Joe Grysboski

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Joe Grysboski
Posted by Warburton on Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00 PM

I have the duty to report that Joe Grysboski Jr., owner of Grzyboski Trains in Scranton, PA, passed away suddenly according to the posting on their website.

He was a fine gentleman and long time major Lionel dealer. 

I met him upon several occasions as I know many of you did and always found him to be a fine fellow and great ambassador for our hobby.

My deepest condolences to his wife, Teresa, and the entire Grzyboski family in their heavy loss. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:16 AM
That is very sad news. I see the sale display at the Edison shows during the year and they do support the hobby. Condolences to the family.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:56 AM

How tragic.  Condolances to the family.

On a personal note, I had a fun e-mail conversation with Joe last year after recieving a customer satisfaction enquiry when I mail-ordered a Lionel RS-3.

I responded most positively and said I REALLY enjoyed reading the Scranton PA area newspaper they used for box padding, it was " to see what was going on in another part of the country."

Joe responded, "You know, you're not the only one who's said that!"

RIP Joe.  You were a giant in the hobby, and you WILL be missed!

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Posted by phrankenstign on Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:18 PM

I never met the man, but I did order stuff over the years from his store.  If I'm not mistaken, his business advertised in CTT from way back in its earliest days.  I hope his legacy continues on for years and years.


btw I believe his name is spelled "Grzyboski"


Moderator:  Perhaps this thread should be combined with the other similar thread.

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Posted by LL675 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:39 AM

true loss for the hobby. Prayers for the family.


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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, July 02, 2018 4:14 PM

That is sad news, he was only 68.


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