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    Bob Valpey

    Just learned of the passing of Robert (Bob) Valpey last night in Florida after a period of failing
    health. Besides Bob's collection of Studebakers he was equally known for his big heart.
    Bob and Alice would often invite chapters to their home in Center Harbor, New Hampshire
    for a cookout. No arangements have been made yet,

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    Thanks for posting this. This is terrible news. He was a great guy. I knew Bob (and Alice) for many years. At the Rhode Island SDC International Convention, Bob and Alice had dinner with Cathy and me. It was an enjoyable couple of hours. Many years before that, I sat in his Studebaker race car with Asa Hall.
    Gary L.
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    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    Ouch, Paul; thanks. 'Too much of this going on lately. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    Sad news indeed. Bob was bighearted, very generous with the SDC members. He will be missed.
    Chip
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Ouch, Paul; thanks. 'Too much of this going on lately. BP
    As Bob said, too many are leaving us. I guess age is catching up. Bob was one of the first SDC members I met and always enjoyed his company.

    Stu Chapman

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    Rest in peace, Bob! You were a great friend to all in the Ocean Bay Chapter SDC and a collector of some fine cars! It was a pleasure to have known you.
    Bill L.
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    I was fortunate to spend some time with Bob at Hershey last year. He was always a generous supporter of the Antique Studebaker club. A real gentleman. He gave both my sons a ride in his Indy car. Many memories. My sincere condolences to Alice and family.

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    It's a great loss. He was a fine, kind, and generous person.

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    Gary Ash
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    Thanks Paul, so sad to hear this!

    1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk

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    I still haven't found any arrangements for Bob's funeral. However you can send cards
    to Alice at: Alice Valpey PO Box 249 Center Harbor, New Hampshire 03226

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    Thanks for letting us know, he was a very generous and welcoming man. We will miss him.

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    Thank you to all who viewed or posted regarding my father. We appreciate the kind words very much.Although he loved the cars, the people brought together by the shared interest where his greatest pleasure.We are planning a Celebration of Life on August 4th for friends and family. I will post more details as soon as possible.Wes Valpey

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