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John Brodak
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:57:14 PM »
Just got the sad news that John Brodak passed away with his  wife by his side Godspeed John you will be greatly missed
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 01:05:29 PM »
Such very sad  news  2020 has been  terrible

God Speed  John

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 01:07:11 PM »
Very bad news.  John has always been an example to me for a shining.  I am very upset and offer my condolences to relatives and friends from far abroad.  Rest in Peace John.  May the earth rest in peace.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 01:07:55 PM »
Much enjoyed the opportunity to meet John and fly in his big backyard last season.  He was an excellent example of someone who could form a vision and execute it.  Control line flying as we know it at this moment would not be the same without his contribution.

A note from the Brodak Facebook page follows below:

It is with great sadness, we announce
the loss of our beloved owner and friend,
John G. Brodak, who passed away today
with the love of his life Buzz, by his side.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please take a
moment to say a prayer for him in his memory. God Bless!

Rest in Peace John!

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 01:14:23 PM »
This year sucks!

Rest in Peace John
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
Very sad to hear, RIP John.  Praying for his family.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 01:55:28 PM »
Very sad news. My thoughts and prays for his family. We have lost a great champion and supporter of control line. We will miss you John,

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 01:59:06 PM »
So sorry to hear this news.  Rest In Peace John.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 02:00:37 PM »
Very sad news.  ???

R.i.P. John.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 02:25:45 PM »
So sad...thank you, John, for your efforts. Condolences to the Brodak family.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2020, 02:34:20 PM »
Thanks for all the Fly-in memories. Rest in peace.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 03:06:56 PM »
John. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend....

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2020, 03:43:40 PM »
Very sad news....what a great guy! RIP our dear friend.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2020, 03:44:58 PM »
Yeah I could have done without the events of 2020 including this one. John was a leader who did so much for all of us

He will be sorely missed at any CL flying circle
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 03:59:07 PM »
So sad.

Rest in Peace John.

Heartfelt condolences to Buzz and family
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2020, 04:37:54 PM »
 So sad to here about John.
Prayers to Buzz and the family.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2020, 04:42:22 PM »
Very sad news indeed. Our hobby has lost a great supporter, and participator.

R.I.P. John and may God bless your family in trhis time of sorrow.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2020, 04:57:34 PM »
Very sad news. Prayers go out to Buzz and the family.
Blessings
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2020, 05:08:15 PM »
May he rest in peace. My prayers for the family.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2020, 06:04:09 PM »
Sad news.  A great man.  He will surely be missed. 
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2020, 06:24:20 PM »
Extremely sad news.

John has been a very big supporter and a role model for me making kits.

My heart goes out to Buzz and the entire Brodak family. Rest in peace my friend.  :'(
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2020, 06:35:38 PM »
awwww, drat the news anyway, John has been such a dear friend to all of us.  Buzz is needing our prayers now and for a long time yet to come.  Loss of someone like John is never easy, he was a giant of a man.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2020, 06:36:08 PM »
I never met John, but pretty much everyone who's been the hobby at almost any level over the last 25 years has heard of him. His loss is a blow for our little community. My deepest condolences to Buzz and the entire Brodak family.



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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2020, 06:47:16 PM »
The Motorman is sorry to hear about this. A great hobby shop owner brings people together, there's no denying John did that.


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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2020, 06:56:17 PM »
I got to see John fly his Shoestring at the NATS.  It was amazing.  John gave me a lot of help when I built my LA-5 from one of his kits.  It flew well and did well in competition. John will be missed by all who ever had any contact with him.  May he rest in piece.  My best to his family.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2020, 07:00:20 PM »
Never had the opportunity to meet John. Wanted to go to the fly in last year, but couldn't make it work.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2020, 07:07:42 PM »
This really hurts. John has been such a stalwart of the CL community for so long that it is hard to see where we go from here.  Adding my prayers for Buzz and the Brodak family in these tough days to come.

Picture below taken just 3 years ago (I think by Bob Hudak) in front of the Brodak booth at Toledo show.  Three of my favorite people, all back together again...
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2020, 07:19:42 PM »
This is a great loss to the controline hobby.

Farewell, John.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2020, 08:08:28 PM »
Thanks for the picture Dennis.  All were my heros.  Yes John and I had differences but I still like to call him fiend.  My prayers to Abuzz aand the Brodak family. :(
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2020, 09:00:22 PM »
So sorry to hear, John was a good man and he did so much for controline.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2020, 09:20:58 PM »
Very sad to hear this John got me back into control line RIP John

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2020, 09:29:05 PM »
Terrible news, prayers for Johnís family and the great people at Brodak.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2020, 09:39:41 PM »
Very sad to learn that John Brodak has passed on. So thankful for John and his loving and shared tangible support for all things Control Line. God Bless him on the upward way and God's every comfort and support for his Family. I will remember John Brodak and also think of him with heartfelt gratitude, all the more-so when building and flying.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2020, 10:32:07 PM »
I got to meet John at the 2007 NATS. He was one of the judges when I flew.  Very nice man, a great loss to the aging control line community. God Speed John.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2020, 10:56:10 PM »
Weirdly, I can get to John's web site either. I am saddened by John's death.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2020, 11:13:16 PM »
This is a great loss to our community! And my heart goes out to Buzz and the family.
Think S.M.A.L.L. y'all and, it's all good, CL, FF and RC!

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2020, 11:18:32 PM »
John will be missed and Just Meeting him over the years at Brodak fly in was something that I will remember as the best days of my life flying planes. Thanks John for all you have done for the hobby.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2020, 11:35:28 PM »
There is not much I could say that has not been said by the above posts.  I do know that I have lost a wonderful friend and that makes me feel so sad.  My heartfelt condolences to Buzz and John's family and the employees at Brokak manufacturing.  John certainly will be missed, but not forgotten.  Thanks for the memories John.  Sincerely, Roy and Joan DeCamara

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2020, 01:01:09 AM »
When I started flying again thirteen years ago I began buying kits, arfs, engines and other things from the Brodak website.  I enjoyed reading Control Line World and about the Brodak fly ins.  John seemed like a good man who enjoyed his business and his life.  I am sorry to hear of his passing. 

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2020, 02:54:54 AM »
Thanks for the photo Dennis, this just feels like a terrible loss to our community.  But let's try to focus on how much his life enriched us all, and be Thankful for a very good man.  Prayers for Buzz and the family.  Godspeed John, you will be remembered!


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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2020, 06:41:54 AM »
Thoughts and prayers to the Brodak Clan. So sorry to hear of the loss of John.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2020, 07:13:17 AM »
I never met John, the closest I came was to attend last year's event but at the last moment, I couldn't be there. Some years back I purchased a kit and had some questions they said I should talk to John about but he was out practicing his pattern I was told. My goal this year was to finally attend and of course meet John. To lose such a champion is very sad for the control line community. My heart goes out to his family.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2020, 07:45:03 AM »
Well, this sucks....  But, he was in rough shape, so it's nice he's no longer in any pain.  I never met him in person, only via phone and email.  He was always super helpful!

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2020, 08:52:08 AM »
Deeply saddened to read this. His reputation preceeded him. A great loss to the control line community.

My condolences go out to his family and friends.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2020, 09:45:39 AM »
FYI, according to an email moments ago from a person many of us know at Brodak's, they have noticed the technical problem with the website and have informed their tech support.  They are confident their website tech will get everything running.

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2020, 10:06:01 AM »
Never met him but he was always a fair man with me on the phone.  My condolences to his family.
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2020, 10:15:19 AM »
I am deeply sorry that John has passed.
My deepest condolences to Buzz and family.

He was a first class person that I was
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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2020, 10:36:18 AM »
Our deepest condolences to Buzz, Stacey, Joe and Rainey and all of the Brodak  family. We have all lost an incredibly generous and caring person , who will be greatly missed.    Rest in peace John

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2020, 12:23:46 PM »
John at the Nats

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Re: John Brodak
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2020, 01:07:33 PM »
I first met John and Buzz at the First FlyIN in 1997. I had known of him previously but from the moment I finally met the Brodaks they've been dearest friends to Sondra and me. Although I never had a brother nor a sister, John and Buzz filled those two roles for me. I feel as if I have lost a close relative. He'll always occupy a big spot in my heart of hearts. Many of my fondest memories are from the FlyIN over the many years it ran. The most important aspects of a what a man leaves is the good he's managed to bring about. John has helped every one of us and will always be remembered as our close and dear friend.

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