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Old October 20th, 2006, 02:17   #1
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Unhappy Local TDI club member passed away

I am sorry to report that Garrett "Garry" Billman has left our community. He suffered a heart attack after a reaction to a treatment for an illness while in the hospital on October 5th.

He was a veteran member of the club, joined in 2000. Username "gbillman".

He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, 2 '96 Passat TDIs, an '01 Jetta TDI, and an '85 300SD. He was an engineer for Boeing here in St. Louis. He was a great guy, great customer, great TDI-enthusiast, and he will be missed by all who knew him. He was excited too that one of his Passats was fast nearing the 300,000 mile mark....a true diesel fan if I ever saw one.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 17:31   #2
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Damn shame. Sorry for your loss! Please pass my condolences along to the Billman Family.

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Old October 20th, 2006, 20:25   #3
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Please accept our condolences.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 09:10   #4
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Oilhammer, you have a PM.

We can get Garry added to the "Gone But Not Forgotten" page.

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Old October 24th, 2006, 14:53   #5
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Awww, man. A genuinely nice guy, too.
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To contact me: E mail = quick answer via iPhone. Click on username for E mail address. PMs are turned off!!!
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