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Very Sad News

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Post by halfquart » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 pm

Jerry Matonis passed away unexpectedly yesterday. I do not know any details. He was one of my dearest friends in the hobby. I will truely miss him....
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Post by pinnacle-project » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:11 pm

Sorry.
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Post by keithker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:49 pm

@halfquart Man that suxs......He was always a great host for the Coal Cracker shows....

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Post by Pacman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 pm

Really sad news. Jerry was one of the best guys in the hobby and a very good friend. Will miss him dearly. RIP Jerry

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Post by DaveNH » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm

So sorry to hear this Mark. I fully understand where you are coming from. :smt022 Hang in there.
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Post by Senator Seebs » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:02 pm

Sad news. Hang in there
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Post by spire64 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:02 pm

VERY Sad News, He was always extremely generous when trading with me.. RIP buddy!
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Post by kruegerbock » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:07 pm

Yeah - this gutted me when I heard about it. A great guy, and I must have traded hundreds of cans with him back in the days when we both collected currents and then craft cans.
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Post by Beercanpete » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:08 pm

Never got a chance to meet him but definitely bought a lot of cans from him through eBay. Always seemed like a super nice guy. He will certainly be missed.

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Post by Woody » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Just flat out good people! Such a loss.............Woody

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Post by worcesterbeer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:01 pm

great guy he will be missed

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Post by Jim Romine » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:44 pm

Here's the tragedy. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his own home from a faulty heater.
68 years young. I will miss him. He found me the goat head that hangs on my wall to this day.
Please, everyone, if you have a kerosene heater, or any other system that could produce the same result, check it out to confirm it works correctly.
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Post by Flat_Top » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:50 pm

That is very sad. Anyone with gas appliances should have a carbon monoxide detector in the home. Could save your life.
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Post by digger » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:34 pm

It was a shock to me I just saw him at an estate sale near WilkesBarre I stood in line chatted with him . I invited him along to go deer hunting a couple yrs since he lived in town and I’m in country. He kept the Octoberfest show going in W Barre for yrs. He really liked collecting tap knobs I was fortunate to see his collection .He’ll be missed really good guy.

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Post by ThreeRing » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:13 am

I am saddened to hear this news. Jerry was a fixture at Blue Gray for years. Rest in Peace.
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Post by Can Dr. » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:46 pm

Jerry, I tip my glass to you, You will be missed.

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