I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a family member asked for me to post this.
Shawn (skoon) passed away Tuesday morning. The family doesn't know too many details yet, but it looks to be an accidental gun shot while he was sleeping.
For those of you that didn't know skoon, he was a stand up guy, and would drop everything to help another member out. I know as he helped me many times with my own Fiero. I even bought my Fiero from him. He always made time to answer any questions that I came up with.
skoon my friend you will be missed
Posts: 53788 From: Raleigh NC Registered: Jan 2001
Korey just called me to let me know. This has really shaken all of us here, and our thoughts go out to his family. Skoon had a laugh that could be picked out of a crowd. Jason and I were talking fondly of him yesterday... it's still somewhat surreal that this has happened.
Here's a picture of Skoon at the last NC Fiero's Meeting (He's leaning back in the chair in the middle):
Posts: 31183 From: Hattiesburg, MS, USA Registered: Feb 2003
Althought I didn't know him, may he RIP. It's always sad to lose a fellow fiero fan & PFF member. I know the feeling of loosing a loved one to an accidental gun shot.. I pray for his friends and family
My sympathies and condolences to his friends and to the family.
I guess PFF has really gotten big when I don't even know someone who was active here. I did a search and it seems he was often in the Technical section or the Mall, both of which I almost never open. Looks like I missed knowing a good guy. This was a loss for all of us.
Tony Kania Member
Posts: 20794 From: The Inland Northwest Registered: Dec 2008
Here is a pic of his car back in March at one of our meets before North Carolina Fiero Owners was formed
Forgot to say he has helped me out several times and has given me alot of Fiero stuff.I have a exhaust I picked up from him back in September on my car and plan to have a rememberance to him at our Oct.17th meet in Greensboro.He was the first Fiero guy I met in NC
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WOW, I'm shocked. This is horrible to hear. He just randomly stopped by the shop a few days ago to shoot the sh!t, hang out for a bit, talk fieros, etc. He was talkin about how he was pretty amped up about finishing up some remodeling and having a Halloween get-together. I can't believe this.
He was a stand up guy, and a great member among the fiero community. He will be missed..
R Runner Member
Posts: 3630 From: Scottsville, KY Registered: Feb 2003
how come a gun was with him while he was sleeping? Thoughts are with you from Australia. I am not sure if we meet him but i think we talked to him in a meeting in the fiero factory in Tony AL i could be wrong. we were laughing our heads off way back them our prays comming your way from the other side of the world, down under. may he rest in peace
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His brother just emailed me back and here is more info:
The funeral will be this Saturday. The visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 and the service will be at 11. It will be at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord, NC. Their website should have details. It is www.hartsellfh.com.
Also sometime next week his brother is going to get with me about all of his Fiero parts. Anyone that knew skoon, knows he has a lot of parts I will post something on here about the parts when I have more info.
Shawn Michael Schoonmaker, Age 29 of Charlotte, NC passed away on October 06, 2009.Formerly of Rochester and Marion NY. Shawn was a Lead Service Technician with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, he was a member of The Pontiac Fiero Car Club. He was a US Army veteran, having served in Iraq.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Hartsell Funeral Home Concord.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM in Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Concord.
Shawn is survived by his mother & father Judy and Alan Schoonmaker of Concord, NC; brothers Nicolas Schoonmaker & wife Tansy of Chapel Hill, NC; and Adam Schoonmaker of Concord, NC; his grandfather Alan Schoonmaker and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com
Way too young.
Posts: 116 From: Winston Salem,NC Registered: May 2009
Ken, Thank you for the information, this is devastating news, his family will be in our thoughts, I just talked to him a few weeks ago, I got the two Indys from him. I only knew him for a short time and Shawn was one the greatest guys ya wanted to meet. It is with a heavy heart that i type this. RIP Skoon.
Posts: 1030 From: Lehigh Valley Pa. Registered: Sep 2007
I am shocked! I only met him once when he bought my first Fiero from me which MooCow owns now. Exchanged a few emails too. I liked him immediatly! Very nice guy! Was hoping to see him again at the next meet. My condolences to his family.
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Posts: 2005 From: Jefferson, GA USA Registered: Mar 2006