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Forty Piece Choir Headline Benefit for Fabian

by Marcie Garcia

Forty Piece Choir hasn’t played together since their farewell concert held at House of Blues over two years ago, but the recent loss of a dear friend and the band’s former band manager – Fabian Guerra, Jr. – has sparked FPC to reunite for the Fabian Guerra Family Benefit Concert on July 25 at the Double Door, to pay a fitting tribute to a man who was responsible for giving the “little guys” a big break in the Chicago music scene.

As FPC frontman Dan Dominiak explains it, Guerra didn’t mind getting his hands a little dirty in order to help local Chicago bands get their much-needed breaks and gigs at venues like the Big Horse Lounge, Double Door, and even Metro. If he liked your sound and thought you were good people, with Guerra at the reigns, you had a real shot at playing Chicago hot spots, just as much as any other 1990’s grunger.

“He is truly the unsung hero of the Chicago community,” says Dominiak. “He gave so many people a break in getting their first opportunity to play a club and also eventually getting into some bigger named clubs. “He was one of us and he stood up for the little guys.”

Guerra became FPC’s band manager in 1999 after catching a couple of their shows at Big Horse – a venue he regularly booked. Though the partnership ended amicably in 2003, as Guerra’s client list grew to include Wolcott, Ruck La' Rou, and Waste, he later switched careers to better provide for his growing family. But despite the break, Dominiak never lost sight of what his good friend and manager did for the up-and-comers that grew a huge following throughout their decade-long run.

“Fabian had started to book a lot of different bands,” explained Dominiak of the split. “It was coming to terms with where life was all taking us. And he was just trying to put food on the table for his family and that’s why he started to manage other bands. But he was a really good friend, a very trustworthy friend. Managers can be misinterpreted, but it turned into a really good friendship and he was someone who we can call our manager and actually really cared to talk about day to day things outside the music and band itself.”

FPC, who will reunite with original bandmates, Dana Okon, Kelly Cruse, Tim Minnick, Tim McCarthy, and Eddie Anderson of the 1900s. Dominiak is hopeful they will debut a new song inspired by Guerra, penned by close friend Okon, who regularly shared stories about each others kids with Guerra.

It seems Guerra has inspired and touched many since his passing on June 6 – the same day of his daughter Milla’s 12th birthday – as the music community is proving it is truly stringed together like family.

After learning of Guerra’s untimely death, at the young age of 41, Roberto Gonzales of the band Waste immediately reached out to Dominiak with the idea of doing something for the Guerra family that also includes wife Sara, and son Miles (6). Soon, Nate Arling at Double Door offered his venue and the wheels began to quickly roll. Forty Piece Choir had committed to the benefit show and soon, Waste, Nave, Troy Petty, and Wolcott jumped on board, too. Floods of raffle prizes were donated, including items from Pearl Jam, The Allerton Hotel, M Avenue Restaurant, Eddies Guitars, Embassy Suites, Sam Roberts Band, Bang Bang Beauty & Boutique, U.S. Music Corp, Champps Americana Restaurant, Anna Martinez Therapeutic Massage, Erica Davis, and many more.

The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and it makes Dominiak grateful to see the music community come together to the Nth degree.

“It wasn’t if the family needed the money or not,” says Dominiak. “It’s a way of showing them and giving them help. But more importantly, the whole focus is a celebration of what Fabian has done.”

The Fabian Guerra Family Benefit Concert will be bittersweet, but instead of saying goodbye to a dear friend, it’s more a testament that the show must go on.

And you can bet Guerra would’ve booked the gig.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Video Excerpts - Forty Piece Choir at the Double Door

Small video clips of Forty Piece Choir performing the the benefit concert for Fabian Guera Jr.

In Memory of The Late Fabian Guerra Jr.

" When it comes to local music, it can be a great thing when the sense of communi- ty comes through.
To hear Calumet City native Dan Dominiak talk about the late Fabian Guerra Jr. is to hear about the spirit and strength of the music scene. "

- Posted 7/23/09 Click Here for the Full Article

Local Musicians Celebrate The Life of Fabian Guerra

- Posted July 22, 2009

" On June 6 avid storm chaser Fabian Guerra died in a car accident to meet up with two of his compatriots, leaving behind his wife and 12-year-old daughter. Fabian also left behind a bereaved Chicago music community, many of who he haad given their start in the back room of The Big Horse in Wicker Park. "

Click Here for the Full Article.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NBC Chicago

Tribute/Benefit Concert - Chicago Reader

Since 1999, Fabian Guerra nurtured countless Chicago musical groups as manager, booking agent, mentor, and friend with his Quest Management. From his humble beginnings at Wicker Park's Big Horse Lounge, Fabian began booking unforgettable shows like Quest's 1st Anniversary at Metro and the Cal City Crawl, where one of the bands he managed attempted to set the world record for most paid performances in 10 hours in one city. On June 6th, the day of his daughter's 12th birthday, the Chicago music community lost Fabian Guerra. To celebrate the legacy of his life, children, passion for music, and to help raise money for his family, local groups Forty Piece Choir, Wolcott, Ruck LaRou, Waste, Nave, and Troy Petty will pay tribute and perform at the Double Door. The cover price is $8.00, with all door money and raffle prize proceeds donated directly to the Guerra family.

A Night For Fabian

A Night For Fabian by Marcie Garcia

On June 6, the world lost a man known to many as a dear friend. In his 41 years, Fabian Guerra of Chicago, lived life to the fullest. As a storm chaser for Alert 1 Weather, the former band manager who was a staple in the Chicago music scene, gave up one wild ride for another by switching gears and hitting the road whenever the skies turned ominous.

On Saturday, July 25 2009 friends and family will keep his adventurous spirit alive, paying tribute to Guerra the best way they know how – with music. Forty Piece Choir, Wolcott, Ruck La' Rou, Waste, Nave, and Troy Petty will reunite for one special evening to honor and remember their friend and former band manager at a venue in which Guerra was a familiar face, the Double Door. Tickets are only $8 and all proceeds from the benefit concert will go towards the Fabian Guerra Fund (FGF) and towards his beloved family.

Purchase tickets to the concert here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Video Dedicated To Fabian Guerra

Video dedicated to my friend and storm chase partner Fabian Guerra Jr., who was 41 years old, the devoted husband of Sara Mitchell-Guerra Loving son of Bonita Guerra and Fabian (Amalia Monterroso) Guerra Sr. Adoring father of Milla and Miles Dear brother of Marcelo Guerra and Alma (Larry) Frankel. Fabian's passion for storm chasing, music, family and friends inspired everyone who knew him. He was admired and will be missed by all who loved him.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fabian Guerra - Celebration of Life @ Double Door

Dearest Friends, Family, and Music Community,

For those of you whom have not heard about the untimely passing of our beloved friend, we invite you all to Double Door on Saturday, July 25th to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Fabian Guerra. With all door and raffle prize proceeds donated to benefit the Guerra family, the show will include a one-off performance by the seven piece Face Your Fear era lineup of Forty Piece Choir along with Wolcott, Ruck La’ Rou, Waste, Nave, and Troy Petty.

Fabian was an amazing and wonderful man whom nurtured countless Chicago musical groups as manager, booker, mentor, and friend. From his humble beginnings at the Big Horse Lounge to his work with Chicago’s finest clubs like Metro and Double Door, Fabian booked unforgettable shows with cutting edge and up-and-coming bands. Often times these artists were given their first break with the help of Fabian, catapulting their careers into the city’s vibrant music scene.

Join us as we honor Fabian and reach out to the Guerra family with a

special evening of music, memories, and love. We encourage all recipients of this email, and future ones, to forward this message to our extended music community. To share your sentiments and fond memories of our friend, please visit the bands blog by following the Myspace link below.

Love, hope, and faith,

Forty Piece Choir

Tickets on sale this Saturday, June 20th at:

Saturday, July 25th

Doors: 8 p.m. / Show 9 p.m.

Admission: $8

Double Door

1572 N. Milwaukee

Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 489-3160

Forty Piece Choir - Photo Album

Minneapolis Hotel on Tour with FPC (5-19-01)

NXNW: Streets of Toronto on Tour with FPC 6/09/00

Champaign Hotel on Tour with FPC 3/09/00

Thursday, June 18, 2009

He was a great guy, would come into the room & have everybody laughing.

I worked with Fabian & though I only knew him for a short time he'll always have a place in my heart. He was a great guy, would come into the room & have everybody laughing. He gave the best advice, that I'll never forget & he had such love & passion for his family. Though he's no longer here with us, his guidance & spirit is.

Much love,
Lisa P.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Poem of Life

Sara and kids...I am so sorry for your loss. I found this poem when my uncle passed away earlier this month and I had to pass it on to you!


Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord

- Author Unknown

Hugs to your family
Natalie (High School friend of Sara's)

Monday, June 15, 2009

*Forum thread on the website.

Stormtrack is mourning the loss of member Fabian Guerra, who died June 5 in an auto accident while enroute to meet chase partners in Iowa. Fabian has been a Stormtrack member since 2004. As members of Fabian's extended family, let's give what we can to show our condolences and help his family with their expenses during this difficult time.

Make a contribution.

"Thank You for sharing Fabian with all of us over the years. We will all miss him, his knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendship greatly.
The Stormtrack and Chaser Community."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fabian Guerra Multimedia Website

An electronic scrapbook celebrating the life of Fabian Edward Guerra.

Click Here to visit the Multimedia Site once you have received the username and password.

*The Multimedia Site is password protected to respect the privacy of the family. Please send us an email at to request the username and password for the multimedia site.

Friday, June 12, 2009

June 11, 2009

To all the Guerra Family,

My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers. I knew Fabian and Marcello as a young child. My brother Jim was good friends with Fabian.The memories live on. God Bless...

~ Carolynne Young, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

June 11, 2009

From one chaser to another and his family let me be the first to say I am deeply sorry for your loss. This is a tough time to get through but know there are over 1,000 chasers that Fabian has reached out too or communicated with in some way and we all stand behind you during this terrible time.... Rest in Peace Fabian, you will be missed.

~ Danny Neal, Evergreen Park, Illinois

June 11, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It especially hits home to me as a fellow Illinois storm chaser. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ John Farley, Edwardsville, Illinois

June 11, 2009

As a fellow storm chaser, it was easy to see the love and passion that Fabian had. I never had the chance to meet Fabian, but read a lot of what he wrote. I will miss that. My thoughts and prayers to his family during this rough time.

~ Joey Ketcham, Pittsburg, Kansas

June 11, 2009

You guys are in our thoughts & prayers. If there's anything we can do to help you, please don't hesitate to let us know.

~ Shelly Blendermann, Mount Prospect, Illinois

June 11, 2009

Dear Bonnie and family,

So sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of your son Fabian. I know it is very hard for a mother to lose her son, especially her first born. May God be with you.


Beverly (Burkat) Guercio

~ Beverly Guercio, Chicago, Illinois

June 11, 2009

Sara, Milla & Miles, Fabian was on our team in 2007, when we chased for a week. He loved you all very much. Every time he talked about his family, his whole face beamed with joy & pride. Please know that you were loved. He will be missed.

~ Lisa Garchow, Saginaw, Michigan

Forty Piece Choir Blog

Fabian was a very close friend and touched many people. He will be missed dearly.Thank you Dan for all your help in putting the word out.

- Posted by Steve Kananond on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 4:12 PM

This is a huge shock and saddens me greatly. Fabian was a good friend and my band wouldn't have gotten anywhere without him.

- Posted by Waste on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 7:13 PM

Aunt Louise from Chicago

Fabian was my nephew - the oldest, the first, a very special position in any family. My heart is broken beyond repair, but reading all of these sincere and loving tributes gives me some solace. Fabian's compassion and passion will live on with storm chasers, music guys, family and friends for all time. But, the loss remains immeasurable. Deepest thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
- Posted by Aunt Louise from Chicago

Originally posted on the Storm Highway website

C. Muszynski from Tinley Park

I am Fabian's cousin, and am glad to hear how many people cared for and respected him. Thanks to everyone.
- Posted by C. Muszynski from Tinley Park

Originally posted on the Storm Highway website

Francisco Guerra (Facebook Post)

Francisco Guerra
Francisco Guerra
Fabian sin duda alguna nacio con esa alma de lider y rebelde, dispuesto a disfrutar la vida en lo mas sencillo y hacer de esta actividad una fuente de inspiracion para su vida, su musica es un ejemplo de ello al igual que el seguir a los tornados, actividad en la que se llego a identificar y camino a la cual nos dejo, para mi fue el hemano cercano en cuanto a edad por ser contemporaneo ya que todos mis sobrinos Marcelo, Gustavo y Gabriel se convirtieron en hermanos por mi diferencia de edad en el momento de la juventud, con mis hermanos, sus hijos fueron con quienes se corria o jugaba o a quienes se cuidaba, sin duda alguna nos hara mucha falta Francisco.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


" Fabian was a good guy. Back in 2007 we had just met and talked on AIM after talking a bit on the old mIRC chat room. He invited me to chase with him that year in KS and OK in May. I had to decline since I was trying out for an independent baseball team on May 5th. This is significant because had I not had tryouts we would have caught Greensburg together. For that I am greatful that he even invited me along. He did an honorable and admirable thing in helping the people of Greensburg after such a tragedy. The rest of 2007 we spent chating about different things and looked to hook up on a local chase. He nowcasted for me a couple of times, most notably on October 18th, 2007, during the outbreak of severe weather in IL and IN. "

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My memories of my big brother are endless...

Fabian became my big brother when I was six.

It was always so exciting when I saw them because I had been so alone before that. Fabian was undoubtedly our leader. He and Marcelo used to 'fake' fight in order to scare me and it always worked. When I'd start crying and run to tell on him, he'd fall over hysterically laughing. Very funny, huh?!

My memories of my big brother are endless...He protected me many times. When I was in Fifth Grade there was a weird boy who would follow me home from school every day. One day, Fabian saw how flustered I was as I ran into the house... he asked me, "do you want me to make sure he never follows you again?" and I said, "yes". Well... my tall,big bro ran out of the Catalpa house and into the alleyway in such a fury. Watching him through my back bedroom window (where I was hiding) I saw him crouch into an attack position and storm into the alley grunting and screaming at the top of his lungs. Oh My!!! That poor little fifth grader never came back. I was so thankful for him that day and felt a real pride in my heart that he lived with me. That I was lucky enough to have a big brother who chased away the boys : )

When I was in college, Larry and I went to see Gustavo perform somewhere. Upon exiting the venue, my moms bright red BMW had been destroyed in a police chase. I was hysterical of course at the sight and of the fear of telling my mom. My very first instinct, was to run right back into that place and find my big brother. And that is exactly what I did. He was so shocked but calm. He went with us to the police station and just handled me and the whole situation so well! A true big brother.

I love him. I miss him. But I know that he is ALWAYS near us...protecting us.

Written with love and tears,

His little sister,


Fabian Guerra Fund (

It is with deep regrets that I inform everyone of the death of fellow Veteran Storm Chaser, Fabian Guerra of Chicago, IL.

He leaves behind a wife, their two children, and other family members. Fabian was to chase and document storms this weekend with Craig Maire and Darrin Rasberry. A Fund has been established in the name and for the family of Fabian Guerra. A small portion will be used for flowers from the Chaser Community and Friends. The remaining funds, as long as they continue to come in marked for his family will be given to the wife and children of Fabian Guerra.

Please go to: and go to any of our website Donation links.

Please mark any donation with the initials "FGF" so we may be sure to get all the funds to the Guerra Family

Thank you!


Alert 1 Weather, Inc.

Fabian has definitely left this world a better place and is greatly missed.

I was blessed to have Fabian as part of my family for over 13 years. From the moment I met Fabian, I loved him. Always genuine and passionate, the energy he radiated was contagious. I am thankful that he was such an enormous influence on my better half, Gustavo ("Goose"). You couldn't help but appreciate Fabian's honesty, authenticity/transparency and sensitivity. In my heart, I will always see Fabian smiling, playing music w/Goose at Tio Fabian's and rave about how this is the year the Cubs will win the championship.

Although our family will never be the same again, he has left us with great memories and the two most wonderful gifts, Milla and Miles. Fabian will never be forgotten but rather will continue to live on through each and every one of us. We will continue to keep him present through laughter and music at every gathering, in our meditations and whenever we are fortunate to be in Milla, Miles or Sara's presence.

Fabian has definitely left this world a better place and is greatly missed.

- Gladys Hansen-Guerra

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Horrible news, please pass on my condolences to Fabian's family, never had the chance to meet him, but we're here for a common goal. Rest in Peace Fabian.
- Posted by Kyle Soldani from Topeka, KS

Man i cant beleive it, god bless his children and wife man...
- Posted by radioguy from chicago

I am Fabian's cousin, and am glad to hear how many people cared for and respected him. Thanks to everyone.
- Posted by C. Muszynski from Tinley Park

Fabian was our manager for the band I was in, I have alot of love for that man, alot, god bless to his wife and kids.
- Posted by Dana Okon from Westmont

So very sad. My condolences.
- Posted by Morgan Palmer from Fort Myers, FL

I have been a lifelong friend of Fabian's. He was a very special person. I am still in shock about the news. Man, you don't know how one person's life can affect another person. I have lost a best friend, companion, and brother. Thank you for posting this information.
- Posted by Steve Kananond from Chicago

Steve, you are in my prayers. I know you and Fabian were very close. I pray that God would be with Fabian's wife and children right now. On my way home from chasing yesterday I was reflecting on the week long chase that Fabian was on with me and Damon Shaw, and also on the first time I met Fabian in 2003 when Steve was out chasing with him. This morning I was shocked to read what happened when I came onto Stormtrack. I know Fabian's children admired him as a great dad and stormchaser. You'll be missed Fabian.
- Posted by Pete McConnell from Hastings, Ne

Our son Burley is a classmate of Miles. Our deepest condolences go out to Guerra Family
- Posted by The Velazquez Family from Chicago

I worked with Fabian at Guitar Center around 1992 or so. He was quite a character, and he will be missed.
- Posted by Chris Lathrop from Chicagoland

My deepest sympathy to Fabian's family and friends. Terrible loss. Friend Fabian's cousins. Arlington Heights, IL
- Posted by Gloria Stefanov from Arlington Heights

i played music with fabian in a band for a few years. he was a vibrant, passionate man with a big big heart. heart goes out to sara...
- Posted by barry bennett from chicago

I briefly managed the band Fabian was in back in Chicago - seems like a lifetime ago and yesterday all at once. We shared a passion for the band Alice in Chains..... Fabian was a good man and will be missed deeply by friends and my heart goes out to his family.
- Posted by John Farrimond from Los Angeles

I first met Fabian in about 1994. I played music with him and shared some really good times...even a few arguments. He was a great guy with a truly warm heart. my love and deepest sympathies to the Guerra family.
- Posted by Adrian Popescu from Chicago

steve - if you read this, please get in touch... i've lost your email. this is shocking, very sad news. my heart goes out to his wife and children.
- Posted by alison toczylowski from new york (by way of chicago)

I never had the privilege of personally meeting Fabian, but having Storm Chased now for eight years, it is obvious to me that all Storm Chasers are family. It is with deep regret that I received this news and my thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
- Posted by Glenn Geise from Houston, Texas

R.I.P Mr. Fabian
- Posted by Jimmy Giannopoulos from New York City

Fabian was our band manager and good friend way back when. You will be missed sir. God Bless. My condolences to the Guerra Family.
- Posted by Jemo Jemo from Chicago

I've known Fabian since we were kids, maybe 5 or so years old. Although I haven't seen him in years his impact on my life still remains. My heart goes out to the Guerra family.
- Posted by Scott Sterling

Fabian booked me for a show in 2005. I wanted my 10 year old to see where I was going to play so I took him to the club at 12:00 noon the day before the show while just the bar was open. The bar owner let me show my son the stage and explain details of the environment to him that he was unfamiliar with. I learned that afternoon from a friend, that the bar owner was a Pud and he called and bent Fabian’s ear because I came to the club and disturbed a lunch time meal from a patron by talking about my music and asking him to come back and watch my show that night. I meant no ill intent to the club owner, but Fabian had to bend over and take one for me as a result of my spontaneous visit. If my friend did not inform me that Fabian had gotten grief from the owner, I would have never known. Fabian did not feel it was important to bust me for that. He knew I was trying to share and create music with my son, he understood my actions as a sign of anticipation, not as miss behavior. He never did mention that he had to stand up for me,,, I never thanked him for doing it. Thank You Fabian, Sorry I showed up 30 hours early for my sound check!
- Posted by SumnerdouglaS from Des Plaines

I too offer my condolences, as I agree with Glenn Geise, whom I chased with in May 2004. All storm chasers are family and my prayers are with his family.
- Posted by Maryrose Kotran from Englewood, Fl

Fabian was my nephew - the oldest, the first, a very special position in any family. My heart is broken beyond repair, but reading all of these sincere and loving tributes gives me some solace. Fabian's compassion and passion will live on with storm chasers, music guys, family and friends for all time. But, the loss remains immeasurable. Deepest thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
- Posted by Aunt Louise from Chicago

Thanks to everyone for sharing comments. I wish I was able to make it to the service today. For those that go, please pass along my condolences to the family and close friends.
- Posted by John E Bomher

R.I.P. FABIAN... YOU WILL BE MISSED!!! Fabian was the purveyor of some amazing rock shows... He gave me my start in rock music at The Big Horse... I'm glad to have known him... My condolences to his daughter and the rest of his friends and family... Jackson
- Posted by Dan R. from Charleston, WV

I had the pleasure of meeting Fabian and his "then" girl friend Sara back in the early 9o's. We all beacame fast friends. . . We went to each others weddings and had a blast together in Chicago. Sara contacted me with the sad and horrible news a few days ago and I am am still in shock and disbelief. It had been so many years sence we had seen each other but his death breaks my heart. . . These many wonderful posts from fellow storm chasers blew me away! How very LOVED you are Mr. Fabian Guerra!!!
- Posted by Linda De La Rosa from Los Angeles.CA

R.I.P Fabian Guerra.
- Posted by Thomas Ntrikos from Finland

It is always a tragedy when someone loses their life, but it hits especially hard when they leave behind family. My heart and prayers go out to Fabian's family. From the stand point of a fellow storm chaser, while I never had the opportunity to meet him, he will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, Fabian.
- Posted by Will Edwards (ntxstormchaser) from McKinney, Texas

Fabian was a wonderful person and also one of the most important persons in my life story. He has and always will be in my heart. He was compassionate and let his heart lead his life. He truly is an example of how one person can change your life forever. I hold Sara and his children in my heart and will hold them in a special place in my heart. Sara, may you know that we are all with you. Steve, if you read this....please contact me at Karyn Tonkinson Gartner
- Posted by Karyn Karyn Tonkinson Gartner from Crystal Lake, il

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cyclone Road Chase Reports

"Fabian leaves behind his wife and two young children and it's a terrible tragedy. I met him at one of the conventions in Denver, perhaps '05, and chatted with him online and by phone several times through the years. Also met up with him in the field. He'll be sorely missed."

Storm Chaser Fabian Guerra

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Virginia Sky Chaser

I knew Fabian since I got into chasing and the community in 2004. He was a regular in a storm chasing IRC channel that I was a part of. I remember him being very enthusiastic about his chase-cations. There was one time in 2005 I believe, he and I talked about the chase-cation he was preparing for. He was packing his stuff in advance and he could not wait.

He loved what he did and was always rather humble. He was dedicated and never pushy or showy. I always enjoyed talking with him. Sadly, the last time he and I spoke was last summer.

It is always hard when we lose a fellow chaser. It is like losing a family member. If someone passes it affects every one of us. I remember how tragic it was when we lost Eric Nguyen back in 2007. No matter what, we will always keep them in our hearts and minds.

Since today is a Moderate Risk day in the heart of tornado alley, I hope someone catches a tornado in honour of Fab. He would have loved a day like today to chase. According to Craig, he believes that Fab would want people to go and chase today. I will dedicate my next chase to him.

Forty Piece Choir

"FPC" by Forty Piece Choir (Click for Audio)

And when the Magic's not on time.

And when the season arrives.

i will laaayyyayayyy my soul down to you,

to let you you know that were alive,

look at the magic that we made,

and on the way we grew,

were all growing faster than what we are today,

ithink its pretty cool,

ithink its pretty cool,

dolilio your really kind and cool,

bakason is a super nicely cool,

edgarsssss, hes kinda of cool,

eddie spaquetti is super duper cool,

danny d is cal city cool,

kid deyoung, hes real cool,

kelly kruse is qualified to be cool,

jimmy jazz vanish is ultra jazzy cool,

fabian, man that man was cool,

j. slade, playes the blue note cool,

and thats pretty cool,

shaft, hes steady cool,

hoffi was cool except for his aim,

boyle song was written cause hes cool,

smu tim mcarthy is super trippy cool,

and thats pretty cool,

god is pretty cool,

and its pretty cool

Good Friend and Chase Partner

"My good friend and chase partner Fabian Guerra was killed in a car crash sometime last night or early this morning on his way to meeting me for today's chase, please keep him and his family in your thoughts...He was a great chaser, an excellent nowcaster and a good friend..."

"Yeah, I saw the news over at Stormtrack....sorry to hear about that Craig. He seemed like a good guy that time when he met up with us in Northern IA. My condolences go out to his family."

"I did not know your friend but anytime a tragedy happens to someone we love, like or respect, its very hard to find words that make the loss any easier. I know I can speak for many of us, that our thoughts and Prayers go out to all the family and friends of Fabian Guerra."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Vortex2 on Facebook

Dennis Sherrod

Dennis Sherrod Please pass this information on to all.
It is with deep regrets that I inform everyone of the death of a fellow Veteran Storm Chaser Fabian Guerra. He was killed in an automobile accident last night 06-05-2009 while enroute from his home in Chicago to Iowa to meet up with two other storm chasers. He leaves behind a wife, their two children, and other family members. Fabian was to chase and document storms this weekend with Craig Maire and Darrin Rasberry. A Fund has been established in the name and for the family of Fabian Guerra. A small portion will be used for flowers from the Chaser Community and Friends. The remaining funds, as long as they continue to come in will be given to the wife and children of Fabian Guerra.
Please go to: and go to any Donation link. Please mark any donation with the initial FGF. Thank you!

Alert 1 Weather, Inc.

"I chased with Fabian and Skip Talbot in 2006 and he was a good guy."

Monday, June 1, 2009

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• If you would like to comment on an existing entry, click on the “comment” link below the entry to open up the comments page.

• Enter your comments in the text box.
• Select “Name/URL” to enter your name, or Select “Anonymous” if you prefer not to leave your name.
• Click on the “Publish Your Comment” button to complete.

• You will see the message below when you have successfully completed your entry. Click on the blue underlined link to return to “the original post.”

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