The Needle Doctor

Man, that's a shame -

I hope that he finds somebody to buy him out who will "carry the torch".
His business has been an excellent resource for those of us who like to play-around with some Vinyl from time to time, as well as those who are MUCH more serious about it than I am
RIP Jerry Raskin. I hand't seen this thread before but just found out from googling Needle Doctor, read the article in the OP, and several other articles on his passing. Here's an obituary I found on Audiokarma:
So it appears he never found anyone to take over his business. I wasn't a "regular customer" but I did order from him in the 1990s.