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Bob Galli passes
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 09, 2019 03:03PM

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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: July 09, 2019 03:23PM

Sad news, I have known Bob and Diane from the conventions since 1994. My prayers go out to his family.

West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Turbo
2016 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 (for hauling cars, trailers, fifth wheels, quads, etc.)
2013 Victory Car Hauler (enclosed)
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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: July 09, 2019 04:08PM

My condolences to the family. Ruth
and Diane spent many Fan Belt Toss
weekends shopping while Bob and I and
many others did Corvair stuff and my
shop was a customer of True Tube.

It was always interesting visiting
with Bob and listening to him. His
mechanical talent was great.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4

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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 09, 2019 04:39PM

That is sad news. I am sure I first met Bob back in the early 80s in Palm Springs. I hardly remember attending the Fan Belt Toss where I did not have pleasant conversations with him and the Mrs. I remember they always had their Ultravan open welcoming Corvair people into their coach and into their lives. GREAT PEOPLE they were. R I P old friends.

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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: July 09, 2019 05:36PM

Just received the Corvanatics newsletter and his obit was in there. I've known him and his fantastic wife Diane, also their grandson Palo, for many years. Miss them both terribly. My condolences to the family.

At least he and Diane are now together again. Rest in peace and may the Lord richly reward you both.


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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 09, 2019 06:48PM

Bob was a Central Coast Corsa icon for many many years...he will be missed.

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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: July 10, 2019 08:40AM

A true gentleman.
I have known Bob and Dianne for many years also. A wonderful couple and they truly loved the Corvair owners family, all over the country.
His engineering skills were second to none. I truly appreciate craftsman.
Bob once broke a cam gear, I believe in the Ultra Van, on a trip around the USA. He acquired the parts from a vender in So. Calif. and split the engine cases, installed the new cam and gear...… In the parking lot of a small town motel. Then they continued across country!

At the CORSA Convention in Huston years ago. We visited the Johnson Space center. They have a Atlas rocket on display, laying on it's side. Like one that went to the moon.
I was looking into the huge engine cone. It is lined with tapered tubing's from the outside edge and all the way up to the center. Quite small at the top. But each tube is precisely fit side by side and all around the housing.
Bob walks up and says... "I made all those tubes".

WOW!eye popping smiley I was blown away!

RIP my friend.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Bob Galli passes
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: July 10, 2019 10:18AM

It's always the good ones. Go with God.


Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'


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