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    Default We lost a member, and I, a close friend

    Jerry Sell, mrsell63, has passed.
    I watched as this day approached and had a sadness build.
    And now he is gone.
    Jerry had been honing for 35 years; a master.
    He read my whining on this forum, over honing a few years ago, and reached out to help me.
    We lived within 20 minutes of each other.
    Many days were spent in my shop to bring me up to speed, and to a point I now can
    produce an edge.
    He was a veteran, I believe serving on a carrier.
    We lost a good and knowledgeable friend.

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    Default Passing of Mrsell63

    Rest in peace
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    Sad news, but thanks for the heads up. Jerry and I had been in touch through email before, and since he became ill. He was a great guy and a fine member of SRP. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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    Sad to hear, Jerry was a very nice guy.
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    Default The loss of our friend Jerry Sell

    I'm sorry to report to our friends that Jerry Sell (mrsell63) has passed. He had been diagnosed with cancer approximately one year ago and will be laid to rest this coming Monday.

    I decided to post this news here under the stropping section because he would often pride himself on his stropping ability. He could strop with the best of em and I know that he's helped plenty of us guys here on the topic.

    I met Jerry here a few years ago. We quickly learned that we were practically neighbors. He soon became a regular visitor, customer and friend of me and my barbershop. He was generous and super eager to spread his knowledge on straight shaving. The time we spent together honing and stropping gave him a great sense of fulfillment. He loved to sharpen.

    Take a second to say a prayer for him and his family. He was a great friend.
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    A loss to the community. Jerry sold me one of my first properly working straights when I was starting out, for a very reasonable price, and was always a class act when I dialogued with home on here. I still have that razor and use it still.
    Rest in peace Jerry.
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    May you rest in eternal peace free from pain Jerry. You are a loss to our family here and will be greatly missed. My condolences to your family.
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    Very sad news indeed, thank-you for letting us know.

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    I'm sure the Universe welcomed him with open arms. And a list of razors to be honed properly. My hope is that his family is remembering and rejoicing in the good moments of his life.
    "The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."

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    We have been email friends for years...I shall surely miss him Another unfilled space left in my life.
    God love him!

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