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  • Member since
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  • From: Bangor, Maine
John Tilley has crossed the bar
Posted by alross2 on Friday, August 04, 2017 9:10 AM

Sadly, as reported by the Nautical Research Guild News, our good friend and long-time contributor John Tilley crossed the bar on July 20.  Fair winds and following seas, mate.

Al Ross

 

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, August 04, 2017 9:35 AM

Oh man, his wisdom will be missed by all here. 

Be at peace my friend.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 04, 2017 9:38 AM

Oh, no.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 04, 2017 9:59 AM

Oh My !

 John was a friend in both fair and stormy weather . John , you will be missed by many especially me . Respectfully , May you sail Fair Seas and have a Gentle Wind at your Back . Your old friend tanker - Builder ---- .G.J.Geracci

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    November, 2016
Posted by cabrown1 on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:01 AM

Deepest condolences to his friends and family. Mr. Tilley seemed to have a rare passion for his subject and was a treasure trove of information. He will be sorely missed.

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:26 AM

Hi,

Sorry to hear that.  Best wishes and condolences to his family. 

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    September, 2013
Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:57 AM

Terrible news. Rest in peace John.  Your postings will be greatly missed.

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Posted by Big Jake on Friday, August 04, 2017 11:58 AM

DAMN, hate to hear this.

 

 

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Posted by Spotted Dog on Friday, August 04, 2017 12:20 PM

Prof. Tilley was the rare combination of vast knowledge, passion for his subject and always a gentlemen. A rare combination now days. He will be missed.

Spotted Dog
fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, August 04, 2017 12:49 PM

To John's family and friends, I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed by us all. 

Jim McGrath

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 04, 2017 1:07 PM
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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Friday, August 04, 2017 3:01 PM

I'm very sorry to read this news. My sincere condolences to his family for their loss. 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 04, 2017 3:31 PM

Dag nab it! This is terrible news. The man just retired not long ago. I see this happen too much.

He will be missed immensely. 

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, August 04, 2017 3:53 PM

Spotted Dog

Prof. Tilley was the rare combination of vast knowledge, passion for his subject and always a gentlemen. A rare combination now days. He will be missed.

Couldn't have said it one word better. Never had the pleasure of actually meeting the gentleman, but his 'voice' was always welcome, well-informed, and touched with civilty and good humor. A great loss to all of us.

RIP Prof. Tilley.

Greg

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 04, 2017 4:18 PM

His passing is going to be taken hard here.  Never a day went by where I was able to get into a good, long discussion with the Professor over something nautical releated.  I was afraid this was coming with his absences getting more and more frequent over the year.  

        

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 04, 2017 4:26 PM

such a tragic loss

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:01 PM

Yes, it is a tragedy. Like so many great people who are wholeheartedly dedicated to their job... Retirement almost literally breaks their heart. I'm very sad, reading professor Tilley's posts was always a delight, I'm going to miss him very much.

PaweĊ‚

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  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:30 PM

We were fortunate to have John visit us at BlueJacket last year.  He was a great supporter of the industry and a great resource, particularly on Coast Guard issues. 

Al Ross

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:11 PM

Fair winds and following seas to him.
He will be missed.

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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Saturday, August 05, 2017 12:49 AM

This hits hard.  I will miss Prof Tilley very much.  He represented that which many of us modelers would like to be.

Rick

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Posted by kirill4 on Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:41 AM

such a tragic loss!!! Fair winds and following seas!

in progress-Spanish galleon 1607,LEE,1:100

 

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Posted by cerberusjf on Saturday, August 05, 2017 7:30 AM

So sorry to hear that. He was a font of knowledge and I learned a lot from his posts.  I always looked forward to reading whatever he posted.  It's such a shame, he was one of the good guys.

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Posted by uspsjuan on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:03 AM
Sad sad sad. So much knowledge lost now . The man was a wealth of information.
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:21 AM

gregbale

 

 
Spotted Dog

Prof. Tilley was the rare combination of vast knowledge, passion for his subject and always a gentlemen. A rare combination now days. He will be missed.

 

 

Couldn't have said it one word better. Never had the pleasure of actually meeting the gentleman, but his 'voice' was always welcome, well-informed, and touched with civilty and good humor. A great loss to all of us.

RIP Prof. Tilley.

 

Many of us share these same thoughts.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crackers on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:31 AM

John Tilley's knowledge and wisdom will be missed by all on the Forum.

Happy modeling   Crackers        Sad

 

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, August 05, 2017 10:27 AM

OH my..what a great loss to the modeling community and one personally.  John was an inspiration to so many and to myself personally.  His encouraging, instructional and motivational posts will be greatly missed.

Rob

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:19 AM

A true loss for us here. His contributions here to anything where he could offer his considerable knowledge are irreplaceable. We all have our time to go, but his came too soon.

 

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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Saturday, August 05, 2017 2:05 PM

May the wind be at your stern Professor.

 

I loved reading his long insightful interesting posts.

 

John Tilley was a legend here for years, maybe the biggest one on here ever.

  I hope the magazine does something.

 

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Posted by Jester75 on Saturday, August 05, 2017 4:21 PM
Truly sad news.

Eric

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:00 PM

What Spotted Dog said.

I can't think of a more earnest, generous, nautically knowledgeable person in any modeling forum who gave wise counsel to all who queried regarding ships and ship models.

In the last week or two I've been wondering where his voice went. I am sure that there are many who are grateful for his advise and who have benefitted greatly from his sage words. I'm sure one of them.

Mike

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