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Date posted December 19, 2010 5:20 PM
Posted by 8seaox8
Report location New York > New York Bight > Sheepshead Bay - Another legend lost
Fishing method Boat
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Received news this morning, a good friend by the name Chuckie Geller had passed away this morning. Chuckie had been a fixture in the bay for many years. For those who knew him, he sailed on many boats, the Tampa's, Pasttime, the Big M, the Brooklyn's and countless others before my time.



A great fisherman, card player, a B-17 fighter pilot and a true gentleman. I learned alot from this guy, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend.



Lenny



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DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 1213
 12/19/2010 05:32 PM  

"A great fisherman, card player, a B-17 fighter pilot and a true gentleman."

So sorry for the loss. Didn't know him but sounds like he was a helluva guy. I have an old fishing buddy of mine, kind of like a grandfather, who was a tail gunner on the B-17s. Lots of stuff those guys went through, and they never even complained.

My deepest condolences to you, and his friends and family.
 
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 12/19/2010 05:53 PM  

RIP condolences to you, and his friends and family.



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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 12/19/2010 06:07 PM  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RIP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ><((((:> ~~~~ ><((((:>


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!

This post edited by mojoe 06:10 PM 12/19/2010
 
brooklynsquid


Joined: 10/17/2006
Posts: 1050
Location: BROOKLYN VI SHEEPSHEAD BAY
 12/19/2010 06:48 PM  

CHUCK WAS A AWESOME GUY!!!I NEW CHUCK SINCE I WAS A LITTLE BOY HE WAS A GREAT FLUKER HE SPENT THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH US ON THE BROOKLYN HANGING IN THE PILOT HOUSE KEEPING ME COMPANY AND TELLING ME OLD STORYS OF THE BAY

CHUCK WILL BE MISSED BY ALL ESPECIALLY THE CREW FROM THE BROOKLYN VI

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS WE WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU CHUCK

CAPT MIKE AND THE CREW OF THE BROOKLYN VI


"SHEEPSHEADS BAY ORINGINAL AND FASTEST TOP WATER BOAT" WE HAVE SPEED AND EVEYDAY EXPERINCE!!!
 
nealfox

Joined: 03/11/2007
Posts: 906
Location: Brooklyn
 12/19/2010 06:59 PM  

Kind and quiet person and humble

I only knew for a few years but he was always kind and with a smile and had a lot of class!!!!!!!!

He would tell some fishing stories and also give us some pointers..

RIP


Neal
 
8seaox8

Joined: 11/04/2005
Posts: 29
 12/19/2010 07:01 PM  

Mike/Robert,
He always had great things to say about you and your dad.
When he had doubts about going, I always told him
"get your stuff and get on the boat"


This post edited by 8seaox8 06:25 PM 12/20/2010
 
joehattan


Joined: 09/27/2006
Posts: 130
 12/19/2010 07:30 PM  

Our greatest generation - Thank you for serving our country - my condolences to his family and friends.
 
flybyme.


Joined: 08/23/2001
Posts: 918
Location: floral park
 12/19/2010 07:41 PM  

Sorry

Sorry for your loss. My great Uncle who started me fishing was a bombardier on a B-17 and a prisoner of war for 3 years. Sorry for the loss of your fishing buddy!


Give a man a fish he will eat for the day, Teach a BOY to fish he will steal your spots.......
 
offracing


Joined: 09/10/2005
Posts: 3983
 12/19/2010 08:51 PM  

wow

wow we lost chuck, i havent seen chuck in over 20 yrs but always remembered him as a true gentleman, RIP.
carl
offracing
 
BOBBYWALDBAUMBS


Joined: 03/30/2003
Posts: 4425
Location: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
 12/20/2010 12:25 AM  

up RIP


BOB MAIDA
AKA "BOBBYWALDBAUMBS"
" ONE MORE CAST"
 
evyjoseph

Joined: 09/30/2010
Posts: 44
 12/20/2010 08:07 AM  

Bless you sir!

The brooklyn VI was the first charter I ever fished a couple of years ago. My son and I caught our first salt water fish with Chuck and he got my boy over his sea sickness after his first hour on the boat. He made his first trip one he and I will never forget.

RIP Chuck

Joe
 
gevans

Joined: 10/25/2006
Posts: 497
Location: New Jersey
 12/20/2010 09:23 AM  

Met Chuck on the BrooklynVI he was a true gentleman. Always had some great stories to tell you. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.


There are 4 seasons to the year and you can fish in all of them.  The season never ends...
 
tHeBayBuM

Joined: 04/02/2003
Posts: 55
 12/21/2010 12:11 AM  

Anyone know details of funernal arrangements?
 
vsfishon

Joined: 02/26/2003
Posts: 399
Location: brooklyn ny
 12/21/2010 04:59 PM  

sorry for you loss

He sounds like a great guy. When I first started fishing, those old salts always had great stories, taught with sterness/patience and were great mentors. My mentor was in the navy in WWII and was fascinated by his stories.

May they all rest in peace !

god bless


Tight lines!
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 12/21/2010 07:01 PM  

RIP Chuck
 
Mad Mahi


Joined: 08/22/2000
Posts: 2024
Location: Lindenhurst, NY
 12/24/2010 12:00 PM  

Gone-Not Forgotten

Didn't know Chuck personally, but remember him from around the Piers when I fished the bay..used to 'kibitz' with Mike Scarpatti, Al Coley and Butchie from the old Zephyr..

Impressive that the NY Times wrote about him:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/nyregion/24boat.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion

up


I believe in Schneider's Law...it's simpler than Murphy's Law. Schneider thought that Murphy was an OPTIMIST!

This post edited by Mad Mahi 12:01 PM 12/24/2010
 
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