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    Here's the place to talk about our departed loved ones -- friends, family members, tour buddies, and others we've lost along the way.

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  • September 16, 2020 - 8:37am
    Strider 808808
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    September / Dean

    This is the time of year when both my parents passed on. Mom back in 2nd week of September 1972, Dad eight years later 1st week of September 1980.
    I’m the last of the siblings above ground.
    Strong medicine. September is a bittersweet time of year. The harvest and the scythe.
    Dean, your father and uncle must have been great men.
    Readers, try to live life with meaning and passion.

  • September 15, 2020 - 11:45pm
    Dean Hill
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    A Tale of Two Princes

    Last year my father Don Hill passed away and today his only and older brother Ken Hill passed away. My father was an automotive mechanic and raised my brother and I on Jerry Garcia's music, he went to over a hundred Grateful Dead shows. My uncle was a printer and had many pets and friends and helped many people quit drinking alcohol saving their lives, he went to over 300 Grateful Dead shows and probably saw Jerry play more than anyone but the band members. They were the biggest Grateful Dead fans and important members of their communities. Their love for their music lives on through us and our friends whom cover Grateful Dead here in Sacramento, Ca.
    One love.

  • September 2, 2020 - 9:59am
    The Good Ole G…
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    When the storm clouds gather ’round you

    Jerilyn's book is wonderful.
    I hope to hear more of her story & stories.

    If anyone has other memories or stories to share, please do.

    Thanks for letting us know MaryE.
    My Condolences.

  • September 2, 2020 - 9:00am
    Strider 808808
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    Grateful Dead Family

    Met Jerilyn Brandelius with Mickey Hart at a Halloween 1974 Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders show. Some small auditorium on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District out towards the Cliff House and Sutro Park. Both were very kind. Big smiles as I remember.
    The San Francisco foggy ruins of time.

  • September 1, 2020 - 10:28am
    marye
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    Jerilyn Brandelius
    Many of us had the good fortune to meet her over the years. I'm happy I knew her a little bit, starting from the time she got in touch with me to put a couple of my photos in the Grateful Dead Family Album. She passed on yesterday after much ill health for many years, and is much missed.
  • August 27, 2019 - 9:51am
    Vguy72
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    Casal....

    ....reportedly by suicide. Ugh.

  • August 27, 2019 - 8:53am
    marye
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    sorry to hear of Neal Casal's passing
    https://jambands.com/news/2019/08/27/neal-casal-1968-2019/ Condolences to his loved ones.
  • January 23, 2019 - 6:22pm
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    Thank you Marye. Much appreciated.

    Dad turned 92 in November, they thought he had kidney stones and started treatment but when the doctor performed the ultra-sound, it turned into ultra-'Oh NO' when they saw the massive tumor on his pancreas that had migrated (metastasized) to his liver.

    Chick lived a great life, he was one of the 'greatest generation.' World War !!, multiple careers, last one running a resort in northern Minn. Lived there year round with my 88 year old mother, they celebrated their 67th anniversary this summer.

    I will never forget one beautiful summer evening about 40 years ago, I put Garcia's first album on Dad's stereo, and cranked "The Wheel" and discussed the philosophical aspects of Hunter's words with my father. And Chick listened, and thought about what I was saying. And at one point he said to me "Yes, I get it, .......but can we turn it down a bit?" ;o}

    He taught me so much by how he lived, and he even tried to tip his toe into my deadhead world.

    What a guy.

    "teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

  • January 23, 2019 - 9:40am
    marye
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    so sorry, Oroboros
    All good thoughts to you and your family.
  • January 22, 2019 - 11:28pm
    Oroboros
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    Phil and Hunter's Box of Rain were for Phil's father

    so I will post this 'fare thee well' for my father who is now on hospice care (pancreatic and liver cancer) and will soon give up this mortal coil.

    As Bob said after Lowell George died (at the Portland Raceway show in 1979) "he was good while he lasted."

    Dad's heart was his gift to all of us.

    "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

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I couldn't find my own words .. What an incredible life to celebrate.."A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn't wrong. A hour ago he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends. He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music. He wasn't just a country singer.. He was the best country singer that ever lived." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKuc4nfJByc&feature=share
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Strange but true...Ive seen Prince more than the dead....complete ends of the spectrum I know, but as Prince one said Ive got two sides, and they're both friends"....watching a bootleg dvd from '88 right now....just killer...Peace! iGrateful
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My Dale, a year has slid by without you. Nothing...NOTHING is the same. Know our love will not fade away It lasts in thoughts, scents, songs, places, in me and around me. I feel you near. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE 1111 twin flames
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Thank you for your kindness! peace
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Sisterearth is one very kind and caring soul let me tell you all. Not often meet someone going threw grief who cares more about the next person like she does. Just a small shout out because of the kindness .
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To those of us who have lost our mom's, this is the day I remember mine and wish I could give her a hug and a fresh bouquet of flowers.
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Amen to that brother
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True dat... Peace from paradise.
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I got to know you since you were the last place I ran into my friend since birth, Jimmy. Thru you I made so many friends, some jobs and a lot off laffs. We had your wake last night and 2 yrs ago today we lost Jimmy. You kept his memory alive and grow. He loved this neighborhood like you and had the best wild stories about it. I now can add to those stories. Thank you! <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paEQc668kY4
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As we celebrate the lives and at the same time mourn the passing of these rock and roll musicians, friends and family, a few things stand out: One, we are blessed and our lives are enriched because of those who made it their mission to bring music into our lives. Two, without friends to share these moments, life wouldn't be near as exciting and colorful. And Three, which comes in three parts, like a waltz: 1) True love can't be bought; it is nurtured in the heart, just as music is. 2) Home grown 'maters can't be bought; they are nurtured in the home, where your heart and music is. 3) True friendship can't be bought; it is only nurtured and obtained through an individual's action, a yearning to share life's melodies (and drama) with someone else, and likewise, a commitment by a like-minded person to reciprocate. Thank you to the Sunshine Daydreamers, deadheads, and music and life lovers everywhere, for it is the spirit and actions of those like you, and KristineD, and Mona, and Richie and countless others everywhere that counts in the end... So tune that fiddle, put on your dancing shoes and let your freak flag fly. We are everywhere, we are together, and we are one. Peace to you all... geoit'snotjustaboutthetomatoesmeister
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Growing up on Going st. in the late 60s to early 70s a long haired dude would walk to the store with a parrot on his shoulder and a monkey on his back. All us kids would run out and see and talk to him. He pointed at Jimmy Snyder, my neighbor since I was born, and told him don't ever mess with my monkey! Soon as he could Jimmy ran down to his house and climbed up the apple tree the monkey was in. The monkey yelled at him and started to throw apples at Jimmy as hard as he could. Jimmy ended up running home as fast as he could scared to look behind him. RIP James Micheal Snyder. I miss your stories.
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to johnman on the passing of his dad. So sorry for your loss.
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I'm really sorry to hear that! Another legend of my youth gone...
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I was sorry to hear about that one.
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...was The Producers, OMG it was funny when I first saw it in my teens. It's downright hilarious in this day and age. I keep waiting for Donald Trump to start singing "Springtime for Hitler"! Thanks for oh, so many laughs, Gene. Give Gilda a kiss for me?
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for those that knew Leslie of Wayne whoolan and Leslie she died July of this year from cancer.
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Today my thoughts and prayers go out all those lost 15 years ago in the events on this day. I never use to care more about others then I did myself. this world teach us lessons everyday. Today I want to take the moment to wish everyone a peaceful safe day. And wish all good things in all good time for all. God Bless us all ... I for one will never forget the history we lived threw. I do not like giving those who tried to hurt us the words many say. Point being we all know what happened and who acted against us. This is for those with us and fore us. God bless everyone in this crazy world we live.
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Hello everyone. I am Dave21768's wife.I don't know how long it has been since he last posted here. I am sorry to tell any friends he has made here that he has passed away. He left us on Aug.5th of this year. Our eldest son had Ripple played for him at the celebration of life. I'm sorry it took me awhile to notify his fellow Deadheads. I really only just found the forums thanks to customer service when I asked them for help in re-homing his collection. He has been getting the Dave's picks and also had box sets. If you are looking for a particular set or number in the series, please contact me. Or if you have any links to sites besides ebay where I can find interested parties, I would appreciate that as well. Dave would be most unhappy to see his favorite music sitting on a shelf and not being heard. As a lover of music he had a wide range of interests and favorites. The Dead where at the top of his list. Thank you in advance and God bless.You can contact me at elle7068@charter.net
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Elle I am so sorry for your family's loss. Hopefully Dave is in a peaceful place. Stay well.
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Loss is tough. Sorry also. We don't know each other yet we are all one here.
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sorry for your loss is all we can say, but ... your reaching out is incredibly self-less. thank you
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Thank you to those who contacted me in regards to re-homing my husbands collection. I have been put in contact with brianhahne and he has offered to help me with dispersing the collection. I appreciate the emails of condolences and postings here of the same. Once I am done with taking care of his collection, I may never post here again. I just want to thank you all for being so kind and sharing a major part of my husbands life. He loved talking about his favorite shows and recordings and I was not so great at that lol. I am sure you all filled a void in his music loving heart. This is a kind and loving community if your responses to me are any indication. Fare thee well my friends.
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you made me smile Ms Katniss...I needed to smile thank you
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and the hits just keep on coming... Bon Voyage to John Glenn, a true American hero.
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they always come in threes :-( Gotta appreciate every moment we have.... RIP John, and I still miss Jerry
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Memorial 6pm (check for time) Dead.net/chatFar from home at a fest bigger than my dreams I would look up to realize I was left and alone except for Critter. who would always be patiently waiting leaning on his walking stick for me to come up for air just so I wouldn't feel alone and lost. The world will miss ppl like you and for every grateful to have know you. TY. ~Once in a awhile you get shown the light in the stranges ploaces if you look at it right~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKOZvuKAzBw
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sorry for your loss :-(
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I'm still in a state of shock. He was 39 years at least that is what his mom said. Too soon to be gone. He went through me loosing both my parents. He was there to always lend a word of encouragement and support. He came to CA to go to see Furthur in 2010 and stayed with me for a few days after the show. I took him to the Redwoods and to the Coast. It was one of thoses days I will never forget. But what really stands out was how he gathered all the dead heads who visited the website DeadVids to get together. His enthusiasm and willingness to say the words come to the show had a way on all of us. He gathered bunches of folks to meet and greet at shows and then dance the night away. Because of him I met some of my dearest friends to this date. I know he left this world a better place and I will miss his late night phone calls and him calling me khatters. Rest in Peace Scotty you will always be in my thoughts. My life is richer because you were in it.
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Wow, I am shocked at this sad news. Scotty was such an enthusiastic deadhead. I don't know the details, but I wish him well on the next leg of his journey...