in Memory of Chip Lary from Tips from Chip








I decided to step out of blog retirement briefly to express my sadness at the passing of blog friend Chip Lary from Tips from Chip. I don't know the details surrounding his death, except he recently wrote of surgery and removal of his gallbladder. Two family members commented on his site that he passed away on April 21, 2016.

Chip worked as a Project Manager. In his free time he was a film buff and completist, working his way through various film lists, which he wrote about on his site. He was a frequent visitor to my blog and other film blogs and expressed a keen interest in other people's writing. If you asked him a question he provided insightful answers. He also had a good sense of humor.

As far as I know he was not yet 50 years old, so he died far too young. Very sad to lose someone I considered a friend. Chip's death affected me deeply because I had interacted with him for several years. The blogosphere will not be the same without him. Chip will be missed by family and friends.

Other tribute posts:
Steve at 1001plus
Msmariah at A Space Blogyssey





40 comments:

  1. Sad, sad news. He was a regaular on my blog too. Nice homage you did to him.

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    1. @Michaël: Glad you liked the tribute to Chip, he should be remembered. I’ll miss him and his blog.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your blogging friend - the internet can nurture such genuine connections that it's no wonder you are deeply affected. Sounds like he was a lovely man. My best wishes to you.

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    1. @C: Thanks for your understanding. Chip was a very nice person and once you got to know him a loyal friend

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  3. Terrible, terrible news.
    I have a comment from him just one day prior to his death. Crazy that the last I heard from him was over a silly movie.

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    1. @TSorensen: Terrible news. I even noticed a comment he wrote on the day he died, so a huge shock he suddenly passed away.

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  4. Wow. This is sad. He and I had only recently discovered each other and I enjoyed his blog. Hate to heat this.

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    1. @Wendell: Very sad. He was so generous with his time in the blogosphere and often wrote extensive comments.

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  5. Oh man. I liked him. I don't agree with everything he said on films but I always liked him.

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    1. @thevoid99: Me too, I respected his opinions even though I sometimes disagreed. Chip was a really friendly and helpful person.

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  6. Very sorry to hear of your loss of what sounds like a great guy. yeah he was way too young to go

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    1. @The Vern: Thanks for your compassion. Chip still had a long way to go. Gone too soon.

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    1. @SJHoneywell: I wish I could ease your pain. I know Chip was a good friend of yours.

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  8. Devastating news. His writing was fantastic, and it goes without saying that he will be missed

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    1. @Courtney: I too will miss Chip’s writing. I’ll just try and remember the good times.

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  9. Thank you for putting this up. Very sad and a huge shock. He will be greatly missed.

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    1. @Julia Mac: Thanks for your comment. Very sad. April 21st is for me the saddest day of the year. RIP Chip and Prince.

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  10. Hi I am Chip's cousin, yes he was far too young,51. It is believed it was a heart attack....he will be missed by his family!

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    1. @Kathi Young: Thank you for sharing that with us at this difficult time for your family. 51 was far too young.

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    2. @Kathi Young: Steve also wrote an In Memoriam blogpost, and he had many good things to say about Chip: http://1001plus.blogspot.com/2016/04/in-memoriam.html

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    3. Lynette Lary Eastman27 April 2016 at 18:49

      It was a very nice tribute that Steve posted about my brother. Can you thank him for me.

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    4. @Lynette Lary Eastman: I will tell Steve you appreciated his tribute to Chip.

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  11. Lynette Lary Eastman27 April 2016 at 18:42

    Thank you so much for writing about Chip. He was my "baby" brother and was only 51 years old. We don't know if there were any extenuating circumstances to his surgery but he had a heart attack on his way home from work on the 21st. I remember my older sister and I being so very excited that we had a baby brother when he was born. This just isn't right that I have had to make his funeral arrangements and will be burying him in the cemetery up to Monson, ME on the 21st of May. We have requested the Medical Examiner's report on his death. Thank you one and all for you comments about Chip. He certainly did like to watch and critique movies. We will miss him terribly

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  12. @Lynette Lary Eastman: You're very welcome. It must be terrible to lose a brother. Heart attacks are very cruel when they take people from us. I am so sorry that Chip is no longer here and I think about him every day. The blogosphere community will miss his friendship and enthusiasm for movies.

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  13. This is so awful. My thoughts go to his friends and family

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    1. @Sati: Thanks for your kind words

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  14. Just heard about Chip on Steve's site. I still can't believe it. So, so sad.

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    1. @Alex Withrow: He will be missed.

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  15. Oh NO!! I am so devastated by this news! I adored Chip. I can't believe this. Thank you for letting us know. I hadn't been to his blog in a few weeks. I am in shock from this. This is a huge blow to the movie blogging community! God rest his soul and Godspeed.

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    1. @msmariah: Yes, a big loss to the blogging community and those who knew him.

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  16. Oh my goodness!!! I've visited Chip's blog a few times and he's commented on mine as well, but I didn't know anything about him being sick. So sorry to hear about this, thank you for letting us know about this Chris. May he rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family & friends.

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  17. I am so sorry. <3 I'm glad you posted this lovely tribute.

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    1. @Stephanie: You’re welcome

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  18. To those in this comment thread who were friends with Chip. I donated to Flowers for Chip Lary's Memorial. The funeral is on May 21
    For further info: https://www.gofundme.com/2xkqxxjs
    and
    http://1001plus.blogspot.com/2016/05/picks-from-chip-scotland-pa.html

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  19. Very sad to hear this. :( My condolences go out to all of Chip's family and friends.

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  20. I was looking for an update on his blog that didn't come. I had a feeling. Googled and found out Chip is no longer with us. Since two years we had email contact. I would give him hard to find european movies and he would give me his knowledge on how to get some very hard to find movies as well. He also made a list of 1001 TV Series just for me. I liked having that contact with Chip. Another human also crazy about movies and lists. I will miss him and my sincere condoleances go out to all of his family and friends. 51 years. I'm 50. That's just way to soon. For the rest of my life I will probably think of Chip when the new TSPDT list comes out.

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    1. @Bert: I agree Chip was friendly and also very helpful. I will miss him too.

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