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This page is dedicated to the me

This page is dedicated to the memory of the riders who passed away doing what they loved most, being  free and IN THE WIND.

D.F. *Deacon* Alchermes
June 23, 1943 - January 4, 1998

Deacon was always a fighter. A fighter for motorcycle rights, everyones rights,  and a fighter for life and for freedom. He fought for his life in the final days after his accident. Now he is free to ride with God.

Stephen *Bubba* Snyder
November 5, 1944 - April 22, 2000

The days have melted into months yet, seems just yesterday, God touched  your heart and called you home, you could no longer stay. The year since then  has been a test for those you left behind. But love, friendship and brotherhood will stand the test of time.
Always & Forever, Red

Michele Blount
May 25, 1964 - July 25, 2000

Michele was a hard working member of ABATE. Along with her duties as Membership Coordinator, you would find her working many hours at the campgrounds  during Bike Week. She will be missed by all members of ABATE. She was takin from  us long before her time,and now she watches from above


Peggy Manchester - 1951 - 2000

49-year-old Peggy Manchester of Melbourne died after the driver of another vehicle made an illegal left turn from U.S. 1 onto Lake Washington Road and  struck the motorcycle she was riding on, Melbourne police said. At 8:35 p.m.,  police said, a 1987 Ford driven by Thomas C. Ray of 1811 Windy Oaks Circle,  Melbourne, struck the 1991 Harley-Davidson driven by Edward Manchester.

Peggy  Manchester was flown to Holmes, where she later died. Edward Manchester was listed in critical condition at Holmes. An investigation of the crash was  continuing. No charges had been filed



Jennifer Kennison
 November 2002

Nathan "Buck" Kittredge - April 20, 2003

President of MRF
Retired ABATE of Wisconsin Executive Director

Roger Spivey & Peanut
March 15, 2003

Mike Foreman - 1964 - 2003

Sunday, September 21, 2003, Mike Foreman was traveling with the flow of traffic north along state road 77 at the intersection of Baldwin Road in Panama City approaching the city limits of Lynn Haven. He had been traveling in the right lane slightly behind another vehicle in the left lane. As they approached the intersection, a 39 year old female traveling south went into her left turn lane and traveled through. She was so close that the vehicle just ahead of Mike had to swerve left to avoid hitting her, but, this allowed her to proceed and Mike crashed into the passenger door apparently without ever having a chance to brake. He was rushed to Bay Medical center where he later died of injuries he sustained to his head. He was wearing a helmet as he always did, but, this didn't prevent the fatal injuries.

In Loving Memory of: Patricia “MO” Michelle Mitchell
Janury 31, 1950 - March 5, 2003

Mo was born in Topeka, Kansas, is survived by 2 sons Russell Mitchell and Dave Redman, her mother Lucille Redman, and sister Debbi McCalister.

Mo served on the ABATE of Florida Board of Directors as State Secretary and most recently as Products Trustee. She will be missed.

May your eternal ride be on smooth roads with clear skies.


In Loving Memory of: Anthony J. Reiter
Janury 22, 1956 - April, 18, 2004

Russ Vinnedge -- ABATE of Florida, Inc.

Michael Lanier -- ABATE of Florida, Inc. Forest Chapter member

Frank Armanno -- ABATE of Florida, Inc. Forest Chapter member, Southern Cruisers member

James Skipper -- ABATE of Florida, Inc. Forest Chapter member

Robby Darville -- ABATE of Florida, Inc. Gateway Chapter member, Southern Sons M/C member

Penny Anderson -- ABATE of Florida, Inc. Forest Chapter member


Jim Wideman -
June 9, 1949 - Jan 01, 2005

Estero River Member


Kim Lents
Oct. 27, 1960 - Oct. 24, 2004

Estero River Member


Rob Osterhoudt

Jun 16, 1951 - Dec 3, 2004

Estero River Member

Ed Danks

February 3,1948 - June 5,2005

Daytona Beach Member

He left us unexpectedly without a see ya later. Ed is a once in a lifetime husband, a once in a lifetime friend. He touched many lives in many ways. Our world was a better place with Ed in it and his presence will sorrowfully be missed. Our minds are full of memories of times with him. Husband and friend, until we meet again, a see ya later hug our friend.

Jen "Legs" Hemler

Oct 9, 1979 - Sep 18, 2005

Lake County Chapter

Peter Mollerup

Jul 26, 1942 - Apr 18, 2008

Legislative Rep

Click here to view Newsletter entry about Peter.


Anne Foster

RIP October 2008

Gator Alley Chapter


Jim McCallion

RIP Jan 2009

Gator Alley Chapter


Bailey Scholtz

RIP Feb 14, 2009

Charter Member, Gator Alley Chapter

Bart "Bartman" Beck

RIP Jan 26, 2009

Freedom & Gator Alley Chapter

Letter from Bart's Bother



Curt "SlowOne" Nickerson

RIP April 25, 2009

Past President, Gator Alley Chapter


Rick Holt

RIP May 2009

Chaplain, Gator Alley Chapter


George Rubin

RIP May 7, 2009

Peace River Chapter

Gary "Taz" Cronk

July 9, 2009

Hillsborough County Chapter


Bob von Bulow

December 22, 2013

State Board of Directors
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