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[BKARTS] John DePol's passing

John DePol, wood-engraver / printmaker, printer, and friend to many on this
list quietly died this morning. It was only little more than two months ago
that he came to the American Printing History Association conference where he and
his work was honored. Now as much as he was always here and ready to do his
work he is gone.

John lived long, he was 91 years of age, and he worked on too many book
projects to list here. I refer all who did or did not know him to David Godine's
recent book, Five Decade's of the Burin, The Wood Engravings of John DePol, and
to the Book Club of California's John DePol, A Catalogue Raisonne Of His
Graphic Work, 1935-1998, Compiled and edited by James H Fraser and Eleanor Friedl
and a biographical essay by Catherine Tyler Brody.

John is survived by his wife Thelma and their daughter Trisha. There will be
no service at this time. However, in the spring will be a celebration of
John's life at Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Library at the College at
Florham, Madison, New Jersey. I will notify the list as to the exact date and time.

Leonard Seastone
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