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Old 04-08-2018, 09:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I didn't know Mr. Leroy Smith, but it is sad to hear of anyone's passing. It makes an impact on someone, or even many people. You may not see the grief and broken heartedness it causes.

Knowing that this can happen to anyone, at any time, should make people value and cherish life. There are no do overs.

My condolences to Mr. Smitty's family, and his friends.
I hope all can find peace with their loss.
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RIP Smitty, he was a valued member of this site. His contributions to our craft are many.
Condolences to his family.

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So sad to hear of Leroy's passing. He was a fine man and contributor to the pen making community. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.
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I'll miss Smitty. He brought energy to the forum.
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Here is the info that I found by doing a Google search for: Obituary Leroy Smith March 29th, 2018
Thank you Mal. I just posted my condolences. Smitty helped me a lot when I was just starting out - always available to talk me through something. I was hoping he had much more time after his retirement. Sad news.
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Wow, I was not aware of this until a few minutes ago. I was out of town this weekend and out of touch for the most part. (Thanks, Mal for letting me know.)

Saddening to read this. He was quite a character and a significant contributor to the growth of the IAP. He provided a wealth of information over the years, and made significant financial contributions. His manager mug bids were legendary and have never been topped. I had a few great phone conversations with him over the years. We're a better place for having him with us.

RIP Mr. Smith
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Wow. In the beginning of my penturning adventure, I spent a lot of time...and money...working with Leroy. I was just digging through my boxes of Smitty's pen kits the other night thinking that I probably subsidized a small portion of his retirement.

I will be forever thankful for the knowledge he shared, the kits he brought to the market, and the conversations he participated in both here and on Facebook. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Does Smitty have a surviving spouse (I thought he did); is there something the IAP members can do for her? I would be "in" if something is arranged. Ed and Dawn may know.
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LeRoy was a strong supporter of the ServicePens program I ran.
He sold kits at nearly cost for contributors and gave kits to some who wanted to participate and lacked funds.

RIP Smitty; you’ll be missed my friend.
Condolences to his family.
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Oh, I'm sad to hear this. I remember him well from years back, and bought from him early in my pen making time. If we can organize some kind of tribute then count me in.
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