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Mike Z
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posted 07-27-2007 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got an Email from Randy Hunt's wife that he passed away on July 8 of a heart attack. I knew he had a real bad heart and I believe he was on the heart transplant list.

Mike Zolotorow


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posted 07-27-2007 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is so sad. The last time we were exchanging emails was on July 2th. I did not know how ill he was. He did tell me that had a mowing accident several months ago and he was joking about it in his last email.

My heart goes out to his family.

Thanks for posting this info Mike. I was wondering what had happened to him.


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posted 07-27-2007 08:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The news of Randy's passing is a sad note for everyone in the space patch community.

Randy provided many of the patches unavailable elsewhere and created a few that never existed. He contributed greatly to this hobby and will be missed.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 07-27-2007 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though we often sparred on this site, I respected Randy for his passion for patches and had a number of enjoyable e-mail exchanges with him over the years. My condolences to his family.


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posted 07-27-2007 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obituary for Randy Gene Hunt, Sr.

Randy Gene Hunt, Sr., 57, died on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home in Crawfordville, Florida. He was a self-employed carpet installer. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Hunt. The service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, graveside at Aaran Annex in Crawfordville, Florida. The family will receive friends at a viewing from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Harvey-Young Funeral Chapel in Crawfordville, Florida.

Randy Gene Hunt, Sr. was a resident of Crawfordville, Florida for 15 years after moving from Dallas, Georgia.

He is also survived by one son: Randy Hunt, Jr. and wife Michelle of Dallas Georgia; one daughter: Lisa Craze of Crawfordville, Florida; one brother: Gary Hunt of Ohio; two sisters: Marcia Brake of Alaska and Julie Williams of Indiana; four grandchildren: Lindsey and Zach Hunt, and Kyle and Kristen Craze; and many family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Hunt and June King Hunt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2851 Remington Green, Suite C, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

butch wilks

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posted 07-28-2007 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to pass on my respects to Randy's family on his passing.

Randy had a passion for making up patches for the forgotten parts of the U.S. space programme that we had forgotten, and for today's missions too, and that is a good thing for one man to do. For its history that makes us into what we are today, if we had remember the past it would not be so bad. Randy helped us do this.

Having defended him on this site on a number times and having provided a large number of space mission patches to me, I can say that Randy was a true gentleman in this cut throat business of collecting space patches that we are in. And one day I hope that he has the respect that the Lion Bros have now, for the innovations to patch collecting that his patches made and that the patches that he had made up go on to the same highs.

I will miss him and his email to me.

butch wilks

Harald Kraenzel

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posted 07-28-2007 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My condolences to his family.

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posted 07-28-2007 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like others I didn't always agree with Randy, but I respected him as a fellow collector and shared his passion for space patches.

I offer my prayers to his wife and children that they get through this sad time.

Godspeed Randy


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posted 07-28-2007 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sorry to hear about Randy's passing. While I had never dealt with him it was something to see his wide variety of unique patches.



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posted 07-28-2007 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dmash4077   Click Here to Email dmash4077     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My condoleneces To Randy's Family.

Dan M.

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posted 07-29-2007 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MARKW   Click Here to Email MARKW     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good bye Randy- we will miss you.


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posted 07-29-2007 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My condolences to Randy's family. God Bless!

Bill Hunt

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posted 07-30-2007 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like some others here, I've had issues with the way Randy did business in the past, but I had nothing but respect for his passion for space patches. My condolences to his family and friends.

Bill Hunt


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posted 07-30-2007 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, sorry to hear about Randy. I believe I purchased patches from him many years ago. Reliable seller.

I just noticed someone has left him negative feedback on eBay, I wonder if she knows the circumstances,



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posted 07-30-2007 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The reason why is that Randy purchased some items and passed away before paying for the items. I have been trying to contact each seller and inform them of the situation.

Although I can understand the sellers' frustrations, it's unfortunate how some of them wrote very hurtful comments about Randy even though they did not lose anything as opposed to people, like me, who paid a seller and received nothing.

posted 07-31-2007 12:36 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also contacted a couple of those ebay sellers and informed them that he had passed..


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posted 08-02-2007 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will miss you so much Randy.

It was very grateful for me to knew you and to had a very good relationship via email.

I was very glad to have some of your items, and they will always remember me that I was your friend.

My condolences to all your family. Farewell Randy, God bless you. I'll never forget you.

Jorge Cartes.

Peter Kemp

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posted 08-04-2007 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having not logged onto the collectSPACE site for a little while, I was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Randy Hunt. As one of his overseas customers based here in the UK, I have purchased patches from Randy for some years and I always found him a pleasure to deal with.

He was always fair on his prices and shipping charges and many times he helped me out by holding patches for me while I bid on others he had up for auction. I always got a quick response to my emails despite the time differences between the UK and Florida.

I send my deepest sympathy to Randy's widow and family

Peter Kemp

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posted 08-07-2007 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve_greene   Click Here to Email steve_greene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to see this thread. I had nothing but complete success in my dealings with Randy. In fact he went out of his way to help me bring my shuttle patch collection up to date after a long period of inactivity on my part. My sympathies to his family.

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