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Oldgriz, Aka Tom Mullane - Memorial Service And Donations

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#31 Muggle13


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 00:45

You all are so sweet for your thoughts and prayers, and the website is indeed still up. I wish I knew how to restore pens, all I know is basic maintenance, brands, and models. And with my school schedule I wouldn't have much time to work on the pens regardless.Thank you all so much, I'm sure you're prayers have contributed greatly to the calm that's been passing through our house recently. Thank all of you so much.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:32

I am sad to hear this news. He will be greatly missed. My first 51 Special and my first Parker Vacumatic I purchased from him. He also serviced other pens of mine. 



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:41

So sorry to read this news, and so late, too.  I might have tried to drive down for the Memorial if I had known but I've been trying to avoid fountain pen purchases and this site always gets me into trouble.


I was just thinking about Tom or Oldgriz as I referred to him as I looked over at a pen I bought from him.


My best wishes for the family.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 17:35

I do often catch myself looking for Tom's latest contributions to a thread.  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:30

Rest in Peace Old Griz! God Bless his family and friends.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:46

i had the pleasure of chatting with him on the phone only once, in addition to being an invaluable asset to the community he was funny and just overall a good guy.  i will definitely miss his posts.  my thoughts and prayers are with the family.  

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 14:15

He was a man to listen too. Such are few and always missed.

My condolences to his family.

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