‘Fireball’ Pfeffer Sets Head Ablaze

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No, it wasn’t a cigar explosion.  Gerard ‘Fireball’ Pfeffer spent part of New Year’s Eve at the hospital after an incident at his place on Lewis & Clark.  Apparently his bonfire making skills leave something to be desired. Where’s Ranger Rick when you need him? 

Fireball wasn’t satisfied with his arsonistic skills in making a bonfire. The fire was petering out and the always helpful Fireball had the brilliant idea to add an accelerant to the bonfire to coax it along.  Accelerant of choice: gasoline.  Fireball’s reflexes weren’t as good as they were when he was a younger man, so guess what happened?

POOF!  While it was way too late to burn his hair off it did scorch his head a bit.  He drove himself to a hospital near his home in St. Peters where he was treated for his injuries.  He is expected to make a full recovery. 

Stay tuned for more Adventures of Fireball Pfeffer!

Gary Johns Dead at 66

Gary JohnsWe received word that former Glutton Gary Johns died on October 31, 2015.  Gary’s funeral was on November 7, 2015.  Gary is survived by his wife Debbie, two daughters Adina and Krista and their families. He has four grandchildren. 

Gary was a member of the Gluttons Club for a few years in the late 80’s or early 90’s. They lived in Maryland Heights. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and her entire family.

Gary Johns’ obituary

Kenny Gaugh dead at 59

Gaugh3Former Glutton Kenny Gaugh passed away after suffering a heart attack on Sunday evening, October 25, 2015.  Kenny was in the club about the time Mel Blanc, Tom Smith and Ed Carter were in.  Kenny owned a car repair shop in Spanish Lake. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 31 from 1 pm until the service at 2 pm at Buchholz Spanish Lake Mortuary, 1645 Redman Avenue.

Here’e the obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle and the family.

Shawn McCauley Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Shawn McCauley died2Former Glutton Shawn McCauley was killed?Friday night, July 24, 2015 in a motorcycle accident near the GM plant in Wentzville where he worked.? An SUV apparently turned in front of Shawn’s motorcycle and he hit it.

STL Today report

Staff Sergeant McCauley was proudly serving in the United States Army Reserve at the time of his passing. He served two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded two bronze stars, one with Valor for his service to our country.?

Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm at Baue?Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles MO. ?The funeral will be at 10 am Thursday with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

An Irish wake will take place after the burial at Mattingly’s in St. Charles.

Here’s the obituary:?https://www.baue.com/obituary/ssg-shawn-m-mccauley-2/

Kurt Mirth’s Mom died Sunday night

Sharon MirthKurt’s mom, Sharon Mirth, died Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Visitation will be at Stygar’s Florissant Chapel, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. (at Lindbergh) on Wednesday, July 8 from 3 to 8 pm.  Funeral service on Thursday, July 9 at Grace Lutheran Chapel , Chambers and 367, at 11 am.

The obituary and more information can be found here.

Our thoughts are with Kurt and his family.


Bill ‘Crip’ Cameron Dead at 70

CripGlutton Founding Father Bill ‘Crip’ Cameron died on Monday, April 27, 2015.  Visitation is Wednesday, April 29 from 4:00 — 8:00 pm. at Hutchen’s Mortuary at 675 Graham Rd in Florissant (just north of 270)  Funeral Thursday, April 30, at 10:00 am. 

Here’s the obituary.

Dan McGuire said it best… Bill was critical to the founding of the Gluttons. He invited some of us to play for his church basketball team in 1964 and the “Gluttons” were born.  He also signed the lease for our first clubhouse at 5611 Riverview.  Without Crip – there would be no Gluttons Club …

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Al & Sandy’s mom Shirley Karniski died

Shirley KarniskiAl Karniski and Sandy Pagano’s mother Shirley died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Here is the obituary at Baue Funeral Home: Shirley Mae Karniski.

A memorial mass will be held?at St. Norbert’s Church in Florissant on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10 am. ?A gathering will follow the service at the Gluttons Club.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Al, Sandy and the entire family.

Surprise Valentine Wedding

One hundred sixteen days after the first ever marriage at the Gluttons club there was a second wedding.? On Valentine’ Day Dan Sucich and Christa Rizzi were married at the club.??Hardly any one knew this was in the works until they showed up for the Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras party at the club.? The ceremony was officiated by Jen Rieker.

Dan and Christa Wed

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Larry ‘New Knee’ Green

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Larry Green underwent a knee replacement last Monday.? By Saturday, just 5 days later, ?he was partying at the club. He had the walker with him but wasn’t using it as he maneuvered?amongst the partygoers.

Unlike Brother Paulsen who was nearly?incapacitated after his knee replacement a year and a half ago, Larry has not crapped on the floor yet.

Some say Mr. Green had built up a layer of liquid anesthetic over the years to help in pain relief management.

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Bill Pee Wee Yates Has Heart Bypass Surgery

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Life member Bill Yates was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles Thursday morning with shortness of breath.? It was determined that he has significant blockage in his heart arteries.? He is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Friday morning.

Update: ?Bill came through the surgery alright. He had 2 grafts and everything looks good so far. ?Sue sends her thanks.?

?Update (Feb?15): ?Pee Wee is now home recuperating ?and doing well. ?

Also on the DL?

Former member John Tashler suffered a heart attack last weekend and has been in ICU at St. Lukes most of the week. Last we heard was he was getting better and was being moved to a regular room on Thursday.

Update?(Feb 15): ?John went home from the hospital but was readmitted a few days later. ?

Our thoughts and prayers are with these guys and their families.

Marcie Yates Mathes’ Husband Killed in Accident

Marcie and WadeWe just learned that Bill and Sue Yates’ daughter Marcie’s husband Wade Mathes was killed early Thanksgiving morning in a one vehicle accident?in St. Charles County. Here’s a link to the story on the STL Today website: Man, 39, killed in one-car crash west of Augusta

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Visitation on Tuesday, December 2 from 1 to 4:30 pm. ?Service following at 4:30 pm.

More info here.

Barb Bolesta – 1950 – 2014

Barb Bolesta3Barb Bolesta, wife of Dr. John, passed away this morning, (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) after a short illness. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2 to 6 pm at Baue Funeral Home , 311 Wood St, O’Fallon MO, 63366.

Here’s a link to the Baue online obituary: http://www.baue.com/obituary/barbara-barb-bolesta/

Our thoughts and prayers for Barb and for John, Laura and the Bolesta family.


Jules – Under the Weather

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Julie Morris got sick while on vacation at Table rock last week.  She went right to the hospital on returning to town.  Seems she has some unknown infection along with double pneumonia.  Julie is supposed to be released today and will continue her recuperation at home.  Get well Julie!



Mike and Larry Greens Mother Dead at 95

Sad news to pass on.  Mike and Larry Green’s mother, Eleanor Green, died on Friday, June 13, 2014.  Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18th from 4 to 8 pm at The BAUE Funeral Home, 311 Wood Street, O’Fallon, MO.  Funeral Thursday, June 19th at 10 am at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1400 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO.

The complete obituary.

Our sympathies to the Green family.