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So sorry to hear about Bruce

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:29 AM
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Will raise one in your honor at the bowl game tailgate Celtic

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Wait, what?????***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:31 AM
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Yeah, I was wondering too...***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:32 AM
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Yeah! Same***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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I just double-checked facebook...

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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I hate to even put this out there, but it appears that our beloved celtic_tiger® has passed away.

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S??? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ??????,
S??? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ???? ? ??????? ??? ????? ?????..


FUUUUUK. FOR SRS?***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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Appears to be true***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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Re: I just double-checked facebook...

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:34 AM
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OMG!

Say it ain't so

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WHAT?

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:08 AM
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this aint true is it?

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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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Get krunk with it. Get loose with it.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:35 AM
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Like shawt said let Bruce Bruce hit it.

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Was waiting for more details to be posted.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
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But so many know now. It is truly a sad day.

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my bad, figured my post would be Deutsch

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:34 AM
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Since I am just an occasional poster/lurker these days

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I saw your post and panicked.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:36 AM
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Scrolled through a few days worth of posts to see if anything was mentioned, then I went to facebook.

He has a lot of close friends on here, so if any of them don't know. I hope that somebody calls them so they don't find out from us knuckleheads.

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S??? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ???? ??? ??????,
S??? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ???? ? ??????? ??? ????? ?????..


should I take it down?****

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:40 AM
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Yes, we were all waiting for Chick's post once

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:48 AM
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the family figured out everything.

Cat's out of the bag now, very heartbreaking, 60 is too young.

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Very sad. His old tailgate crew are the ones

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:35 AM
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who orchestrated Vomitfest 1, leading to many cherished friendships.

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He had a pretty awesome streak of home game

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:40 AM
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attendance for awhile didn't he?

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He did. Lots and lots of years for sure.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:41 AM
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400 some so I think it was home and road.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:42 AM
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It was all games streak, home, away, neutral.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:48 AM
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Missed many weddings, funerals, etc.

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most of the Lungers I've met in person, I met through him.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:54 AM
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RIP Secretary of Beer.

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It appears it was sudden?

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:35 AM
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Was he ill?

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Wondered the same. He had surgery recently for broken bone?

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:37 AM
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Something like that?

I might be thinking someone else trying to recall now

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Shattered his kneecap.

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Dec 7, 2021, 4:38 PM
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He could not put weight on it for four months.

Shared much of his experience with me since Mama G broke her kneecap four weeks ago.

I don't know how he managed living by himself going thru that. Mama G takes full advantage of Papa G. LOL.

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Yes, sudden, unfortunately.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
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Cole @ Beach Cole w/ Clemson Hat


Horrible day. I hope we hug our loved ones super hard today!

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:36 AM
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Very sad

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And if none of those are around...

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:07 AM
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your dog, cat, or even a stranger.

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R.I.P.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:35 AM
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celtic_tiger®

I shall drink one (or more) in your honor this evening.

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MauldinT, where are you???


Oh my. RIP good sir.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:35 AM
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Yes.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:36 AM
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I heard from Kelli and zettner last night. Definitely unexpected news. So much so that Mumbette was looking at me as I was reading it, and could tell something was wrong.

So long, good buddy, and I hope we all are as well liked as Bruce was.

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"Every man is my superior, in that I may learn something from him."


He was always a great friend to anyone who needed one.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:38 AM
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He was the glue that held this #### show together.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:48 AM
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Re: He was the glue that held this #### show together.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:12 AM
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TMMLOL and goodness knows after the last two days I needed a good laugh.

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Very sad day. Aero broke the news last night

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:37 AM
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and shorty confirmed it this morning.

They wanted to wait on @cchick_with_tiger_tat to announce the arrangements.

But the cat is out of the bag.

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I heard the news earlier. So sad!***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:37 AM
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Really sad news. We'll miss Celtic!***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:39 AM
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RIP Bruce. Thanks for the beer that time.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:43 AM
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There's something in these hills.


Re: So sorry to hear about Bruce

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:47 AM
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NO! that is three i know since Friday... Not Celtic... :(

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RIP Bruce, never got to meet you in person

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:47 AM
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but will always remember chatting beer and Mexican food during the evening shift.

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Oh God no...so sorry to hear. Great friend***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
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Whoah.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:51 AM
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That’s hard to process.

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Man, that is sad news

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:51 AM
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Prayers for his family and friends...

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He was always even keeled. Great guy who

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:53 AM
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will be missed in here. RIP and I'll drink a strong beer in his honor this evening!

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Re: So sorry to hear about Bruce

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:53 AM
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That's terrible. He was probably the nicest person on the site.

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He was. Never heard him have a cross word about or to

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:09 AM
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anybody.

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Re: 1st Lunger I met. At LaGuardia with Chick

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:54 AM
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Immediately hit it off. Warm and friendly. I am going to miss him.

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Lounge legend. hard to believe.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:56 AM
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Much suckage for real.

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Dec 7, 2021, 10:59 AM
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Chick messaged me last night and told me and many of us tried to contact as many lungers as we could. It was hard because I honestly feel like we were all numb so please forgive us if we missed you, it wasn’t intentional. It feels like a gut punch and I honestly can’t believe it’s real.

First time I met him he gave me an Irish car bomb and then some snooty beers because he was the king of beer snobs.

Celtic, you were a truly cool dude with a great big heart. May we all strive to be liked as much as you were. We’re gonna miss the h311 out of you my friend. RIP buddy.

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APM is beyond sad.***

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:00 AM
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Bruce was a great friend

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:00 AM
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we only met in person twice but we kept in touch through T-mail and he checked on me often after my wife died. Just last week he checked on me again.

I'm shocked and saddened.
he knew how to enjoy good food and drink and was always a calming voice in this zoo.

RIP Celtic - you can swap stories with your Yankee old-timers in person now.

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Re: Bruce was a great friend

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:09 AM
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Yeah he was good about checking up on folks. When my dad was in the VA nursing home he would check in with me about how he was doing.

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#### #### ####. RIP good sir! #### #### ####***

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:03 AM
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That's ####### terrible. I'm in complete shock.

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:07 AM
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Had the privilege of meeting him in NYC years ago for a few pints. He was a genuinely great guy and is gone way too soon. My deepest condolences to those of you who are closest to him.

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What a gut punch this is. I had only met

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:14 AM
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Bruce once, but we tmailed often. Like others he kept checkup on my wife after her recent surgery.

RIP Bruce. It will never be the same in here.

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this is so sad. He was just in here

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:16 AM
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Makes you realize, it can be gone like that.

I'll miss him in here

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Yeah, it sucks. Heard about it last night and it's

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:18 AM
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difficult to process. I don't really know what to say. Or think. I wrote this and shared it on a Cardiac Athletes page I'm a member of, not really a tribute to Celtic but sharing my thoughts with others who probably understand them:

When you hear of an acquaintance dying suddenly of a heart attack, what is your first reaction? Mine has really become anger. Before there is any sadness or sympathy I get pissed off. Not so much at the person who passed as much as just being angry in general (although some may be directed at the person). It just seems avoidable and preventable, although I’m also looking at it through the filters of my own experience. I paid attention to symptoms that I could have easily ignored, my doctor told me afterwards that I very easily could have been one of those who passed away unexpectedly without any warning. But I would have had warning, I would have just chosen to ignore it. But I also understand that everyone may not.

I was embarrassed when I received my diagnosis in the ER. While I wasn’t considered high risk, I had enough unhealthy habits to believe that I had brought this on myself. When I sought medical treatment I thought about how stupid I would feel be to go in and be told it was nothing. But better to be stupid than dead. But I guess when I receive the news I imagine that person having been stupid and now dead (which is unfair). But it’s much more anger directed at the universe than that person. Maybe part of the anger is based in guilt. I made the decision in the hospital that not only was I going to make changes to improve my health, but I was going to be very public about it. Maybe I could encourage others to make changes or recognize the warning symptoms and seek treatment? While this acquaintance that died yesterday was a more casual acquaintance (primarily online), he was aware of my story and message. So in some ways it feels like a failure on my part. Once again there is so much swirling around in my head that is difficult to put to words. It just sucks.

I saw this morning where someone posted the last text that they received from him a few days before his death. It was a short exchange, just a quick catching up with each other. My friend’s reply: “I’m still above ground so that’s good. Not going to be running any marathons though lol.” I am above ground and I am running a marathon this week. I started running after my heart attack, because of my heart attack. I was able to make it a positive in my life. I often think of those I’ve known who passed away when I run, the list keeps getting longer. It also makes me thankful that I’m not on other’s lists (guilt again?). It makes me appreciate my life more (more guilt?).

Bruce was a top notch good guy and a beer connoisseur. The few times I saw him in person he would have beer for me to try, good beer. Great beer! Saturday after my race, Bruce and I will share one more beer.

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Bruce was THE MAN

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:18 AM
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Bruce invited me to a tailgate in STI and then started introducing me to everyone by their handle.....I thought I was in Heaven. He was kind and gentle and had some good humor to him. His random texts always made me smile.

The last time I saw his face, I was leaving a tailgate (hammered) and my wife was driving and I stuck my head out the window and yelled, "I AM GOING TO MAKE BABIES!!" I thought he was going to cry he was laughing so hard. Everyone once in a while I would get a text from him asking if I was "still headed to make babies".

Sad day for Clemson Nation, sad day for Tigernet........

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Wow, did not log in expecting to see this.

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:25 AM
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What a gut punch. Only met once in person but one of my favorite people. An absolute gentleman and the epitome of a man without an enemy. This place (and beyond) is definitely lessened by his absence and my prayers go out to his family/loved ones. RIP Bruce, we will miss you.

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Heartbroken. Never got to meet him in person, though we

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Dec 7, 2021, 11:33 AM
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talked about getting together quite a few times. ####. I just figured we'd get around to it one day. I can't believe it, and he was younger than me. He truly was a true Clemson Tiger and a voice of reason on this board. What a loss for us.

R.I.P. Bruce. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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aw ####, great guy

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Dec 7, 2021, 1:27 PM
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I only hung out with him a handful of times, but always very nice and a great Tiger

I will miss you celtic/Bruce

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Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


I didn't know him well, but he seemed like a great guy

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Dec 7, 2021, 4:32 PM
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even if he was a Yankees fan. :)

Seriously though, the few interactions I had with him on this board were always pleasant and amicable. He was always warm and friendly with me and I never left a conversation with him without feeling better or happier. From what I've read from those that knew him personally, he seems to have been that same guy in real life, too. That's a rare gift in this day and age and I will miss that about him.

RIP Celtic, You were one of the rare ones.

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sorry to hear,we just lost a great one***

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Sad news.

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Dec 7, 2021, 5:56 PM
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RIP Celtic and you will be remembered.

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