We regret to inform the pipe community of the passing of Giancarlo Guidi, founder of Ser Jacopo, one of the most popular brands of Italian pipes. Guidi, in 1972 was one of the founders of Mastro de Paja, and then in 1984 he went on to create Ser Jacopo. Both brands remain highly regarded pipes today. He passed a week ago Monday, August 6, 2012, from complications of cancer. There were a few postings on overseas forums and blogs last week, but we couldn’t confirm the news at that time since all industry contacts were at the IPCPR trade show.
Mr. Guidi’s health had been failing, and he ceased working almost two months ago. His business partners were in the U.S. attending the trade show at the time of his death, but his wife was by his side as he quietly passed in the hospital. He will be missed by many in the pipe community. Pipes Magazine expresses our deepest condolences to the Guidi family, and the Ser Jacopo staff.
For more information on Ser Jacopo and Giancarlo Guidi, see SmokingPipes.com, which contributed to this story.
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