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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
Minnesota Marty #2059472 04/04/13 07:30 PM
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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences to his loved ones.


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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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It is extremely sad to hear of Jerry's passing at his young age. Please extend my condolences to his family. We will miss him.


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Cheers to the wonderful person you are !
You've been an awesome and wonderful contributor here on PW.

I haven't ever communicated directly with you,
but i've very often read your postings and appreciated and reflected on your comments.

I took this photo earlier this week - warmth and sunshine, pure blue sky afternoon by the sea, and early evening this beautiful mist and fog rolled in.
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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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Jerry and I had many PM''s about pianos, tuning etc. He was always very helpful. Back in 2005 when I first joined PW as a newbie, he politely explained that the ETD I was using was ok, but there were better ones out there...:) I also had tons of questions etc, he was always chiming in with his expertise, and in a cheerful way, which we all came to know here on PW.

When I started the "My piano in EBVT III" thread, he was right there giving us his opinions etc. At one point, I got a PM from him after he tuned EBVT III on his piano at home, and I believe Bill Bremmer went to his home to show him EBVT III, he asked me how to post on PW, a video he made of himself playing his piano in EBVT III...I suggested it would probably be better if he linked it to a YouTube channel. Here is that video that he posted in my EBVT III thread, around 6/22/12, and his YouTube link.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.


Jerry Groot playing a short piece on his piano at his home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqsvVocZtD8
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRsWDS0JWLY

His YouTube channel

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMr-vP4VNyTSz4PTu3p8kA?feature=watch


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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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Rest in peace dear Jerry, you will be dearly missed!
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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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I have a SAT answer for the feeling I have:

Jerry Groot is to Piano World as Roger Ebert was to movie criticism. It just hard to imagine either of those spaces without the presence of these eminent voices. It's a loss in that it leaves a void that will not be filled; the absence will be palpable.

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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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My sincere condolences to Jerry Groot's family and friends. His passing is a very sad loss to Piano World and the piano industry.

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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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I'll miss you Jerry



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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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I'm not around in months, and this is the first thing I notice today.

PW loses another regular.

My condolences to his family.

Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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Here are the details on the visitation and service:

Visitation info:
Heritage Life Story Funeral Home,
Van Strien - Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield N.E.
Saturday, April 6, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m (8 p.m. a Bible vigil service).

Funeral Service:
Monday, Apr 8, 2013
11:00 AM EDT
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave. N.E., Ada, MI, 49301

MLIVE Obituary:
http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/g...rald-groot&pid=164050131#fbLoggedOut

Lifestory: http://www.lifestorynet.com/memories/88765

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to We Do Care, a fund helping families with hospitalized children with cancer. Donations can be sent to We Do Care, 759 Hachmuth NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321



Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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Very sorry to learn of this.


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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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My condolences to the Groot family, sorry to hear of this..

Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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The Piano World will be a poorer one without Jerry G.

My condolescence to his family and friends.

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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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One of Jerry's clients moved to my town in 2011 and brought their Yamaha G2 that Jerry had been servicing for many years. He PM'd me about the piano and said that it should be checked after the move and abrupt change in climate. I met with the owner and going through the piano I was amazed at the stability of the tuning. Also, very precise and clean action repairs and impeccable regulation. To know someone only by what their hand had done was truly inspiring. My new client had only wonderful words for Jerry and I felt like I had made a new acquaintance. I wish I had meet him because I can't get the picture of his avatar out of my head. For he is a Jolly good Fellow.


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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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My condolences to all in his life.
I enjoyed his posts.


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Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot
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Wow. I'm completely stunned.
I hadn't logged in to Pianoworld for months but today I decided to for some unknown reason. I think my subconscious told me to apparently.

I became friends with Jerry through Pianoworld when I first PM'ed him with advice for his hernia surgery (that I had also gone through)which he ended up following and was very thankful for. We then corresponded regularly about any and all sorts of subjects and without a doubt he was my favorite member here.

Even though I'm simply a DIY piano guy newbie he always had some good advice for me and helped me out when I installed my Dampp Chaser. He was always extremely helpful and always very cheerful in his chats. Even though we talked regularly about the details of our hernia operations, and a few other health issues, he never once mentioned a word about anything more serious.

I ended up telling him all sorts of things (mostly about my own health issues) that I hadn't told ANYBODY else simply because he was that easy of a guy to talk to.

I was actually looking forward to meeting him and maybe to do some fishing since we got along so well and he wasn't that far away.


I'm really really going to miss him around here. He was a real character here and this site simply won't be the same without him.

Thanks Jerry.


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Wow! I'm shocked. Truly depressing news.


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