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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 29, 2020 7:05 AM CST

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Jack's wife tree-mailed us to let us know that @jmorth has passed away, following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. His wife also passed along a message from him to us: "It's been a great run. I've enjoyed it very much. Thanks again"

Jack was an active member of the site here, and will be very missed.

Obit: https://www.bramleyfh.com/obit...
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 29, 2020 7:18 AM CST
I so enjoy all his many beautiful photo's and his avatar with his sweet dog.

God bless Jack and his family. He will certainly be missed.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 29, 2020 9:57 AM CST
Jack had such a deep appreciation for his family, life, nature, and his dogs. He will be missed.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 29, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Jack and I had email conversations on airplanes, aviation, 70s cars, rocks, animals and growing up in the 60s and 70s. Always interesting,he will be missed.
Pancreatic Cancer is a tough disease
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Aug 29, 2020 10:27 AM CST
Thank you for posting this, Dave. I loved all of his posts and photos. He really loved that dog, Plato! Jack won't be forgotten.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 29, 2020 11:04 AM CST
He is and will be missed. 💚🌻🌳
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 29, 2020 1:19 PM CST
I always enjoyed his calm reasonable posts, and will miss his presence. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2020 1:32 PM CST
Such sad news, Jack was such a kind person and wonderful contributor here on garden.org. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 29, 2020 1:35 PM CST

Plants Admin

Jack certainly will be missed. Here's a record of his contributions to the database:

10,693 images
173 Plant Combinations
1,800 comments
26,807 plants
15,969 data proposals
43,257 miscellaneous proposals

Always a courteous and kind gentleman, he provided thorough and helpful responses to questions and was generous with his advice on plants in the gardening forums and his recommendations of good books in the Sandbox.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 2, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Jack will be missed. He was kind and generous and very helpful. Loved the dog Lovey dubby Prayers for his family.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 3, 2020 11:34 AM CST
So sorry to hear about jmorth. He has been a good contributor here and I learned a lot from him.
He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace jmorth. Group hug
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Sep 3, 2020 1:18 PM CST
So sad...he will be missed. Love and hugs to the family. Puppy dog kisses for Plato from Dixie
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 3, 2020 2:11 PM CST
Jack will be missed by many people. He was a kind, sweet fellow, always willing to "listen" and help if he could.

My condolences to Mrs. Morthole and the rest of his family and friends.
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joannakat
Sep 3, 2020 7:40 PM CST
I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a nice guy. I really liked him, enjoyed his posts and comments. He'll be missed. Crying Crying Crying

Please pass deep condolences to his wife. Crying Crying Crying
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 3, 2020 9:43 PM CST
He was a wonderful man who loved nature and animals. I loved his pictures of asters and goldenrod.
He will be missed very much. Group hug
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Sep 4, 2020 5:26 AM CST
This was an exceptional man who lived an exceptional life.Jack was kind, funny and always generous with his expertise. I communicated with him through tree mails many times. I will miss his courtly manner. He was a true gentleman.
My prayers are for his family. I think for us participants on this website we will feel the void of his presence for some time to come.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 4, 2020 7:22 AM CST
I imagine right about now, Jack is having some glorious conversations with Sharon about oh, just a little bit of everything. They got along so well.

Here's to your new adventures Jack!

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Sep 4, 2020 7:30 AM CST
I can only echo what everyone above has written. Our NGA home is enriched by Jack's contributions and presence here. He has not truly gone, but is with us in all of his wonderful posts, photos and comments. Thank you Jack for your membership in this family.
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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Sep 4, 2020 7:34 AM CST
Mr. Morthole's kindness and wisdom will be missed. I always enjoyed his posts. Prayers for his family.
Springfield, IL
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Deby
Sep 4, 2020 10:16 AM CST
Thank you all for your kind words. Jack was very proud of this website and
valued the good friends he made all over the country. He would be very grateful and humbled.
Deby and Plato

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