Chip's Parties Will Never Be Quite The Same


ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

For over 30 years Chris Palmarie has been a good friend and a constant both in my life and behind the bar at every GT party I've ever hosted. He bartended at Riazzi's in Tempe, Arizona for over 30 years and when they closed he worked at Vicino's near my home in Scottsdale. I frequented his restaurant several times a month and our views were pretty parallel so conversation came easy. My entire family thought of him as family. Before every GT function he'd school me on what people would want and go to Costco and a couple different liquor stores with me to buy spirits & supplies. If Chris was tied up when I had something scheduled I'd change the date to make sure he was there.

Everyone who attended my party at Rally 13 or any Rally to the Rally party all the way back to R2 in 2007 has met Chris. Yesterday he suffered a heart attack and could not be resuscitated. Thin & fit, his death was a complete shock. I'm so damn sad. Many of our ranks have chatted with Chris at my bar. He's was a fine and very kind man, a world class bartender, and a decades long friend that I'm really going to miss. Godspeed Chris.

Chip

The picture below was taken a couple weeks ago at my R13 party. Chris is standing with Alyssa, his work partner at Vicino's who was sharing bartending duties with him.

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jaxgt

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So sorry to hear.
 

extrap

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Nice pic (y) ... but serious bummer :confused:
 

DakotaGT

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Very sorry to hear about your friend. Sounds like quite a guy.
 

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so sorry to hear. Mine and Darlene's condolences. This year was the first time I met both of them at Chip's bar. Great people, very friendly and funny.
Unfortunately it took this long to meet them.
Very sad for you Chip.
Rest in Peace Chris.
 

GTJack

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Very sad to hear. You obviously cared for him a lot. Rest In Peace.
 

jr66

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Sad news.
 

sr71

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Please add my condolences.
 

ByeEnzo

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My condolences Chip. Sorry you lost a friend.
 

dreimer

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The loss of a close friend is so hard - my condolences Chip.
 

SteveA

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Terrible news Chip. Godspeed Chris. 😞
 

fjpikul

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Condolences Chip.
 

Pat Milliken Ford

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Really sorry to hear Chip.
 

Stef

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Condolences Chip, very sorry to hear of this. Being fit and seemingly healthy and then this happens.
You just never know. Reminds me again that everyday we have is precious and to be lived to the fullest.
Rest in peace dear sir.
 

GKW05GT

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Both our condolences Chip.
 

mmlcobra

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Sorry for your loss!
Best,
Mark
 

Special K

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Our condolences, we were fortunate enough to share a few laughs at the party.
 

ScottK

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Sorry to hear Chip. Condolences to you and all who knew him.
 

spartan

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Chip, Sorry for the loss of a great friend.
 

Tomcat

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I regret that I did not take the opportunity to join a function to meet Chris!