June 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm #8518
It is with great sadness that I bring news of the passing of Jerry Reynard. Jerry was a good friend and an amazing person. I’m sorry we weren’t around long enough for more of you to get to know him. Jerry joined the NPA two years ago and attended NPA 21 in Baltimore, where he recorded a good deal of the video that was later published on this site. Jerry had such a great respect for the NPA, and thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and interacting with fellow members at the conference. He was apprehensive yet excited about one day presenting his life’s work, the Comedy-Recycling Theory, and we talked often of attending the next NPA conference whenever and wherever it might be. He was excited at the idea of joining with others and together to have a seat at the table of “conventional science”. And we both anxiously kept our eyes open for evidence the NPA would continue to be the vehicle for that voice.
Jerry’s work will survive him and live on at his website, http://www.cr-theory.org at least for as long as I can keep it going. At some point I’ll make a copy of his site and make sure it gets into https://neocities.org/ where (it’s not only fun to imagine, but remotely possible) that it may carry his small voice forward beyond our time.
I’m including Jerry’s obituary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer below. If you feel so inclined, please visit the site at http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?pid=180292491 and leave a message for his friends and family.
JERRY A. REYNARD, age 65. Son of the late Ralph and Jean, brother of four, uncle and great-uncle. Jerry passed away peacefully June 7, 2016 after being diagnosed with ALS a few short months ago. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years, aboard the USS Saratoga during the Vietnam Conflict. Jerry then worked for the following 28 years for the U.S. Secret Service as a communication specialist. While living in the Washington, D.C. area, he was active at Valley Brook Community Church. Most recently resided at Woodside Village in Bedford. He was author of “Comedy Recycling Theory of the Universe” (cr-theory.org). Memorial gathering at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501Ridge Rd., Parma on Saturday, July 2, 2016, where the family will gather with friends from 1PM until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 4PM. Please dress in casual attire. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hiram at a later date. Cremation by Busch Crematory (440)842-7800 http://www.buschcares.com
Published in The Plain Dealer from June 11 to June 12, 2016June 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm #8519
I’m more than sorry to hear that. I enjoyed talking to him. Keep in touch.
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