Maitre Delmar Calvert

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  1. DangerMouse

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    For those of you who knew Maitre Calvert, I received word that he passed away peacefully last week at the age of 94. He was truly a great person and I was fortunate enough to train with him for 6 years (more than 10 years after his "retirement"). He will be missed, but I know that his memory will live on in the hearts of many many people whose lives he has touched.

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  2. Allen Evans

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    "Like" doesn't seem to be appropriate here. Thanks for posting this, though.
     
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    The internet norm of "like" certainly does not fit all situations. In this case, he lived an incredible life that was extraordinarily long considering his role with the French Foreign Legion, which was basically used as cannon fodder. I'm choosing to celebrate the impact he had on my life instead of mourning.
     
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    Damn, what an amazing life he led. Thank you for posting.

    It made me feel like I do almost every week when I read the obituary chosen for the back page of The Economist- wow, why didn't I know about him/her/that until after he/she/it was gone? My loss.
     
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    I've been trying to track him down for the last couple of days and then someone pointed me to this. I actually tried calling him today with a number I'd found. Does anyone know anything about a memorial service or anything else? I can't find an obituary.
     
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    The service has not been finalized that I have heard yet. Tentatively 4/27.
     
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    Thanks - I spoke with his caretaker yesterday. She confirmed the 27th and I asked for the details via email. Hoping to come up.
     
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    When you get details, please post so we in the local fencing community know where and when we can pay our respects. Thanks.
     
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    Saturday the 27th, Riverview Cemetery & Funeral Home, Macadam and Taylor's Ferry Rd from 2-4 pm.
     
  10. JS Hart

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    Wow. As Heinlein would have said, "I am but an egg".
     
  11. DangerMouse

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    I just heard that the date has been moved to July 20 to accommodate people coming from out of town.
     
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    NOOOOOOOO!!! I just booked my flight.
     
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    There's usually a 24 hour grace period in which you can cancel.
     

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