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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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You know in his autobiography "A Reporters Life" Cronkite mentions "it was louder than the drums at a Grateful Dead concert" I always wondered how he would know that. My kids and I met him once at Epcot it was very early in the morning on a very cold December day in 1985 and we were practically the only people in the exhibit about oil.He was being escorted by a guide and was kind enough to shake hands with my two boys and pose for a picture. And the road goes on forever.... BobbaLee
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Don't know what else to say, feel very sad. One truly honorable journalist is gone. ********************************** Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge. Mark Twain
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Deacon Proudfoot, former President of the Oakland Hells Angels....died 7/4/09-he loved the Grateful Dead, had a production company in the 1980's that brought Willie & Waylon to the Bay Area..............John Collins Dawson IV..........early today 7/21/09, otherwise known amongst us as "Marmaduke" ............"Fare you well, fare you wellI love you more than words can tell"..............."Y' Know Death Don't Have No Mercy In This Land"........................................................
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Thanks for everything Marmaduke.
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for what you wrote above. This is such sad news.
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Marmaduke today! this is sad news, so sorry to hear this! and too for deacon proudfoot! thanks for the news GC.
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we're losing a lot of the good ones...
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Obit in the Miami Herald about John-I didn't know "Marmaduke" and John Dawson were one in the same. And the road goes on forever.... BobbaLee
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Solid body electric guitar inventor Les Paul died today from pneumonia complications. He was involved with Gibson guitars and multitrack recording.
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didn't he play in public recently?...sitting in with someone?
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to Les, without whom the world would be real different...
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No,no,no,!Such crimes can never be forgiven .Enough is more than enough about raping,stabbing, killing women the world over ,for centuries . Those who stay friends with such criminals are not my friends anymore . SO BE IT !!!
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I wonder if you ever imagined your creation would spawn such masterpieces as the ABB at Fillmore East, Blow By Blow, all Led Zeppelin, not to mention a tune or two by Jerry and Bobby and many, many more ... thank you, thank you, thank you. RIP " Where does the time go? "

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...RIP Les, it wouldn't have been the same without you... Les invented the electric guitar, and the process of multi-track recording. Leo Fender invented the solid-body guitar, think Fender Stratocaster here... Leo was a genius too, think of all the Fender Amps he invented... RIP Leo as well...
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You gave us so much!! Thank you!!
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Les Paul is one of the features on CBS this morning, 8/16, with a short tribute from Joe Walsh.
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a controversial politician due to his history, he did serve this country for over 40 years. the last of the kennedy brothers. no matter who's side yer on, pls take a moment to ask that his soul rest in peace
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for seeking and working to make our country and the world a better place. Your perserverance and determination is an inspiration. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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My sister Patty's birthday is tomorrow, she passed away from breast cancer 3 years ago on Oct 17th which is my birthday :(I miss her every minute of everyday, she was my best friend and we went to so many shows together! Now she dances with Jerry! I love you Patty♥ ☆~☆ ♥LOVE♥ღPattyღ♥LOVE♥ღღ☆~☆
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Happy Birthday Pig Pen -- we were going to visit you today after dinner, but discovered that they close the gates at 6:00 p.m. Babs Bergstrom still misses you and speaks very fondly of you. Eternal Peace, Brother ...
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Patrick Swayze, my role model in conference moderation...
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henry gibson at 73 years...wanna see my silver walnetto or very interesting... but stupid!
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waaaaaaalnetto......i still have the LP released from "rowan and martin's laugh-in"
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My best friend, little brother that made me happy for 10 full years had to depart us. He was a Japanese Spitz. I will never ever forget you and may you rest in peace, Tim!Love you always! Pregnancy Miracle
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you know he served in the navy?
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though that's all i have been able to find out.
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yeah, was what i was talking about. apparently, he did 'entertaining' over the PA on the boat.or did they call them 'ships' back then? ( -: peace.
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a traditional slang term...although submariners call their subs boats. the PA system is called "1MC"...and i have never figured out why, though i know the designations are broken down for different areas of the ship...1MC being shipwide. but now i've gotten away from the use of this forum.....rest in peace leonard "soupy sales" hines. i'll miss you and yer pies
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has a detailed breakdown of the various circuits and their positions in relation to the interior/exterior of the ship
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.......what will Whitefang andBlacktooth do now????? Many friends we have-many friends we have lost-along the way........Keep Smilin!!!!
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thought the Soupbone was really named Milton, his brother Lenny (Leonard) Supman; Hines was one Soupy's original stage names, though not his birth name. *** no matter, that which we call a Soupbone by any other name would still throw a pie in your face. ( -: peace.
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by the by, which of you pranksters will admit to actually sending Soupy cash when he asked the kiddies to swipe those pretty green papers with the presidents pics while their parents was sleeping and send them to him?
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he had 2 brothers, leonard and jack...and hines was a stage name. it was changed because it sounded too much like "heinz"
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Detroit / Michigan heads - and many heads everywhere - might know John Cox, owner of longtime Head shop Three Doors Down in Pontiac. He was stabbed to death on Thursday by some crackhead who couldn't have pulled more than $100 bucks out of the register there. I've been going to Three Doors Down since I was 13 and had to have my mom drive me there, and John himself is responsible for about 95% of my early Dead tape collection. He was surely instrumental in getting me on the Bus, but the main thing is that a kinder and gentler soul couldn't have existed. He probably would have given that crackhead the money if he had asked. Instead we've lost one of the real good ones, in one of the most ridiculous and senseless acts I've ever heard of. Rest in Peace, John, and have a real good time with Jerry.
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sorry for your and your region's losss. John sounds like a very good soul. Peace. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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so sorry to hear this. Condolences to all John's loved ones.
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to hear of your loss.....he sounded like a fine person.......yet another reason people need to be able to defend themselves against scum like the knucklehead that committed this foul act. the bastards can be found everywhere and they only care about their own selfish wants....may your friend rest in peace.
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Warm wishes to the families of those we lost to war . And many thank you`s to those who still fight for our freedom . Thank you ! Hopes for a very pleasent Vetrans day ! And also warm loving memories of Avanell Pelfrey , my wifes grandmother who we lost this past weekend . We`ll all miss you . Thank you .
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thought it was just a reccurring bout of anorexia these past couple of weeks, a thing my old lady suffered for years and years, she was always thin but the fuck if she kept the scerect of the cancer from me... and took her from me. RIP; Nao, may the four winds blow you safely home.