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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tributes To Bob Nortz

If anyone wishes to sign there tributes or at least indicate if whether or not you want them posted I am using this section for tributes to the Bob.

He always invited me on his Fall boat cruise and I don't think I missed very many over all the years - maybe 1 or 2, and I always visited with him when I was in Albany. I last spoke with him the end of September during Dave Renzi's campaign. We had a nice, long conversation.

I have many photographs and many happy memories. He was a true gentleman, and the true patriarch of the North Country GOP, IMO. There are few like him today.

From a "thank you" note from Bob 10/27/2000:

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends. And say my glory was I had such friends"

Wm. Yeats

Rest in peace, my friend.
(Written by Mike Gillette)
I knew Bob Nortz quite well - but from the opposite political aisle.

Many times I was around him and others when "candidates or incumbents spoke in public."

He always had a joke that warmed up the crowd.

I last met and spoke to Bob and his bride at the NSIL in October when McHugh debated Oot - we spoke for a few minutes and I asked him how he was and he flashed that smile and said, "I'm fine, thanks for asking." He hid his illness quite well -- he'll be missed.

RIP - Bob Nortz.

A friend from the other side of the political who always respected you.

~ dmf
  (Written by Dan Francis)
I met Mr. Nortz for the first time when I was in my late teens. He took a couple of minutes to talk to a teenage kid about politics and how important it was to belong to a party. That really hit home with me, not so much the politics but the time he gave me. He was a man that would shake your hand and look you in the eyes. The last six months Mr. Nortz was deeply involved in my campaign for State Assembly. He never missed a meeting and always instilled passion and dedication. I had the pleasure of introducing Mr. Nortz at the Jefferson County Annual Dinner at Bonnie Castle in October. He took the podium and stole the show. I will cherish that honor for the rest of my life. It’s not so much that the North Country has lost a great Leader, but the North Country has lost a True Friend……..Farewell Mentor …God bless you and your family.
Bobby Cantwell (Written by Bobby Cantwell)

1 comment:

North Country Friend said...

Bob Nortz -- always with a smile, an infectious laugh, a pat on the back, and a profound love for the North Country. RIP.

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