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R.I.P. Clydetz :(

Mr.LaBella Jan 15, 2018

  1. rudechuck

    rudechuck Worst Blood Brigade Member

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    True words. Like so many here who I've never met, you have been a part of my life for so long, I consider you friends. And that makes those of you I have met all the more special to me. I'm sad that I've stayed away for so long. I'll miss you, Gary. You were a good man.
     
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  2. Manganr

    Manganr Devils Supermoderator Super Moderator

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    I had to stop and read this thread again from the start.
    Then I read all of those new posts after mine.
    Then I looked at the names of those posters.
    Guys (myself included) who were a part of the great Jerzee Devil all along. right back into the early days.
    Guys I had lots of banter with like friends. Good friends. Many whom I met and shared a beer with.
    Somehow life got in the way of JD for many and their lives and families have moved on somewhat. That's cool, that's life.

    Gary was one of those people I didn't get to share a beer with as we always seemed to miss each other for one reason or another when I was across the pond. Now i'll raise a drink in his honour. What a great great guy and a devil to the end..... and the new beginning no doubt.

    I have no doubt he'd be humbled and smiling from ear to deaf ear to see all the old Devils coming back here to wish him Godspeed and just show their respects.

    To let him know that we all thought so highly of him we had to let him know.

    Mo, you gave him the best years of his life. He was so proud of you. Wipe the tears and smile a little. You got to share a little of life with our good friend. I'll always have a little smile when I think of him.

    God bless you Gary. See you when I get there for that beer.

    Ray
     
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  3. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Fuckin A , Ray............now you got me leaking.
    Well said.
     
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  4. Nathan Dewey

    Nathan Dewey That guy you know Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I pray for comfort an guidance to those closest to this situation.
     
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  5. GAMBIT

    GAMBIT The Protector of the Pro-Tech Brigade Member

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    R.I.P. Gary. You will be missed.
     
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  6. knifecarver

    knifecarver Embellisher of skin, bone, horn & metal Lady Devil

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    OMG! If it wasn't for Gary, I wouldn't be a Devil! I was lucky to have met him, lucky to have seen his impressive knife collection, lucky to own one of his Buck 110's & Honored that he commissioned me embellish some of his knives. I can't believe I'm reading this. My heart goes out to you, Mo. I was so happy, after all he had been thru, that he found you. He was a good guy, with a good heart. Sending Smoke & prayers.
     
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  7. GODDESS OF VENGEANCE

    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

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    My heart aches deeply after hearing of this. I'm honored to have had the pleasure of meeting Gary on the forum and in person on more than one occasion. A down to earth man with a big heart.

    I will forever cherish the my cowgirl hat you surprised me with at a meeting years ago and the beautiful tiger picture inside a beautiful frame that you gave me another time....which sits on my dresser because you told me that you admired me for fighting every health battle head on fierce like a tiger. I look at that everyday remembering what you told me....as I continue to fight all my health battles today.

    Hands down a good man and will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences goes out to Mo, family, friends, and everyone on JD!

    Your memory will forever live on here at JD! You will be deeply missed my friend. May you rest in peace... :heart:
     
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  8. rbmcmjr

    rbmcmjr Nuclear Powered Devil

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    Gary was one of the nicest people I ever met online. I will miss his wry humor and helpful attitude. And the fun photos of the backyard pond.
     
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  9. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Saturday at The Station, I will be buying Scotch Sours *NO FRUIT* for everyone @Tony8179

    Clydetz (Gary) will truly be remembered/honoUred!
     
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  10. trldad

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    RIP Clydetz
    Gary was a true Jerzee Devil.

    And the world is a little bit less because of his passing.
     
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  11. TheBadGuy

    TheBadGuy NATURE'S FINEST Super Moderator

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    He was a caring and generous man. I remember about 15 years ago when I was out of work after getting out of the Navy I put up a few knives for sale and he sent me more than my asking price and a nice note. He genuinely cared about the people around him and in all my years on Ramanon, JD, etc.. as many asshats as there are on the internet, I never saw a single person speak ill of him.
     
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  12. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

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    I second that, is like the day goes by i read something or his smiling face shows up and my eyes get all wet...
     
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  13. Bill T

    Bill T Snatch Boogie Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    When I heard the news about Gary...like so many others, I was truly heartbroken..
    What good comment can't be made about this man?
    Kind...
    Giving..
    Supportive..
    Patriotic..
    And most importantly Loving...

    He Loved Mo... he Loved his dogs..
    And yes, he Loved us. If you've ever met him, you knew that right off the bat.

    I had surgery some years back...I told Gary once I might not make it to the JD GTG because of it..I just couldn't walk well.
    He told me not to worry, he'll bring a cane for me.
    Being a ball breaker myself, I thought nothing more of it..till I showed up.
    And there was Gary...grinning his ass off holding a cane out for me.

    I still use it..a lot.
    But as I sit here typing this...with some errant moisture in my eyes...I know it will never be the same.

    That is how you can tell A Great One has passed...they leave a wake of emptiness behind them.

    You will Truly be missed Gary.

    My Condolences to Mo and to the JD..
     
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  14. Fenlore

    Fenlore I am Spartacus! Brigade Member

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    Just seeing this now.
    Damn... just, damn.
    RIP old friend, I'll miss you buddy.
     
  15. WJBennett

    WJBennett Huge member

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    Very sad news.

    R.I.P. Gary
     
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  16. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Wow....this is absolutely crushing....
    RIP, Gary, see you on The Other Side, Brother....
     
  17. HotrodKelley

    HotrodKelley Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I'm sorry. This forum isn't going to be the same....
    God bless him and his family and friends.
     
  18. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Very true, a lot of us are going to have to pick up his slack.

    I propose a BUMPFEST in honoUr of Clydetz!

    No holds barred (trannys, Pakistani knives as Glenn pointed out, etc.)

    :D

    Still waiting to hear back and trying some other avenues on details...
     
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  19. howiesatwork

    howiesatwork awesome member

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    Sad to hear Gary isn't here, except in our hearts. Remember him well.
     
  20. elusiveweasle

    elusiveweasle Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Gary was a true gentleman. So sorry to hear of this.
    RIP you old Devil.
     
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