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The passing of Kelly Cherrey has touched the SSHCZO community

It is with sadness yet great appreciation we pay tribute to one of our own, Kelly Cherrey. Cherrey worked tirelessly to build the communication and backbone physical structure at the Shale Hills watershed. He made things work and work well, which is an art unto itself. Through his work, the CZO team gained reliability in data and communication that we are using and building on today. We are grateful for all of the hard work Kelly contributed mostly on his own and to our benefit, for which we say - Thank you. You left this Earth much too soon and it enlightens all of us of how very precious every life is. For words most fitting by Alfred Lord Tennyson.....

"I sometimes hold it half a sin
To put in words the grief I feel
For words, like nature, half reveal
And half conceal the soul within.

But, for the unquiet heart and brain
A use measured language lie's
The sad mechanic exercise
Like dull narcotic's, numbing pain

In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er
Like coarsest clothes against the cold
But large grief which these enfold
Is given in outline and no more."

— Alfred Lord Tennyson (from In Memoriam)

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