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#1 Dennis David

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 05:03 PM

I just saw a post regarding the passing of our friend Bob Suzuki in August. This is the first I heard of the death of this multi-talented kind soul.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Dennis.

 

Bob was a very early member here at Slotblog, having joined in February 2006.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 05:27 PM

Rest in peace, Bob!

 

A very talented man.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 06:24 PM

Oh, no. I hadn't seen or heard from him for a while. He was a great guy and good soul.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 07:37 PM

Bob was a nice person. In addition to being quite a good chassis builder, mostly 1/32, Bob was a very good artist and a collector of art and articles with a nautical theme. Born in the Seattle area, he also played guitar.

 

I tried to contact him about a year ago, but was unsuccessful at that time. He will be missed.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 08:28 PM

I've had no luck in locating an obituary for Bob.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 09:45 PM

Bob's talents were great. His works live on. He was the Iso-fulcrum king of brass chassis scratchbuilding.   :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 09:18 AM

Rest in Peace, Bob.


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 12:08 PM

He definitely contributed a lot here. He'll be missed.

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 01:03 PM

I was just going thru my old tee shirts and saw his drawing and thought I will have to call him....

Rest in peace Sir!


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Posted 24 October 2021 - 10:22 PM

The following was posted by a close friend of Bob's on Facebook.

 

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 01:23 PM

Yes, wonderful...


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Posted 25 October 2021 - 06:45 PM

Thanks, Jo. You beat me to it, as I had planned to bring that Facebook post over here, too.


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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:20 PM

You are welcome, Greg. I only knew Bob for a short time when he was in Toronto, but I will never forget him. 


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