Australian Adult Skater Tibbi Straub has passed away

Discussion in 'Moves In The Field' started by Aussie Willy, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Some of you may know Tibbi who competed at the Obertsdorf Adult competitions over the years. This morning I was told that last night he passed away, suffering a major heart attack.

    Condolences to his wife Sharon. He will be sadly missed from the Australian skating scene.
     
  2. Bunny Hop

    Bunny Hop Perpetually learning Dutch Waltz

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    :( I only met Tibi and Sharon a couple of times when we were home in Sydney a few Christmases ago, but they were both very friendly and helpful, and Tibi encouraged us to stay in touch.

    My husband was only speaking to Tibi a few weeks ago at Penrith ice rink, and we'd been looking forward to getting to know he and Sharon better.

    This is very sad news indeed.
     
  3. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing the news. I saw some posts on Facebook from other adult skaters and recognized him from the photos, but wasn't sure where he was from. This is sad news indeed - everyone who had met him at Obertsdorf spoke very highly of him.
     
  4. coskater

    coskater New Member

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    I saw them routinely in Oberstdorf each year. He was a very nice man, who was very going and loved to skate. I can't imagine how Sharon is dealing with this loss. So sorry ....
     
  5. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

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    Tibi was a great guy and will be sorely missed.