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Monday, November 29, 2010

Wormtown Taxi Passing Lane

Jeff Barnard 12/08/1948 to 11/28/2010

My blogging friend Jeff Barnard passed away on Sunday. Jeff was fighting the good fight with melanoma cancer and true to form he blogged about his daily routine as best he could and when he could on his Worcester blog, Wormtown Taxi. His last post was so much true to his form and spirit and it was to his wife Kathy. It was just a simple thought from him to let his wife know that he loved her very much, she was his angel.

Jeff was a good friend to me when it came to my blog writing and many a time he would email me to point out where I needed to tone things down a bit when it came to my thoughts on the local level or just outright delete and idiotic post with a well worded explanation as to why.

He was a good man and a good friend too many, the world will be a little less reported on with Jeff’s Taxi signing off of his last shift. For all of the bloggers in Worcester and around the nation that knew him, raise a glass of beer to him and always tell a story. It will make Jeff very happy.

Rest in peace my friend. May the good lord keep you in the hollow of his hand or put you on the writing desk at St. Peters Gate. God bless ya Jeff.


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Blogger Sue said...

I'm so sorry Mat...How touching to leave his last posting as a message of love to his wife. That is so dear..RIP Jeff

8:37 PM  
Blogger Jersey McJones said...

I just spent some time reading Wormtown Taxi (new to me) and found it thoroughly informative, ecclectic, eccentric, and plain ol' enjoyable. This blog should not pass away with this obviously smart, funny, warm man. It should be published for posterity. I know I'd buy that book, and proudly keep it on my main bookshelf.


5:56 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Jeff has years of posts to check out. Have fun with it JMJ and thanks for checking out his amazing work. You would have gotten a real charge out of him if you ever interacted with Jeff online or in person.

8:33 PM  

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