Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

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Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby neel thompson » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:51 pm

I just got word that my good friend Glenn Broomell passed away. Many of you may know him as he attended G-8 and G-9. He was building a Gentry in Lancaster, Pa. and had been working on it for four or five years. When the hull was finished and the boat was flipped, he got sick and asked me to try to sell his work of art. Glenn was a quiet guy and liked to think of himself as a "Lurker" on the forum. He followed every build but didn't say much. He built two airplanes and a helicopter. One plane was a Christen Eagle and the other was an RV-8. I never saw the Eagle, but I will tell you the RV had zero flaws that I could see. He was a retired air traffic controller/manager. Another hobby he had was building houses. I have seen a few of them and, like his plane, they appeared to be flawless...I will miss him very much...He was my Buddy. Here are a couple pictures of Glenn taken at G-9 ( I think ), and one in his hangar at Lancaster Airport.
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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby Roberta » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Very sad news. Sorry for the loss of your friend.

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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby vupilot » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:50 pm

So sorry to hear this. He was a friendly guy and great conversation with him at the Gatherings. It sounds like he had a full life with lots of achievement. He will be missed.

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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby Ibrew2be » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:54 pm

I am very sorry to hear this news, and sorry for your loss of a good friend. Sincere condolences from Rosemary and me.

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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby CaptDave » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:12 pm

It is always sad to lose a friend and someone with whom we share much in common. My thoughts and prayers are with you Neel. I remember meeting Glenn at G8 my first gathering.
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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 am


It's another loss for all of us.

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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby BarnacleMike » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:15 am


I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Glenn. I remember meeting him at G8.

I was going back through my photos, hoping I might have some of Glenn to share. I didn't have much, but I did have these from the river run to Chattanooga in 2014.

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Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Postby weller » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:27 pm

It seems like last week I took him to my secret mahogany buying spot and he helped flip my boat. Very sad. Rest in peace my friend
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