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Joel Schiff
Dec 29th, 2015 at 6:30am
 
It is a sad day in the collector community, we got word today that long time collector Joel Schiff has passed away unexpectedly. He without a doubt has forgotten more about cast iron than most will ever know. Rest in peace Joel.
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Reply #1 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 11:21am
 
Sad indeed.
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Reply #2 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 2:08pm
 
a huge loss of a great friend!  I've been trying to find his obituary, so if anyone finds it, please post it here.
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Reply #3 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 3:36pm
 
FYI…… Joel’s first name was Lawrence.
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Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 4:59pm
 
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This morning I talked to a close friend of Joel who  is from NYC. She didn't know that Joel passed away, and  will be calling Joel's cousin. Will let you know if I hear anything.
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Reply #5 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 9:37pm
 
Very sad indeed.....it was so good to see and share with Joel at the Chattanooga, TN convention this year.  Such an interesting and caring person.  Our prayers go out to his family and friends.  Rest in peace Joel.

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Reply #6 - Dec 31st, 2015 at 2:06am
 
Heard that his funeral will be in Boston, so I want to go, but need info.
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Reply #7 - Dec 31st, 2015 at 3:08am
 
Please send me your info regarding the funeral and other details. I would like to post it on my website Brimfieldfleamarkets.com to get the word out.
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Reply #8 - Dec 31st, 2015 at 4:27am
 
Hopefully the networking that is happening will give us more details in the next 24-48 hours... Smiley 

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Reply #9 - Dec 31st, 2015 at 7:53pm
 
As of this morning, no arrangements have been made. Will update regarding any memorial service. This is from a very close friend of Joels in NYC. I understand he will be taken to Boston, as Greg mentioned.
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Reply #10 - Jan 3rd, 2016 at 6:51pm
 
I just got off the phone with two different calls.  Ella Schiff called me and let me know that Joel's body was released and that the grave side service (of sorts) will be Tuesday/Wednesday but that I should call Jeff Schiff, which I did.

The arrangements have not been made but Joel will be buried in Woburn this week.  Jeff asked me to call him back tomorrow to find out when.  There will not be a service, but a few words will be said at the grave site, as all of Joel's relatives are extremely old and not likely to be able to venture very far in the weather. 

When I find out more, I'll let you know, but expect Tuesday/Wednesday this week for the burial.
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Reply #11 - Jan 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm
 
Jeff just called.  Burial is on Tuesday at 10:00AM
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Reply #12 - Jan 3rd, 2016 at 7:13pm
 
Greg, will you let me know of a name and address of a family member that WAGS can send a card to.

Thanks, Joyce/Ellis Morehead
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Reply #13 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 5:29pm
 
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Our friend Joel was laid to rest today in a small family plot in Woburn MA.  I attended the Jewish grave site service with 15 family members.  His Uncle, Leon and his cousin, Jeff said a few words and a eulogy was also given by Jeff's wife.  Jeff had a toy hammered Lodge skillet blessed and it was placed on Joel's plain pine casket.  The final custom at Jewish funerals is to use shovels and help fill the site, which we all did.

We miss you Joel!! Smiley
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Reply #14 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 5:36pm
 
Thanks for being there for all of us.
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Reply #15 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 6:22pm
 
Thank you Greg. 

Shalom Joel, may you rest in peace.
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Reply #16 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 6:47pm
 
Thank you Greg.
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Reply #17 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 8:29pm
 
Greg, As other's have said - THANK YOU! for going, know it ment a lot to the family and all of us. - RIP Joel - Nollie

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Reply #18 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 4:30am
 
Thanks Greg
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Reply #19 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 6:58am
 
Greg, thank you for the description of the service and for being there.  I know that Joel would like that.  It will not be the same without him.   Cry
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Reply #20 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 11:10am
 
Very nice that you went to the service.

Sent a Christmas card to an older couple we know.  Did not expect to receive a letter from their daughter with two funeral cards in the mail.  They died weeks apart in November.
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Reply #21 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 8:27pm
 
Greg....Thank you for attending Joel's service and giving us an accounting of the day...very nice.  I am sure you went not only representing WAGS, but also as a tribute to a personal friend.  I still find it just so hard to accept that Joel is no longer with us....What a special person he was.

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Reply #22 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 10:07pm
 
Thank you for posting this Greg.
RIP Joel.  Cry
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Reply #23 - Jan 7th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 
Thanks, Greg, for sharing this.  It's so good to know that you were there for him as he was laid to rest.  I feel lucky to have been able to meet Joel at the convention, but so sad that he is gone.
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Reply #25 - Jan 18th, 2016 at 6:47pm
 
If anyone wants to visit the grave site, contact me and I'll either take you or give you directions so that you can't miss it.
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