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Didn't know him, but truly enjoyed seeing his work. My condolences to his family and friends. :cry:

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I am shocked and saddened. Basically Jeff Graham got me into faceting. My deepest condolences to the faceting community and his family.

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Another great contributor taken from our midst...another sad day


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Blessings to his family and friends left here to mourn - Jeff answered several of my 'stOOpid' newbie question, he'll be missed but his work will live on forever as examples of 'almost' perfection.

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More info from the USFG list.

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With the permission of Jeff's family I would like to let everyone know that memorial services will be held Saturday June 27th at 10:00 am. The service will be at the East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ. Everyone is welcome to attend


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I will have to be there in thought, as I am in Australia and can't get there. I know one thing, Jeff will live on in the hearts of many.

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Update - Obituary - and you can sign the guestbook.

http://www.legacy.com/tucson/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=128847334


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Thanks for the link, gsellis.

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I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Such a talented gem cutter. I purchased some lovely stones from him over the years and he was always friendly. This is a real loss for the gem community.


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My deepest condolences to Jeff’s family and friends.


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I did not know Jeff, but I visited his website many times.

My condolences to all that knew him.

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gsellis, thanks for posting the link so forum members may sign a guest book. i am going to sign the guest book in a moment.


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This is truly a loss for the gem/cutting world.
I lack words...


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I had a business relationship with Jeff and he was always fair and honest.
He had a very good appreciation for quality rough and did a tremendous amount to further the publics appreciation of custom cutting . As has been mentioned his cutting and designs were second to none and he shared a wealth of personal knowledge about faceting and the gem business for free. He will be remembered as one of the top faceter/designers in the trade.
He was certainly a character and will be sorely missed !
Condolences to the family.
RIP Jeff

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Very Very sad news . Just saw him in Tucson and cannot believe it. To the friends and relatives reading these post Jeff always was helpful to me from my days living in Tucson and afterword. Sometimes I sent a post to Jeff with a very special rough and would get very generous cut consult with new designs. Jeffs contributions to the faceting world will be long remembered and used. Tested and practical easy to understand faceting designs. We miss you Jeff!
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