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John Skocdopole

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Bicycle collector has passed
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:35:05 AM »
"Jack DeVries, a veteran Bellingham retailer and collector of all things bicycling, died Tuesday, Sept. 11. He was 83.
During the 1950s, DeVries rode penny farthings with a group in parades in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle.
Jack was just as passionate about collecting cycling memorabilia. “Our old shop (pre-1995) was an old-time shop where you had everything stuffed into a shop that you could. There were a ton of antique bikes on the walls and ceiling,” Kent recalled. “And his house from ’74 until he moved down to Arizona was nothing but bicycle stuff. Literally every nook and cranny you could see in the place."
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/retail-news/2018/09/14/former-bellingham-retailer-jack-devries-83-dies#.W546waZKiUk

phattiremike

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Re: Bicycle collector has passed
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 06:56:37 AM »
Would have been a pleasure to have met Jack.  RIP.