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#210928 - 03/25/18 02:22 AM R.I.P. John Chidester
The Cape Cod Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1098
Loc: South Dennis, MA/internet
Suzanne Murphy posted this note onto the Harbour Lights Facebook page...
John Chidester passed on February 12, 2018
I just saw that Marta Labus posted on John Chidester facebook page:
"I am very sad to say that John Chidester passed on February 12, 2018. He had been in and out of the hospital since December 27, 2017. His memorial service was held February 23, 2018. Photos from his award-winning Mingus Camp cookbook were displayed at the service and the reception following."
Roland Babineau
The only true Harbour Lights dealer left in the world and the ONLY retailer in the world authorized to sell Harry Hine's lighthouse collectible line!

#210929 - 03/25/18 03:56 AM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]
Rock Online
Super Wacko

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 690
Loc: Livermore, CA
Rest in Peace, John.

#210930 - 03/25/18 04:57 AM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]
flacoastie Offline

Registered: 10/02/01
Posts: 6109
Loc: Ocala, FL 34471
I'm sure that he will be missed on the Forums, even though since selling the Forums to us, he has not frequented them very much.

#210932 - 03/27/18 03:55 PM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]
Dave H Online

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 7842
Loc: Kokomo, IN
Everyone who reads, or has read, the material contained within the Collector Forums owes John a debt of gratitude. Beginning with his AOL board, then continuing into the creation of these Forums John created a place for collectors of Harbour Lights and lovers of lighthouses. Over the years there have been many spirited discussions about Harbour Lights and the many models it produced. We were able to do this because John took the initiative to create this site and kept it going for many years. There is less participation today, but people still benefit.

RIP John, and thanks for the Collector Forums.

#210934 - 03/31/18 04:30 PM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]

Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 3672
Loc: Florida
Dave you are so right. I feel that the Creator of this forum is not getting the recognition he deserves so I wrote a history of Johns involvement with this forum and harbour Lights. See "The General Forum"

#210939 - 04/02/18 06:33 AM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]
Lighthouse Loon Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 7144
Loc: Barnegat Bay
Rest in peace John..... THANK YOU !!!
Stan M
New Jersey Lighthouse Lovers
Harry Wishlist: Tinicum Rear Range, Miah Maull Shoal, Finns Point, Bergen Point, Cross Ledge, Old Ambrose Lightstation, Romer Shoal, Barnegat Lightship, Liberty Lightship.

#210944 - 04/04/18 11:53 AM Re: R.I.P. John Chidester [Re: The Cape Cod]
Cana Fan Offline
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Registered: 09/25/00
Posts: 1146
Loc: Palatine, Il.
Was sorry to see this. Harkens back to the "good old days" of Harbour Lights collecting.


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