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    Island Bob

    Our new season is starting off on a very sad note. Our beloved Island Bob died today from complications from a stroke. Those of you who were lucky enough to meet him will never be the same. End of an era.
    I loved ya buddy

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    Post your best photo. He would like that

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Sure sorry to hear it, Glenn!

    sj
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    Crap news
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    A great guy for sure. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Condolences to his family.
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    Bob was a great friend with a larger than life personality. He will not only be missed by me but all those who were blessed to know the infamous “Island Bob”
    "If you can hear it - you're near it"
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    Sorry to hear the news Glenn. Condolences to all of his family.


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    Glenn,
    This is heartbreaking news. I always looked forward to my trips "up North" because it meant we could all sit around and be entertained by Bob. He had a "no holds barred" view of life. He will be missed.
    Blue Skies and Tailwinds my Friend.
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    Did a slow pass over the island runway on Sunday morning, I'll now always think of it as our Good Bye. May God Bless.

    VTGlenn

    From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be
    found in all corners of the earth."

    Then he made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!
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    How sad, I've been looking forward to another visit.
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    Another great that our small community has been blessed with. He was certainly held in very high esteem by all who met him. Godspeed West.
    JP Russell--The Cub Therapist
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    Fun times for a stop at Island Bob's for other destinations in New England. So glad I've met and knew him if only briefly. RIP
    Jim

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    If someone wants to attend the service that hasn’t gotten the info, it’s this Friday, 9:30am sharp, at the VA Cemetery in Stillwater NY.

    Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    (51 581-9128
    https://goo.gl/maps/Af12gTnUm3wbb98v6


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    How sad. My wife and I were married on The Island thanks to the graciousness of Bob and Pat. We were planning a June visit.
    His passing is a profound loss to our community. He will be sorely missed.
    Godspeed Island Bob, RIP

    George and Annette Richmond

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    Condolences, and such sad news!

    I only got to meet him the one time for lunch during the WAD, yet I can easily picture the 'larger than life' man. Just looking in his hangar told me all I needed to know about him.

    He will be missed, and our community will feel the loss.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Is the service open to the public or just the family?

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE Cub View Post
    Is the service open to the public or just the family?

    George
    All are welcome

    https://www.carletonfuneralhome.net/obituaries/

    Glenn
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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    Planes land in National Cemetery to honor Island Bob.

    Good job Peter

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    Bob would have been impressed. Family, Friends, Airplanes, Harleys, Hot Rods and some pretty girls.

    Glenn
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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Really neat way to honor Island Bob.
    Quite special.
    Indeed, he would have been pleased!
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    Just as the service ended our friend Tyson who keeps his L4 in Bob's hangar did a east to west low pass while wearing Bob's HUGE sunglasses and his flight jacket.

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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