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Bob Gadbois, underwater photographer, videographer and WBBM TV video producer.

Discussion in 'Passings' started by gert7to3, May 21, 2018.

  1. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

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    Word came today (May 21, 2018) that Bob Gadbois, one of our longest serving and most active members of the Underwater Archaeology Society of Chicago, died this morning of cancer. He has been a remarkable resource not just for the UASC, but to the many diving organizations he has been part of in the Chicago area. He and his wife Claire have dived the world. As a sideline they also pursued eclipses and astronomical photography. They caught the most recent one last summer.

    If you have ever attended Our World Underwater, Ghost Ships, or many other dive events in the Chicago/Milwaukee area, you have probably seen his work whether you knew it or not. Bob was a long time video producer for Chicago's CBS television station WBBM. His career spanned the start of color TV broadcasting on into the digital age.
     
  2. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    Sad news, his contributions were many and he will be missed.
     
  3. gert7to3

    gert7to3 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northwest Michigan now, formerly Chicago
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    So much of the diving world is local. We all know our own little parts of the diving world. It can be our region, our specialty or maybe even a local dive operator. This Passings Thread is a good Scubaboard resource. We get to find out about divers in our dispersed community. I decided to add another obituary announcement from Pam Romund of the Illinois Council of Skin and Scuba Diving Clubs about Bob Gadbois:

    I am saddened to report the passing of Bob Gadbois, current Treasurer and long time Board Member of the Illinois Council of Skin and SCUBA Diving Clubs. Bob was a volunteer at Our World Underwater and other diver festivals and events throughout the Midwest, He was a member of several SCUBA clubs, and avid amateur astronomer and a talented photographer and videographers, He will be greatly missed.
     

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