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Author Topic: Another kiteflyer and builder passes away  (Read 5169 times)
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« on: September 30, 2009, 10:20 AM »

  Erv Crosby owner of our local kite shop has lost his battle with cancer.Most of you know he closed his shop to deal with the treatment .One of the nicest guys around and he was a good friend, he will be missed..Prayers go out to his family....

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 12:38 PM »

  Thank you for letting us know about Erv.  I am very sorry to hear of his passing away.  Erv was one of the nicest kite shop owners I ever had the pleasure of meeting and doing business with.  He will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him. 


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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 02:58 PM »

A sad thing , I'll raise a glass high. Gail and Irv are the sort that lifted any who had a chance to know them.

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 04:52 PM »

I am deeply saddened to hear this. My Nebulas are some of my most prized kites. Erv just made them for me this year. I never got to meet him in person, and am sad that I never will. My condolances to those who were friends with him.


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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 05:12 PM »

He was a heck of a guy.  I met him several times at kite hill - loved to talk about kites, always fun to chat with.  I met him there just a few months ago - cancer sucks.

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 03:19 AM »

I can remember when I first met him............................shortly after I started :'(I had a smashed leading edge on the 1.5 SLE-if you can imagine that  Lips sealed) and in need of both top and bottm leading edges on the Alpha+.  I think he understood the Alpha, but in no way could figure out the SLE Undecided

He just smiled at me, fixed the Alpha and handed me the Rev rod and then shook his head..........
All he said was "I guess you need a little practice, huh?" Embarrassed Embarrassed

I'll miss him,

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 03:18 PM »

I flew with Marty in comps during the early and mid-90s... Great guy, he will be missed.

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