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Gary Ocock
07-08-2015, 02:03 PM
I'm sad to inform that my good friend Don Gentner passed on last night, 7-7-15 after a prolonged illness. We knew it was coming but when it happens it's really upsetting. For those that would like to send on a note or card to Don's wife Betty; her address is 109 Woodlawn Ave. Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Gary Ocock

macflyboy
07-08-2015, 02:14 PM
So sad, great guy, I was honored to have met him.


MAC

SWASHBUCKLER1
07-08-2015, 02:19 PM
Sorry to hear that, Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and their family.

Bill McIntyre
07-08-2015, 02:20 PM
Sad to hear the news of Don's passing. He was a good friend and taught me early on about benchrest shooting.

He use to stay at our house in the Outer Banks and loved to surf fish.

He and his family will be in our prayers!

Bill & Patty McIntyre

scott mims
07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Meet don a few times we didn't know each other to well but we would carry on a conversation like old friends, from music to shooting. Sorry for the loss to the family and to the benchrest friends he had over the years

Scott

James M.
07-08-2015, 02:45 PM
We are diminished. Don seemed to be liked by all who knew him. May he rest in peace and condolences to all his family and friends. James Mock

Gary Ocock
07-08-2015, 03:32 PM
Meet don a few times we didn't know each other to well but we would carry on a conversation like old friends, from music to shooting. Sorry for the loss to the family and to the benchrest friends he had over the years

Scott

Scott

Don and I liked the same music; we often made copies for each other of what we had. Yesterday I received a new tube amp for my system. Today I'm gonna play Don's fav's so even he can hear them.

Gary

scott mims
07-08-2015, 03:39 PM
Scott

Don and I liked the same music; we often made copies for each other of what we had. Yesterday I received a new tube amp for my system. Today I'm gonna play Don's fav's so even he can hear them.

Gary

I'm sure Don will love the sound that your phones and tubes will produce. Crank it up to 10 for him. It seems like I remember he liked Floyd........ So if you have either Animals or Dark Side I'm sure he will like that. Animals is my fav by them

geo.ulrich
07-08-2015, 05:13 PM
I am sorry for Betty's loss and will miss my old traveling buddy and roommate......George

classcat
07-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Gary; We were expecting this. Call me. Joe

Life is not mearured by the number of breaths we take,,,but by the moments that take our breath away.

Engrbill
07-09-2015, 03:36 PM
I am sorry for Betty's loss and will miss my old traveling buddy and roommate......George

I always liked Don and was sorry when he couldn't communicate any longer. GOD rest his soul. ------Bill

HovisKM
07-09-2015, 03:48 PM
I sure will miss him....

Hovis

Wilbur
07-09-2015, 04:01 PM
I really don't know why we all liked Don - but we did! I never shot his bullets but often got beat by them.

Don was a genuine "Benchrest Trooper", and while he hasn't been mentioned in a bit, we all know who he was and are diminished by the loss.....I know I am.

Woody
07-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Don was a very passionate man. And that came through in everything he did. He would always engage you in whatever the topic or situation happened to be. I shot his bullets early in my time at this and won my first two gun with them. I don't who was happier, him or me! It was sad to watch him decline like this and although this week's news was not unexpected, it was still a shock to lose a pillar of the BR community like him.

RIP Don, and say hi to Micky Coleman and Ed Watson for us. I'm sure these guys will have a beautiful range waiting for the rest of us someday. And great bullets too! .... Scott

From Iceland
07-10-2015, 04:15 AM
His 65 grain BT bullets are the best bullets I have ever used.
Thank you.
RIP Mr. Gentner.

From ICELAND
Magnus Sigurdsson
Reykjavik

Ron Hoehn
07-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Sorry to hear about Don, but knew it was coming.
Like a wise man once said, "There are worse things than dying".
Ron

Jim Erickson
07-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Always enjoyed my time with Don and looked forward to spending time with him at tournaments. Shot a lot of Don's bullets and still have a few...I'll use them at my next tournament.

Wish Betty and family peace, strength and good memories during this difficult time. So long Don and may your journey be an easy one...they'll have the lights on for you.

P Hurley
07-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Thought I would copy and paste

GENTNERDonald H., SR., 77, of Upper Darby PA. Beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Hellmig) Gentner. Also survived by 2 daughters, 3 stepdaughters, 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by 2 sons.Donald was a Senior Research Specialist for both University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. He was an International competitor in Bench Rest Shooting, 8 time National Champion.Relatives and friends are invited to Donald's Life Celebration Memorial Service, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11 A.M., at SPENCER T. VIDEON OF DREXEL HILL, Garrett Rd. at Shadeland Ave., where friends may call after 10 A.M. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the PENN Memory Center, www.pennadc.org/gifts/;To share your fondest memories of Donald please visit www.lifecelebration.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?n=donald-h-gentner&pid=175272852&fhid=28307#sthash.i1b7cM2z.dpuf

Pat