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04-02-2017 08:49 PM

Greetings to all of Grizzman’s buddies and fellow woodworkers.

It is my unfortunate duty to announce that Bob (Grizzman) passed away last night in his sleep.

I first met Bob when he came to Alaska, and we became good friends. His oldest son and my son were, and still are, best buddies. It was a sad day when he and his lovely bride Susan left Alaska, but all must do what is best for them, and I wished nothing but the best for them. My wife and I had the opportunity to visit them in Verbena a few years ago and that was that last time I saw him.

Bob had such a fantastic attitude toward life. I always looked up to him for this. His family will sorely miss him, as will I.

May he rest in peace.


-- AKDave Chugiak, Alaska,

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#1 posted 04-02-2017 08:54 PM

Travel well Grizzman.

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 09:31 PM

Hate to loose a good partner.


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#3 posted 04-02-2017 09:35 PM

I am very sorry to hear this.

- Chuck

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 10:02 PM

I lost a very good friend.

The world lost a very good and decent man.

Sometimes … it feels like both are getting harder and harder to come by.

Sweet dreams, Bob. No more pain.

I know where you’re going, Buddy. May it be all you ever dreamed it would be.

AKDave: I’m sorry for your loss, too. You and the entire LumberJocks community—a group that meant a whole lot to Grizz.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 04-02-2017 10:09 PM

This will be a long thread of tributes to one of the greatest “buddies” ever.
Bob was a friend to so very many and always made encouraging positive comments. We all loved Bob here and will all miss him tremendously. At least his crippling pain has finally stopped.
Rest in peace friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 04-02-2017 11:30 PM

Bob (grizzman) had nothing but kind words to say about my human powered shop and hand tool woodworking style … may he rest in peace.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 04-03-2017 01:51 AM

I’m gonna miss him…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 04-03-2017 02:08 AM

I remember his work from the very first time I joined. Sad to hear he’s gone.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 04-03-2017 02:20 AM

Anybody masculine enough in his own skin to wear a red dress and let people poke fun at him
is a Good Dude in my book.


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#10 posted 04-03-2017 02:38 AM

Rest In Peace Grizzman

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#11 posted 04-03-2017 07:44 PM

R I P, Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 04-03-2017 08:42 PM

It’s obviously a sad thing to hear about people who are closely related to us. It’s really hurting when my friends leave me alone. One of my dearest friends passed away just after 10 months from the completion of our course and it was really hurting me and still. I can understand your emotions Dave.

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#13 posted 04-04-2017 12:35 AM

Rest In Peace Grizzman

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 04-04-2017 01:29 AM

I am so saddened to read this. Over the years Bob and I traded many gifts. We have one of his lovely boxes proudly displayed in the living room.

Our prayers and condolences to his family. We will miss him, greatly.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 02:04 AM

A great loss to our community and to Grizzman’s family. RIP Grizzman. If the world was full of Grizzman’s we’d be so much better off. He was a great example of simply being a very good, nice guy.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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