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Obit: Jerry Praver (April 30, 2018) SF Folk Club

Joe Offer 01 May 18 - 03:03 AM
Waddon Pete 03 May 18 - 07:59 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jerry Praver (April 30, 2018)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 May 18 - 03:03 AM

Bev Praver posted this on Facebook on April 30, 2018:
    It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of my life-long partner, soulmate and husband. Jerry passed peacefully this morning and went on to join our dear friend Redmond O’Colonies where they are somewhere proclaiming celestial events and telling silly stories.


Jerry was one of those wonderful Old Folkies who took me under his wing. I'll miss him. He and Bev knew each other as kids in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. They sang some of the most beautiful close harmony I've ever heard. Jerry used to wear a T-shirt that said, "Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM a rocket scientist." He retired early from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and he and Bev pursued their music passion. They traveled around in an RV, singing and telling stories at schools. Jerry tuned five autoharps for the kids every morning, and he may well have been the fastest autoharp tuner that ever lived. Later in life, Jerry and Bev became town criers, and went to town crier sessions all over. Their first of many Mudcat posts was in 1998. Oh, and they worked as volunteers at a lighthouse near their home, and they were very active members of the San Francisco Folk Music Club.

My favorite Bev and Jerry song was Seven Wonders.

He was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.


-Joe-

Take a listen to Bev and Jerry singing "Velcro":


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jerry Praver (April 30, 2018) SF Folk Club
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 03 May 18 - 07:59 AM

I was sorry to read about Jerry's passing. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread. My condolences to all those who know and love him.

RIP

Peter


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