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1999 Larry Yohn Killed

 


patworks  (D 1813)

Dec 7, 2012, 5:39 PM
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On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 Larry Yohn Killed

:Black Death,
: Old friend and long-time Perris Valley skydiver-instructor was killed :today on a demo jump in Pomona Calif. I do not know any details.
: Larry was a bon vivant (& a 1-leg jumper) who taught school and was an :avid reader. He lost his leg in India riding a motor scooter several :decades ago.
: Larry had/has my respect.
:Blue Skies,


robinheid  (D 5533)

Dec 7, 2012, 7:16 PM
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On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 Larry Yohn Killed

:Black Death,
: Old friend and long-time Perris Valley skydiver-instructor was killed :today on a demo jump in Pomona Calif. I do not know any details.
: Larry was a bon vivant (& a 1-leg jumper) who taught school and was an :avid reader. He lost his leg in India riding a motor scooter several :decades ago.
: Larry had/has my respect.
:Blue Skies,

Ditto.

One of the most amazing things was that at his wake/memorial at Perris, several of the attendees were people who had made one or only a few jumps, and Larry had been their instructor. None of them were active skydivers and some of them lived far away, and they came only to pay their respects to someone they universally considred to be the best and most memorable teacher any of them had had for any reason.

Never before or since have I seen such a thing for a skydiving instructor.

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patworks  (D 1813)

Dec 8, 2012, 9:45 PM
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I stumble for words... Our sky-passion is but a reflection of he that was: mentor, role model, fond friend.
One of the few I could converse with on topics of substance and grist.
He, SKR, Roland, Rande, Magic John, Carl, PYL, and Ray lit my skies with word-play.
. Tte--tte with paint. They paintbrush our sky and our eye
With potentials
That choke hearts with love and lust
to open new skies
Candy.
What is dandy: Lyricists of mind synergy; seldom-ever 'chat'
Phat, that


tonybrogdon  (D 12855)

Dec 13, 2012, 8:36 AM
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Larry was a very good person and dedicated to the sport. He is missed. RIP


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Dec 15, 2012, 10:53 PM
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I met and jumped with Larry years ago down in Perris, much better jumper than I was at the time. Super "UP" kind of guy.Smile

And man, could he PLF that damn dactyl main. Cool



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