R.I.P. George Grand aka Toasted Almond

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  1. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Admin Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of an AK luminary, and my friend, Mr. George Grand, our own Toasted Almond, Ballbuster extraordinaire.

    George was diagnosed with lung cancer, last year, and it spread. His valiant struggle ended yesterday, April 19, and he left this place, to be again with his beloved daughter Tiffany. He is survived by his wife Teresa and daughter Stephanie.

    Information on the services from the funeral home's website:

    http://www.perinchief.com/obituaries/George-Grand/#!/Obituary

    There is also a Share A Memory link on that page. Please help us let the family know that George had friends around the world, and that he will be greatly missed.
     
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  2. Sandy G

    Sandy G Spiteful Old Cuss Moderator Subscriber

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    Aww, NO...
     
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  3. olson_jr

    olson_jr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I will be spinning some Zappa tonight in George's memory.

    RIP George.
     
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  4. bandg69

    bandg69 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    So sorry to hear the news. It's always sad to lose such an honorable man. I and many considered him a friend although there was never a face to face meeting. I will send a message to his family to let them know my feelings.
     
  5. 4-2-7

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    Aw man , George was good good people and was the best this site has to offer, sad day Ernie and sorry for your own personal loss of a friend.
     
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  6. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Admin Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    I'm going to raise a glass of Gosling's Black Seal rum, George's favourite, in a toast to a good man.
     
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  7. pustelniakr

    pustelniakr Silver Miner at Large Subscriber

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    Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Alav hashalom.
    (Blessed is the Righteous Judge, in truth. Upon our beloved George be peace everlasting.)

    Rich P
     
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  8. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Admin Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Thank you, Rabbi. Even in our grief, we must remember, when such things happen, that it is not for us to understand, but to trust that He is the True Judge.
     
  9. Karmices

    Karmices AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow! I've bought lots of great records from George. I liked how he did things the old fashioned way. Send money order or check, no PayPal, I liked that. It was like ordering from an old Goldmine magazine ad in the 1980's. He will be missed. RIP George.
     
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  10. Northwinds

    Northwinds Huh? Turn what down? Subscriber

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    Very sorry to hear this, I knew George on another board before I joined AK. He was the same there also. Good guy indeed
     
  11. 71Challenger

    71Challenger Super Member

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    May you have peace George. Thoughts and prayers to the family as well.
     
  12. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    A great loss, very sad. RIP George.
     
  13. wajobu

    wajobu Boing Boom Tschak

    This is such sad news. Beneath that tough outer shell was a man with a tender heart. I'm going to miss him.

    RIP, dear George.
     
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  14. Klownschool

    Klownschool Mouth open = can't hear Subscriber

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    Very sad news. RIP George.
     
  15. HypnoToad

    HypnoToad Ms Puss Puss Subscriber

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    RIP George, spinning vinyl in heaven.
     
  16. DanBNash

    DanBNash AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very sad - RIP George
     
  17. ooba tooba

    ooba tooba Super Member

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    Condolences to his friends here and family
     
  18. Tjetracer

    Tjetracer Dancing Madly Backwards in PA Subscriber

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    Very sad news. I only knew George from his AK record sales. He was always a gentleman. RIP George.
     
  19. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    He sounds like someone who was well worth knowing. I'm sorry I never had the privilege. My condolences on the loss of your friend and a fine man.
     
  20. Mutemike

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    I too enjoyed his old fashioned business style and bought some fine LP's from him over the years.

    He was a true class act. My sympathies to his friends and family.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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