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  1. #1
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    Default Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    It is with sadness that I have to report the passing of PAFOA forum member and moderator Jason Bell, better known to us all as JayBell.

    The morning of September 6th we were informed by one of his friends that he had passed away over the holiday weekend unexpectedly. Many of us knew that this happened a day or two ago, but we were waiting until we had more information before posting officially.

    While I never actually got the chance to meet Jason in person, I knew him for years before PAFOA was even an idea through another online forum related to title II firearms where he was also a moderator. Over the years he had helped me, and many others, answer a lot of questions about the acquiring title II items in Pennsylvania and showed himself to be an excellent, tough moderator on the other site we shared. It was because of this that he was offered one of the earliest moderator positions at PAFOA.

    Over the years most of us have gotten to know him as a great guy with a “direct” personality and a wealth of knowledge and opinions that he shared freely and clearly.

    Anyone who knew Jason knew that he was not an ambiguous person who would beat around the bush, and while that caused friction at times, it was not without value. Among the moderator staff at PAFOA, Jason was outspoken in promoting what he thought was best for the forum from his years of experience as a moderator on a forum that doesn’t even require registration. Just as importantly, he was a crucial voice behind the scenes to keep myself and other staff members on our toes if we were doing something dumb. Simply put, Jason was PAFOA’s highly-knowedgeable pitbull.

    Jason will be missed and I thank him immensely for putting in the time doing work that isn’t often fun to help keep PAFOA running.

    I sincerely hope that he is now in a place where he can safely shoot his machine guns while riding his motorcycle at the same time.

    His official obituary can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pot...&pid=159710443
    Daniel Pehrson, Founder & President, Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    RIP Jay and may you have all the time you want to shoot and ride up there condolences to his family

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    I didn't get to know Jay in real life, but I was fortunate enough to work with him on this project. I can say without a doubt that he was one of our very best.

    Tough but fair, bull headed yet compassionate. Dedicated and dependable. An infinite wealth of firearm knowledge.

    He will be impossible to replace.

    RIP
    Last edited by doug; September 7th, 2012 at 06:10 PM.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference, they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” -George Washington

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    Many prayers out to his friends and family during this time. Although I did not know him he seemed to be a great guy. May he rest in peace and keep a watchful eye over his family.
    ZRT (Head of Human Reproduction Dept.) sector 7

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    Prayers, thoughts, & condolences to his family & all his friends. Lost at way too young an age
    Jesus is Lord !

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    Rest easy, sir
    Proud to be a Longwall pig...

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    RIP and prayers out to your family.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    I met him briefly a bit over a year back for a FtF, and just recently to pass on the rifle to someone else (he was selling his ammo, I was selling the rifle and we both met the buyer at the same time).

    Nice guy. Both times had a nice chat.

    He's been on the firearms boards for a long time. He will be missed.

    AFARR

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    Godspeed Jason! I never met Jaybell but had a few good conversations via PM about riding, and he was always helpful to me as a Mod to me. Keep the shiny side up Jay.
    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.-Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: Forum Member and Moderator JayBell has passed away

    Obit link isn;t working for me. Is there a donation that can be made somewhere?

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