Monday, January 27, 2014

In Memoriam: Justin "JewWario" Carmical

Rest in Peace
As many of you are no doubt aware, Justin Carmical, aka “JewWario” of “You Can Play This” fame has sadly passed away on the 23rd of January. My heart goes out to his wife, friends, and family.

I never knew Mr. Carmical. But his honesty and genuine kindness on display made you feel like you knew him personally, even if you only saw him onscreen. His wit, his warmth, his numerous talents, and his overwhelming kindness that shone in everything he did helped to inspire me to follow his example and begin this very blog.

Justin was a rarity on this great big internet of ours. In a digital landscape of people who hide behind their monitors and make the lives of others worse, Justin Carmical made the lives of others better, just by being who he was. He made people smile, he made people laugh. He gave people information, entertainment, and inspiration.

42 years on this Earth was about a million too few for him. He truly was something special. He was the candle that burned twice as bright. He was the helping hand. He was the caring shoulder. He was Justin Carmical. He was JewWario. He was a husband, a friend to many, and an inspiration to more. He will be missed.

"You're not stupid. Don't ever tell yourself that you are. You're important. What you have in your head may not mean a lot to a lot of people, but it's what makes you special. You are important. You mean something. And you're going to go out there and you're gonna do some wonderful things. But first and foremost, you're not stupid. you're not an idiot; don't ever tell yourself that you are. And if nobody else ever tells you this, I will tell you this: I care about you."
-Justin "JewWario" Carmical (1971-2014)

Rest in Peace, Justin.
This one's for you.

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