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Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:20 pm
by letumgo
Dear Friends,

It is my sad duty to report, that our dear friend Mark Libertone (Soft-hackle) passed away this afternoon, after a long battle with cancer. Mark's son (Mark Junior) called me to convey the sad news. His son indicated that Mark passed way quietly around 3:45 PM, surrounded by family. Mark Junior gave me permission to post the news, letting you of his passing. I will stay in contact with Mark's family and will post updates when I find out details about his funeral.

If anyone wishes to send a card, send me a PM and I can provide their mailing address.

At the moment, I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to Mark's family. Mark and I had become very close friends. I will miss him very much...

Respectfully,
Ray (letumgo) Tucker

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:45 pm
by catskilljohn
I am so sorry to hear that. Mark was very kind and generous, but I knew he was fighting the illness for years.

We will certainly miss him, and his beautiful tying. He turned many onto the soft hackle, including me and I always enjoyed his company. CJ

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:11 pm
by Joe Fox
This is quite upsetting.
Mark was a great wealth of knowledge, a fantastic tier and was more then willing to share both. He was a great person and will be greatly missed.

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:23 pm
by Eperous
Ray, thank you for posting/sharing this very sad news... I met Mark many years ago, he is/was a super individual... Mark always freely shared information and he was a great source of knowledge, a true angling inspiration... his flies and artwork are first rate... my deepest condolences to his family, and many friends, at this difficult time...

Ed

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:47 pm
by mikevalla
For those here who may not have known Mark, here's a couple of photos.

-MV

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That's our "Letumgo" in the middle---with Mark on the right.

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Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:40 am
by bobpetti
Very sad news. I got to know Mark just a little bit through email when we worked on a GFF article on wingless wets - he was so generous and humble. What a wonderful man. May he be in peace now.

http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/flymphs/

Bob

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:49 pm
by Allan
Sad indeed. My condolences to his family.

aLLAN

Re: Sad News - Mark Libertone Passed Away Today

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:17 pm
by northcountryman
Yes, very sorry to hear it. I didn't know him but his posts were always most interesting, helpful and informative. As a matter of fact, he was the one who first got me interested in soft hackle "flymphs".

Rest in peace :cry: