RIP GATER

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby marios » 31 Oct 2008, 01:51

RIP Gater

he seemed like such a great guy from his posts

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Charlie O. » 31 Oct 2008, 01:52

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It is a special place, alright.

Rest In Peace, Gator.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Great DeFector » 31 Oct 2008, 01:56

Two BCBers in one year, this has been shit. Thoughts to his family, friends and bcbers who were close to him.

RIP big lad.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby James R » 31 Oct 2008, 03:20

I can only echo what everyone else has said.
Even when you know the end has to be coming, it somehow doesn't make it any easier to accept when it does.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Matty Red Sox » 31 Oct 2008, 03:32

I hope he knows that the Phillies finally won. R.I.P. :(
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 31 Oct 2008, 04:06

Sad news. Very sad.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby trans-chigley express » 31 Oct 2008, 04:18

54 is no age to go. He seemed like such a sweet man. I too would like to play anything from the CD that I may have in his memory.

My thoughts go out to Holly and the rest of the family.

RIP

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Slider » 31 Oct 2008, 04:32

John_K wrote:This is terribly sad news to arrive home to.

My condolences to Holly and Robert's family.

This weekend I'll dig out some of the music Gater sent me and give it a spin in his memory.

Rest in Peace Robert.


What Mr K said.

Rob was an unfailingly generous man who sent me piles and piles of music - often unsolicited too.
His enormous enthusiasm for the stuff he liked was totally infectious. He even got me listening to Tom bloody Petty for chrissakes. And enjoying it, no less.
One of the more memorable compilations he sent me was his reflection on the terrible events of 9/11. It wasn't angry or bitter, it was just incredibly sad and I could feel every little bit of his hurt from playing that disc. I guess there is a common language amongst the BCB folk, even when we have different dialects.

I shall miss you, Rob. You were a good man.
My deepest condolences to Holly - thank you for taking the time to tell us what happened to your dad.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Clippernolan » 31 Oct 2008, 04:40

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Goodbye, Gater. You'll always be one of us.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Kenji » 31 Oct 2008, 04:59

RIP
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Red Heifer » 31 Oct 2008, 05:14

RIP mate. Very sad news :(
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby bixhenry » 31 Oct 2008, 05:37

My sincerest condolences to the family of one of the most generous BCB'ers. So sorry, Holly. Thanks for the music.

R.I.P. Gater.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Brother Spoon » 31 Oct 2008, 07:36

RIP Gater. I read his posts with great interest. He was a great musicfan.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Obliging Fairy » 31 Oct 2008, 07:56

I just read. RIP, sir. May you be at peace.

I never knew you but would have liked to.

I got a weekend off coming and would like to play some music in his memory.

Can anyone post a few pointers. I'd really appreciate it, thanks.

PS: Chin up, Holly. That was a brave post.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Toby » 31 Oct 2008, 08:27

RIP Gater. I'll never forget the incredibly generous secret santa I received from him.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby brotherlouie » 31 Oct 2008, 08:30

the obliging fairy wrote:I just read. RIP, sir. May you be at peace.

I never knew you but would have liked to.

I got a weekend off coming and would like to play some music in his memory.

Can anyone post a few pointers. I'd really appreciate it, thanks.

PS: Chin up, Holly. That was a brave post.


Judging by the two CDs he sent me, I reckon if you stick The Weight on and sing all the harmonies yourself, he'll probably hear you.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Footy » 31 Oct 2008, 08:34

Oh this is horrible news.
I'm so sorry, Holly and my sincerest condolences also to Rob's other family members and friends.
He was what seems to me a gentleman and a gentle man and I shall miss his enthusiasm and generosity.
Bye bye, Rob and rest easy.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Fish » 31 Oct 2008, 08:40

Like many others I suspect, I was looking forward to the day when Gater came back on the board. Can't believe that's never going to happen now. All we're left with is memories of one of the real good guys and a true BCB stalwart over the years. Rest easy friend.

Thanks to Holly for taking the time to share this sad news with us.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Chestnuts roasting on an open Fireplug » 31 Oct 2008, 09:05

Terrible news - RIP

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Goat Boy » 31 Oct 2008, 09:08

Rest In Peace mate.
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