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A very sad loss

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:39 am

For All Members of the Marlin Firearms Collectors Association, Ltd.

Yesterday, December 10, 2011 we lost one of our most influential members. Charter Member, Honary Life Member, Past President, Past Secretary/Treasurer Richard W. Paterson passed away after a long battle with cancer. Richard was one of the first Presidents of the Association and long time Secretary/Treasurer. Under his leadership, during the very early years of this Association, he was one of the driving forces that helped the Association grow to what it is now and contributed a great deal of his time, money and effort to the benifit of all the members.
Even though he sold his collection years ago, he still participated and was interested in what was going on and would offer help and his opinion whenever asked.
Richard was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also my friend. I will miss him ...........
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Re: A very sad loss

Post by Road King » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:10 am

My condolences to the family and to you Richard.
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Re: A very sad loss

Post by chrifle » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:50 am

+1 on the condolensces; I never met Richard personally, but being a long time member of the Collector's Association can vouch for the fine inputs and great contributions he made over the years... may he rest in peace.

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Re: A very sad loss

Post by Parley Baer » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:47 am

Wow, that is sad news. I never met Richard but I felt I knew him through the association. My condolences to his family.
It's a chancey job and it makes a man watchfull....and a little lonely.

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