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January 4th, 2016, 1:34 am #21

It's been reported by his girlfriend Lora that Russ had a heart attack. If nothing is known of your own hearts condition, please find out for your family. Russ was almost 40, his father passed at 45 from a heart attack.
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January 4th, 2016, 2:38 pm #22

Such sad news....Rest in Peace Russ
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January 17th, 2016, 4:06 pm #23

I'm sorry to hear about Russ' passing. I was a PITH trade partner of his a few years ago - he sent me an abo (of course lol) georgetown clovis. While I'm proud to have his point in my collection, I would be very happy to relinquish the piece to one of his friends or family members, as it would surely hold more value to them than it does to me. If you fall into either of these categories, or know someone who does, contact me.
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January 17th, 2016, 11:19 pm #24

Breakingrocks nice offer. I feel he would still love for you to keep it. In memory we live on.
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January 18th, 2016, 12:49 pm #25

The idea was presented to me by another member of the community that we put together a frame of points either of Russ's or one we made ourselves and present it to his son Ian. If there is interest I would stand as the collector and framer of the points. We could hopefully give it to him at Letchworth.
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January 18th, 2016, 8:43 pm #26

I just checked my collection and discovered I have no points by Russ, so I cannot donate a point. Howver, I would be happy to donate a case for your idea Steve. Once you know what size case you need, let me know and I will get for you.
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January 19th, 2016, 4:40 pm #27

Would not have to be one of Russ's points. It would be neat thing to have for Ian, just as memento's of his Dads friends.
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January 19th, 2016, 10:16 pm #28

I will happily donate one of my points as well as a case.
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January 20th, 2016, 11:24 am #29

Thanks, I will make an announcement to the other knapping forums.
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January 20th, 2016, 12:48 pm #30

Nice idea for Ian. I'm in Steve. The cachet stands on its own then.
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January 20th, 2016, 1:53 pm #31

yes
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January 20th, 2016, 9:44 pm #32

Steve, count me in also, I don't have one of Russ's points but will gladly donate one to the case, how soon ya need them.  Bob
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January 22nd, 2016, 12:56 am #33

Damn, I wander back in here to see this.  Maybe I should have stayed away.  My condolences to Russ' family and I wish him a quick and easy road to the next world.  Hopefully, he'll whisper advice into our ears when we need it.

I have no points worthy of smashing in his honor so will instead sacrifice a bit of my lung tissue.  I have a 100% (which is insane) Perique cigar grown, pressed, and rolled by master knapper Steve Byrnes, which I smoke a bit of on such sad occasions blowing smoke in all the directions.  Time to light it up.
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June 18th, 2016, 11:29 am #34

Virginia Quartzite for my main man Russ Hill

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June 18th, 2016, 1:34 pm #35

Beautiful, Pete. Much as Russ loved argillite it weathers terribly. I remember how hard he worked for his first Banner which was a back-lit bifurcate in quartzite, how enthusiastically he tracked down and experimented with different grades of the stuff in his region with Glenn. An appropriate stone for his memorial marker.
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June 18th, 2016, 3:36 pm #36

That's awesome.  The only small improvement needed is to rake away the gravel around it and fill in with knapping debitage.
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June 20th, 2016, 4:03 pm #37

Wonderful tribute Pete!
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June 21st, 2016, 10:52 am #38

That turned out really nice, I was wondering how it came out. The material is appropriate to as Russ seemed to always be looking for something gnarlier and nastier than what he had previously found.
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June 23rd, 2016, 12:22 pm #39

Great to see this. I had asked about it but didn't get a reply. Thanks for posting PD
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August 31st, 2016, 1:29 pm #40

Just a update. At a place special to him and the arrival of Lora at the Stone Tech. Show all offerings were placed together and dusted with red ocher. Since Lora was there for a short time.We hadn't had time to ask others and the ceremony was in motion. Our farewell came to full circle. Thanks for all contributions and a few that missed out we appreciate your thoughts.
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