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We loose a great man #539674
Mon Jun 02 2014 06:48 PM
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With great sadness I have to report that the Petroliana community has lost another great man. Brad Grabow has lost his battle with cancer today. He was the kindness man I have ever met. A riot to travel with. I know I am gonna miss him greatly. Anyone who ever met him would agree. I would like to thank all the Oldgasser's who donated for his benefit last year, it really made a difference in his life. RIP old friend.


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Gas stuff.com] #539676
Mon Jun 02 2014 06:53 PM
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Wow John, what a bummer to hear. I was hoping to see him at your show this weekend. A really great guy.


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: MetroPetro] #539681
Mon Jun 02 2014 07:06 PM
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Stella, NC
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Bradley was one of the best of the best, John, your so right he was the kindness person anyone could have known. We will all miss him a lot. God be with Sandy and his family. RIP Bradley. frown

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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Gas stuff.com] #539712
Mon Jun 02 2014 08:32 PM
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DFW metro area
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Sorry to hear this news. Bradley was most certainly a unique character and will be missed by most all who knew him. I especially will miss hanging out with him at the various Matthews auction events we both attended over the years. Dinner at the Peotone beer stube was always an adventure with Bradley at the table. RIP my friend.

Richard

Re: We loose a great man [Re: gaspumpfrank] #539715
Mon Jun 02 2014 08:40 PM
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Western, WI.
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Sorry to hear John. Sometimes I can't put a name with the face but every time a friend in the hobby is lost, our thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends.


Thanks
Mike

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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Mike M.] #539718
Mon Jun 02 2014 08:51 PM
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Longview, WA
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For those wondering if they would recognize Brad? Here is a link from last year's Benefit...

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=411404&page=1


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Bob Richards] #539721
Mon Jun 02 2014 09:12 PM
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Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. I remember the fund raising efforts.


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Bob Richards] #539722
Mon Jun 02 2014 09:15 PM
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Midwest
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Thoughts and prayers to the family. John and others, my sympathies for the loss of a good friend.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: Signs&Neons] #539740
Tue Jun 03 2014 02:36 AM
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Augusta, Maine, USA
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RIP Brad. You will truly be missed. I want to say thank you to Rocco for introducing me to Brad last year at Columbus we all went out together and he a great dinner. I laughed the whole time with Brad and Rocco. He was truly a great man and a great member of the OG community.

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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Maxgas] #539751
Tue Jun 03 2014 04:02 AM
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Sherrill NY
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That's a bummer! RIP my friend. Bradley was a great person. I am glad to have known him.

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Re: We loose a great man [Re: nochevys] #539752
Tue Jun 03 2014 04:09 AM
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Indianapolis IN USA
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Had the honor and pleasure of meeting Bradley in Iowa a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: bustermonty] #539757
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:15 AM
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UTICA,N.Y.
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I was at Bradley's bed side last night with his family at the time of his passing.It was very sad to see him suffer for the last 10 days.This was a man who could move a tokheim 850 on a hand cart by himself.A real fun guy with lots of jokes even though he'd forget the punch line most of the time made it even better.
We went to a lot of gas shows together over the years and i always helped him the best i could to set up and sell his stuff and i'm glad i did that for him.
He was a great guy who i think loved my wife more than i do.
I will miss him greatly.RIP Bradley
(se ya on the other side)

Rock


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: ROCCO2] #539758
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:19 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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I cant say that I ever met him. I am sorry to hear of his passing, he sounds like a great guy!


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: nochevys] #539759
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:21 AM
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Victor, NY, 14564
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I knew Brad for two years and we bought and sold from each other on several occasions. A fair man who was easy to talk to and with a great sense of humor. My condolences to his family.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: Hardy's Garage] #539762
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:56 AM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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I still have the thank you card from Brads fund raiser last year. I've kept it on my desk all this time and think of him often. I didn't know him well but had met him at Iowa and really liked him. RIP Bradley!


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: K W FRITH] #539767
Tue Jun 03 2014 06:09 AM
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Once again, another tough to see posting. I didn't know him, but like Ryan said, seemed like a very well liked and nice guy.
Makes me think, even though I didn't know him, as with others in the past, some day it will be someone here that I know. And someday it will be my wife posting about myself I imagine.
Just reminds me of how much I love and apprieciate this community, this hobby, and the men that live it.

RIP and my prayers to his family.


Steve Coppens
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Re: We loose a great man [Re: K W FRITH] #539788
Tue Jun 03 2014 08:04 AM
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Hays, Kansas
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Sorry to hearů RIP


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: bsplichal95] #539792
Tue Jun 03 2014 08:19 AM
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Interlaken, NY
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Sorry to hear this. My prayers to his family.....


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: 59fairlane] #539795
Tue Jun 03 2014 08:37 AM
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Amery, WI USA
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Sorry to hear we lost Bradley. He was one of the nicest people. Always made you smile. Another friend to be missed at the shows.

Larry Karlson

Re: We loose a great man [Re: tydolglobe] #539812
Tue Jun 03 2014 10:07 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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my sympathy


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Gas stuff.com] #539815
Tue Jun 03 2014 10:38 AM
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Smyrna, DE
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So sorry to hear this. He fought hard. We were really hoping he could win. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.

Lenny & Phyllis

Re: We loose a great man [Re: theChandlers] #539845
Tue Jun 03 2014 02:17 PM
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Heartfelt sympathies for the loss being experienced by family and friends... my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Dave GILL,
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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Dave's Garage] #539852
Tue Jun 03 2014 02:23 PM
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MN
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Brad, I thank you and John and Dave thank you for introducing me to him. R.i.P.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: PETRO NUT] #539857
Tue Jun 03 2014 02:32 PM
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Prayers for the Family and friends!!!
Brad was a great guy and quick witted! Fun to be around!
Rocco and John, etc you are True friends and He knew it!!!!
RIP Brad!!!!

Re: We loose a great man [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #539858
Tue Jun 03 2014 02:34 PM
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Never met him,but my sincere condolences to all his family & friends here.

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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Cold Pizza] #539895
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:36 PM
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Schenectady, New York USA
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I am so saddened by this news. Just saw him at Carlisle. My condolences to his family.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: Fueluser] #539904
Tue Jun 03 2014 05:53 PM
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Just found out calling hours are 3-7 Friday. We will be taking a break from set up during those hours,anyone who is here is welcome to come pay their respects.


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: Gas stuff.com] #539921
Tue Jun 03 2014 06:50 PM
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Great man. Brad will be missed.

Re: We loose a great man [Re: LOU-57] #539977
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R.I.P. Bradley, you were by far my best customer for pump parts, always buying the best and then at the end of the shows coming back to buy what I had left. You certainly were fun to be around. I'll miss you too.


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Re: We loose a great man [Re: KZ1000] #540189
Thu Jun 05 2014 04:55 AM
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Holliston Mass
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R.I.P. Bradley, You will be missed. Spent a lot of time traveling
with Bradley to and from shows. Best times ever. Just won't be the same anymore.

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Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
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