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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Dino has gone to ride his Jeep in Heaven

Just wanted to let everyone know that Dino Bozen a long time member on this board has passed away. From what I gather it happened early this morning at the beach where he lives in Panama. My condolences to his remaining family. He was a really good friend, and will be missed. I will remember him every time I clean my Jeep.


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2014, 07:24 PM
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i first met him in 2004 and he was at times like a "little Brother"
some times he was a pain in da azz ...with a heart of gold!
Dino at my home in the garage ...watching in install sliders
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Dino in 2006 washing my Rubi after a run in Moab..I was to tired and said not going ...he insisted and would not take no for an answer
Dino washing Mac`s Rubi 5-2-2006.jpg
I took Dino and Deb off road the day after they got married in Vegas
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Another view after wheel`n a stock rented TJ in Vegas
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Happy Times in Moab at the Brewery
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Rip Dino!


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Sorry to hear.

Stay Safe out there fellas!

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Terrible news, RIP Dino

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Looked like a pretty cool dude. Condolences.
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My first trip to Moab, an "unofficial" ROF gathering, is when I met Dino. He wheeled two of the three days with us. He had a quite a mouth on him, some squeaking poly bushings and just a bit OCD with keeping things clean...makes me laugh! One of those guys though that would do anything for anyone at anytime.

Prayers for his family!

RIP Dino!

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The last I'd heard from Dino was just before he left for Panama. We talked about how well his daughter was doing in the Navy (Sailor of the Year for her command), and about his planned move...

I wondered how he was doing down in Panama, now I know... condolences to his family.

The only picture I could find (I'm horrible at taking pictures of people), was this rear view... including Mac's as well, from my first day wheeling on the first Moab run in 2004:

And, yes, that's one very clean red Jeep, with TGDD (The Great D*mn Dino) on the plate....

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Sorry to hear this.

I think he is in this video from the first ROF Moab run @ 2:07.


Add my condolences as well......

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Damn, sorry to hear about his passing and I wish his family the best during these trying times...

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