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Article posted: 6/30/2013 8:00 AM

Roselle man's garage clutter holds a lifetime of memories

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Keeping a watchful eye on the process, Bob DeBellis makes peace with the removal of his items from his garage in Roselle. Junk Remedy co-owner Nick De Giulio, kneeling, hands items to team member Derek Moser as part of the garage makeover.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Realizing that parting with once-treasured items can be difficult, Corey Heidkamp, left, co-owner of Junk Remedy, explains the process and value of getting rid of clutter to garage-owner Bob DeBellis of Roselle.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Exercising his veto rights, garage owner Bob DeBellis has Junk Remedy's Adam Brehmer, right, return an item DeBellis isn't ready to see go from his once-cramped garage.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Having started dating when they were 15, Bob and Dianne DeBellis of Roselle have a lifetime of memorabilia and memories.

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The vestiges of Bob DeBellis' past are mostly loaded into trucks to be carted away. The emotional baggage isn't as easy to discard. "I'm happy. I really am," insists the 59-year-old Roselle man as he surveys a nearly empty garage. But all that junk also holds memories of good times and laughter with his wife and three kids, memorials to his talents and monuments to his years at the top of his game.
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    • Keeping a watchful eye on the process, Bob DeBellis makes peace with the removal of his items from his garage in Roselle. Junk Remedy co-owner Nick De Giulio, kneeling, hands items to team member Derek Moser as part of the garage makeover.
    • Realizing that parting with once-treasured items can be difficult, Corey Heidkamp, left, co-owner of Junk Remedy, explains the process and value of getting rid of clutter to garage-owner Bob DeBellis of Roselle.
    • Exercising his veto rights, garage owner Bob DeBellis has Junk Remedyís Adam Brehmer, right, return an item DeBellis isnít ready to see go from his once-cramped garage.
    • Having started dating when they were 15, Bob and Dianne DeBellis of Roselle have a lifetime of memorabilia and memories.
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