(Topic ID: 66552)


By mikepin

8 years ago

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    #1 8 years ago

    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


    #2 8 years ago

    May he R.I.P. I will be playing my Abra-ca-dabra and Atlantis in his honor today.

    #3 8 years ago

    A sad day in pinball...RIP Alvin

    #4 8 years ago

    Very sad news. My condolenses.

    #5 8 years ago

    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 8 years ago

    I'll play a game on each of my Gottliebs today in his honor. RIP.

    #7 8 years ago

    A legend. Very sad day indeed.

    #9 8 years ago

    His life should be celebrated. May he rest in peace.

    #10 8 years ago


    My Gottliebs will get lots of play today

    #11 8 years ago

    Very sad regards to his family and my he continue on wherever he goes RIP

    #12 8 years ago

    Wow, terrible news. What a legend in the industry as well as a wonderful person! He will be missed.~SpOoKy

    #13 8 years ago

    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.

    #14 8 years ago

    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.

    #15 8 years ago

    Thanks for all of the great contributions to pinball.

    #16 8 years ago

    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.

    #17 8 years ago

    RIP Alvin Gottlieb. Magnotron will get much playing time tonight in your honor.

    #18 8 years ago

    Very sad times.
    Condolences to his family.

    History maker.

    #19 8 years ago

    RIP for a True Pinball Legend!
    ...glad he was still around to see Pinball make a comeback.

    #20 8 years ago

    His games have provided countless hours of joy so nice legacy,

    Sad time for his family. Condolences.

    #22 8 years ago

    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!


    #23 8 years ago

    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.

    #24 8 years ago

    R.I.P Alvin..

    #25 8 years ago

    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.

    #26 8 years ago


    #27 8 years ago

    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.

    #28 8 years ago

    R.I.P. Mr. Gottlieb. Like other's, I'll play my Genie in his honor.

    #29 8 years ago

    Think I will make playing gottliebs mandatory tonight for CT league in his honor.

    #30 8 years ago

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

    #31 8 years ago

    Sad, sad news. Only Gottliebs for me tonight. May he rest in peace.

    #32 8 years ago

    Rest in peace sir.

    #33 8 years ago

    May he RIP. Alvin produced machines that have brought a lot of
    joy to a lot of people.

    #34 8 years ago

    Just getting into this hobby. Hope he knew how many peoples lives he delighted and will continue to delight in the future. RIP.

    #35 8 years ago

    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.


    #36 8 years ago

    Playing Pinball somewhere else !

    #37 8 years ago

    Terrible news, and right before Expo.

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

    LTG : )

    #38 8 years ago

    ....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

    #39 8 years ago

    Rest in peace, Alvin. Thanks for all the great games and for all that you did for pinball.

    #40 8 years ago

    Going to play my system 1 in honor tonight.

    #41 8 years ago

    Rest in peace

    #42 8 years ago

    ah man ... just before expo too

    My condolenses

    #43 8 years ago

    His work will live on. Thank you for all the great innovations you brought to the amazing world of pinball. Rest in peace.

    #44 8 years ago

    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.

    #45 8 years ago

    Rest in peace.

    #46 8 years ago

    Very Sad news.

    #47 8 years ago

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

    #48 8 years ago

    RIP for a pinball legend.

    #49 8 years ago

    RIP... will play some Gottleibs at Expo if I can to enjoy the fruits of his legacy!

    #50 8 years ago

    He made his mark on the world.
    RIP sir.

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