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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Nolatoolguy on April 08, 2021, 08:24:11 PM

Title: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: Nolatoolguy on April 08, 2021, 08:24:11 PM
I was just on fb an heard the news. I can’t fathom but would like to say thank you to Noel. Years ago cliff directed to me noels site(Before the crash). It got me started in collecting old tools an noel was always a good freind to me. Helped me in many ways An cant say enough good about him. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: humber2 on April 09, 2021, 03:29:41 AM
Noel Clyde Hankamer passed away Aoril 6. RIP
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: john k on April 09, 2021, 06:37:40 AM
Noel shared his story of being in East Africa  in the Peace Corps, (children of Kennedy).   Then riding a Honda motorcycle from there across the middle east into eastern Europe,  dodging a war, riots, and insurrection, to arrive back in Texas.  He shared his photography skills.  Then welcomed the old tools crowd in here.  Noel, thank you.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: Lewill2 on April 09, 2021, 10:19:02 AM
RIP Noel your knowledge, friendship and insight will be missed by all that had the pleasure of interacting with you.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: oldgoaly on April 09, 2021, 10:33:37 AM
R.I.P.
Here is the online obituary.
https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/20707822/Noel-Clyde-Hankamer/wall
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: gibsontool on April 09, 2021, 10:53:56 AM
Noel you will be missed. Rest in peace
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: lptools on April 09, 2021, 01:02:41 PM
Rest in Peace, Noel. Your knowledge will be missed, but will not be forgotten.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: J.A.F.E. on April 09, 2021, 06:19:15 PM
I am deeply saddened to hear this.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: BurninBob on April 09, 2021, 07:35:16 PM
Rest in peace,Noel.
You were one of the good ones.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: coolford on April 10, 2021, 07:25:26 AM
Noel, rest in peace, you accomplished a lot for the tool world and with your pictures.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: wrenchguy on April 10, 2021, 09:10:47 AM
Rest in Peace
We'll miss you.
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZRsd7r13/DSC04342.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yg9xWS6Y)
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: bonneyman on April 10, 2021, 09:41:06 AM
I was wondering if something was up. So sad to hear about this!

Noel gave me the encouragement and help to start and maintain the "Inside a ratchet" stickie. I mentioned something about the idea that I had, and he told me to go for it. If I needed any help he would be there. He was so gracious with his time. ALOT of people found that thread useful - and still do.

Plus, my wife had spent some time in Africa, and Noel - after finding out about this - exchanged some email time with her about his experiences there. Small world it is.

And it's a little smaller now that Papaw is gone.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: Northwoods on April 10, 2021, 09:46:06 AM
What a gift he gave us all.
I visit TT nearly every day and have learned so much, thanks to Papaws efforts.
We will miss him.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: amecks on April 10, 2021, 07:50:11 PM
Likewise, I check in here every morning and most evenings.  I've learned so much here from everyone.  It truly has been a blessing.  God bless Noel.  Hopefully he's enjoying heaven where all the screwdrivers have "perfect handles".
Al
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: wvtools on April 10, 2021, 09:44:05 PM
Rest in peace Papaw. We're going to miss you.  I had to leave the house at 5:30 this morning and didn't have time to post The second song I heard on the radio was "I wish Grandpas never died",which summed up my feelings at the time pretty good.
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Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: p_toad on April 11, 2021, 10:54:39 PM
I just got back here and saw this.   Very sad.   :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: AutoMechanic on April 12, 2021, 12:29:56 AM
I just heard of his passing on my other forum. So sad. I do hope his website will continue and this amazing board.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: PapawsKid on April 12, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Noel's son Patrick. I wanted to log on to let you all know how thankful we are of your kind words, and for your friendships with my Pop over the years.

I want to assure you that this forum will continue to live on. I will be making arrangements later this week to take over Pop's web hosting and register it in my name so that everyone can continue to enjoy the forum.

Thanks again, for everything,
Patrick
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: wrenchguy on April 12, 2021, 06:03:09 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: J.A.F.E. on April 12, 2021, 06:22:15 PM
Thank you Patrick for picking up the reigns. I think the site makes a nice tribute to your father and keeping it family run seems fitting.

I would like to offer my condolences - your father was very highly regarded.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: lptools on April 12, 2021, 06:52:45 PM
Thank you, Patrick, for taking over the web hosting. My condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: p_toad on April 12, 2021, 07:04:30 PM
Many thanks Patrick.   Hard to pick up something new under these conditions but it is appreciated.   Condolences to your entire family.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: Northwoods on April 12, 2021, 09:36:15 PM
Patrick, you are doing a good thing.
Many thanks from all of us.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: lebaron on April 13, 2021, 12:38:02 PM
So sorry for your loss. Although I did not know him personally, pawpaw gave me and alot of people an appreciation of old tools. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: mvwcnews on April 15, 2021, 08:24:31 PM
Had not logged in to papawswrench for a few days  - Sorry for your loss, Patrick.  Do you have plans for your dad's FLICKR account as well?  Stan S.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: four.cycle on April 17, 2021, 12:05:24 AM
Very sorry to hear of papaw's passing.

Thank you very much for taking the helm, Patrick.

BK
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: EVILDR235 on April 30, 2021, 01:18:18 PM
I don't get on here on here too often anymore. I am sorry to hear of Noel's passing. I was a member on the old site before the crash. I once sold Noel a semi valuable wrench that I thought was a fair price. When I got Noel's check for the wrench, there was more money than I asked for. Noel later told me I was selling it to cheap. That is the stand up kind of guy he was. RIP Noel / Papaw.

EvilDr235
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: RedVise on May 21, 2021, 07:28:49 AM
Hello everyone, I'm Noel's son Patrick. I wanted to log on to let you all know how thankful we are of your kind words, and for your friendships with my Pop over the years.

I want to assure you that this forum will continue to live on. I will be making arrangements later this week to take over Pop's web hosting and register it in my name so that everyone can continue to enjoy the forum.

Thanks again, for everything,
Patrick

Just saw this. Dang !!!  I will miss the old guy ! My first tool forum, no drama, just friends.  I dont stop by as often as I Used to but did support the site. 

Patrick, thanks for carrying on. Donations to support the site should go where now ?

Brian

Patrick
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: jabberwoki on May 25, 2021, 05:18:21 PM

It was a bad day to hear of a family member passing. Always sad to lose a clan member
RIP Noel.
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: OilyRascal on October 14, 2021, 12:18:14 AM
RIP, Noel.   Please accept my late condolences, Patrick - and thank you for your efforts here..   
Title: Re: Thank you Noel(pawpaw)
Post by: Lectrolite on October 18, 2021, 07:26:12 PM
Rest in peace noel your very missed