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Old 04-07-2020, 07:26 PM
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I am SO sorry to hear this. Emma and I met Bruce and his son at NARAM many many years ago. What a delight he was. Oh, I am SO sorry to hear this.

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Old 04-07-2020, 08:10 PM
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If anyone has an address to send a note to his family I would appreciate it.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:10 PM
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What a sad, sad time for us all. I never met Bruce, unfortunately, but my heart is greatly saddened at our loss here and especially for his family’s loss. Like others have stated, he just posted here a few days ago.

He had mentioned he was sick and battling ‘something’ that was serious and we wished him well in a fast recovery, but I don’t believe he ever stated it was the coronavirus.

If you can pass a ‘collective’ condolence on to the family from us here, that would be most appreciated. And if you do have a good old mailing address that we can send cards to, that would be welcome also.


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My condolences to the Levison family and friends. I feel as if I knew him better than I do most of my neighbors, thanks to YORF.
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His last post was the evening of 3/31/20.


I have to tell you that his wife told me that he actually worked on a RockSim file while IN the hospital. I am not kidding. THAT was Bruce!

I will post more stories later. Also, the photo of him in post #1 with the Wasp clone...I believe that was his last project to be completed.

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I will ask family

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Old 04-07-2020, 10:20 PM
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Andrew,

Please also ask the family where they would like donations made.

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Old 04-08-2020, 09:06 AM
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If anyone has an address to send a note to his family I would appreciate it.


You can send condolences to:

The Levison Family
9601 Rockingham drive
Whitehouse, Ohio
43571

Donations: The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:24 AM
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I wanted to share something else.

Bruce and I met at an MTMA launch in Ohio. For the life of me I don't remember how it was that we hit it off so well. We were kind of opposites in many ways. But we became fast friends. As time progressed, I moved into high power and my projects got bigger. But Bruce and I still found common ground in our love of models and we would often launch together at the various fields I found. His favorite motor was the B6-4. I really don't have a memory of him launching much of anything else. He was at home on the launch field. I have to chuckle at past images of us....two old pudgy guys out in the field, feeling like kids while launching our rockets. Since we both had a bit of a gut...we called ourselves "Muffin Top Rocketry". No matter the circumstances Bruce always had a sense of humor.

He helped me and my small family in ways I will always be grateful for. I have many fond memories of Bruce. I do not know if he told any of you all. But even though he never smoked, he was also battling lung cancer and some other issues that came up.

The last time I saw him in person, they invited my wife and I to his place to have dinner with him and his wife Deb. We hung out and watched a movie. That evening was truly a good time and a fond memory. I really did not know that was the last time I would actually see him in person.

I am sorry to go on like this. I am sure some of you have stories to share as well. If you do, please post them. He was a good guy, he was surely a character, he was also my close friend.

Fly high and soft landings Bruce

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Old 04-08-2020, 09:26 AM
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Andrew,

Please also ask the family where they would like donations made.

Steve


Deb Levison asked to send any donations to: The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Thanks!
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