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Barbara Cuddy

 


diablopilot  (D License)

Sep 14, 2009, 2:53 PM
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I have been asked to start a condolence thread for these skydivers by this site's management.....

I had only met Barbara once, but like most in this sport her passing has touched many that I hold dear..... may her friends and family find peace and love.....


seejanefall  (D 29930)

Sep 14, 2009, 4:29 PM
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Chad's and my hearts go out to the family, Red Line, and Parachute Center. Such sad news. Frown


rjgill  (F License)

Sep 14, 2009, 8:35 PM
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Condolences to all family and friends.


RkyMtnHigh  (D 29121)

Sep 14, 2009, 8:55 PM
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I met Barb during the 2007 CRW 100 way qualification camps ....she was on the 100 way Record in November 2007. This is a tremendous loss for the CRW family Frown


VectorBoy  (F 321)

Sep 14, 2009, 9:12 PM
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 I was barbara's lock-up on one of the big way camps for a day. She made my job easy. She made me look better than I was. I'll never forget our syncronized bail out in one instance. Such Sweet person, she will be missed.


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Sep 15, 2009, 8:09 AM
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All though I did not know Barb well, her smiling face and kindness was always a pleasure to see at the drop zone.
A short time ago I taught her son, Alex, how to skydive. A fine young man that reflects the light of a good mother. She will be missed.....


crwtwo

Sep 15, 2009, 8:28 AM
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Thanks, JP for starting the condolence thread. I tried to do it all day yesterday and couldn't find the strength. What can I say that will do justice to the two incredible teammates we lost Sunday.

Barb, I will miss you so much. After years of jumping with all these guys, you can just get "guyed" out. Having a gal pal was such fun. Whether we were commiserating over landings, complaining about bad hair days, or just giggling over the latest "as the prop turns" story, it was so nice to have you to hang with.

Over the years we've been a lot of places together. Remember in Finland hiding the Jack Daniels bottles (well, until we drank Finland out of Jack) in our drawers because we weren't allowed alcohol. And the tailgate exit from the MI8 helicopter! Still my favorite jump ship.

And so good being at the world record together in 2007. We tend to let the same insecurities nag at us, and we were good at helping each other rise above them. Your drive and determination and strength at the record were an inspiration.

Barb you were also so good at other athletic pursuits. An outstanding skier, and avid cyclist and hiker, you were always on the go. That Mount Whitney climb you did this summer was awesome.

And so proud of your children. Your eyes shone when you were telling us how well Alex was doing in his hang gliding (or is it paragliding) competitions, and how proud you were of Susan after you both finished the Mt. Whitney climb. I hope they will take strength and inspiration from your example, and find some peace in knowing how much you were loved.

It's so sad and unfair that after the years you had to put skydiving on the back burner to make your way up the seniority ladder, now when you were so happy to have a Monday to Friday schedule and weekends off to jump, now you don't get to. But I will cherish this season we had.

There is no way I could ever convey how much you will be missed.

Sharon


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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Sep 15, 2009, 2:57 PM
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I'm still in shock at her passing. It was always good to see her at the various CRW events around.. She'll be missed by all..


TVPB  (F 666)

Sep 16, 2009, 6:22 AM
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I met Barb at the WR 2007 qualification camp at Perris and of course we and 98 + others jumped together on the WR later that year. She is an endearing personality and fun to be and jump with.

There are not many super crw chick canopy pilot gurus around, she was one of the elite. Smile

Condolences to all family and friends.

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All the best in the afterlife Barb, you will be missed.


jpjc2000  (D License)

Sep 21, 2009, 6:02 PM
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So sorry to hear this. Seems like yesterday in 95' & 96' when Barb had decided to start skydiving again. She was so thrilled after giving it up in MI., and now had the chance to do what she loved again. I'll always remember you fondly Barb, the fun trips from Minden, NV., to Lodi for the weekend. When you helped my daughter get a flight to NV. and picked her up for me. Helping me store my things when I moved...always going the extra mile for friends.

My deepest condolences to Barbs family and friends.


hwt  (D 6815)

Feb 23, 2010, 8:28 AM
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I met Barb in Reno Nevada 7/16/96 and did a 2 way rw jump with her on that occasion. I remember driving her to and introducing her to Bill Dause's drop zone at Lodi 4 days later . (This was before she got into c.r.w.)
I will always remember her as being one of the kindest and most positive individuals that i ever had the privilege of jumping with . Unsure


crwtwo

Sep 13, 2010, 8:31 AM
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It's been a year my dear friend. I miss you every day.

Sharon


hook2roo  (D 71950)

Sep 13, 2010, 9:03 AM
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I miss you! Thanks for being there when we needed someone special. I'll never forget you and what you meant to me!

Blue skies!


topdocker  (D 12018)

Sep 14, 2010, 10:40 AM
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Spent yesterday with Alex and Susan yesterday. Did a couple fo jumps with them, even some CRW with Alex. You would ber so proud of them!

Next year, up Mt. Whitney for a tribute to your spirit!

Sure miss you...

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Suesue

Mar 18, 2011, 5:24 PM
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hi, this is susie cuddy, i am climbing whitney this year for her. i stumbled uponthis websight and saw the fourm, thank you all. she is still with all of us!!!!


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Mar 18, 2011, 8:02 PM
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Hi Susie,

Good Luck on your climb......Would you consider posting a picture or two on this thread of Barbara, for her friends ?


stclaire2003  (B License)

Mar 20, 2011, 8:11 PM
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If you start a condolence thread can you be so kind as to give a brief intro so that those of us who hadnt heard can have some minor details?
Was it a skydiving accident? Where? Was she sick?

Thank you,


monkycndo  (D License)

Mar 20, 2011, 9:48 PM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...s/Detailed/460.shtml



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