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Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
sorry to say, i never personally met the man. but, i have a feeling that for a long time on down the road, whenever i click on a thread here on ST with some of you dear friends of his on it, the first thing i'm gonna think about is him. RIP, Billy!

the grass withers,
and the flowers fade,
but memories of billy,
will live on for eVah!

edit: ^ my variation of a bible verse (excuse me, but its just the way i'm feeling about billy, and a few of my lost loved ones, at the moment).
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
I never met the guy.

For some reasons my eyes are filled with tears right now.


Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Better alert the S.O. about the Blitzapalooza NOW.....they're gonna need to be prepared.

: )
The Larry

Moab, UT
Aug 17, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Damn Blitzo. I wish I could've seen you one last time. I'll miss you man.
Thanks for all the beers, climbs, stories and insights. I'm gonna have one more please.
Park Rat

Social climber
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Bill, Rest in peace you fought the good fight, now it's time to rest.

Condolences to all his friends and especially those wonderful caregivers. We all know how difficult it is for those who care for a loved one at their passing. You can be proud the way you cared for him.

I didn't know him personally, except that we exchanged emails about his time climbing with Warren Harding.

His photography will be a wonderful legacy.

Now Blitso and Batso can be reunited again around the campfire, tell their stories and share a libation or two.

Warren Harding photo by Blitzo circa 1976
Warren Harding photo by Blitzo circa 1976
Credit: photo by Blitzo
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Although our paths have not crossed in decades I still have vivid memories of Bill. He was the life of the party and I know he would want it to continue. Tilt one in his honor. Rest in peace Bill Serniuk.

Somewhere out there
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Rest in Peace Blitzo. Farewell my friend

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:07pm PT

Good bye, Billy. I hope I'll meet you on the other side.

My sincerest condolences to all of Bill's family and friends.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
Rest in Peace Billy, a genuine and gentle sole, who was rich in friends -- perhaps the true judge of a person's character.
Johnny K.

Aug 17, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Peace and love to everyone celebrating Blitzo's life

Photo by Blitzo

Trad climber
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Now you can continue on, no rope needed

Rest In Peace

some eastside hovel
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Bye Bill.Glad I got to share a laugh or two with you.You'll be missed.
Steve L

Aug 17, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
I've always been a bit envious of the life you've lived - the freedom, the adventures, the crazy times. Our pasts couldn't have been more different; but we were always cool, you and I. Always able to relate, always able to chill and share laughs. You were one of the first people I met when starting to hang out in JT, and where part of the fabric that ultimately led me to call this place home. It's been an honor sharing laughs, ends of the rope, beers, and goodbyes. It was also an honor to have been there when the famous "dancing" photo was taken. Haha! There will always be some space in the blue cooler for your brews! Rest easy my friend. See you again some day.

Aug 17, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Peace to the spirit of Blitzo.

And to Sooze, Russ, Locker and all the others who loved and cared for him.

What a testament to the person Blitzo was to have such friends!


Trad climber
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:36pm PT

and appreciation to everyone down south who helped

Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
RIP Blitz! The world is a darker place without you in it.
Hoisting a cold one in the woods to you!

Belay off.

Ice climber
mogollon rim
Aug 17, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
couple of years ago i had the opportunity to work in Josh for a couple of months. Bill was living in the guest house at the job site. i think he was working in 29 with fish and marty at the time. Every nite he would come home with new beers-most of which were new to me....connisour of craft brews he was. We would taste test the beer selection and watch the various wacky movies that he owned. He also had hrs of footage of partys at cashners place with all the monkeys hanging out and partying.
i ran into Blitz at new jack a few times since then and i think that the last time that i saw him was there after the gordenfest.
oh and by the way. i too heard him say that russ was his best friend.

Erik E

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 17, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Rest In Peace Blitzo.

Say heloo to all the great climbers for us. Wish you could send back some photos, I know they'd be great.

This is the best video version of Watermelon In Easter Hay I've found.

All Zappa freaks love Joe's last imaginary guitar solo.

You played a great one.
Turn it up.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 17, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Awesome how one man has spread so much joy and laughter. I'm in that receiving crowd - I have not laughed harder than some of the time I spent with Blitzo (and Locker) in the Boulder area. While I didn't get to visit with him many times, those times were pure quality and hilarity. Thanks for the laughs Blitzo (and Locker). RIP

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 17, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
RIP, Billy.

We only had the chance to lift a few cold ones together, but it was fun going to the John Gill/Pat Ament show together with eeyonkee and locker, and goatboy.

See you on the other side, and hope there's some good beer there too!

My sincerest condolences to locker, Sooze, Russ, Beth, and all others true to Bill and were there at his side to the very end.

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