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R.I.P. (Rest In Pinball) Chris Nash "The Pinball Doctor"


3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    R.I.P. (Rest In Pinball) Chris Nash “The Pinball Dr.”
    Please raise your flippers with me in a salute to a man who literally saved boatloads of machines in his lifetime.

    Chris called Eugene, Oregon home for the last several years and he was an invaluable resource to Blairally and much loved by the pinball community. He was a larger than life figure who also helped wedgeheadjunkie and the rest of the crew get the machines into shape for the Pacific Pinball Museum's annual expos and who was always more than happy to share some of his 40+ yrs of knowledge as well as accumulated parts. He will be dearly missed and a memorial event will be in the works and I'll be sure to update you when I have more information.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Terrible news. Thank you for posting.


    #4 3 years ago

    Flippers up good sir. RIP.

    #5 3 years ago

    I am very saddened to hear this news, Chris was definitely one of the good guys in our pinball community here in Eugene.

    RIP Chris

    #6 3 years ago

    Wow the pinball community is really being devastated this year :/ losing lots of good, talented guys!

    This year has been 95% downhill.
    RIP Pinball Doctor. They must have really needed him in that great arcade in the sky...

    #7 3 years ago

    I did not know Chris but never nice to hear about someone passing way too young. All the best to his family and friends.

    RIP Chris

    #9 3 years ago

    Rest in Peace brother. Hope you are happily fixing pins wherever you are....

    #10 3 years ago

    What a shame, I had many transactions with him, RIP

    #11 3 years ago

    RIP brother. Keep games running in heaven!

    #12 3 years ago

    It figures that this would happen in 2020... We'll miss you Nash.

    #13 3 years ago

    Chris helped me out years ago when I was first starting to learn pinball repair and restoration. The Pinball Doctor will truly be missed by those of us in this hobby. Blessings to his family and friends who are mourning his loss.

    #14 3 years ago

    Sad times. RIP

    #15 3 years ago

    Terrible news RIP

    #16 3 years ago

    My heart goes out to family and friends.

    #17 3 years ago

    Very sad news... I once bought a lot of pinball manuals and flyers from him. He went out and beyond his way to get the deal through, even if problems that arose looked almost impossible to solve, he made sure i got my parts. Afterwards we had some hilarious conversations on the phone and mail.
    R.I.P. Chris.

    #18 3 years ago

    Chris had a rough edge, but once you got through that he was generous with his time and knowledge. He kept Blairalley running IMO.

    Another great resource and meaningful person is gone now.

    RIP Pinball Doctor

    #19 3 years ago

    Great Guy. RIP

    #20 3 years ago

    Damn this year. RIP Chris

    #21 3 years ago

    R.I.P. in pinball heaven Chris.

    I met him a few years ago and he helped me with many of my games - great guy with a generous heart!

    #22 3 years ago

    Reading all of your replies is very heartwarming, thank you! I hope that wherever Chris is at he can read this forum, please feel free to share any memories or photos you might have of The Pinball Doctor.

    #23 3 years ago

    Sad to see good people go too early


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