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Guys I’m sorry to tell you that Robert died on Tuesday of a heart attack

Only just heard the devastating news

Known him as many of you have for heaven knows how many years

 

Picking in heaven Wiley

 

With love

 

John

 

xx

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Sorry to hear.

 

He was an "old timer" here and will be missed.

 

 

Man

The likes of you and me must soldier on

 

I just messaged Mooseguy, now 94, to tell him about Wily

 

Let’s take Moose as our role model

 

Best to you

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ugghh. seems death is having a special lately.

 

so sorry to hear this, OWF always brought some levity to this board. His "Special Gibson Forum Guitar for Forumites" ( http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/96952-special-gibson-forum-guitar-for-forumites/page__view__findpost__p__1315376) was a big hit, and went on for ten pages, many people suggesting guitars (like the 12 frets) that curiously ended up being put into limited runs.

 

Onewilyfool also took us along on his forays into the times he would play out- the odd coffee shop, open-mic, or bookstore/library gig. He played a very cool, very old Gibson, made in the nineteen teens (?) was it an L-1 ? . . . I remember his doing a song made popular again by Eric Clapton from his "Unplugged" performance.

 

Rest in Peace, Robert.

 

EDIT: right you are, Sal. It will always be OWF's J-45 list, and we'll surely be adding to it.

Edited by 62burst

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Very sorry to hear this. ........ RIP, old friend. I sincerely hope that one day we can share some coffee and songs at a coffeehouse in heaven. Sad times.

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ugghh. seems death is having a special lately.

 

so sorry to hear this, OWF always brought some levity to this board. His "Special Gibson Forum Guitar for Forumites" ( http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/96952-special-gibson-forum-guitar-for-forumites/page__view__findpost__p__1315376) was a big hit, and went on for ten pages, many people suggesting guitars (like the 12 frets) that curiously ended up being put into limited runs.

 

Onewilyfool also took us along on his forays into the times he would play out- the odd coffee shop, open-mic, or bookstore/library gig. He played a very cool, very old Gibson, made in the nineteen teens (?) was it an L-1 ? . . . I remember his doing a song made popular again by Eric Clapton from his "Unplugged" performance.

 

Rest in Peace, Robert.

 

EDIT: right you are, Sal. It will always be OWF's J-45 list, and we'll surely be adding to it.

 

 

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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May his memory be a blessing.

 

He was a long time poster and always posted good interesting stuff to read. I always enjoyed reading his posts and his knowledge sharing. This forum is a better place for his many posts hat he used to do here. He will be missed by those of us who knew him on this forum.

 

QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff

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Oh, no, it is sad to read of his passing, he will be missed. I am very sorry. I wonder how old he was. Was he from the UK? Do they do online obituaries there?

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ugghh. seems death is having a special lately.

 

so sorry to hear this, OWF always brought some levity to this board. His "Special Gibson Forum Guitar for Forumites" ( http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/96952-special-gibson-forum-guitar-for-forumites/page__view__findpost__p__1315376) was a big hit, and went on for ten pages, many people suggesting guitars (like the 12 frets) that curiously ended up being put into limited runs.

 

Onewilyfool also took us along on his forays into the times he would play out- the odd coffee shop, open-mic, or bookstore/library gig. He played a very cool, very old Gibson, made in the nineteen teens (?) was it an L-1 ? . . . I remember his doing a song made popular again by Eric Clapton from his "Unplugged" performance.

 

Rest in Peace, Robert.

 

EDIT: right you are, Sal. It will always be OWF's J-45 list, and we'll surely be adding to it.

 

 

I believe he played "Nobody knows you when you're down and out" on that old L-whatever. He had a wicked sense of humor.

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Was he from the UK? Do they do online obituaries there?

 

 

He lived in the San Francisco Bay area. We were supposed to meet up for a picking session when I was working in SF a few years ago, but he wasn't feeling well and had to cancel, so we never met face-to-face. He was a kindred spirit, seeming not to take himself too seriously.

 

You never know how much time we have. A guy who has been a good friend for 45 years was run over and killed by a piece of equipment clearing part of his land this week. He was gone in an instant.

 

Seize the day.

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I believe he played "Nobody knows you when you're down and out" on that old L-whatever. He had a wicked sense of humor.

Right, you are, Nick- I'd asked Johnt back channel if he thought it would be ok to share some music from OWF. . . so, without further ado:

 

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Very sad to hear this news.

 

OWF was one of my all-time favorite posters on this or any other board.

 

Even without meeting him in person, you knew he was a great guy.

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He lived in the San Francisco Bay area. We were supposed to meet up for a picking session when I was working in SF a few years ago, but he wasn't feeling well and had to cancel, so we never met face-to-face. He was a kindred spirit, seeming not to take himself too seriously.

 

You never know how much time we have. A guy who has been a good friend for 45 years was run over and killed by a piece of equipment clearing part of his land this week. He was gone in an instant.

 

Seize the day.

 

Yep, for sure. I had a friend who got run over by his tractor not long ago and died.

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Sad indeed, I'm sure it's a great sorrow for the family. I remember when my kids started leaving the home and spreading out, we decided that everyone should make it a priority to attend the weddings (we have 11 kids). Sofar it has worked. OWF has been missed here and will be remembered here for along time. Prayers to the family.

 

Edited by chasAK

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Sad news - OWF was a character on board.

He and I had a good connection and I just checked the private talk we had about F-birds (Wily was a former Firebirder and wanted to know a detail).

Our exchange went further than that and he talked about traveling experiences in Europe. Italy was his favorite place, , , besides he liked the Greeks.

I liked OWF and sometimes jokingly suggested it was time for him to get an impresario ~ may his spirit not be forgotten

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Sad to hear this news. I always enjoyed OWF's posts and humor when I was a frequent flyer on the Acoustic forum.

I just happened to check in and this news brought back so many good memories of what makes this Forum so special...comradery of a great cast of characters.

RIP Robert and condolences to your family and friends.

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