I met Jerry because I have a teenaged son who was once a little red-haired boy who loved being boosted up on the antique barber chair and getting his hair “buzzed” by Snoqualmie’s longtime barber, Jerry Main. Jerry passed away suddenly last Monday, September 24th, at the young age of 60. He will be greatly missed
Jerry was a Snoqualmie native; born in his hometown on July 10th, 1952. He even married his high school sweetheart Susan Cabe, with whom he had just celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary. Jerry is also is survived by his three children and seven grandchildren.
According to the flier hanging on the closed barbershop window, Jerry loved his barbershop and cherished the relationships he had with his customers.
I can attest to that. My son and I loved our visits to Jerry’s shop. We were new to Snoqualmie in 2001 and Jerry enlightened us with many stories of Snoqualmie’s history – the history before the Ridge. In some ways, Jerry was our connection to what Snoqualmie once was; long before Snoqualmie Ridge was developed.
My son loved hearing the history of Jerry’s antique barber chairs; one of which I believe is close to one hundred years old. He was a kind man who always made us feel at home; and in the early years of the Ridge, it was easy to kind of feel like an outsider. Thanks to Jerry, we never, ever, felt that way.
Outside of his barbershop, Jerry was an avid fisherman and hunter. But as the flier states, above all else, Jerry loved his family and was a kind and gentle man.
A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held this Sunday, October 7th at 1PM at the Eagles Hall in downtown Snoqualmie. The public is welcome to come and share a story or two of their “Jerry memories.”
There is a donation fund set up for Jerry’s family at Sno Falls Credit Union.