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Very sad to hear, I've had many great conversations with Don over the last decade.

Definitely going to miss him.

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I’ve been trying to find a reason to find my way to Alabama to meet Don and now I feel like there’s no point. It is with an immensely heavy heart that it’s time to say goodbye. Thanks for keeping us updated, Abby. While I’m in the same boat that never crossed paths with your dad, I know that he was a good man. Don will be missed. 

 

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Without Don, this place truly won't be the same ever again. RIP Don, we'll miss you down here. You were a good friend.

 

Condolences to all of Don's friends and family.

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Abbey, thank you so much for letting us know, however painful it is for you and your family. I think I speak for most when saying I'm truly shocked by the news.  I never met your dad, but we had many, many conversations via forum posts and private messages over the years. He truly was a great man, and will sadly be missed by the community here.  I hope you and your family can find peace, knowing he's in a better place now.

 

Jeff

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Abby, the extent of our loss is exceeded only by your own.  But thanks so much for keeping us updated throughout.  Don was always in our thoughts and prayers. Condolences to you and the rest of the family.

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Mr. Donald "Don" Edwin Hornbrook

Aug 19, 1943 - Jan 21, 2019

Mr. Donald “Don” Edwin Hornbrook, age 75, of Arab, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at North Alabama Specialty Hospital in Athens, Al. 
Mr. Hornbrook was born on August 19, 1943 to Francis Hornbrook and Ruth Ericsen Hornbrook in Massachusetts. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Hornbrook moderated an online car forum, the Comanche Club. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, watching boxing, Red Sox baseball and Alabama football. Mr. Hornbrook loved his two dogs Gus & Donnie. 
Mr. Hornbrook is survived by his wife of 33 years, Alma Hornbrook; daughters & son-in-law, Kelly Hornbrook, Abby Culora & Nate; son & daughter-in-law, Chris Hornbrook & Trina; granddaughter, Allie Forrester; sister, Sue Bruno. 
Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel with Pastor Keith Hodges, officiating. 
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel.
 

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RIP Don,

even tho we have never talked your reputation proceeds you as is shown in these posts. Prayers for your family in this time of grief.

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My condolences to the family and all his friends, including those here at Comanche Club.  I had several personal interactions with Don during my time here at Comanche Club.  Since hearing the news of his hospitalization, I'd been looking forward to his recovery and first post saying he was back.  I'm deeply saddened by this loss to our shared community.  My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

 

Rest in Peace, Chief.

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I am devastated. I've been out of power and communication since Sunday afternoon due to an ice storm here in Connecticut. Got power back late last night, the house is starting to warm up, and I logged onto Comanche Club to find this. I have been concerned that there weren't any updates, but this surely wasn't the update that I was expecting or hoping for.

 

Abby, Alma, Kelly, Chris, and all of the Hornbrook family, I offer my deepest sympathy and my condolences. I never met Don in person but I considered him a friend, as well as a comrade in arms (I'm also a Vietnam veteran). If I recall correctly, I think I was the one who suggested Don to Pete as a moderator here, and he was a good choice. This place is going to seem very empty without his input.

 

Gotta go. Screen's getting fuzzy.

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Condolences to the family.  As many of the above posters indicated, Don was an exceptional gentleman.  Extremely, extremely bright and extremely, extremely willing to help.

 

He also had a sense of humor.  The Renix versus H0 comments were always entertaining.

 

Which leads to the question… Will Don's heavenly MJ be Renix or H0?  And how much chrome will it have?

 

Seriously, Don will be missed greatly, and his absence leaves a huge hole in our hearts.

 

Gene

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Dons contribution to the Jeep world will have lasting impact.

As long as there is an internet, the information he provided will live on to help future Jeepers figure out their problems.

 

Long Live Don

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I am deeply moved by Don's passing as I'm sure all of us are here on CC.  It's a sad day indeed.  He will be missed as he has been already.

 

Wishing his family peace in their time of grief.

 

Here's to you Don!

 

 

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Don was literally a Comanche thesaurus and it will not be the same here without him. My prayers continue for the family who is suffering a bigger loss.

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Rip don , my heart dropped when I saw that he had passed away . I had hope to see him post again. 

     Your Comanche was a great inspiration for mines. :sad::(

  My Condolences to your family . 

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I'm just seeing this.  I have been lurking on CC for quite some time and just recently began to post and respond again.  Don was, as many others have said, a huge resource and someone who showed respect even for those of us who didn't even know enough to ask the right questions.  The older I get, the more I realize how important and valuable people like Don are.

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working on a plan for flowers.  last chance to add in any ideas before I call.

 

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