ALVIN GOTTLIEB HAS PASSED

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    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Alvin J. Gottlieb, son of David and Dorothy Gottlieb passed away this morning at the age of 86. He is survived by four children, Laura, Daniel, Michael and Joseph as well as a large number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
    I will post specifics for services as soon as I have them but it will be later this week in Oak Park, Il.
    Words cannot describe the enormity of our loss. Dad was a true Gentleman. Kind and loving to all, he was happy and full of life all the way to the end

    THIS WAS POSTED BY MICHAEL GOTTLIEB ON FACEBOOK


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    May he R.I.P. I will be playing my Abra-ca-dabra and Atlantis in his honor today.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    A sad day in pinball...RIP Alvin


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Very sad news. My condolenses.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP Alvin. You, your father and your family will always be remembered by your pinball family and friends. Thank you for all you did.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    I'll play a game on each of my Gottliebs today in his honor. RIP.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    A legend. Very sad day indeed.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP Alvin.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    His life should be celebrated. May he rest in peace.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP

    My Gottliebs will get lots of play today


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Very sad regards to his family and my he continue on wherever he goes RIP


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Wow, terrible news. What a legend in the industry as well as a wonderful person! He will be missed.~Spooky


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    My condolences. May we celebrate what he did for pinball! I will play the gottliebs on pinball arcade, as I sold my gottlieb games :*( I miss them.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    As many here have said I will follow suit - 1 game each on my 4 Gottliebs this evening - Hearts And Spades, Roller Coaster, Volley and Genie.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Thanks for all of the great contributions to pinball.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    I'm glad I have a few Gottlieb pinball machines in my collection.
    Good time to take a moment to reflect on life.
    Some of the first pins I ever played were Gottlieb 70's e-m's.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP Alvin Gottlieb. Magnotron will get much playing time tonight in your honor.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Very sad times.
    Condolences to his family.

    History maker.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP for a True Pinball Legend!
    ...glad he was still around to see Pinball make a comeback.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    His games have provided countless hours of joy so nice legacy,

    Sad time for his family. Condolences.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    6 months, 1 week ago
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    I am deeply sorry to hear this. Alvin will live on through the pinbally legacy he has left behind for all of us! I was just playing my Alvin G Mystery Castle and Gottlieb Big Shot last night. If it wasn't for the Gottlieb family business, I may have never got into pinball in the first place. RIP Alvin G!

    Brian


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Another legend moves on. Rest in Peace, Alvin!

    Most of my favorite games have the Gottlieb name attached to them. I may have to reconfigure what is coming to Expo in order to honor the Gottliebs.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    R.I.P Alvin..


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    One of the greats. I, too, send my condolences.

    Gonna have to play a few games on my Gottlieb Big Hit tonight in his honor.


    DirtySouth

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    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Ow! That hurts to hear. My condolences to the family.

    In the 1960's as a day dreaming kid in Elementary School, I would endlessly draw Pinball machine layouts.
    i felt it was my career path then. Id fold them up and mail them off to Bally, Chicago Coin, and Gottlieb, among others.
    Gottlieb was the only one to respond. (cant blame them for a 9 year old sending in "Pin 3000" pictures).
    We had many exchanges, and met up in later years, he was a Gentleman, in the truest sense.
    He will be missed.

    Time for everyone to play on Gottlieb in his honor.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    R.I.P. Mr. Gottlieb. Like other's, I'll play my Genie in his honor.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Think I will make playing gottliebs mandatory tonight for CT league in his honor.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Mystery Castle and Pistol Poker sit in honor tonight of Alvin G's legacy...Thanks for the contributions to this great hobby.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Sad, sad news. Only Gottliebs for me tonight. May he rest in peace.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Rest in peace sir.


    zarco

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    6 months, 1 week ago
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    May he RIP. Alvin produced machines that have brought a lot of
    joy to a lot of people.
    Steve


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Just getting into this hobby. Hope he knew how many peoples lives he delighted and will continue to delight in the future. RIP.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    No doubt an Icon for certain.
    When playing Gottliebs tonight I'll be smiling in thanks and
    raising my glass in honor of his wonderful contributions.

    RIP


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Playing Pinball somewhere else !


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Terrible news, and right before Expo.

    Thank you Alvin. Thank you for all you did for pinball.

    LTG : )


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    ....many a fine day playing brand new Gottlieb's, like Strange World or Jet Spin at the pinball arcade in Sherway gardens in Toronto. Nothing better then a sparkling Gottlieb from the 1970s. Jpop


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Rest in peace, Alvin. Thanks for all the great games and for all that you did for pinball.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Going to play my system 1 in honor tonight.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Rest in peace


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    ah man ... just before expo too

    My condolenses


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    His work will live on. Thank you for all the great innovations you brought to the amazing world of pinball. Rest in peace.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Rest in Peace Mr. Gottlieb. I know you have been ill for awhile. I hope you did not suffer too much.
    Your son has been doing a fine job at Bally.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Rest in peace.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Very Sad news.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    Well, I tried to play my Haunted House in memoriam, but it locked up before I finished the first game. )-:


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP for a pinball legend.


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    RIP... will play some Gottleibs at Expo if I can to enjoy the fruits of his legacy!


    6 months, 1 week ago
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    He made his mark on the world.
    RIP sir.



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