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    Read this on another forum, which said they heard it from Facebook that Jerry Laboda (@jmlaboda) has passed away.

    Another loss of a good member.

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    Very sad.

    Here is a link to his facebook where this was announced:

    https://www.facebook.com/jerry.laboda.5

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    My sincerest condolences.

    We have lost a treasure.

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    Ugh! Very sad and shocking! FB page said he passed away from a stroke. At least he didn't suffer.

    Life is fragile, live it to the fullest!

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    Very sad indeed. He will be missed.
    Never mistake a guy who talks a lot for a guy who has something to say...

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    Rest in peace, Jerry. Your contributions to our hobby have been invaluable.

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    Who was Jerry?
    If you've ever researched passenger cars, chances are you used his website.

    http://passcarphotos.info/

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    Saddened to hear this.

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    The opening words on Jerry's website (as indicated by Spookshow above):

    THIS WEBSITE IS IN MEMORY OF JOHN LABODA, 1918 - 1969

    He was my father, my hero and my friend, and I owe my interest in railroad to his because of the "quality time" we spent together, often watching trains. And, because of his work as a security guard and fireman at Edwards AFB and for North American Aviation/North American Rockwell, he was also a hero to a number of other people as well.

    Thank you Daddy...for everything!!!


    We lost another generation with Jerry.

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    I hope somehow that site is archived /preserved for posterity. It would be quite a legacy.
    Never mistake a guy who talks a lot for a guy who has something to say...

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    I think Peteski did over on TRW. I think most websites are cached by Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    I think Peteski did over on TRW. I think most websites are cached by Google.
    That would be good if it is preserved at TRW. Google caches sites, but that's not the same thing as keeping and curating...
    Never mistake a guy who talks a lot for a guy who has something to say...

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    I mean to say that Peteski over at TRW did something. It's not preserved on TRW per se. Let me check now....

    OK, found Peteski's post:

    I requested the Wayback Machine to save his pages.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180406...sh/UsersGuide/

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180406...arphotos.info/

    Looks like Jerry's pages were already being archived.

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    I’ve appended Jerry’s UN here with (RIP), as we’ve done for other members whom have passed.
    Bryan
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    My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed after a lifetime of contributions to the model RR community.
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    I would like to express my sincere condolences to Jerry's family and friends. I didn't know him but looking at his website it's clear he was passionate about trains. He obviously put a tremendous amount of effort into putting the site together to share with his fellow enthusiasts.

    Thanks Jerry for all you have done. RIP
    Rob

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    Never heard of the guy or am I aware of what he modeled or did for the hobby.

    But, sad to hear nonetheless.

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    The passing of a fellow modeler who you have followed over the years is indeed a sad moment. The suddenness of it all can be sobering, too. I checked Jerry's member page. His last posting to this site was in the afternoon of April 4, 2018. The notice of his passing came the next day. Hug your loved ones while you still can.

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