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smackdaddy 04-02-2011 11:10 AM

Bob Perry's Tragic Loss
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All, I just read on SA where Bob Perry - an icon of the sailing world (if you don't know) and a great, great guy - just lost his 30 year old son to a viral infection. Utterly tragic.

Please head over to this thread and let him know sailors everywhere care.

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Faster 04-02-2011 11:21 AM

That's terrible news... our thoughts go to him and his family. My wife lost a cousin in a similarly sudden, unexpected loss at a young age too.

tdw 04-02-2011 12:28 PM

I'm utterly gobsmacked by that news. Though I've never met the man I think of him as a friend, a good and gracious man. This is just so sad for him.

Many of you may not know this but Bob was born in Australia and spent his very early years living in Sydney, he still has family here. Some years back I helped him out with some family history stuff and some photographic memorabilia. Through our correspondence I kind of feel we got to know each other a bit. Hearing such wretched news is simply awful.

RXBOT 04-02-2011 09:19 PM

Condolences to Bob, nothing more tragic or difficult than a parent outliving a child of theirs.

mark2gmtrans 07-08-2013 05:10 PM

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Bob is a good guy from all that I can see, and I hate to see anyone lose a child, that is about as bad as it gets from a parent's point of view. My best wishes to Bob and his family.

zeehag 07-08-2013 05:38 PM

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losing a child of any age is a huge loss for parents...i can only say-- and bob--i hope you are ok --is difficult to bear these losses--i do hope you are staying strong.

krisscross 07-08-2013 06:18 PM

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Oh my goodness... :(
My deepest sympathies to Bob and his family... they are in my prayers...

downeast450 07-08-2013 06:39 PM

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Very tragic and sad news. Bob, your pain is shared by all the friends you have made here on Sailnet. Condolences.


kd3pc 07-08-2013 06:42 PM

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not to diminish the Perry Family loss, this happened spring 2011..

timangiel 07-08-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kd3pc (Post 1056029)
not to diminish the Perry Family loss, this happened spring 2011..

that is when this thread was started

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