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Old 03-18-2015, 01:39 AM
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I just found out SlowJohn a long time WattFlyer member has passed away,, I Great guy and one hell of a plane builder, I will miss him so,,, bubsteve
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:00 AM
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Sorry to hear it. He'll be missed.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:22 AM
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Yup he was a great member he and I had shared emails. I sent him a award one time for the slowest builder. He and I entered one of Chellies build neither of us made our plane in time. I finished before him that's when I sent him a email with the Worlds Slowest Builder. He sent me a pic with it hanging in his room said it brought a smile to his face when he looked at it.

Steve I will let Don know so we can give him his wings. He will be missed.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:51 AM
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He'll be missed here as well.....he helped me out with a few questions I had on my GWS Tiger Moth and balsa Slow Stick wing kit I built.......The kind of knowledge SlowJohn possesed will be hard to replace.....RIP.
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RIP SlowJohn
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:05 AM
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truly will be missed....a builder to the very end. a good friend to all here at watt flyer.

i just reread SJ's last pm to me. he was going to build an uproar from tower hobby he bought for his bday. he said his wife of 22 years gave him the blessing to build it even thought there were other projects going on. my prayers going out to her and his family.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:30 AM
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Wow... I'm very sorry to hear this. SJ and I just last Nov traded plane kits and he sent me a copy of his Sleek Twin plans. I knew he was battling some health issues, but at that time he seemed to be getting better.

His sleek twin design really spoke to me... Now I know I'll build one. Of course it will be named "Standing By, SJ"

Steve
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:53 AM
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Sorry to hear that. He was one of the good guys.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:44 AM
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John was my flyin bud. We spent many hours out at the flyin field. I don't believe I have ever met anyone who loved model airplanes more than I do.
John was a builder. Sometimes I think that is what kept him going. John loved his airplanes but he loved his grandkids even more. He will be missed by them and his wife Mary. I know I will surely miss him. He was not just another flyin bud, John was my friend

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Old 03-18-2015, 06:10 AM
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I am sure he is building and flying where all the builds go smoothly and you never crash.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:09 PM
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:47 PM
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I am so Sorry to hear about Slow John Passing on, I Really Really Liked that Rascal, He will Truly be Missed, RIP SJ
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That is sad, good guy.
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:06 AM
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Prayers to him and his family. R.I.P.
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:49 PM
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Yeah, fair winds and clear skies all the time now...
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:37 AM
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Don has given Slowjohn his wings he was a great help to a lot of folks me included.

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Old 03-20-2015, 07:49 PM
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No doubt Slow John was a great contributor to this board, and I have exchanged a lot with him privately.

R.I.P my friend.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Stevephoon View Post
Wow... I'm very sorry to hear this. SJ and I just last Nov traded plane kits and he sent me a copy of his Sleek Twin plans. I knew he was battling some health issues, but at that time he seemed to be getting better.

His sleek twin design really spoke to me... Now I know I'll build one. Of course it will be named "Standing By, SJ"

Steve
Hi Steve,
About a year and a half ago John asked me to take care of and sell his model airplane worldly possessions with the proceeds going to his wife/widow Mary . I am still sorting through them. John, like a lot of us, had an eye for valuable airplane Treasures One item, in particular I thought may be of interest to you, is the fuselage and another set of plans for the "Slick Twin". If you are interested I will pm you with price and photo.

Glen
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