BIGBARNEYCARS, Our dear friend "Jer" passed away Saturday... 2nd announcement

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  1. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Due to the server crash, this thread was lost. Please respond again if you responded before and are willing. Jer's family and friends are aware of the thread's presence. If the original thread is recovered, the mods may combine both into one for us. Thank you.

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    Jer is on the right, picture courtesy of @Samplingman

    Jer was the first FCBO member to reach out to me when I joined, and I know he has connected with many members who never had the pleasure of meeting him.

    I spoke with Tony, Jer's friend who brought him to Carlisle this year, who said that Jer "came alive" as soon as they entered the fairgrounds each day. Jer loved to be there and visit with as many of his "car buddys" as he could.

    Thank you Tony for making his last Carlisle possible, and I know he loved being chauffeured around in your 300F!
     
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  2. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Another photo of Jer submitted by Tony

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    I had the good fortune of being Jer's roommate at Carlisle in 2017. He graciously tried to include me in all of his activities and I met a bunch more folks than I could ever remember to mention properly. Jer was a very popular part of the Mopar world. During that trip I also had the privilege to spend time with Tony and Tom. This year Will @bluefury361 and I were able to enjoy a meal with Tony and Tom as well, unfortunately Jer had opted out of dinner that day.

    Jer, Tony and Tom were always a hoot to be around as they cut up like any good car guys should, and they did it better than most. :lol: Thank you Tony for sharing.
     
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  3. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    I've been fortunate to have known Jer for many years and shared many "questionable" stories, as well as beers, with him. I was able to share some quality time with him this past July at Carlisle. I'll always be happy for that as he was in great spirits there and that's how I will remember him.
    A car guy to the end..... Rest well my friend. :(
     
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  4. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat

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    Sad to hear, I have got to know Jer over the years. Communicated with him outside of this forum on different things. He will be missed.
    Keep the hammer down driver.
     
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  5. Gerald Morris

    Gerald Morris Senior Member

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    While I've never been blessed with acquaintance with this worthy soul, I will pray for him, and for many others who shine with virtues no longer too common that I've seen here.

    Requiem In Pace, Jer
     
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  6. 300rag

    300rag It's Not Going to Shift Itself FCBO Gold Member

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    I never had the opportunity to meet him, but was looking forward to doing so at Carlisle one year. I did chat with him once though. An interesting man with lots of stories. RIP, Jer!
     
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    SPF Required Active Member

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    Thank you for restarting this thread @cantflip. I did not know Jer outside of his postz here. I always appreciated his point of view and hiz unique use of grammar. His posts will be mizzed for sure. Rest In Peace Jer.
     
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  8. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    R.I.P. my friend, I will miss you.
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  9. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear. Unfortunate that I never got to meet him. My condolences.
     
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    Mr C Senior Member

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    Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, we did share some posts and I always "listened up" when he posted. He will be missed.
     
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    I wish to express my sympathy to Jer's family. When we lose a member of "the Old Guard", we lose so much knowledge and wisdom that cannot be replaced. It also places a greater responsibility on those of us who remain. Lindsay
     
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    My condolences to Jer's family and friends.

    I always enjoyed and will miss his posts.

    Kevin
     
  13. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Folks, if you haven't replied to this thread... please do... their are friends and family who are aware of it's existence and may look in to see it.

    Thank you,

    Jeff
     
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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    So sorry to hear this. Jer waz one uv a kind and will be missed by many. Here's my story ov my first encounter with him. I had posted that I was going to Carlisle for the first time. Jer messaged me and asked for my address so he could send me something. A few days later I received an envelope from him with a detailed hand drawn map of the whole Carlisle area. Showing the fairgrounds, eating places and hotels. At the time he didn't know me from Adam yet spent time and effort to make my first Carlisle experience enjoyable. RIP Jer!
     
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  15. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    never had a chance to meet Jer in person, but we traded a few PMs as folks with Michigan residency in our past. He helped me tremendously/unselfishly with advice on diesel/HD truck mechanicals/performance when I was looking for the bus.

    An asset to the hobby. His wisdom and input will be missed.

    My condolences to his family and friends as you (we) try to adjust to Jer's transition to a higher plane.
     
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  16. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    The second year I took the NYer to Carlisle the kids and i went to dinner with a group of folks. On the way back it broke down in a tool booth. At about 80 he helped to push that big boost out of the way so that we could wait for the flat bed to come. He treated the kids like they were his grandkids. What a guy. I missed getting to talk to him in July. I do have a picture somewhere of him getting in the 300F.
     
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    The Goose Senior Member

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    RIP Mr Jer. You encouraged me and corrected me when I needed the input. Always helpful, He was truly a Value Adder to our little hobby. You will be missed.
     
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  18. 300L

    300L Active Member

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    It is very sad to hear that Jer has passed away.
    Unfortunately, I only had a few short but interesting conversations with him on this board and I always wondered what personality is behind the avatar and the unusual spelling.
    Thanks for the pictures of Jer, which show him in a funny atmosphere with his friends. And that is the most important thing, the good friends we have made through our car hobby.

    I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends.
    RIP Jer
     
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    Jon O. Well-Known Member

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    Though I never talked to Jer directly, I've read many a post on the forum and they sure reflected his big personality. Rest in peace.
     
  20. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    The Batwagon!

     
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