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passing of Bob Strauss
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It's with a very heavy heart that I have to share the news of the passing today of Bob Strauss. Bob was a very good friend that was somewhat new to the hobby but in a short time amassed a world class collection. He did it without fanfare or bragging and collected with a joy that was contagious, we spoke regularly and I will miss him terribly. He was in good health and died from a household accident, my heart breaks for his wife and family, God bless you all and please be careful.

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Re: passing of Bob Strauss
Neil Gerrard #657109 Tue May 31 2016 07:10 PM
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Sounds like a great guy & a terrific loss to our hobby,as well as to you.
My sincere condolences.


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Neil Gerrard #657110 Tue May 31 2016 07:21 PM
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I can't believe it, Unbelievable, He was not that old and just got into his new house. Has an unbelieveable collection and just bought the most beautiful Mobil sign that most know about. GREAT GREAT GUY. THIS REALLY HURTS, GREAT GUY AND WIFE IS A DREAM.


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I JUST CAN'T EXPRESS HOW GREAT THIS GUY WAS TO KNOW, FRIENDLY, HONEST, AND FUN GUY TO BE WITH. This hobby will truly miss this guy that not many had the chance to meet outside of the west coast here.


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Neil Gerrard #657114 Tue May 31 2016 07:39 PM
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Sucks! Prayers go out to the family and friends.


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Very well put Craig.......Sad indeed. frown

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Neil Gerrard #657127 Tue May 31 2016 09:24 PM
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Rest in Peace. Thats sad. They will be in my prayers.


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Neil Gerrard #657132 Tue May 31 2016 09:29 PM
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Never had the pleasure to meet him. Prayers and condolences to his Family and Friends...


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Re: passing of Bob Strauss
Neil Gerrard #657134 Tue May 31 2016 09:40 PM
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I am shocked and saddened by this news. I just spoke with Bob 2 days ago about the Mobil sign he purchased, and as Neil mentioned he was in great health and looking forward to retirement. Very sad news indeed.


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Neil Gerrard #657137 Tue May 31 2016 10:14 PM
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Bob Strauss and I have been sign buddies for about 10 years. I've sold him numerous signs during that time and he was always wanting the best.

Bob was fairly new to the hobby but with close friends like David Benko mentoring him Bob quickly navigated the learning curve.

I met him in person last year at the Mecum/Vernon Walker auction in Arkansas. His wife Deanne and Bob are 2 of the kindest, old fashioned friends anyone could ask for.

What a sad unnecessary tragedy. Bob didn't have a mean bone in his body and was always ready to laugh.

The sign hobby lost quite a guy today and I lost a good friend.

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Very well said.


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Very sad....was going to stop and see his collection in July....a truly good guy....unbelievable tragedy ....Rest in peace Bob...

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Re: passing of Bob Strauss
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I am sorry to hear about your friend. I never had the opportunity to meet him, sounds like he was a super guy!


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Re: passing of Bob Strauss
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How sad. Thoughts and prayers to the family and those of you who knew Bob. Reminds us to count our blessings and make every day matter...

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