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    Default The Corvette Action Center Suffers a Loss

    It is with heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Bud Dougherty - Yoda - to many of you that new him here in the forums.

    Bud passed away yesterday at home with his family by his side after a long battle with Cancer.



    Bud is on the left next to Rowdy1.

    Bud was one of the first members to join the Corvette Action Center back in 2000. He was not only one of the first members here, but he was also a staunch supporter of the CAC, my efforts here and my good friend.

    He always used to tell me when it came to the Corvette Action Center - "build it, and they will come." To this day, I have never forgotten those words. He never doubted me and my goals for the CAC no matter how badly I doubted myself.

    The stories of his life he shared with me, the tears, the laughter, the talks - I will cherish those always.

    I remember we would spend many nights during the CruiseFest events, up late talking about the CAC, the forums, how to run them, how to mediate disagreements among other members, how to try and grow the site in the right direction...I would confer with him on some of my responses, asking if my wording was ok, he would confer with me sometimes, asking if his responses were too harsh...it there was one thing about Bud; he could cut right through the BS and get straight to the heart of the matter.

    He was a loving husband, a Vietnam Veteran who served his country and a Corvette enthusiast to the core. He once told me it was the Corvette Action Center that brought him back to Corvettes and becoming a member of a club again after so many years of being away.

    There is so much more I could write, but the tears just won't stop...

    Rest in peace Bud....I'm sure you and Jane Ann will be burning rubber up there and raising hell...


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    Arrangements have not been announced as of yet, and the Corvette Action Center will do something; I just need to get myself and my thoughts together.

    I will keep everyone posted here...


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    So sorry to hear this! Bud was truly one of the nicest and most supportive people that you could ever have the good fortune to meet!

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    This makes me so sad. Bud was one of the "good guys". I could always count on Bud being there when there was a question or if I needed reassurance in whether or not I was thinking down the right path. He and Nanc were great people. Nanc, if you read this please know that Bud is in my prayers, and in my heart.

    i actually felt a disturbance in the force yesterday. May God bless him, Jane Ann and Blackdog.
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    DAY-UM! That just SUX.
    I got to know Yoda thru the Corvette Action Center, and once we found out
    that we were both Vietnam Vets, we developed a bond. Talked with him on the
    phone from time to time as well as some PM's here. I knew that he was not
    in the best of health, but then again not many Vietnam Vets are. I thought
    that this was just another little setback that he would overcome, but it looks like
    I was sadly mistaken about that. I FIRMLY believe that YODA will be watched
    out for up there with Jane Ann even if God's NOT a Vette driver. Godspeed my
    friend! May the weather always be good enough for you to take out the tops in Rare.
    Jane Ann left us on March 21, 2013, now Yoda is gone. Prayers being offered up for
    both of them, as well as Nancy...........
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    Default I WILL Write...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    It is with heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Bud Dougherty - Yoda - to many of you that new him here in the forums.

    Bud passed away yesterday at home with his family by his side after a long battle with Cancer.



    Bud is on the left next to Rowdy1.

    Bud was one of the first members to join the Corvette Action Center back in 2000. He was not only one of the first members here, but he was also a staunch supporter of the CAC, my efforts here and my good friend.

    He always used to tell me when it came to the Corvette Action Center - "build it, and they will come." To this day, I have never forgotten those words. He never doubted me and my goals for the CAC no matter how badly I doubted myself.

    The stories of his life he shared with me, the tears, the laughter, the talks - I will cherish those always.

    There is so much more I could write, but the tears just won't stop...

    Rest in peace Bud....I'm sure you and Jane Ann will be burning rubber up there and raising hell...
    I just can't right now...

    Rowdy1 maybe gone but NEVER Forgotten!


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    Rest in Peace, Bud
    My deepest condolences to your family


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    Even though I knew he was battling with cancer, I just did not think I would be reading this now. I knew Bud from the beginning of the Corvette Action Center and loved his wit, his upfront honesty and everything about him. I will truly miss him. I just can't believe this.

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    So sorry to hear of Buds passing.
    May he rest in peace.
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    My deepest sympathy to Bud's family. He will be truely missed by all.

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    Sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Condolences to his family and friends.

    I was also unaware of Jane Ann's passing. She was always so delightful to converse with.

    May God be watching over both of them.

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    Brother Bud fought the good fight that would have taken a lesser man long ago. I join Forum friends in wishing Nanc and the family peace and solace.
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    Sorry to hear that Bud YODA has moved on, may his family and friends be comforted at his loss.

    To Bud,
    May there be wind be at your back whilst cruising on golden streets lined with billowing clouds...


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    Godspeed!

    He was always a voice of reason on the L81 list.

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    I met Bud at the Colorado Springs Cruise Fest and took an instant liking to him. He was one of the original Supremes that performed at the dinner. Over the years, he would e-mail me and we would discuss things and his humor was always appreciated. At a CF in Effingham, when Jane Ann could not attend to instruct me in posting pics, he took time to teach me, spending hours with me in his room until he was sure I got it right. He was a patriot thru and thru and we will all miss him. I have prayed for him every night during his bout with cancer. Now he will be looking out for all of us from above.

    God speed Bud, rest in peace. I know one of the last words or thoughts could have been "God bless the USA".

    Goodbye my friend.

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