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A treasured Gulcher has passed on.

Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 months, 4 weeks ago to The Gulch: General
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I for one, and many of you I bet, had great conversations with Herb Shapiro, (Herb7734)...I will miss him greatly.

Good Afternoon All!

Sorry for the repeat message, but several eMails bounced, so I had to log into my dad's computer to get the proper addresses.

It is with sadness that I notify you that my dad, Herb Shapiro passed peacefully away early this morning while sleeping.

This followed complications due to pneumonia in early June.

Regards,
Steve.


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    Posted by $ Dobrien 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Shalom Aleikhem Herb. The world is a better place because of your life. You have taught and touched many souls in your 6 days shy of 87 years. The wisdom and diversity of knowledge Herb possesed will be sorely missed but it will not forgotten. My deepest sympathy to his lovely BW as Herb would say and to his family.
    From his bio .....
    I'm really old. Slightly disabled. In my life I've had many careers. Starting out as a paperboy, I have been: A shoe salesman, a musician, a photographer, a camera store and photo studio owner, an editor and publisher, a home organ salesman and performer, and presently retired. I currently communicate with many people all over the world, giving them my opinions whether they want them or not. I also pass along articles of interest to those whom I think will enjoy them. I've been an Objectivist since the early days of Rand and Branden. I have had the pleasure of meeting them both and have taken classes on Objectivism by Branden and others.
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    Posted by mccannon01 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Herb's insight, commentary, and other contributions will be missed in the Gulch. I send my condolences to his family and friends. I hope they find some comfort in knowing he will be remembered by a very wide circle of admirers. RIP Herb7734!
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  • Posted by AmericanWoman 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Rest in his Glory Forever Herb

    Epitaph
    By Merrit Malloy



    When I die
    Give what’s left of me away
    To children
    And old me that wait to die.

    And if you need to cry,
    Cry for your brother
    Walking the street beside you.
    And when you need me,
    Put your arms
    Around anyone
    And give them
    What you need to give to me.

    I want to leave you something,
    Something better
    Than words
    Or sounds.

    Look for me
    In the people I’ve known
    Or loved,
    And if you cannot give me away,
    At least let me live on in your eyes
    And not your mind.

    You can love me most
    By letting
    Hands touch hands,
    By letting bodies touch bodies,
    And by letting go
    Of children
    That need to be free.

    Love doesn’t die,
    People do.
    So, when all that’s left of me
    Is love,
    Give me away.
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 2 months, 4 weeks ago
      Blow me away. That is so wonderful to share and I will be stealing it ....for besides Herb who was very dear to me, in the last six months I have lost my mother 87 , my sister-in-law 61 and 4 days ago my oldest sister 69. It will be a comforting message for many.
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      • Posted by AmericanWoman 2 months, 4 weeks ago
        ((((((((((((((Dob))))))))))))))))))) I feel your loss....truly do with so many who went to their heavenly rest but we will meet them again...and they are always always in our hearts! Share what I borrowed long ago and saved because it spoke to my heart.
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  • Posted by H2ungar123 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Oh no. Herb & I discussed the 'big bands' of OUR era,...Benny Goodman, Harry James, the Dorsey Bros.....He knew so much....Am so sad as all of us are at his passing, Helen Roberts
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  • Posted by $ Commander 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    A tribute to Herb and all who enjoin in the best of life.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyEK...
    Lyrics:
    Molly O Malley s is not too far from here
    Where not a soul, the story goes, ever pays for beer
    At Molly O Malley s the patrons understand
    That the player s fee is a pint or three
    So everyone s in the band
    Everybody s in the band

    Some join in with voices, some with pipes or reeds
    Some in the band clap their hands or laugh and slap their knees
    Some are still and listen with attentive eyes and ears
    And it s always strange how the music changes
    When they disappear
    When they disappear

    Over the doorway, painted bold
    A question begs your pardon
    Is this a place of many souls
    Or just one very large one?
    Over the bar, another reads
    Are there many songs
    Or just one that goes on and on?

    At Molly O Malley s they go chair to chair
    And each one croons a little tune they would like to share
    Some are sad, some happy, and singing has its rules
    That you can t be shy and you cannot lie
    But you sing a song that s true
    Sing a song that s true

    Over the doorway, painted bold
    A question begs your pardon
    Is this a place of many souls
    Or just one very large one?
    Over the bar, another reads
    Are there many songs
    Or just one that goes on and on?

    When the night is over, before the last farewell
    They find the jar on the bar and kindly tip themselves
    At Molly O Malley s, the patrons understand
    That the player s fee is a pint or three
    So everyone s in the band
    Everybody s in the band
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  • Posted by chad 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    The world may seem emptier when a good man goes, but it is always richer because he was here. See you on the Far Side Herb.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Herb's voluntary contributions to the Gulch will be missed. Herb was a gentleman, a patriot, and a producer.
    It's a tragedy we will not have benefit of Herb's wisdom in the future. I know I have missed his comments more in recent maddening days.
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  • Posted by Freedom2 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    from one Steve to another, I am sorry for your loss but am impressed and envious of the connection you two had with Ayn Rand. My father past over 30 years ago, and he was a strong liberal but well read. When I was about 15 I saw he was reading Atlas Shrugged and as a high school student thrilled with Greek Myths, I picked it up, but of course found after several pages it was not what I thought, I dropped it for maybe 20 years but am a great fan today and wish I could or had, discuss the Gulch with my father. You will note my connection as my e mail is JOHNGALT2@VERIZON.NET
    Steve Sass, Baltimore
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    My Gram never let us cry at funerals, she said the loved one was gone, but forever in our hearts. So too is it with the words of wisdom Herb would post. So sad to lose someone so correct in thinking and lover of Big Band music. We could use more of it today. Condolences to his loved ones. I will play my deceased dad's band version of Harlem Nocturne in honor of Herb today.
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    The only time I wish for an afterlife is to meet the great ones face to face. Herb, you are one of those. Family, it will hurt for a time, leaving a big empty space. Fill that space with his memory as you make more of your own. Rest, Herb, well earned rest.
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  • Posted by $ 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Good Afternoon Carl!

    Thanks for passing this along.

    Please convey my thanks to the group.

    Regards,
    Steve.



    On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 11:27 AM Carl Johnson < johnson-carl@comcast.net> wrote:

    Sorry I couldn't get this to you sooner but the responses to the post about your Dad are priceless...We all here, will sorely miss him.
    Please take care,
    Sincerely, Olduglycarl

    A treasured Gulcher has passed on. - Galt's Gulch (galtsgulchonline.com)
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    I am sorry to hear this. 2.5 years ago he said they thought he had dementia which would make him unable to think very shortly. His wife and he dug into the details and found it was a misdiagnosis. With treatment he recovered from the apparent dementia. It sounded like his wife figured it out when he was sick. I am glad he got more life and free commentary for us, but I always want more.
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