George Grand

BDT
BDT Posts: 212
George Grand passed away this morning.

Stephanie called Wendi to let her know. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last summer and it had spread to his liver. Just like George, he didn't want anyone to know. He was only 63.

This one hits home and hits hard. For those that knew him....George was, well, George. I mean, what can you say? Hell hath no fury like George when he was pissed but on the other hand, there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for you. He would open up his home to almost complete strangers and anyone who saw him with his family...well, it was just amazing. The money and support he raised for the Githens Center was just mind boggling. He was my friend and I'm proud of it.

I'm just sitting here thinking of all the laughs and great times...Darin's Remote, the endless pissing contests, the Carver wattage wars...SDA vs. SH...the Man Caves/Magic Closets...not just with George but a lot of you clowns. RuSsMaN, F1Nut, Hoosier21, RT1 and many more that started out as just names on a internet forum and are now lifelong friends. I love you guys.

Anyway, very sad day for me. I'll be spinning some Zappa and drinking some Goslings Rum. One for me, one for my friend. I know he's looking down, with his hair coiffed with Brylcreme, torching a Lucky Strike, telling anyone who will listen about the merits and genius of the AR3.

BDT

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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,611
    OMG. I had no idea he was sick! RIP.
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  • polk500
    polk500 Posts: 1,171
    Well that is sad news, I didn't know him only read his posts over the last six years seemed like a real straight shooter and as funny as heck.
    Condolences to his Family on his passing, RIP George

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  • starkiller
    starkiller Posts: 2,695
    Goodness!! Like was said, I had no idea he was so ill.....Rest In Peace my friend :(
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  • exalted512
    exalted512 Posts: 10,735
    Wow! This is truly saddening. George really is one of the greats. I was wondering the other day why I hadn't seen him on here in a while. RIP George.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,033
    BDT I'm shocked GG of the New Jersey GRANDS will be sorely missed!!

    Please send our sincere condolences to the family.

    Thanks for the info pal
    when I get home ZAPPA it is SO effin loud they'll hear it in Jersey

    Rock on George

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  • DollarDave
    DollarDave Posts: 2,575
    George Grand, of the Jersey Grands, was an easy guy to like. Rest in peace, George.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,457
    RIP George. I'm honored to have gotten in on one of his legendary record sales.
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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,232
    Very Sad. Never met him, but his posts were always worth reading.
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,481
    RIP George. Another good one taken too soon.
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    This hits very hard indeed. My prayers for family and friends.
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  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 7,577
    Great guy, always a good friend to me. RIP Mr. Grand of the Jersey Grands.
  • miner
    miner Posts: 1,307
    Sad to hear of GGs passsing. He was never one to back down and was always entertaining. He will be missed.
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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,877
    So sorry to hear this. I had a few PM conversations with him and liked him. I wish I had the chance to meet him.
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  • MrBuhl
    MrBuhl Posts: 2,419
    Wow - R.I.P. George Grand - practically an institution on CP.
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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,408
    edited April 2016
    George, God Bless, God Speed....Love you man. Unbelievable.

    George Grand of the Jersey Grands, has left the building; and the forum will never be the same.
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  • WagnerRC
    WagnerRC Posts: 2,014
    George was one of the really good guys. I am so sad to hear this. RIP George. dang it
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,101
    Wow, I never knew he was ill. He will be missed. RIP George.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,988
    Well ****.
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  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
    RIP George ! Gone but not forgotten!
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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,697
    This is terrible news! Fair well GG of the NJ G's.
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
    If anyone is taking a collection for Flowers I am in.
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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,408
    I would guess George would rather you send a donation to the Githens center.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,308
    Had no idea either he was sick. RIP George, an Icon in his own right.
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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,670
    Sat and talked with him for awhile about music and speakers at Lou's. Gruff exterior but a softy on the inside. His acerbic wit and GG charm will be missed. Rest easy.
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    This is sad to hear. Bought a lot of albums from him over the last few years. Was always a great guy to work with.
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  • nguyendot
    nguyendot Posts: 3,587
    Man, I didn't know him personally but the almost decade or more that I've been here has shown him to be a pillar/staple of this community. Cancer, that **** claims yet another victim. You guys saw my post last month about something similar, so it's pretty personal to me. My prayers for all his loved ones. His spirit will live on in our archives, and our hearts.
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  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,790
    Ave atque vale, Mr. Grand.

    The Polk Forum has lost a true wit, and he will be missed.

    I didn't know him except on the Forum, and his posts were always worth reading and often a real "stitch" to read.

    My condolences to his friends and especially to his family.
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  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,640
    So sorry to hear this. RIP George. My condolences to the Grand family.
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  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,895
    That sux. Although I never met him personally, I could tell that George was a great guy. Always entertaining to read his posts. I'm very sorry to hear this. He was barely able to enjoy his retirement. Prayers to his family. RIP George.
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