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Old 02-12-2006, 10:40 AM
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Bill Moran

I just got word that Mr. Bill past away around 4o am this mourning in his sleep.Jerry said his funeral will probably be Friday.Asad day for all. Thanks Robert

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Old 02-12-2006, 12:22 PM
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I new Bill and worked with him at the ABS school. Couldnt meet a nicer gentleman. A true legend leaves us.

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Old 02-12-2006, 06:31 PM
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As a great admirer of Mr.Moran I am deeply saddened,The loss will be felt by us all.
Bill we will miss you!

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:33 AM
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I was most unhappy to hear this news. Very sad news indeed...

I was fortunate enough to meet and talk with Bill on a number of occasions....he was a truly kind and gifted man, who led a long and incredibly fruitful life.

He always had encouraging words for my work...that always meant a great deal to me. I will surely miss seeing him at the annual Moran Expos...It was a highlight of each event to visit his shop and watch his forging demonstrations. And the Blade show will not be the same without seeing Bill at his table right up front when you come through the entrance.

Over the years (and decades) he taught, shared, encouraged, and influenced countless makers from around the country...and the world.

We've lost one of the great ones.

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:34 AM
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The news of this loss is hard to hear. Clayton and I have talked to Mr. Moran several times and visited him as well. With Bill having cancer along with Clayton there was a special bond there. The whole "ABS" family will miss Bill Moran, may he find peace and comfort.

William and Clayton Johnston
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:56 AM
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Sad, sad day.

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:42 AM
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My respects. It?s sad, but as said above, expected. In Brazil we knew his lifetime work and praise his legacy.

Rest In Peace Bill Moran.

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:57 AM
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A sad day indeed! I was fortunate to meet Bill at the last BLADE show. It was a privlege to shake his hand and share a few words with Him! He was a true gentleman and I will remember him in my prayers!

God speed Bill! We will miss you!

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:59 PM
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Mr Moran Obituary

May Mr Moran be free of the cancer and making more wonderful knives in Heaven.

He will truly be missed by all.

I found the online obituary, here is the link to it.

May we all be blessed with his valued knowledge.

Ryan Hays
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