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Jeff Gilbert Founder of the Diamond Dust Passed Away on 04/06/2009

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:57 PM
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Hello All,
I am sad to report that Jeff Gilbert passed away early Monday morning April, 6th 2009.
Jeff was well known for his many designs including the famous Diamond Dust, Diamond Dust Clipped Wing and Feather Duster Delta wing designs as well as the Lil' Rippy, Diamond Unlimited, Unlimited MA and Diamond Back Fun fly aircraft.

It seemed that Jeff passed away during the night and could not be awakened on Monday April 6th by his wife Donna. Jeff was a great contributor to the RC community as well as a great designer and mentor to many. He leaves behind a great legacy of successful aircraft that have no doubt pushed the limits of radio control flying for many of us. There will be a memorial service for Jeff that will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston, FL. Wednesday April 8 2009 at 5m.

Contributions or letters can be sent to:
Donna Gilbert
10251 NE 110 ST
Archer, FL. 32618

We thank you all in advance for your thoughts and prayers.


Sincerely,

Gerry King
DDUst Team
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I will dedicate my next sunset landing to MR. Gilbert.

Thoughts and prayers!

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Thank you!


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I'm very sorry to hear this. He contributed to this World a lot of fun for a lot of guys.
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Default RE: Jeff Gilbert Founder of the Diamond Dust Passed Away on 04/06/2009

I am taken aback with sadness with this news of Jeff’s passing.
I have never met the man in person but I wish I could have.
Several times I spoke with him on the phone and he was always pleasant and forthcoming despite the intense pain he was in prior to his double knee operation several years ago.
A man of this caliber is rare and will be missed.
I am pleased that he did find a company to carry on his creation.

My condolences to his close friends and family.
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Sorry to hear of his passing. What a great designer. I still have my clipped wing diamond dust he personally built for me years ago, and am thrilled every time I take it up.
It's a model that you just don't trade or sell.

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Thanks to all who have responded I will forward these kind words to his immediate family and friends.
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