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DilekBarlosDilek Barlas died Christmas Eve as a result of a heart attack. He was 65.

Dilek spent his work-days as an engineer and semiconductor entrepreneur, but his passion off-hours was woodworking. He did a program at North Bennett St. School, and took multiple courses with Phil Lowe, Al Breed and Mary May. He was particularly interested in carving.

His home was full of beautiful, hand-made items including a Queen-Anne dining set with chairs, period sideboards, a reproduction Townsend document chest, and many other items.

New England Chapter members will remember him as someone who was always friendly and always willing to share his ample woodworking expertise.

He is survived by his son, Nuri, who teaches and coaches in Bedford, MA. His mother, Melahat, and sister, Mine, and her family in Istanbul, Turkey.