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Offline xelnia

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In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« on: April 18, 2022, 04:30:48 pm »
In mid-February, JC passed away unexpectedly. The classic arcade community has lost an amazing ambassador for the hobby, and we've all lost a great friend. JC was the founder and admin of DKF and under his watch a fantastic community came together to share their passion with another, show their support for each other, and curse at a monkey. JC never expected DKF to become as large and influential as it has and moving forward I hope we can make him proud.

ersatz_cats wrote a wonderful memorial for JC here: https://perfectpacman.com/2022/02/18/in-memory-of-jc-harrist/

Take some time soon to tell your loved ones and friends how much you care for them. And drop a credit of DK or Robotron for Jeff.

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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 10:50:30 pm »
JC brought so many of us together and did so much for this community. He was one of the kindest souls I had the pleasure of meeting in my time with this community so far. He constantly put so much of his own time and work into the Kong Offs and related events. I can confidently say that I would have never been involved in this community and met so many wonderful people for the past 8 years of my involvement if not for Jeff.

Rest easy, sir. We'll take it from here.
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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 02:14:40 pm »
JC I am truely sad that I wont be able to kayak with you in alaska, you were such a kind soul that I am happy to have gotten to know

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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 04:00:05 pm »
I was very shocked to hear about Jeff. Beside DK, I used to discuss guitar with Jeff a lot. He was great player and had an awesome guitar collection. He will be missed.

Glad the site lives on. Thanks.
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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2022, 05:13:03 pm »
RIP JC   :'(
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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 12:38:25 pm »
Yes so sad to hear the loss of a dk brother.. i met jeff back in 2012 at the kong off in the usa.. what a incredable man he was.. GOD be with you sir.. we will miss you. sir.. AMEN.
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Re: In Memory of Jeff Harrist
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2024, 02:27:16 pm »
(suggestion of new name for this topic: In Memory of Jeff Harrist (Donkey Kong Forum founder and administrator))
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