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

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Blog entry by MrVee posted 07-13-2013 01:29 AM 3153 reads 0 times favorited 58 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 07-13-2013 01:32 AM

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 07-13-2013 01:47 AM

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 07-13-2013 01:55 AM

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 07-13-2013 01:56 AM

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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#5 posted 07-13-2013 02:02 AM

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 07-13-2013 02:13 AM

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 07-13-2013 02:13 AM

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 07-13-2013 02:16 AM

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 07-13-2013 02:26 AM

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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#10 posted 07-13-2013 03:03 AM

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 07-13-2013 03:44 AM

So sad. He had a great talent

-- Joe

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#12 posted 07-13-2013 03:46 AM

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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#13 posted 07-13-2013 04:31 AM

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 Wood Artist

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#14 posted 07-13-2013 04:33 AM

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.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#15 posted 07-13-2013 05:41 AM

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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