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In Memoriam

Over the years, we have come to find an amazingly loving and supportive community through the retreats. During that time, we have lost some incredibly wonderful guys. Here we memorialize our family members who have passed away and thank them for the amazing contribution they made to our community.

MSKR 2008 Ted Myatt

The original founder of the Men’s Knitting Retreats and coordinator of the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat at Easton Mountain from 2008 through 2012


September 28, 1959 – November 19, 2022

Barry Vanderweele

Coordinated the Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat from 2010 through 2018.


November 4, 1948 – July 6, 2019


Beloved partner of Kerry Shannon and namesake of the scholarship fund for the retreats. Member of the Men’s Fall West Coast Retreat.

March 28, 1974 – March 15, 2018

John Niegowski 02

Member of the Great Lakes, Men’s Knitting Retreat. 

September 23, 1951 – August 29, 2021

MSKR2010 Leo

Member of the Great Lakes, NorthEast Fall and NY Spring Men’s Knitting Retreats. 

September 10, 1954 – December 28, 2018

MSKR 2014 - Roster Simon Lou

Member of the Southeast and NY Spring Men’s Knitting Retreats.

June 1, 1941 – July 16, 2018

Doug Upchurch

Member of the Men’s West Coast Fall Retreat and the NY Spring Men’s Knitting Retreat.

December 5, 1967 – July 13, 2020