in contact and we rarely missed an opportunity to cruise the Portland Swap together as well as attend the ATHS show in Shelton a few times together.

When we talked about different things, he kept figuring out additional people that we both knew. That was the thing about Steve, he knew a lot of people, he talked about their cars/trucks, about their kids and what they did for a living. Steve connected with folks in a genuine way that most people don't.

Steve and his family are devoted Christians and Steve has expressed confidence in knowing that ultimately he is headed to a much better place. I have enjoyed getting to know Steve over the years - he will be missed.

It feels awkward to write about Steve as if he is already gone. I look forward to reconnecting again in heaven.

Ken Brown
Yacolt, WA


Life's short - don't waste it.
Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Number_65] #708097
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:14 AM
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:14 AM
Cletis  Offline
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Posts: 11,334
Parker County Texas
That is sad news indeed. I didn't know Steve personally but we have a lot in common in our medical conditions. I have emailed him words of encouragement through this ordeal. I'm sorry to hear he has taken a turn for the worse.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
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Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Cletis] #708108
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:47 AM
Sun Jan 02 2011 05:47 AM
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bigbadswingdaddy  Offline
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Posts: 2,321
san francisco
Thoughts and prayers are going out to Steve and his family. The fight isn't over till it's over. From everything I have read about Steve, he will pick himself up and knock the cancer out in the 10th round. Positive thoughts and prayers.

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: bigbadswingdaddy] #708148
Sun Jan 02 2011 03:03 PM
Sun Jan 02 2011 03:03 PM
Tiny  Online
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South Central Kansas
I didn't know Steve but always read his posts with interest. I didn't know he was ill so this is a surprise. Prayers are headed to him and his family.


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Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Tiny] #708158
Sun Jan 02 2011 03:46 PM
Sun Jan 02 2011 03:46 PM
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Ghostrider  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,307
Binghamton, NY
I didn't know him, but if he's still alive I'm pulling for him.

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Ghostrider] #708219
Sun Jan 02 2011 08:41 PM
Sun Jan 02 2011 08:41 PM
Peggy M  Offline
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Posts: 6,754
Stovebolt Headquarters
Gosh, I am so sorry to hear this. Steve has been with us for such a long time. He is one of the few people that I actually have a phone number on my call sheet for. We've talked a few times on the phone long, long ago. He's been a huge help to many people on the site.

Please keep us informed of his status. We will keep him and his family in our prayers.

Thanks,
Peggy

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Peggy M] #709113
Wed Jan 05 2011 03:43 PM
Wed Jan 05 2011 03:43 PM
John Milliman  Offline

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Posts: 6,500
St. Mary's Co., MD
Jeff has let us know that Steve has passed. Please stand by for details.

Regards,
John


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'63 Dodge M-37B1 W/W -- For Sale
'65 GMC-Darley Water Tanker -- For Sale


My Brother OldSub.. #711531
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:37 PM
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:37 PM
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OldSubs_babybro  Offline
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Posts: 1
Boise, Idaho
On behalf of the entire Hanberg family I just wanted to stop by and say thanks to all of you who were pulling for my brother Steve. I am a member of some motorcycle related forums and know first hand how friends from these forums can become like family. I especially wanted to thank Jeff and Danny for their help and support during the days following Steve's passing. It is a high honor not only to know Steve but to be related to such a great guy! I will miss him for now.

God Bless,

Paul

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: OldSubs_babybro] #711534
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:41 PM
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:41 PM
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FriedGreenTmater  Offline
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Posts: 3,257
colorado
Although I did not know Steve, I am sure he answered some of my dumb questions in the beginning. I am sorry to hear of his passing and wish you and the rest of the family my condolences.


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1953 Chevrolet 3600
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Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: FriedGreenTmater] #711535
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:46 PM
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:46 PM
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Builder  Offline
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Posts: 3,498
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
We'll miss him here at Stovebolt. Even though most of us only knew him by his handle, he was appreciated as a Stovebolt "brother". Thanks for signing in to address us Paul.
Builder

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: Builder] #711537
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:54 PM
Thu Jan 13 2011 05:54 PM
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kenneycj  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 115
Ohio
I know he answered a few of my questions when I first got my truck. Will miss his knowledge and wisdom. My thoughts go out to the family.

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: kenneycj] #711741
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:30 AM
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:30 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline
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Posts: 4,917
Scotland
Paul, thank you for taking the time to talk to us.
As the guys say,Steve was a stalwart here at the 'bolt.
He and his wisdom will be sadly missed.

My condolences to you and your family.



I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: jockbolter50] #711757
Fri Jan 14 2011 01:45 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 01:45 PM
1953 panel  Offline
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Posts: 6,353
Oakwood, Ontario Canada
Thanks Paul, my condolences to you and the rest of the family.

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: 1953 panel] #711785
Fri Jan 14 2011 03:22 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 03:22 PM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Posts: 3,174
Janesville, Mn
I can't add anything to what's already been said.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster


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Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: Rich'sToys] #711786
Fri Jan 14 2011 03:28 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 03:28 PM
Tiny  Online
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Posts: 11,345
South Central Kansas
We miss him Paul. Like so many I never had the opportunity to meet him in person but he was a respected presence here on the 'bolt.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: Tiny] #711871
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:07 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:07 PM
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54TOW  Offline
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Posts: 4,233
The Lost Pines
Dittos to all of the above and thank you for stopping by - I bet Steve would have appreciated it.


David Colter
pics * 1954 wrecker * 1948 Chevy 1-Ton
No act of kindness - no matter how small - is ever wasted ~~ Aesop
Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: Tiny] #711872
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:08 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 08:08 PM
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magfarm51  Offline
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Posts: 404
Kuna, Idaho
Paul, thank you for stopping by, so very sorry for your loss and we will miss Steve's presence on the board...


Allan
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1951 GMC 1/2-ton
Two 1953 Chevy 3100 5-window
Here's the most recent one
Synthetic Lubricants
Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: magfarm51] #711912
Fri Jan 14 2011 10:58 PM
Fri Jan 14 2011 10:58 PM
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Chev4t6  Offline
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Posts: 1,081
New Hartford NY
He was surely a driving force here and will be missed
Dan

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: Chev4t6] #712217
Sun Jan 16 2011 01:35 AM
Sun Jan 16 2011 01:35 AM
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bowtietim  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,368
Kansas
He will be missed for sure.
The GMC suburban in the video,was the one he said"was the sister to my suburban".

Tim


"A house is built with boards and beams,a home is built with love and dreams"

Look deep before you leep !!!

"Everything is Everything"

"If I say a mouse can pull a house,Hitch him up"

My 1951 Chevrolet 3100

My 1951 3100 Suburban

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Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: bowtietim] #712441
Sun Jan 16 2011 10:47 PM
Sun Jan 16 2011 10:47 PM
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Royzell  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 238
Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Canada
I just learned that Steve Hanberg of Seattle passed away on New Years Day from complications of Leukemia. I never met him in person, but had communication with him over the years through the Stovebolt Page.
One thing that really impressed me was how he would gather the neighborhood teenagers on a Saturday when he had a vehicle to dismantle for parts. Some of these kids had never touched a wrench or torch before, but by days end the remnants would be gone on a salvage truck, a great lunch had been provided, and some teenagers had new skills and confidence. RIP 'OldSub'.


Royzell
Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: John Milliman] #713881
Fri Jan 21 2011 04:05 PM
Fri Jan 21 2011 04:05 PM
Peggy M  Offline
Worker Bee
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 6,754
Stovebolt Headquarters
Jim Bow sent us Steve's obit. What a great write-up. They even talk about his trucks!

We knew Steve was a great guy. Apparently a lot of folks felt the same. Glad we had a chance to know him from the site.

Look forward to meeting him at a "future GABFest" wave

Peg

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Peggy M] #730049
Tue Mar 15 2011 04:17 AM
Tue Mar 15 2011 04:17 AM
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olememphis51  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 215
western Illinois
I haven't been on here in a-while, just found out about this sad news.
He always had good things to say, it's too bad we lost him, he was way too young.
I hope his family is doing ok.
Tim

Last edited by olememphis51; Tue Mar 15 2011 04:18 AM. Reason: can't spell
Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: olememphis51] #730922
Fri Mar 18 2011 05:45 AM
Fri Mar 18 2011 05:45 AM
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koolkar  Offline
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Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,409
a little north of indy
us old guys are fading away.

Godspeed Steve.

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: koolkar] #730977
Fri Mar 18 2011 02:13 PM
Fri Mar 18 2011 02:13 PM
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Builder  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,498
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
I always enjoyed Steve's posts.

I would tell the rest of you to do your best to meet the people of the Stovebolt forum. The connections I have made here have certainly proven to be worthwhile friendships to me.

Here's to you Oldsub.

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: Builder] #731056
Fri Mar 18 2011 07:33 PM
Fri Mar 18 2011 07:33 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 16,283
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Builder, you said a mouth full. I sure have met, personally and on the phone, many good, well make that GREAT bolters. I didn't get to meet Oldsub but I know from everyone's testament of him that he was a great guy. I wish I had know him as well as many of you. RIP Steve.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: OldSubs_babybro] #937413
Sun Apr 21 2013 04:20 PM
Sun Apr 21 2013 04:20 PM
Peggy M  Offline
Worker Bee
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 6,754
Stovebolt Headquarters
The following was posted by GMONIZ after this forum was established. This thread was posted in General Truck ealier this year.

Originally Posted By GMONIZ
Steve was a great contributor to the Panels/Suburban section and other areas. He was a wealth of knowledge and would share often. It's hard to search the files and not find input from him. I did not meet him, but we did correspond several times when I needed information on the suburbans, he was always on my "people to meet " list ... Steven Craig Hanberg.


Unfortunately, there is no easy way to combine the two forum posts about Steve to where it would make sense, so we have just kept both. This is the initial thread where Rusted Nuts told us about Steve's illness, and several posts later, about his passing. (I have locked this one down.)

Steve was such a major contributor to the site, we felt many would want to know of he has gone to where moths and vermin can not destroy, and where no thieves break in and steal.. drive



Peg

Re: In memoriam - Oldsub [Re: rustednuts] #937414
Sun Apr 21 2013 04:22 PM
Sun Apr 21 2013 04:22 PM
Peggy M  Offline
Worker Bee
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 6,754
Stovebolt Headquarters
We have a second thread for OldSub. This was initially started in the General Truck forum before Steve passed us by. Since then, we have a place for these remembrances.

I am locking this thread down. Other comments for Steve can be posted in this thread.

Thanks,
Peggy

Re: My Brother OldSub.. [Re: OldSubs_babybro] #984011
Wed Nov 06 2013 07:31 AM
Wed Nov 06 2013 07:31 AM
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carolines truck  Offline
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Posts: 2,543
nor cal foothills
Steve was surely a driving force and frequent contributer to help us all
here and will be missed

god speed and he won't get any more tickets driving them olden rigs anywhere he wants.

jim and caroline


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