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Old 04-07-2020, 09:35 AM
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Unhappy Passing of Bruce Levison (Tefflon rocketry)

Hello all-

It was a trip in getting here. My name is Andrew Kleinhenz.

I am a good friend of Dr. Bruce Levison. I know he posts a lot on this forum.

I am sorry to tell you that he passed away this morning. He was taken by COVID 19.

I can go on and on about how generous he was. he was instrumental in encouraging me to return to my science career and helped me do so. He and I launched together often here in Ohio. We have our own little field we would often go to. He was a master modeler and loved this hobby with all his heart. He kept his patience while managing scores of cub scouts. He was a guru of RockSim. He even "simmed" my Level 2 rocket. He opened his workshop to me and we often spent afternoons together working on our projects. He was kind-he was our friend. I will miss his endless knowledge of model rocket history. I will miss his friendship.

I will miss him terribly. Please pray for his wife Deb. Please pray for his family.

Andrew Kleinhenz.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:39 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear about Bruce's passing, Andrew. He and his knowledge will be missed here at YORF.

I didn't realize he was a published PhD. Here's a link where you can find out more about what Bruce did.

https://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/p...er/levison.html
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:44 AM
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Very sad news - Bruce will be missed.

My sympathies to his family.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:30 AM
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My sympathies to friends and family. He is a huge loss to the hobby and the world.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:42 AM
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I met Bruce and Deb at numerous NARAMs and I always looked forward to seeing them.

I will miss him.

His death is so sad.
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Oh man, this is sad news. I had chatted with Bruce privately a couple of times. What a great guy. What a loss. My deepest condolence to his family.
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He was just posting stuff too. This was fast. He and I knew each other when we were students at CWRU. I'm going to miss him.
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He was just posting stuff too. This was fast. He and I knew each other when we were students at CWRU. I'm going to miss him.

His last post was the evening of 3/31/20.
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Hello all-

It was a trip in getting here. My name is Andrew Kleinhenz.

I am a good friend of Dr. Bruce Levison. I know he posts a lot on this forum.

I am sorry to tell you that he passed away this morning. He was taken by COVID 19.

I can go on and on about how generous he was. he was instrumental in encouraging me to return to my science career and helped me do so. He and I launched together often here in Ohio. We have our own little field we would often go to. He was a master modeler and loved this hobby with all his heart. He kept his patience while managing scores of cub scouts. He was a guru of RockSim. He even "simmed" my Level 2 rocket. He opened his workshop to me and we often spent afternoons together working on our projects. He was kind-he was our friend. I will miss his endless knowledge of model rocket history. I will miss his friendship.

I will miss him terribly. Please pray for his wife Deb. Please pray for his family.

Andrew Kleinhenz.
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Wow, that's a gut punch. He just posted the other day. Fun guy to fly with. You never knew what he was going to bring to the field.
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Wow, what sad news! He will be missed! I always enjoyed his Rocksim hacks. RIP... prayers for his family.
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