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Allan 'Alphonz' Trone - R.I.P.

 


reddy  (D 11358)

Sep 17, 2011, 3:50 PM
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Allan Alfonz Trone passed away in his home on Sept. 15th 2011, due to health problems that had been increasing in recent years, including a near fatal stroke in 2010.

Alfonz had accumulated over 5000 skydives during the late 80's in Minnesota/Wisconson and as dropzone manager at Skydive Colorado in the early 90's and at Skydive Dallas throughout the rest of the 90's. Alfonz was a master rigger, Aff and SL instructor, tandem master and anything else you can think of at a DZ. He put in a few years in Skydive Las Vegas and then health conditions grounded him the last ten years.

Alphonz trained many people, and had a direct positive impact on many skydivers experiences in the sky, in the sport, and in the business.

Blue Skies, Man.


fallfast69

Sep 19, 2011, 8:56 AM
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Wow, I'm stunned. It's sad when you lose track of people that you truly value, then hear something like this. Sorry you had to post this, Rick, but thank you - he was one of the few people that I liked and respected more than most.

Blues, Alphonz - love you, brother

Jon Presley


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Sep 22, 2011, 2:56 PM
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Sad. I'll try to dig up a couple of photos.

RIP Bro.


StealthyB  (D 9851)

Sep 23, 2011, 2:32 PM
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Hi Rick, thanks for posting this, Some of my best memories in the sport are of the times I had with Alfonz, I knew he'd been struggling in recent years, The words aren't there to express the sadness. RIP.
Brendan.


mustard  (D 14580)

Sep 24, 2011, 7:43 AM
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Alphonz taught my First Jump Course in 1990. I last saw him at the World Freefall Convention and he wasn't jumping then. I also have some wonderful memories of him way back when. He did some awesome video, too. Blue skies, Alphonz.



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