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Gary Thorborn

April 30, 1950 – December 21, 2018

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Condolence From: Gary Forehand
Condolence: Just today, I had confirmed the news of the passing of my friend Gary. Though I am quite saddened by this, it brings me joy to know of his relationship with Jesus. Gary and I go back many years in our relationship, as we both started with Electrolux as teenagers during the truly good old days. We became especially close during our later years before retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with Cyd, Kirk and all of Gary's family. Rest in peace my ole friend until we meet again one day in heaven.
Sunday January 13, 2019
Condolence From: Tina Browning
Condolence: I was deeply saddened to learn of Gary's passing. Working with Gary, I watched him take many young people under his wing and mentor them without them even knowing. It was a sight to see. If Gary saw potential in someone, he would mentor them and you had a friend. He impacted many lives around him. Gary helped me reach for my dreams. He helped me to believe in myself and my abilities. I am grateful for that. But most of all, Gary was my friend. We kept in touch over the years and I will miss talking with him. Cyd, you are in my prayers. Love you.
Monday December 31, 2018
Condolence From: Tom Willis
Condolence: Lynn and I were deeply saddened to hear of Gary's passing. He was a great friend and mentor to me. Gary contributed greatly to my success in Electrolux. We will miss him deeply. RIP our dear friend
Tom and Lynn Willis
Sunday December 30, 2018
Condolence From: Dave Churchey
Condolence: Gary lived his life his way no matter where the gains and losses took in. I am sure that being Gary was not always easy but never ever boring. Sharon and I have fond memories of the many trips we earned from Electrolux while Gary headed to corporate office. We earned those trips as a team and enjoyed them as a family that Gary was part of.- Dave and Sharon Churchey from Reno, Nevada
Saturday December 29, 2018
Condolence From: Jim & Jeanne Ogborn
Condolence: We were sorry to hear of the passing of Gary, he was certainly loved by many, I have fond memories of our 5 am Gym workouts, our condolences to his family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Friday December 28, 2018
Condolence From: Siraj Bilgrami
Condolence: In my first years with Electrolux, Gary was my Area Vice President while I was in Minneapolis Mn and my National Vice President when I relocated to Phoenix AZ My memories of field sales with Gary goes back as far as early 80’s. I will never forget the first road trip I took with Gary, a small town Glencoe MN. It was the introduction of the very first Upright by Electrolux, the DII. We canvassed out and sold 42 units in 3 days. Gary was a great teacher, a mentor, a motivator, and at the same time a great friend. I am as as strong as I am in Sales because of Gary. The only Company Executive in my 40 year career who was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and knock on some doors with his Sales Consultants. He will be missed and always remembered, as a true Electrolux Legend.
Our Condolences to the Griffin family as we all celebrate Gary’s incredible life.
Siraj and Darla Bilgrami
Phoenix AZ
Thursday December 27, 2018
Condolence From: Don and Dee Martin
Condolence: Dee and I offer our support thoughts and prayers to the entire Griffin Family at what is surely a difficult time with the passing
of Mr Gary Griffin.We got to know Gary through the Electrolux Business in many ways and that relationship turned into a more personable relationship through the years. From the business side He would often travel with me to visit locations through out my Divisions in Upstate New York then later though out Regional Territories.We would recruit,run meetings,sell in the field,and of coarse he alway's found time to help mentor the people he came in contact with well after the visit's were over. We started every day in the gym and most day's he went to the gym again at the end of the day while I got ready for the next full day. We became golfing buddies often finding time to play during the location visit's,while on company VIP and convention trips all over the world and when ever we were in the same area of the country. Some trips we played everyday sometimes 2-3 rounds a day he loved golf .
Glad to hear Gary found Jesus.I haven't seen Gary for several years but he looked happy and at peace in the photo's posted.I have many good memories to hang onto ,may you rest in peace.Maybe will play once again in another time.
Don and Dee Martin-Orlando Florida
Thursday December 27, 2018
Condolence From: Ray Satterwhite
Condolence: When I started with Electrolux in 1976 Gary was a big influence on my career....He would always tell me that I could be one of the best....Gary and I had a club MAS mutual admiration society and we were the only two in the club....Every time that we crossed paths he would remind me of the club....I feel so bad for all of his family and I know that he will be missed....I'm so glad that he found JESUS....Gary will live on in the hearts of many....Gary....May you rest in Peace....I'll see you on the other side one day....
Ray Satterwhite
Aerus Electrolux
Thursday December 27, 2018
Condolence From: Bettie Jean Dotson
Condolence: My heart is broken for the Griffin family today. I knew Gary because I work for his brother Kirk. We would always meet together when he came to the Outer Banks. It was fun times...Psalms 34:18 tells us that God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace that passes all understanding be with all of you through these days...
Bettie Jean Dotson
Thursday December 27, 2018
Condolence From: Milton Tadlock
Condolence: My sincere condolences to the family. I have known Gary for many years due to my association with his brother Kirk. I visited with Gary a few times when he lived on the outer banks of North Carolina. He loved the game of golf at which he was pretty good. I am so sorry that he is no longer with us. May the fond memories of his time with us help to ease the pain of his passing.

Thursday December 27, 2018

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