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#1 OFFLINE   austinslater

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Just found out that he passed away recently. He was a regular in the early days of the board. Please send your thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:05 AM

Wow! Very sorry to hear this...John was a great guy... one of my early friends in grip...my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

RIP John.

 

His thread "New Members Introduce Yourself" is one of the longest and biggest threads on the GripBoard.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

Dang, this is bad news.  John was around back in the old ezboard days, I really hate to hear this.  :(



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

When I first discovered Captains of Crush hand grippers back in 2006, John offered me lots of good advice back on the bodybuilding.com message boards.  He was a great man, may he rest in piece and still close number 3's up there in the skies.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

Wow!

What a shock to those who have dealt with him, considering he was kind hearted, and never held a grudge against anyone


If it isn't too much, what happened?




 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:33 AM

http://www.legacy.co...85576&fhid=4912



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:34 AM

Sad news this.
Our thoughts go to his family!

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:08 AM

http://obits.dignity...34&locale=en_US



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

From early on I enjoyed reading his threads. Very humorous guy - was quite entertaining. Never interacted much back then, just kinda lurked the board. Quite sad news to hear though, always kinda wondered why he stopped posting :( RIP Sybersnott.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:29 AM

Very sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:42 AM

John and I corresponded a few times throughout the early years of my membership here.  He was always a very nice guy and passionate about grip.  Best wishes to his family and friends.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

I never knew he got married.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

http://www.bodybuild...cyberpump30.htm

 

His Mash Monster interview when we were getting published on bb.com



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:06 AM

That is a shock, 49 is not old, thought and prayers to his family.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:23 PM

It is a complete shock. Did not see it coming, just terrible. His humor was offbeat, but no one was more ENTHUSIASTIC about this stuff than John. He made you laugh...



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:35 PM

It is a complete shock. Did not see it coming, just terrible. His humor was offbeat, but no one was more ENTHUSIASTIC about this stuff than John. He made you laugh...

 

That's the truth, early on he and I had a disagreement and it was a fairly heated exchange. I got home and had a message on my machine, he had somehow got my number and left me a message just dog cussing me, LOL. He and I met the same year @ AOBS and had a good chuckle about it.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

I only met him once in person but had a lot of interaction with him on the board via PMs etc.  A good guy gone way too soon. 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

This is very sad. I met John in Atlanta 2005. He was a great guy who shared the same passion for grip. I still have some pics of him somewhere...



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

I never chatted with him personally but from his posts he always came across as a real good guy with a good sense of humor. Thoughts for his family.

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