Remembering Jeremiah “Jerry” Farrell

It is with great sadness that G4G notes the death of Jeremiah Farrell (December 12, 1937 – July 4, 2022).

We are collecting here some recollections from various members of the G4G community. If you have any anecdotes, memories, or tributes that you would like to share, please email us at

           Colleagues Jeremiah Farrell and Steve Bloom at the 2016 “Celebration of Mind” at Butler University

We have gotten to know Jerry and Karen over some 25 years of IPP’s, G4G’s, and the occasional Midwest Puzzle Party.  They have become good friends even though we see them only once or twice a year.  I have spent untold hours trying to solve the mechanical puzzle designs Jerry comes up with.  Sometimes with computer, other times not.  Sometimes successfully, other times not.

Below are 3 pictures.  At IPP37 in Paris, we shared a 2-hour tour of the city with them.  They are getting ready to enjoy their Croque Monsieurs for lunch.  The other two photos were taken at a Midwest Puzzle Party in Palatine, IL in November of 2019 – perhaps the last puzzle event Jerry attended in person.

Bill and Janice Cutler

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