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Re: [EVDL] George Gless, 1917-2011

All,
Although I've only known Mr. Gless since 1900 and 99, when I got into
electric vehicles, I grew up very near him. My babysitter's husband
was a lot like him, a kind man that helped me fix my bicycle. In fact,
while driving to my first DEVC meeting held at the Gless Manor, I
recalled a childhood memory of being on the adjacent elementary school
playground, and seeing a green car drive by with the word ELECTRIC
> Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:20:30 -0500
> From: "EVDL Administrator" <[email protected]>
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> The EV world has lost one of its lynchpins. George Gless, founder and =
for
> 25 years newsletter editor of the DEVC (Denver Electric Vehicle Council),
> died on the 6th of February in Fort Collins. He had turned 94 on the 1=
5th
> of January.
>
> http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/georgegless/
>
> For me, George's outstanding newsletter was a reason to be a DEVC member
> even though I was way across the country in Ohio. I never attended a s=
ingle
> meeting, but I did speak with George on the telephone several times and h=
ad
> a chance to meet him about a dozen years ago when I was out in CO on
> business. He was a knowledgable fellow and most generous with his
> knowledge. He certainly did a great deal for the EV community.
>
> David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
> EVDL Administrator

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Re: [EVDL] George Gless, 1917-2011

All,
Let me try and finish this before hitting send this time!...

Although I've only known Mr. Gless since 1900 and 99, when I got into
electric vehicles, I grew up very near him. He represented what was
good about the old Boulder that I am from. My babysitter's husband,
Mr. Henry Pardi, was a lot like him, a kind man that helped me fix my
bicycle back in the '60's. In fact, while driving to my first DEVC
meeting held at the Gless Manor, I recalled a childhood memory of
being on the adjacent elementary school playground, and seeing a green
car drive by with the word ELECTRIC on it. I mentioned this to Mr.
Gless, and he verified that he did indeed drive a green EV at the
time, a CU project that his students were involved in. I could go on
and on about how he helped me as a newbie, but suffice to say that I
will attempt to fill his EV shoes, and as they are big shoes to fill,
I will need a lot of help!
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Suck Amps,
Dave (Battery Boy) Hawkins
Check out our website!
http://bbevs.com/

> Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:20:30 -0500
> From: "EVDL Administrator" <[email protected]>
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> The EV world has lost one of its lynchpins. George Gless, founder and for
> 25 years newsletter editor of the DEVC (Denver Electric Vehicle Council),
> died on the 6th of February in Fort Collins. He had turned 94 on the 15th
> of January.
>
> http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/georgegless/
>
> For me, George's outstanding newsletter was a reason to be a DEVC member
> even though I was way across the country in Ohio. I never attended a single
> meeting, but I did speak with George on the telephone several times and had
> a chance to meet him about a dozen years ago when I was out in CO on
> business. He was a knowledgable fellow and most generous with his
> knowledge. He certainly did a great deal for the EV community.
>
> David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
> EVDL Administrator

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Re: [EVDL] George Gless, 1917-2011

On 24 Feb 2011 at 21:17, David (Battery Boy) Hawkins wrote:

> he did indeed drive a green EV at the time, a CU project that his
> students were involved in.

Was that the hybridized Honda 600?

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Re: [EVDL] George Gless, 1917-2011

David (and All),
Although it was a small vehicle, I can't say for sure. Memory is a
funny thing when you get old! I'm thinking he mentioned that the Honda
was under a tarp behind his house, but I never took a look at it. Wish
I had asked him at the time. What is that hindsight saying?
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http://bbevs.com/

> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:46:13 -0500
> From: "EVDL Administrator" <[email protected]>
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> On 24 Feb 2011 at 21:17, David (Battery Boy) Hawkins wrote:
>
>> he did indeed drive a green EV at the time, a CU project that his
>> students were involved in.
>
> Was that the hybridized Honda 600?
>
> David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
> EVDL Administrator

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