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#51 Mike Foreman

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:12 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Howie's passing.

This is the first Texas Star Party that he has missed in years and it wont be the same without he and his wife being there.

RIP Howie and clear sky's wherever you are.


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#52 jjt312b

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Thought I saw an extra shining star in the heavens last night. Good thing collimation was spot on as to not have missed it. Thanks for that Howie! We'll miss you. 



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

Sad! I never met him, but his collimation tools and parallizer adapter are first class.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:46 AM

Very sad.  I met Howie a couple of times, first at Cherry Springs and maybe a couple of times at WSP.  Tried to sell him on my legal/patent skills...seems he had more than me.  Wonderful guy to talk to.  He will be missed.


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#55 GShaffer

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

Sad indeed.....never had the pleasure in person but had some phone and email exchanges......and learned a great deal from him and of course I use his tools regularly with appreciation!


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#56 cturek

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

Howie will be missed in our world. His collimation tools are without doubt the very best and the result of his quest for perfection. I will treasure mine forever.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

Rest in Peace Howie. You certainly will be missed.

 

I met Howie at NEAF 2009 where he practically ran up to me to talk, having known me from these forums. We talked for a bit, about what I cannot remember, and then he introduced me to Al Nagler.  Howie was one of the nicest guys I've met through this hobby. He will truly be missed.

 

Keep watch over us and until we meet again. 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

For the many people who have asked:
The memorial service for Howie Glatter will be held on Monday, January 19th at 10:00 AM at:
Williams Funeral Home
5628 Broadway
Bronx, NY 10463

Visitation will be:
Saturday June 17 from 2pm - 5pm and 7 pm - 9pm
Sunday June 18 from 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm
At the same location.

If anyone would care to make a charitable donation instead of memorial flowers, please make your donation to the American Cancer Society in Howie’s name.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any other questions or concerns


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#59 Chesterguy1

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Like everyone else I'm stunned to here of Howie's passing and like many of you I have several of his fine collimation products.  I had a short email correspondence with him a couple of years ago when I elected to swap out my strap sling for his cable sling on my 15" Obsession.  The 15" requires some additional hardware not needed on other sizes and Howie was incredibly generous with his time explaining the additional spacing hardware that came with his 15" kit.

 

I can only echo what everyone else has already said and also wish his wife, any extended family, friends and of course the CN family solace in this difficult time.   His contributions to this community will certainly be missed. 

 

Chesterguy


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#60 tony_spina

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:31 PM

Met Howie a couple of times over the years at RTMC. He was a very nice person. He will be missed!

I'm glad I have his collimation tools to use and remember the great contributions he has made to this hobby

 

RIP


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:46 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Pak Sun, Howie Glatter's always joyous wife.

Howie was special indeed, a happy enthusiast in whatever creation he was so passionately developing,

and had that basic Bronx boy sense of humor that he maintained in obviously difficult times.

 

Other than his warm friendship, cheerful folksiness, and a few technical discussions, I regret not sharing more time with Howie and Pak Sun at the many star parties and conventions we attended. The lesson: share the good times with good people while you have the time!

 

On behalf of all the Naglers, and so many of our Tele Vue staff that had the honor to know him, our condolences to Pak Sun, and Howie's many friends who I'm sure considered him a close family member.

 

-Al Nagler


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#62 Agatha

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

Very sad news.  Rest in peace Howie Glatter.  


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#63 JimMo

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:21 PM

Very sad, indeed. I will think of Howie every time I use my laser, Blug, TuBlug, and Paralizer. He kept trying to talk me into installing his sling when I'd see him at a star party.

 

Great guy who will be missed by us all. My condolences to Pak Sun.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:47 PM

Will think of him every time. 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:03 PM

My deepest condolence to the lost of our colleague and my sorrow goes to his family.

 

Sincerely,

David


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

Well... Nuts!

Now cracks a noble heart. – Good night, Howie, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

So sorry to hear this. Howie made the best astronomical equipment ever. A few years ago, I called him with a question about his collimators, and two hours later we finished our conversation. He covered the entire political spectrum--and answered my questions about his collimators. I don't know if anyone can duplicate his equipment or if his patents could be purchased. RIP Howie! 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

RIP, Howie.

 

I will miss all the fun discussions we had every year at NEAF.  You were special and the world is not the same today.

 

Take care,

 

Ron


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:31 PM

For the many people who have asked:
The memorial service for Howie Glatter will be held on Monday, January 19th at 10:00 AM at:
Williams Funeral Home
5628 Broadway
Bronx, NY 10463

Visitation will be:
Saturday June 17 from 2pm - 5pm and 7 pm - 9pm
Sunday June 18 from 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm
At the same location.

If anyone would care to make a charitable donation instead of memorial flowers, please make your donation to the American Cancer Society in Howie’s name.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any other questions or concerns.

Carry a grudge- cancer needs to be taken down.  We have made so much progress against so many types of cancer.  Let's seal the deal in tribute to great people like Howie, stolen too soon.


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#70 Starman1

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:32 PM

I don't know what to say.

 

Howie and I have known each other a long time.

We were just a couple of old hippies.

He will be missed.

 

I am very sad today.


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#71 antonioccd

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:59 PM

 A few have his good pieces of engineering also in Europe. Rest in peace. 

 

Antonio

 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:05 PM

I don't know what to say.

 

Howie and I have known each other a long time.

We were just a couple of old hippies.

He will be missed.

 

I am very sad today.

Don, The passing of Howie dredged up a lot of feelings about the 60's, both positive and negative today. He was a child of the 60's that retained a keen sense of humor while beating you about the head with his conspiracy or other theories. He was really fun to talk with and I am progressively feeling more sad throughout the day as I realize that we won't be able to have the fun and goofy conversations he was so well loved for. As you and others have so poignantly stated, he will be missed!


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#73 Alan A.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:06 PM

When I met him I was moved by his warmth and spirit.  Even just within a short span of time we made a connection.  I am very sorry as well to hear of his passing.  My condolences to his family.

 

Alan


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

To All:
 
I've known Howie since the time I entered this "hobby" 14 years ago and was instantly aware of his generosity of time, talent and spirit.
Always a smile and a hello, never an ill word toward anyone.  A true gentleman and a gentle man. The "Hillside" at Stellafane will not be the same in 2017.
 
Here's an old photo of Howie from the ASH Cherry Springs Star Party in 2012:

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:16 PM

So sad. I am a great fan of Howie's products. I always appreciated his state of the arts job. In fact he was the only guy on this planet to spent the necessary time in collimating laser in order to get a functional tool at the end. None of his competitors was "crazy" enough to spent such a long time on that task.

Beeing at the other side of the Altantic ocean, I did not met Howie in person, but to my eyes, his unlimited customer comitment demonstrates how special and unique Howie was. I will miss him.

 

This is for you Howie : an Howie Candle:

 

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Olivier

 

(this picture is the reflexion of an howie glatter laser beam onto the water surface contained in a glass (i.e. an horizontal surface), put on the floor. It was used one year ago to collimate the TJMS Cassegrain/Newton telescope of the not profit organization "planete Science" for young astronomers close to Paris France)


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