Ole Böök passes away

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Stuart R. Blond
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Ole Böök passes away

Post by Stuart R. Blond » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:20 am

Packard enthusiast Ole Böök passed away yesterday at the age of 80 from the effects of cancer. He was a long-time member of the Packard Club, and the Nordic Packard Owners Club. Ole was born in Sweden, and moved to the United States in 1965.

Dave Czirr
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Re: Ole Böök passes away

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:24 pm

Tonight I'll be hoisting Ole's favorite libation, a bourbon manhattan, and enjoying the memories of 35+ years of friendship. We lived only about a dozen miles apart and often saw each other at least monthly. We did many local meets, Hershey weeks, Packard Club national meets and Henry Joy Tours together, he was always bright and cheery, a delight to be around, an exceptionally fine gentleman. Fine memories!

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Re: Ole Böök passes away

Post by flackmaster » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:09 pm

Cheers to the Bourbon Manhattan...If I recall correctly, by 6pm.

John Harley
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Re: Ole Böök passes away

Post by John Harley » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:50 am


Ole is sorely missed. He was local to me too and our paths crossed often but not often enough . He knew where all the hard to find parts were, and was a bottomless supply of information .

He was also a lot fun to be with. I had the pleasure of spending time with him on some tours and meets. Ole's navigation abilities were a source of mystery to us as he had made a living for a while as a taxi driver in Stockholm. His English was precise and deliberate, and very amusing. Hanging around with him a Packard meet was a little bit like escorting royalty. Everyone knew him, stood aside just a little, and thanked him for his help.

Having dinner with him presiding was almost exquisite. He was in charge of course of the drinks and discussions were lively.

The late Neal Donovan said one joined the hobby for the cars and stayed for the people. Ole was one of the finest, a cornerstone or our friendships with each other.


John Harley

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