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    It’s with a heavy heart that I pass on that Hank Pennington (forum member BrownBear) has passed away. I have no doubts that anyone on these forums has had the pleasure of Hank passing on a tip or trick from his passion of the outdoors. Be it fishing, hunting or shooting and reloading, there wasn’t much he hadn’t done. I had the privilege of fishing with Hank and his wife Jan on several occasions aboard their boat in Kodiak and learned not only tips and tricks about fishing for kings and halibut, but what wonderful genuine people they are.

    RIP Hank you will be missed and thought of often. Thoughts are with Jan and the family during this difficult time.

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    Oh man. So sad. That news really put a damper on my evening. I never had the pleasure of meeting the man in person but he was really starting to feel like an old friend. I got into black powder a few years ago and have to say that There is no one who gave me more help and encouragement than that guy. He was always so generous with thoughtful, informative responses to all my questions. He will be sorely missed by many, many of us.
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    BB was my Favorite on these Forums. He was a Knower of many things. He helped me a lot. I will miss him a lot.

    My prayers for those family members he left behind.

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    This news truly hurt me. I am sorry for his wife and family. Hank was a generous man with a wealth of knowlege that he shared with all of us. He will be missed on this forum. Thank you Brown Bear for all you have done for us......

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    So sorry to hear of his passing. I never met the Man but read his posts with pleasure. He will be missed.

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    My heart sank when I read this news just now! I met Hank on this forum several years back and liked him immensely. He was a wealth of knowledge and eager to share that knowledge. We became friends and talked on occasion outside of the forums. Hank had my respect at the highest level.

    Gonna miss him badly on this forum!

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!

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    That is sad news. While I have never met BrownBear in person, I have read his contributions here for well over a decade. He was always respectful and helpful to others, and from his stories it appears that he had lived and enjoyed a very full life...rest peacefully, sir. My best to your loved ones...

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    My prayers are with his family in their time of need. May we all some day meet up with hank around the big campfire and tell stories.
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    God Bless...…...
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    Way too young to go. He was only 68. When I lived in Kodiak, I enjoyed reading his weekly newspaper columns, and Hank seemed to have a smile on his face each time I'd see him. What a shame.

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    Darn it any way, I will miss him. He always gave good sound advice and was kind about it. He is one of those that was full of hands on information and I am confident that he was one to "ride the river with".

    If AOD ever has a Hall of Fame Brown Bar should be the first one in there, so I am nominating him now, just in case. Put another log on the fire old Pard, I expect I will be along shortly.

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    I looked up on the bulletin board over my desk this morning and there it says Hank Pennington and his phone number. What a source of advice and on very modest terms. He never displayed an ego just humble opinion based on lots of experience.

    I agree 338, he should be at the top of the list in the hall of fame. Surely do miss the old codger.

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    I really enjoyed his posts and I agree, 68 is way to young. 2019 is turning out to be my least favorite year as I have already lost three of my childhood friends. One being my prom date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    ….He never displayed an ego just humble opinion based on lots of experience....
    He most definitely was a class act that's for sure. Seems a little empty around here now without him as he's already missed....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    So sad to hear this news. I corresponded with Hank on another forum, and as was said above, he was absolutely a class act.
    He was always the voice of reason, and was very willing to share his insights. Our thoughts and prayers to Jan and his family and friends on Kodiak.

    He was only a couple years older than my husband....and yes, I agree that this year has been a sad one. One of the people we lost was a dear old friend who was very helpful when we first started flying many years ago.
    The end of an era.
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