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 Posted 07/29/2020  10:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I lost a friend this week :(

A former member of here CrazyBo (Butch) recently passed away. I know he had issues here, but he was also a nice guy. Yes opinionated, cranky, crude and cantankerous but he was also generous, funny and knowledgeable.

I met Butch not through CFF but prior, he sold me a few coins and we just started emailing. I learned a lot about him and he about me. Even though I never met him in person I got to know him really well. Butch was the one that helped me finish the Lincoln Cents and got me started on Liberty nickels. He was into astronomy so I gave him some photos, he hanged throughout his house and sent me pictures. I was proud that he liked my photo enough to hang them.

Even though Butch was a right wing libertarian and me his east coast lefty friend we still built a relationship. If Butch and I can get along and be friends, any people on the political spectrum should be able to do the same. But this post isn't about that, its about a cranky old man that was my friend and I'm going to miss him
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07/29/2020 10:09 pm
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 Posted 07/29/2020  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Semper Fi Butch! Rest in Peace.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was checking my phone and I had sent him a few texts. I was really worried when he didn't reply and today his daughter let me know he passed away on Monday. It was a sad day
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 Posted 07/29/2020  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aww Geez I'm sorry to hear that. I knew of him, he was quite a prominent poster here, I think everyone who visits here somewhat regularly has read a few of his posts, and those who post regularly have probably got a response from him, especially those on the Lincoln cent threads.

I recall he had somewhat recently started a "worst type set" collection, a collection only consisting of the worst condition, most damaged, but still legible coins he could find, was looking forward to seeing that come along, I wonder how far he got it...

RIP Man.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
He was an "out-of-the-box" thinker for sure.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I heard about his passing as well. He was a great guy, we'd chat a few times a month or so, and we talked about life and coins. I sold him a few upgrades for his different sets throughout the years and he'd cut me good deals on some die varieties. It saddened me to hear of his passing.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
RIP Butch. Thank you for being my friend and you will be missed!
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 Posted 07/29/2020  11:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes he was cranky but enjoyed and learn from so many of his posts. He sent me some cents as will to complete my set...RIP
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 Posted 07/29/2020  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well now that this has become breaking news, I might as
well add my Two Cents in . Butch and I have been Coin Buddies for a few years . We would ask each others opinions on coins that we bought or were thinking about buying . A lot of times we would send coins to each other just for the heck of it . One of the nicest guys you ever want to know , he will be greatly missed by all collectors .
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 Posted 07/30/2020  01:22 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, he was always very generous and helped me quite a bit, especially with Lincolns, and we shared an interest in Black Beauty nickels as well. In fact, the BB I just had graded/attributed (now on its way back to me) was given to me by Butch. It will be a nice remembrance and one of many.
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 Posted 07/30/2020  03:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MontCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is very sad to hear. I have been wondering about him lately.

Crazybo (Butch) is who got me into Canadian coins and taught me a lot about RPMs. I still have a large amount of coins I received from him. Some I bought but most just arrived out of the blue. Yes he was that kind of guy. He'd call em "Care Packages" and always made sure he included something for my wife as well.

I will always remember him as the RPM king and for his constant generosity.

You will always be remembered in my house and in the whole CCF Family. Thanks for the lessons and for sharing your knowledge with the world.

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 Posted 07/30/2020  07:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The man was literally a saint. Not only does he send "care packages", he would open his house to a stranger. It happened. Some of us witnessed it. Now he's on the great range in the sky, with Jim, sighting in their new bullet pushers. RIP my friend. Then there were 5.

I always knew when I saw the upside down stamps, that it was from him. Here is the last coin he sent me.





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 Posted 07/30/2020  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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he would open his house to a stranger. It happened. Some of us witnessed it.


Yes he did indeed.........and to another CCF member!

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 Posted 07/30/2020  09:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sad news indeed.
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 Posted 07/30/2020  10:00 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
will be missed indeed, there is something to be said about people who don't feel the need to sugar coat everything that comes out of their mouth..Reminded me of Judge Judy and her tell it like it is attitude..
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 Posted 07/30/2020  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is shocking and saddening to me. Butch and I wrote not long ago.

I thought, as Butch said, he was in the clear from his cancer. Last he sent me was a picture of him enjoying a BBQ in the back yard in celebration of this.

When our CCF family member (now also passed ) Tootallius (Jim) lost his home, Jim was not sure what there was that he could do. Butch graciously opened his home and welcomed Jim into his house. Butch even loaned Jim the money to finance the trip.
Then Jim passed away unexpectedly. And now Butch .
Butch and I had spoken of spiritual things. He claimed Christ as His Savior, so when he was expecting to pass from his cancer, he was at peace knowing he was going to a much better place.

We so oft forget how fleeting this life is.

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