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Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Postby porshcigar » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:35 pm

Michael W. Reschke, President of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club, Doctor of Pipes, and Assistant Show Director of the Chicagoland International Pipe and Cigar Show.

Mike died today after a battle with lung cancer that began last fall. Mike was the first CPCC President of the Club beginning July 1, 1998, and has been re-elected every year since (except July 1, 2005) including this year’s annual election for a term beginning July 1, 2016. Mike received the Doctor of Pipes Award, in the hobbyist category, at the Chicago Show in 2006. He served as Assistant Show Director from the first Show through this year’s 21st Show. Mike was the epitome of the pipe smoking gentleman. He was a friend to all pipe smokers, and the best friend to many. He devoted many, many hours of his life to the pipe smoking and pipe collecting hobby. The CPCC and the Chicago Show will never be the same without Mike, and his wonderful smile and charming wit.

We will always miss him.
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Re: Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Postby KevLa » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:00 am

Requiescat in pace.
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Re: Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Postby PipeStoke » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:02 am

I'm sad to hear that.

I did not know him, but have seen him frequently mentioned and those mentions always accompanied with positive notions.
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Re: Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Postby acaciavet » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:40 am

I purchased a few Pipes from him.Rest in peace!
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Re: Broken Pipe: Michael W. Reschke

Postby Geo3rge » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:24 am

Sad to hear of the news. He seems to have been a well-respected man and a stalwart of the hobby/profession.
Appreciate your post to inform us.
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