Ken Schwartz Passed Away

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Ken always tried to help. He will leave a void. Sorry.
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his great knowledge will stay alive thanks to the forum.

RIP.
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Very sad to hear this. He was very helpful on the forums and I learned a lot from him. He will be missed.
Rest in Peace Ken.
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Wow, very shocked, Ken will be dearly missed 😭
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Peace be with you. God bless.
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I had the pleasure to talk to Ken once. Big voice, big heart. Rest in peace Ken.
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Wow, crushing loss. He was absolutely one of the kindest and most helpful guys, not only on the forum, but in the kitchen knife community. Thanks for your story FisherMan, I appreciate the time to write up a great tribute like that. I hope you've found peace and your wife again Ken!
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Such sad news. He touched so many lives. I will always remember how funny he was.
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That is such sad news. Ken always gave such amazing advice. He will be sorely missed on this board.
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Ah man, just grabbed a knife he reprofiled for me last year and thinking it has been too long since we last talked.

Ken was enormously generous with his time and knowledge. Loved to spin a yarn and pass along gems of knife and stone wisdom. That generosity is what will endure for me.

What a loss to the knife community.

Rest well Ken. You deserve no less.
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This is really sad. RIP Ken
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Ken helped me fix the profile on my nakiri. I never met him or spoke to him in person, but his good counsel on this forum was a privilege to be a party to.
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I just noticed this post. So sad to hear about Ken passing. He will be missed. RIP
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We had so many sharpening convos on Facebook, will really miss Ken.
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Ok, the sale is complete and we raised $755 for the ASPCA. I'm going to round it up to an even thousand dollars in Ken's name. I hope they took care of his dog...

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Just found out Ken passed away. Thank you Mark for posting this. A sad day for sure. I hadn't heard from him in a few weeks. Unusual as we spoke at least every couple of weeks. Voicemail was full and no response to texts today sent me searching. Leaves a big hole in my life.

If anyone has any information regarding his family or any contact info for his brother I would appreciate a call or email. Any help I could provide them would be my pleasure as I am close to where Ken lived.

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pjwoolw wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:18 pm Just found out Ken passed away. Thank you Mark for posting this. A sad day for sure. I hadn't heard from him in a few weeks. Unusual as we spoke at least every couple of weeks. Voicemail was full and no response to texts today sent me searching. Leaves a big hole in my life.

If anyone has any information regarding his family or any contact info for his brother I would appreciate a call or email. Any help I could provide them would be my pleasure as I am close to where Ken lived.

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In case you hadn't heard, his wife passed away earlier this year.
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In case you hadn't heard, his wife passed away earlier this year.
I spoke to him the evening before she passed in the early morning of the next day.
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I just found out about this today as I was going to go ahead and get a 150 Platinum from him. This has gutted Mr. We talked from time to time and shared many ideas. I was so sad for him after his wife had passed, as I knew he was a devoted husband. It hurts seeing others hurt.

After finding this out today, I am realizing that he is the 2nd friend I've had who has passed and I wasn't aware until much after. I realize that I need to be a better friend, and stay in touch more than I do. It pains me to find this out today. I googled him and found this thread after finding out.

RIP Ken.
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Wow. I neglected this forum for a bit and just saw this post. Ken was such a sweatheart. I will miss our chats.
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