Re: A Tribute To Ken In SF

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Posted by DavidN (other posts) on October 07, 2022 at 02:23:35 Previous Next

In Reply to: Re: A Tribute To Ken In SF [PIC] posted by Hairball on October 06, 2022 at 16:05:58:

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for sharing this photo of your meetup, and of course I recognize everyone. That also reminds me of Scott, and I haven’t seen him post in ages to the MLHH, and I hope that he is OK. I wonder whether you’ve heard from him at all lately?

I did find Walter’s obituary and tribute page online, and I think that this is the same one that Justin sent me two years ago after Walter passed. It was only through Justin’s detective work that I heard about this at all.

As for Justin, it’s a huge question mark. We exchanged emails once a week or so right up until a July-August or so. Justin and I shared a love of old fashioned clocks, and Justin also had a love of music, particularly composing pieces for the organ. He owned a couple of organs as well, and spent tine restoring them.

However, Justin’s health was really going downhill, including long term diabetes which was taking its toll. In his last email communication, he mentioned being seriously I’ll, and more or less, “waiting for the end”. I have been unable to reach him since, and I don’t have a phone number for him either. He never owned a cell ohone, by the way, and hated them with a passion. I have no idea whether he’s actually passed, or simply in a condition where’s he able to communicate with anyone. My search to see whether there is an actual obituary for him has been fruitless. I should also mention that he frequently uses the name “Craig” rather than “Justin”, particularly in the music field. I have searched both using Craig and Justin to no avail. I did find reference to a Craig Penfield in Forest Grove (not an obituary), but don’t know whether it’s the same person.

Thanks for asking about me as well, and fortunately, my health has remained decent and I am thoroughly enjoying my retirement. I have no desire to travel right now, though, particularly out of my country.

I hope that you are doing well also, Mark, and I’m sure that you’re looking forward to retirement. All the best!


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