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Whit Haydn
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Thank you, Bret. It has been helpful to me to have something to do for Jon. I think he would have been very happy to see his "testimony" made public. It was very important to him.
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I recently got to see the whole video about Doc through a friend. I enjoyed it thoroughly, the man in my opinion was for real. I was expecting to hear a lot of tall tales and nonsense, but this guy struck me as genuine and down to earth and totally believable. Extremely funny, sounded just like the older guys I grew up with, a true character. Someone you would have enjoyed spending time with.
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Whit Haydn
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There are plenty of newspaper accounts about John Deems of various arrests and trials and about the slot machine drilling that are included on the Doc Jon DVD discs. He was the real deal. There are also prison records you can check.
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Yeah Whit, I read through them, interesting stuff. Especially about the murder of the casino boss and his wife, that was credited to Spilotro in the movie casino. Sheds a different picture on it now, seems like the request came from L.A.
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Folks! Doc Jon left the "Life" and went straight because of his sweet wife, Nellie.

Trying to start living the straight life at his age, and then suffering a stroke and then brain tumors left Nellie with some debt and nothing much else. She needs some help to get resettled. Anything will help, even ten dollars.

We have set up a Paypal account for Nellie at DocJon@pophaydn.com

Nellie is not computer literate, and has no access to Doc's Facebook, email and other accounts. So this is also the best place to reach her. I will forward everything sent to that email to her by snail mail.

All donations will go completely to Nellie. We really appreciate you guys chipping in whatever you can and passing the word. Repost this wherever you can.

Contribute at http://www.PayPal.com to DocJon@pophaydn.com

You can pay with any credit card. You don't have to join Paypal to donate.

There is nothing Doc Jon would have appreciated more than his friends helping to take care of his beloved Nellie.
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Please spread this to people. If you found any of Doc's work useful or inspiring, send five bucks to the collection. Thanks.
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;( RIP Doc Jon.
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RIP my brother. You would have been 74 today.

John was a great friend and mentor in my magic upbringing and I know part of him will remain with me thru the years. My father is a few days shy of being a year older than John ((dad’s 75th birthday was on the 11th). Even though they were so close in age, Doc was more like an older brother to us and really fun to session with as well as learn from.
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Don't spend so much time trying not to die that you forget how to live - H's wife to H on CSI Miami (paraphrased).






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Thanks for flagging Doc's birthday Jeff, he was a great guy - full of knowledge and more than willing to share.

He is definitely missed!
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Cheers, guys! To Doc Jon!
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