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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friend Of Submariners Passes

Sad news out of Groton. Terrence Garbuzinski, a VP at Sonalysts and a Submariner in the Reserves himself, and who is well known to at least the wardrooms on the Groton waterfront, died last night in a car accident on I-95 in Mystic, CT. Terry was known for providing lots of good information for those heading out on the "tip of the spear".

The Submarine Brotherhood has lost a good friend and a brother.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is tragic. Terry was a great American and person. I hope his family finds some solace in time.

3/26/2010 9:44 PM

Blogger fourfastboats said...

Very, very sad news. I always learned a lot from his pre-deployment training sessions. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

3/26/2010 11:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad. He was a true Patriot.

Rest in peace, Terry.

3/27/2010 12:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all going to miss you Terry. Thanks for giving so much to so many.

3/27/2010 12:46 AM

Blogger Chris Grubb said...

Terry was a giant in the submarine force and all of those who deployed benefited from his work and training. He was also a great person who will be missed by all of us who knew him.

My condolences to his family and friends.

3/27/2010 12:53 AM

Anonymous Sean Brosseau said...

What an unbelievably tragic loss. Please keep Terry's family in your thoughts and prayers. Terry was a truly inspirational person to know and work with. I am going to miss you, my friend...

3/27/2010 3:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a port of no return, where ships
May ride at anchor for a little space
And then, some starless night the cable slips,
Leaving an eddy at the mooring place...
Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore.

Leslie Nelson Jennings
"Lost Harbor"

3/27/2010 4:55 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry, rest your oars, your friends will stand your watch. May God comfort your loved ones as only He can do.

3/27/2010 5:25 AM

Anonymous J Chen said...

When we found out yesterday, we made sure the admiral knew. While we may eventually fill in the huge amount of corporate knowledge of submarining that only Terry knew, we'll never be able to replace his stand-up attitude and humble brilliance. Rickover used to speak about "one man making a difference;" I think all would agree that Terry was that man.

3/27/2010 4:06 PM

Blogger Liza B. Gonzalez said...

What sad sad news. Hoping his family finds some peace in this tragic time.

3/27/2010 5:02 PM

Blogger blunoz said...

I agree with what everyone else has said here. Terry was a legend in the submarine force. I have worked with him since 1996 and always looked up to him with the utmost respect and admiration. I worked with Terry on a regular basis in my current job, and I was pretty shaken up by this terrible news on Friday morning at work. My thoughts and prayers go out to Terry's family, friends, shipmates and coworkers.

3/27/2010 6:36 PM

Anonymous bullnav said...

I was blown away by the call I received on Friday morning. Terry had been a member of our Navy Reserve unit (CSDS-12 TAG) until a couple of months ago. He was a friend and mentor. He will be missed.

3/27/2010 11:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry's was a great American and his loss is a tragic event for the entire Force.

3/28/2010 10:35 AM

Blogger Bearpaw said...

I knew him as a JO when he first came about the Philly back in late '87. He was an officer that you could talk to and he listened - sometimes quite a rarity.

My condolences to his family

3/28/2010 6:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry was a truly great american, submariner and friend. I know he taught me a lot about deployed operations and was a tremendous asset to me in my last job. We definitely lost a national treasure.

3/28/2010 7:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only knew Terry from the two occasions he briefed our wardroom prior to deployment. He was truly a professional and very passionate about his work. I know we all benefited from his training. This is truly a great loss for the Navy and the country. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

3/29/2010 5:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never met him, but if raised a son as great as John he must have been one incredible person.

1/26/2011 1:53 AM


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