Today I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of one of my very favorite people in the door and hardware industry, Bob Jutzi.  Jutzi passed away on February 15, 2022, at the age of 76, surrounded by his loved ones and his dog Lula.  Bob’s obituary is here.

Bob was one of my very first instructors, when I attended the AH2 class in Savannah over 30 years ago.  In addition to being lucky enough to have him as a mentor throughout my career, I adopted many of his teaching “tricks” to make learning about hardware (and codes!) more fun.  Bob was a frequent visitor to iDigHardware – he sent photos, left comments, and often emailed jokes and comics…he sent me the last one only two weeks ago.

I have often told my kids that my life goal is to make a difference, in the hope that when I pass on, people will notice that I’m gone.  Jutzi made a difference to so many people, and I know I am not the only one mourning his passing.



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