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Sadly I must report that Gary Kemper, known as GaryK has passed away this Wednesday past.

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Sadly I must report that Gary Kemper, known as GaryK has passed away this Wednesday past.

I am Gary’s brother-in-law and told his wife Chelfre that I would advise his friends on LumberJocks…!
I know he was an incredibly gifted man and most of you saw just how gifted he was as created so many masterpieces.

We will miss him greatly.

Tom



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 378 days ago

This is most shocking news, Gary was one of the most talented people on LJs. My deepest regrets and heart felt simply to his wife and family . May he rest in peace

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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littlecope

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Terrible News!
My Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers go out to his Family and Friends…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Pimzedd

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#3 posted 378 days ago

Gary was the first person I paid attention to on LJ. Such sad news. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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Sandra

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#4 posted 378 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Gary’s projects were amazing, and he will be missed here on LJ.
Prayers for you and your family.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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jumbojack

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#5 posted 378 days ago

His memory will be eternal here on LJs. I followed his dining table/chair build and felt as though I had actually met him. Raw God given talent and work born skill. His presence here will be missed.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Hoakie

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#6 posted 378 days ago

Sorry for your loss. His contributions to the site were incredible. We lost a good one.

I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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kiefer

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#7 posted 378 days ago

I am very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing and may he rest in peace .
Let’s keep Gary’s tremendous contributions alive ,a talent that has given so much to this site and helped many of us with his generous advice .
My heartfelt condolences to his family.
May he rest in peace . Let their be a moment of silence in his Honor !

-- Kiefer 松

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 378 days ago

Tom,

Our sincere condolences to all Gary’s family and friends. He was, indeed, incredibly gifted and we learned a great deal from the blogs he shared over the years here on LJs. We will certainly miss his contributions to this woodworking community.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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CL810

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#9 posted 378 days ago

My first thoughts were of how sad I was that we lost such a great LumberJock. I knew him so little compared to his family. My condolences to your family and friends.

I am truly saddened by this news. Gary was one of the first people I “buddied” because I found his work inspiring. What a loss….. Very sad.

God bless you GaryK.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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clieb91

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#10 posted 378 days ago

Such a great talent. I was just telling someone this week about the birdcage he made from a 2×4. My condolences.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 378 days ago

So sad. He had a great talent

-- Joe

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WayneC

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#12 posted 378 days ago

Sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his time with us.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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DaleM

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#13 posted 378 days ago

Sorry for your loss. My condolences to his family and close friends. I know he had at least one young child. I was searching for bandsaw reviews and his review on here is what I found and what led to me joining this site over four years ago.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 378 days ago

Oh wow…what a sad shock…! Even though I have never net Gary in person he felt like a friend. Sorry to hear about his passing.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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lanwater

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#15 posted 378 days ago

That is indeed very sad. I am very sorry for your loss.

He has inspired many of us.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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