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    In case folks don't know it yet we lost a giant in the hobby with the passing of "Old Dude", Clete Bourchete yesterday. He had been sick and in the hospital for a while and wasn't expected to make the New Year and unfortunately they were right. Thoughts and prayers with Carol , Bart and the whole family!

    Tom (Rollo) Hardy
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    Very sorry to hear that, thanks for posting.
    Rich

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    Clete helped a lot of people. He'll be missed. Rest in peace, Old Dude!.

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    Clete was an absolute gentleman. I humbly express my deepest sympathies and condolences to Bart, Carol and the entire family. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    Bill Pedalino
    Huntington, New York
    AMCA 6755

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    It just won't be the same with out seeing that face and pipe at the meets. I still have so many question for you to answer. Rest in peace my friend. Bob L

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    Really sad to hear...I couldn't have restored my bikes without Old Dude.

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I always enjoyed chatting to Clete at the Meets, and he was a fixture over many years when I visited. He was always knowledgeable and helpful, and also had a competition history from back in the day. My condolences to Bart and Carol, we have lost a friend.

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    Rest in Peace Clete.

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    I'm sure Clete passed on a lot of knowledge in his own quiet way. He sure helped a lot of people. My deepest condolences to his family, and friends.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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