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    Bernie Katz RIP

    Everyone,

    I just got an Instagram post saying Bernie Katz passed away today.

    I knew him briefly. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Sorry. Everyone, BJ Motors, I put Viper Exchange in the headline and I can’t change it...
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    There's also already 2 other posts about this topic.
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    That may be true, but it’s not on the Gen V forum.
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    I'm not sure you understand the reason for different forums. GEN V viper specific conversations are what's supposed to be in this forum. I wish the moderators would keep it cleaned up, but it may be too much work.
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    you have a Gen 2

    Is it that big a deal to have another post about somebody that meant so much to the Viper Community ? I myself look mainly at the Gen V forum. If it wasnt here many people might not know if they only visit this part of the forum.
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    I would not have seen it either. Glad it was here, to at least direct me to the larger thread in the general discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_in_fl View Post
    I would not have seen it either. Glad it was here, to at least direct me to the larger thread in the general discussion.
    I agree as well. Many people will only view the section that they find interesting or have a car that is in that section. Myself, I have a Gen 3 but love to read the Gen 5 section.

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    Man he sure looks young in those pics. Scary stuff. I wonder what happened. I talked to him a few times over email. Prayers to his family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACR Steve View Post
    you have a Gen 2

    Is it that big a deal to have another post about somebody that meant so much to the Viper Community ? I myself look mainly at the Gen V forum. If it wasnt here many people might not know if they only visit this part of the forum.
    Exactly who cares if it's reposted!

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    Oh man, that's terrible...I've talked with the guy a ton of times and he was always friendly to me. Even let the kids in the back to check out all the cool cars. I know some had their differences with him, but he was always a great guy to me and my family. ..RIP

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    Bernie was a great man. I just spoke with him a few days ago regarding my Ford GT that he was selling. I count him as a true friend. He will be missed. RIP Bernie.

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    Thanks guys for backing me up. I have a Gen V and have never ever visited any other forum. Bernie deserves recognition in any forum. Back to the topic.

    God bless Bernies family and they have my condolences.
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    Got my first Viper from him last June. Good man, smooth transaction. Sad to hear of his sudden passing.

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    Purchased three Gen V from Bernie, always a smooth quick transaction. He always invited me to come down from New York and see the vipers in person that were stored in the vault. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    Absolutely ridiculous to complain about whether this has been posted already or not, time for compassion, not complaining!!! I know Bernie had some health issues a few years back and I thought he was on the mend , so sad situation to see he likely succumbed to some of those issues --- especially at such a young age. He and I were competitors in selling Snakes , but his passion for the brand was as fierce as mine and there is no doubt that he contributed a lot to the cause. Time for remembrance and concern for his family, so keep them in your prayers and thoughts!
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    Really sad - I never knew him, but he was a fixture here in the community. Also, way too young to die. Life can be too damned short sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pemberton View Post
    Absolutely ridiculous to complain about whether this has been posted already or not, time for compassion, not complaining!!!!
    Exactly. Sorry to hear about Bernie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pemberton View Post
    Absolutely ridiculous to complain about whether this has been posted already or not, time for compassion, not complaining!!! I know Bernie had some health issues a few years back and I thought he was on the mend , so sad situation to see he likely succumbed to some of those issues --- especially at such a young age. He and I were competitors in selling Snakes , but his passion for the brand was as fierce as mine and there is no doubt that he contributed a lot to the cause. Time for remembrance and concern for his family, so keep them in your prayers and thoughts!
    Well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsGood View Post
    I'm not sure you understand the reason for different forums. GEN V viper specific conversations are what's supposed to be in this forum. I wish the moderators would keep it cleaned up, but it may be too much work.
    I bought a Gen V Viper from Bernie. Does this make it better? Get a fckn life, seriously!!
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    I have been lucky enough to have met Bernie and spent time with him in person when I picked up my 3rd Viper at NVE2. He also sold me my 2nd Viper back in 2014. Great person who will be missed in the Viper world. God Bless my friend.
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    I’m not sure the passing of a Viper enthusiast, much less an iconic one, is a time to be complaining about something as trivial as multi or incorrect forum posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsGood View Post
    I'm not sure you understand the reason for different forums. GEN V viper specific conversations are what's supposed to be in this forum. I wish the moderators would keep it cleaned up, but it may be too much work.
    We hear you and we do our best to segregate posts and threads. As you can see from the responses, this situation is less a "professional" and more "personal" question for us. In light of the previous, we feel best to be lenient.
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