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    Default Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    As reported, unfortunately, by his daughter on FPN, Tom Mullane passed away suddenly yesterday. Known to many by his forum name OldGriz, he was a prominent voice on FPN and other forums, and had ushered in a lot of new people to the world of pens, through his repairs, sales, advice, and pen talk Highly opinionated and staunch in his views, his is another very untimely passing this year in the pen world. Not a good year, and many fine people leaving us. He'll be missed.
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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    This is so sad. Like others have said on Fountain Pen Network, he was a big contributor and great member of the fountain pen community. My prayers go out to his family.
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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    I am in shock. Prayers for his family.
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    I'll miss his posts...
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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    It is indeed a sad shock. I will miss OldGriz's kindness and camaraderie and humor.

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    Yes. Old Griz was a great presence on the forum. Prayers for his friends and family.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    Wow that is very sad.

    I read so many of his posts.

    In my thoughts a prayers.

    The thread on FPN is amazingly long with so many stories & memories fo him.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    As reported, unfortunately, by his daughter on FPN, Tom Mullane passed away suddenly yesterday. Known to many by his forum name OldGriz, he was a prominent voice on FPN and other forums, and had ushered in a lot of new people to the world of pens, through his repairs, sales, advice, and pen talk Highly opinionated and staunch in his views, his is another very untimely passing this year in the pen world. Not a good year, and many fine people leaving us. He'll be missed.
    OMG no he was so great. I bought a P51 from him years ago.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    This is very sad and unexpected news, may he rest in peace.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    Very sad news, Tom had many interesting and entertaining posts. I had always hoped that one day, I would buy a Parker 51 from him.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    So sad! Another big loss to the pen world this year!

    My deepest condolences to his family.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    To his family and friends I can most truly say that I deeply, sincerely and affectionately sympathize with you in your bereavement and commend you to the loving care of our Heavenly Father Who looks down with infinite compassion on His children and folds in His arms of love and protection all those who put their trust in HIM.

    The spirit of our Brother having been called to its Heavenly Home we leave him in the hands of our Heavenly Father who doeth all things well. Brother Thomas J. Mullane Jr, I bid thee an affectionate farewell in the faith of joining thee in that temple not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    Very sad news and a big loss to the pen community. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Tom was a very nice and helpful man who, from his writings here, loved his family very much.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    Very sad news indeed; he had mentioned to me in an email a while ago that he might have to stop repairing pens because he was having some health issues, but I had no idea they were that serious.

    I bought a beautiful Brown Pearl Parker vacumatic from Tom last year, always thought I would have a chance to buy and own more of his restored pens at some point, and, most importantly, that I would have many more opportunities to interact with him, read his posts, etc.

    I will miss him.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    I am sorry to hear about his passing. I enjoyed his posts, and know he was very proud of his daughter and her music, too. That is a good legacy.

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    WOW, did not know this. He repaired a few pens for me and helped me through a few repairs myself. It's been years since we communicated through FPN but I remember him nonetheless. As I remember, he like me, was a fan of Esterbrooks. Sad news indeed.
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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    That is incredibly sad news, and a terrible loss. Tom was the real deal. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    I'll say it again: one of the ppleasures of accumulating old pens and getting them repaired was the phone call Tom would make to chat about the work he'd done and sometimes the odd previous work someone had done that he had to undo...like my first Parker 51 Vac that I sent off to get a medium nib; it returned with a fine nib and the plunger shellaced into the sac. I can still hear his voice: "John...you won't beLIEVE what I found in there...no, not that...I won't make you guess..."

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    Default Re: Sad News: the passing of Tom Mullane

    So shocked and sad. My prayers for his family.

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