Jeff Garrett writes:
"Our good friend Tim Lapointe passed away at the recent Central States convention. Tim has been a coin dealer since the 1970's and worked for many of the biggest companies in the business, including New England Rare Coin Galleries when it started. Tim was loved by everyone on the coin show circuit which he was a mainstay for decades. We are all saddened by the loss."
Sorry to hear the news. Here's Tim's online obituary.
Tim H. LaPointe
Chicago 1947 - Chicago 2023
Timothy Harold LaPointe passed away on April 27, 2023. No, the H is not for Hustle, as fitting as it may have been! A wise man: he knew how to maneuver among his comrades. "Know the rules so you can play the game," he taught. An athlete, a soldier, a leader, and a provider, Tim is himself a rarity. As intense as he was at times, Tim was the first to make light of a bad situation when he saw that those he cared for were truly worried. Though an abundance of power was displayed when fighting for what he believed was right, Tim's loyalty and love were the truest displays of his strength. Tim is not to be missed, but appreciated, because he made sure to leave a lasting impression all over this world.
Tim's friends and family have been honored to know this extraordinary man. His legacy lives on through his wife, Beth; two sons, Jason (Erica) and Kyle; and granddaughter, Payten.
Julian Leidman writes:
"Tim and I were colleagues for well over 40 years. Always a gentleman, he was admired and appreciated by the numismatic fraternity. My sincere condolences to the family."
Via Tim's son Kyle, Jeff adds this career timeline:
1974-Old Roman Coin Exchange
1978-New England Rare Coin Galleria
c1985-Heritage Rare Coin Galleries
1991-Numismatic Investments of Ohio
c1995-Vintage Coins & Collectibles
c2007-Tim LaPointe Rare Coins
Thanks also to Bob Steinberg for passing this along.
To read the complete article, see:
TIM LAPOINTE OBITUARY
Wayne Homren, Editor
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