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Welcome to the Best of the Best! => In Memoriam => Topic started by: ezman604 on April 12, 2016, 07:22:19 PM

Title: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: ezman604 on April 12, 2016, 07:22:19 PM
I just received a phone call that sent my heart to my feet. My friend and our co-founder Bob Werner passed away this past Sunday evening. As many of you knew, Bob has been in severe pain for several years due to blood clots in his legs. He has undergone several very painful surgeries. This last bout was too much for his heart.
Bob was a true legend in the airgun world and will always be a hero of our sport. His contributions to our sport/hobby will live on. Think of him and say a prayer for him and Cheryl.

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Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: farrlarr on April 12, 2016, 07:25:20 PM
So sorry to hear that.  A real loss for us all.  Sincere condolences to his family and to our "family."
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: amb5500c on April 12, 2016, 07:27:12 PM
Sorry to hear this. He was a true master of his craft. He was a character in my life that will never be forgotten. My prayers for his family.
Richard
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: robertr on April 12, 2016, 07:29:01 PM
 Sad news, thoughts and prayers to his family
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: WHITEFANG on April 12, 2016, 07:31:08 PM
Great lose to the community.
Prayers to the family from The FANG Family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: makenzie71 on April 12, 2016, 07:32:49 PM
"dang" sorry to hear it.  I hope peace follows him.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: s33plusplus on April 12, 2016, 07:33:49 PM
Wow, I'm speechless... This is terrible news, my condolences to his family.

 -Brendan
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Volltreffer on April 12, 2016, 07:40:37 PM
I am very sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family. Thoughts and prayers.

Harlan
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Bubba Zanetti on April 12, 2016, 07:42:09 PM
Prayers sent indeed.

BZ
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Looking_tang on April 12, 2016, 07:43:41 PM
That's unfortunate. Condolences to family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: JWOAdventures on April 12, 2016, 07:47:15 PM
 Sad news. i can now imagine him and gene in a better place. Condolences for the family and friends. Both will be missed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Gertrude on April 12, 2016, 07:53:20 PM
This is indeed a great loss. Peace to him and his family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: MichaelM on April 12, 2016, 07:53:57 PM
Wow ... I have no words for this right now....
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Oni on April 12, 2016, 08:01:19 PM
Rest in Peace Mr. Werner.

Thank you for all you have done. Prayers for your loved ones. 
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: wilsonj1018 on April 12, 2016, 08:07:32 PM
Man, that makes two of the best men I've ever know gone... My prayers sent. On the positive side we are all experiencing and enjoying things from both Gene and Bob. If it weren't for them I'd likely never experienced air guns or the great fellowship in this big family we all know as the GTA. Bob was a huge help to me and I'm sure many others. Thanks for all you've done for our community Bob.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: AmBraCol on April 12, 2016, 08:09:46 PM
May he rest in peace.  My condolences to his family.  He is greatly missed by many of us.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Dave1899 on April 12, 2016, 08:15:04 PM
Prayers for Bob's family and friends. What a wonderful human being. Now Gene has his shooting partner back. May we all be united again in the future.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: dcorvino on April 12, 2016, 08:17:35 PM
Rest in peace Bob
Thank you for all you have done for the Airgun world.
You will be missed.
Praying for you and your family

Dave
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Delekhan Wu on April 12, 2016, 08:20:59 PM
sad news indeed.....
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Davio on April 12, 2016, 08:32:27 PM
This is sad news indeed. He was truly one of the greats in airgunning. My sympathies to his family and friends for their loss. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: cilami on April 12, 2016, 08:36:32 PM
Very sad. Condolences to his family and friends. His work and contributions will never pass.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: mr007s on April 12, 2016, 08:42:39 PM
Thanks for sharing this sad news. Prayers lifted for the family, he will be missed
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: William on April 12, 2016, 08:43:00 PM
So sad, He has given us all so much in life and in the airgun community.

Myself and family send our Condolences to all friends and family, God Bless and my you rest in peace.

You will always be in our thoughts.
William & Family
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: bandg on April 12, 2016, 08:46:27 PM
Very sad to hear.  All condolences to his family. 
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: mobilemail on April 12, 2016, 08:49:46 PM
Praying for grace for his family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: DuncanHynes on April 12, 2016, 09:02:36 PM
May the winds always be in his favor. 
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: RatRacer on April 12, 2016, 09:14:26 PM
This is sad news, and great loss. My condolences to Bob's family, and prayer for them.
May we continue to honor Bob and Gene's legacy through the use of the great place they have built here for us all.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Motorhead on April 12, 2016, 09:28:33 PM
Best of wishes to Bobs family & friends ...
Sad day indeed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: rsterne on April 12, 2016, 09:45:36 PM
So sorry to hear about this.... Diane and I send our condolences to Bob's family.... We are in his debt for supplying our online home....

Bob
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: REDHORSE on April 12, 2016, 09:56:49 PM
 :'(
Sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He and his family will be in our prayers.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: wll2506 on April 12, 2016, 10:00:38 PM
Was just reading about his airgun work and then I see this .. very sad news indeed.

wll
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: oldpro on April 12, 2016, 10:03:46 PM
....LEGEND...
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: MassGunman on April 12, 2016, 10:05:21 PM
Sad news indeed .My sympathies to his loved ones
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: bart the fart on April 12, 2016, 10:10:43 PM
May the Departed be in peace.
Bob was a legend, legends live on.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: cherokeesteve on April 12, 2016, 10:17:50 PM
Prayers and sympathy from my end. God's speed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: dk1677 on April 12, 2016, 10:20:26 PM
So sad to hear this, my prayers for Bob and Cheryl. We have lost a legend
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: buldawg76 on April 12, 2016, 10:22:34 PM
So sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences and prayers for his family in this sad time. You will be missed.

Mike
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: marty2 on April 12, 2016, 10:24:39 PM
Condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: dmeguy on April 12, 2016, 10:25:53 PM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Joekrooz on April 12, 2016, 10:28:42 PM
My deepest sympathies to the Werner family.  Thank you Bob for co-founding this great forum, rest in peace.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Kirk B on April 12, 2016, 10:38:23 PM
Sorry to hear of his passing. Guys like him don't come around that often.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Robertsails on April 12, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
Wow, this is very sad news. prayers and thoughts to the family.  He will be missed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Bud in PA on April 12, 2016, 10:42:12 PM
Prayers for his family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: nielsenammo on April 12, 2016, 10:43:40 PM
R.I.P.  Truly missed!
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Dave99 on April 12, 2016, 10:46:47 PM
As a newbie here it took no time at all to become deeply indebted to Robert.  Not only was he generous with his knowledge and expertise, he was engaging in the way he shared. 

I hope his family can take some comfort in his freedom from pain, and for the number of new friends he will continue to make as a result of his good works.

For my part, I send my most profound condolences.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: DOKF on April 12, 2016, 10:49:24 PM
A terrible loss to all.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Kailua on April 12, 2016, 10:50:22 PM
Bob and Gene had a vision to create a great forum and succeeded.  A testament to two great people.  They also had the vision to leave it in good hands.
Sad they had to leave us.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: mudduck48 on April 12, 2016, 10:50:32 PM
RIP Bob. Thank you for everything you did for the airgun community. Condolence to the family. :'(
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: ThePaperboy on April 12, 2016, 10:59:30 PM
Love you Bob , every time we put our finger on that gold trigger , what a wonderful memory , rest in peace my friend
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: maraudinglizard on April 12, 2016, 11:03:44 PM
My heart felt prayers and condolences to the family. :'(
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: GKU on April 12, 2016, 11:05:49 PM
Thanks for all the hard work and time you have done and gave to the Airgun world.

Prayers out for you and your family Sir .....     ...         .            .

I remember u liking the Macadamia Nut Cookies I sent many years ago, but gave the Hawaiian Coffee to the wife because she loves her morning coffee. ;)

Rest in peace Bob

~ Greg
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: dv8eod on April 12, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
Condolences sent. As their legacy continues to carry on, Gene and Bob will always be with us.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Craymar on April 12, 2016, 11:21:25 PM
That is sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: OleTomCat on April 12, 2016, 11:27:06 PM
A sad day it is....
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: cooter472 on April 12, 2016, 11:27:40 PM
Bob was a great man and will be missed, spoke often during a couple springer builds. Always took his time to help. Hope we can keep his legacy going. RIP Bob
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: OnlyHalfRight on April 12, 2016, 11:29:18 PM
Rest in Peace
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Speedly on April 12, 2016, 11:31:40 PM
Wow, this is certainly a blow.

Losing both founders of the airgun forum we've all used, studied, and loved is really hard to believe.

Bob, one of your triggers still sits in the Benjamin Trail that I sold to a friend. It's not mine, but it's not far away either, and has served the both of us very well.

Rest in peace, good sir. Hopefully we can continue on and do both you and Gene proud in the future.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: edhvhram on April 12, 2016, 11:36:59 PM
Prayers sent , Condolences to family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: bardownsnipe on April 12, 2016, 11:50:08 PM
Sad news. I've learned so much just from reading his posts. Condolences to his friends and family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Pelletnutz on April 12, 2016, 11:52:34 PM
I'm sorry to hear of your passing Bob. On the bright side, there's no more pain and suffering for you my friend. My condolences to your family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: BenjiHunter on April 12, 2016, 11:59:53 PM
Very sad news
Condolences to his family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Chuy702 on April 13, 2016, 12:21:04 AM
May he rest in peace My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Yarp on April 13, 2016, 12:25:51 AM
Thoughts and prayers for Bob Werner's family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Vinícius Alves on April 13, 2016, 01:23:34 AM
I am fairly new to the airgun world but today I was reading threads from 10 years ago where this man was already helping people on forums(tuning guns, writing guides, etc) and he was doing it all for free, there I saw that he was a good fella whose philosophy was to share knowledge


rest in peace.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: UncleDevo on April 13, 2016, 01:27:26 AM
In deepest sympathy to his family and friends, please accept my condolences on your loss.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: nittany on April 13, 2016, 01:28:22 AM
Very sorry to hear this.  Hopefully, he's at peace now and suffers no more.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: stevoe0970 on April 13, 2016, 01:30:47 AM
A very big loss to our community. My condolences to his family and all that knew him.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Freebird on April 13, 2016, 01:34:33 AM
Sad news indeed, but what a nice legacy he has left in this great forum.
Prayers and condolences for all Bob's friends and family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: GSu on April 13, 2016, 01:36:54 AM
My condolences.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Tater on April 13, 2016, 01:46:30 AM
Such sad news. Prayer sent to Bob and his family. I knew he was in bad health but still it's still painful news. Rest in peace Bob.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: rixtrix1 on April 13, 2016, 01:56:42 AM
So sorry to hear this. 9 years ago or so, I got back into airguns and  Bob( and Gene) gave me a ton of advice  to make my Gamo Shadow 1000 a very shootable and accurate rifle. I was able to spend a lot of time on the old Gateway and continued to enjoy the postings Bob made and proved to myself that he really had a great handle on making a spring gun work. The tips, pointers and time he gave me was worth hundreds of dollars, but the best part was that he did it because he cared. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Prayers  and my deepest condolences to his family.
RIP Bob
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Addictedtoair on April 13, 2016, 02:11:15 AM
Rest in peace Sir.

In search of a trigger I found a home full of brothers and sisters of such caliber that I can only hope to be worthy. He and Gene are together again to watch over their creation. I feel honored to be allowed to serve.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Jerry C on April 13, 2016, 02:20:24 AM
Prayers for him and his family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: LUXX661 on April 13, 2016, 02:42:00 AM
Sorry to hear about Mr. Werner I hope these scriptures can be of some confort.
“He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: LUXX661 on April 13, 2016, 02:43:55 AM
“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”John 5:28, 29
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: LUXX661 on April 13, 2016, 02:47:04 AM
“He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”Isaiah 25:8
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Dino on April 13, 2016, 03:10:18 AM
Very sorry to hear the sad news.
Thoughts and Prayers for him and his loves ones.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Wayne52 on April 13, 2016, 04:02:32 AM
You have my condolences
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: uglymike on April 13, 2016, 05:01:09 AM
I'm going to order a GRTlll today, and I don't own a rifle it'll fit! RIP CDT....................
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: frank70 on April 13, 2016, 05:20:28 AM
Sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: uncle paulie on April 13, 2016, 06:51:38 AM
Sad to lose another incredible asset to the community. Prayers sent to all who have been touched by him.

pv
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: TexasInfidel on April 13, 2016, 07:07:22 AM
Condolences
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: GD Giles on April 13, 2016, 07:49:44 AM
My deepest condolences and prayers for the family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: thelock on April 13, 2016, 08:08:53 AM
My condolences.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: grimeszee on April 13, 2016, 08:09:16 AM
So sorry for the Loss and my condolences to his family.  :-[
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: sonofagun on April 13, 2016, 08:16:35 AM
Sorry to hear this; Bob was a treasure and will be greatly missed ---
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Norm_m on April 13, 2016, 08:18:07 AM
Such sad news to read this morning!

Prayers to Bob and his family have been sent

You will always be remembered

Norm
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: stevemag on April 13, 2016, 08:26:33 AM
very sad news
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Arkmaker on April 13, 2016, 08:30:57 AM
Prayers and condolences. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Kongfa001 on April 13, 2016, 08:34:48 AM
Sad news, rest in peace.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: TennX on April 13, 2016, 08:53:48 AM
Always sad to lose someone...prayers and condolences to family and friends....RIP
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Mpac on April 13, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
Very sad news may he rest in peace , prayers to the family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Ducati250Single on April 13, 2016, 09:10:35 AM
My condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace Robert.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: eaguila on April 13, 2016, 09:13:09 AM
my sincerest condolences to his family...  He is a pillar of the airgun community, and will surely be missed by all.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Sfttailrdr46 on April 13, 2016, 09:14:46 AM
Truly sad news for the airgun community and the GTA. I have no words except prayers for his family and all who called him their friend
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Airhunter177 on April 13, 2016, 09:18:29 AM
Condolences to his family. He'll be missed!
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: daveshoot on April 13, 2016, 09:19:01 AM
Thank you for all you did for airgunning, and for educating me personally. Your vision for GTA was certainly fulfilled and hopefully exceeded your original expectations. Please say hello to Gene if you're able, and RIP.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: BrokeWinger on April 13, 2016, 09:41:38 AM
Wow, bummer. Prayers for his family will be offered.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: 454 Big Block Chevy on April 13, 2016, 09:43:59 AM
As with others, I was blessed to spend many hours on Gene's back porch, chatting, and shooting with both Gene and Bob.  Listening to these two discuss different things such as engineering parts for airguns and improving them, truly was an honor.  Bob, and Gene.  Try not to give the big man too much trouble up there!

May you both rest in eternal glory and peace.

Edward
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: CJDore on April 13, 2016, 10:08:11 AM
Sad to lose such a leader for the airgun enthusiasts.......RIP Sir Bob!!!
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: keithd on April 13, 2016, 10:16:38 AM
So sorry to hear this news
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Nod on April 13, 2016, 10:38:50 AM
Very sad indeed, my condolences to his family, he will be missed !
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: OKHunter1 on April 13, 2016, 10:55:14 AM
Though I didn't know him personally, I have dealt with him in the past, and he had tuned and done trigger work on my TX200.  Was always impressed with his honesty and candor. Put a gold trigger on my TX free of charge and a super nice touch, which spoke tons for his character.  I'm sure he will be missed by many.  Prayers go out to his family from ours.  RIP brother man....
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Underdog on April 13, 2016, 10:57:34 AM
I think he's pretty much the reason I'm in this forum. I ran across all the information he posted on his website, and found a link here.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Tomcat on April 13, 2016, 11:04:58 AM
So sorry to hear of his passing.  My condolences to his family!
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: DarrylS on April 13, 2016, 11:13:45 AM
...My sincerest thoughts and prayers going out for the entire family...
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: darryl on April 13, 2016, 11:20:05 AM
May he rest in peace, and know he will be missed by this community. Sympathies to his family.
Darryl
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: OKHunter1 on April 13, 2016, 11:22:08 AM
It is a sad deal. Hopefully, not to be distasteful, but when my family is down, we try to share humor to ease the pain.  So here is a story on how I got to know the true "CharlieDaTuna".  Years ago, when I was but a newb to the hobby, I bought TX200, and thought a tune was in order even before shooting it. Long story short, I came across Roberts name and went on the internet to find out more. I typed in Charlie Tuna and ended up on a webpage for Chali 2na. Well, Chali 2na is a rapper with Jurassic 5, which at the time was a favorite band of mine. I am not kidding, I though to myself how cool it was to have a rap career and also be a well spoken of air gun guru. Anyway for several days I was amazed by the multi-talented air gun rapper. It was my father who was also getting into airguns at the time with a R9 who corrected me and led me to the real Robert Werner. Boy did I feel silly. Anyway he ended up being multi-talented, just not a famous rapper ta boot. How can I now ever forget him or that story. RIP brother man.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: bolerofm on April 13, 2016, 12:38:46 PM
Rest in Peace Mr. Werner.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: BillK on April 13, 2016, 12:50:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bobs family.  He will be missed by all.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Brutuz on April 13, 2016, 01:30:55 PM
Bob I'll never forget you, rest in peace
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: WiseGuy on April 13, 2016, 01:39:24 PM
So sorry to hear, sad news indeed. Prayers for the friends and family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: TDeWane on April 13, 2016, 02:21:32 PM
Very sad loss my condolences to his family and friends God Bless
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: spider1960 on April 13, 2016, 02:32:15 PM
Sad news...

RIP Bob.

Dennis
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: The Knot on April 13, 2016, 02:56:48 PM
It is a sad time for all in the Air gun community sorry to hear this news Prayers sent RIP
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: echochap on April 13, 2016, 03:33:17 PM
Sorry to hear this, Robert was one of the guys that did a lot to promote this sport going a long ways back. We should all remember his contributions and be happy he was a part of our community.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Shawn_D on April 13, 2016, 03:42:44 PM
What a loss.  My condolences to his family and those who knew him well.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: cosmic on April 13, 2016, 03:58:37 PM
Enormous loss  :'(
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: lillysdad621 on April 13, 2016, 04:15:12 PM
With both Gene and Bob gone... Heaven just got a lot less twangy and better triggered... We will miss them both. RIP Bob...
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: only1harry on April 13, 2016, 05:29:13 PM
I can't believe Bob is gone now too.  He was someone I looked up to and had much respect and admiration for.

It's strange I was cleaning the Diana 36 I got from Gene yesterday, and remembered that Gene said Bob had tuned it for him when he was first getting into airguns (and Gene later re-tuned it), and was thinking about Bob and wondering how he was doing.

We all have Bob and Gene to thank for the GTA, but this is also a great loss for the entire airgun community.
Rest in peace Bob.  Prayers go out to you and your family.

Harry
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: quickster47 on April 13, 2016, 06:51:43 PM
Such a loss to the airgun community but even more so to his family.  Praying for his family during this time of loss and grieving.

Carl
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: hunter457 on April 13, 2016, 06:54:01 PM
Rest in Pease Bob. Thank you for all you have done.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: bnowlin on April 13, 2016, 06:59:47 PM
Goodbye Bob and say hello to Gene when you get there.  God bless you and yours.
Bobn
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Bicycleman on April 13, 2016, 09:27:41 PM
We all live between the Eternities.  Mr. Bob is now in the next world.  May he be welcomed by God with open arms. 
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Matt15 on April 13, 2016, 10:08:54 PM
Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing!! May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: ProfessorMeatHook on April 13, 2016, 10:26:11 PM
Bob Werner was a very good friend of mine and until recently I just found out that he's no longer with us.  I will miss you my friend and I pray and ask the lord to give you and your family bliss and comfort in knowing that your in a much better place.  You will always be remembered in my mind as well as my heart and always remembered as the pioneer of Gate way to airguns and all the your contributions you've made to the airgun world.  May god keep you in his realm and your family safe, amen!
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: targettgii on April 13, 2016, 10:31:15 PM
Rest in peace Bob he will be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: UK KIWI on April 14, 2016, 06:39:21 PM
A Huge Loss to all, a true legend to us all, heartfelt sympathy to Family, Friends, and our community, RIP Bob, shoot free.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: RedFeather on April 14, 2016, 06:57:25 PM
I posted your email on the Dianawerk Collective.  He will be sorely missed.  Your forum is a living memorial to DaTuner.  A great guy and a great legacy.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: tjk on April 14, 2016, 10:19:45 PM
Sad news indeed. I got the GTA email yesterday. I wish the best for his family. I also consider myself very fortunate to have met Bob personally. It was in his garage in Simpsonville where he showed me the basics of spring guns and how to tune them. We did ( or more like Bob did,....I watched) a tune on an old Spanish made Norica Marksman rifle. I gained a whole new insight on what truly makes a custom tuned springer "tuned". He tuned my first springer Crosman Sierra Pro as well as my first  "serious" airgun, the German Diana 34. Still have these guns and the 34 is one of the most beloved rifles in my collection. I was also given the opportunity to be a moderator for the GTA for a time. That was a lot of fun and Bob was always there to lend his advice. It was Charlie da Tuna that gave me the confidence to dive into my later guns, to tune them myself, to be rewarded with awesome shooting springers,... and I am confident Bob would be proud that he passed on some of his knowledge unto me. I am forever grateful to Bob for all of this. Rest well my friend, and God be with you. Thomas 
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: SpiralGroove on April 15, 2016, 04:02:58 PM
Bob, aka CDT was OUR airgun tuning GOD/LEGEND ;)  I never met, received a PM or otherwise had contact with him, but after reading all his articles I knew this guy was IT -> as far as airgun tuning/engineering. 

I'm sure Bob and Gene are out bench shooting at 50 yards right now :D

Thank you so much for your Knowledge and Skill, you ARE missed already.

Kirk
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Geoff on April 15, 2016, 04:30:58 PM
prayers sent to the family and friends.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: shadow on April 15, 2016, 09:34:38 PM
I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Bob and am trying to find the words to express how much I looked up to him as well as Gene. The airgun masters have left the building but not our hearts and am sure their looking down and keeping a eye on this great forum. Rest in peace brother Bob you will always be loved and missed. Ed
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: longislandhunter on April 15, 2016, 09:57:42 PM
So sorry to hear this.  Will pray for his family.

Jeff
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Air4All on April 15, 2016, 10:32:12 PM
We all stand on the passion and shoulders of those that carried the banner before us. He has made such a dedicated difference to our sport. Prayers to his family and all those affected by his passing.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: rif0 on April 17, 2016, 10:16:23 AM
My sincere condolences to his family. Thoughts and prayers
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Hub on April 19, 2016, 12:15:44 AM
Just found this in an e-mail.  My prayers and Gods comfort to all the family.

Ken
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: IRONWORKER on April 19, 2016, 02:16:12 PM
Prayers sent for the family.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Scotchmo on April 19, 2016, 04:45:47 PM
Bob helped me sort out a GRT trigger that I bought from him for my QB58. I was just learning about airguns. I went on to win the 2012 AAFTA Nationals in Hunter/Piston with that gun and trigger. I'm still winning big matches with it. I wish I had been able to meet him in person. We'll miss him.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: GumpIsrael on April 30, 2016, 02:32:09 AM
Condolences to family and friends. I've learned a lot just reading Bob and Gene's posts. Really wish I could have met them.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Pilgrim on May 06, 2016, 03:12:41 PM
What more can possibly be added to these heartfelt & moving tributes?
Wish I'd had the opportunity to get to know both Gene and Bob, apart from GTA and other the forums.
But family situation keep me tethered to my local area. Perhaps when I pass on, as we all eventually will ...
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: N.E.Dan on May 20, 2016, 06:53:13 AM
Charlie and Gene were always one of the first to answer my posts with a common sense and helpful response. I considered them my friends. I will miss them both very much.
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: Jimmy Jones on June 01, 2016, 01:30:00 AM
Man no way! CDT you will be missed
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: gillchaser on June 17, 2016, 11:01:11 PM
Wow ! Can't belive that both Gene and Bob are no longer with us . I was going through my phone just yesterday and removed Gene's number . Now I find out that Bob is gone now also .
Prayers for the families . Kirby
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: grizzlyadams on July 18, 2016, 08:55:49 AM
Rest in peace, Bob!!!! you will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: regularguy11B on September 03, 2016, 03:10:59 PM
This one is especially hard to take.  Never met the man in person, but I miss him anyway.   I will keep him and his family in my prayers
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: DarrylS on September 03, 2016, 03:26:11 PM
...My deepest sympathies to his family and to all who were fortunate enough to know him... :(...
Title: Re: Robert Werner - aka CharlieDaTuna - Co-founder of our forum
Post by: ShadowShot on January 08, 2017, 12:19:47 PM
Such bad news to hear. I considered Charlie and Gene to be friends. We will miss him.