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Post  Bill steklenski Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:38 pm

Hello All!!! its been a while since I have been on. I am very said to say that Bill Shive, The previous owner of Penn Valley Hobby Center of Lansdale PA had passed on Friday February 5th 2021. He was truly a Good Christian Man and His Hobby Shop was in the Hall of Fame. I remember buying My Cox Cars & Planes there as A kid and many of us that were there Loved the Store. Bill will be Missed Dearly and was Well known Amongst many Hobbyists. Bill Steklenski.
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Post  Kim Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:01 pm

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:24 pm

I enjoyed Bill and Jean, they were beautiful people. I hope they're reunited and smiling down on us. Ken
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Post  balogh Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:31 pm

I did not know them but remember buying from Penn Valley, they shipped internationally too...I send my condolences to the family.
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Post  1/2A Nut Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:06 pm

I spoke to Bill back in the day on the phone about some large brushed can motors.
He had a crop of 900's / size on tap, late 90's. Nice guy!
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Post  dckrsn Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:08 pm

I spoke with Bill once about an item, and found
him to be very warm and accommodating.
Penn Valley has always been a great hobby source
for our hobby. RIP Bill.
Bob

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Post  fredvon4 Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:23 am

Warm memories, I too spoke with Bill several times as he help me decide on items and even dug around for an obscure part for me.

R.I.P friend we will miss you.
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Post  getback Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:40 am

Another Fine man and hobbyist Has left us for the great beyond . Thank You for all you have done for the Hobby !!
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Post  sosam117 Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:55 am

It's going to be nice, warm and calm day today and I'm going out to throw around my Thermic "B" glider and others.
As I do I'll remember Bill and Penn Valley hobby shop.

Purchased from Bill the last of the Jetco hand launch glider he had "online" before closing down.

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Great day for hand launch!
Maybe Bill was helping my gliders out?
Light winds of 3-5mph and the temp was in the lower 70's. flight times around 1 minute

Great flights --- Thanks Bill!

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