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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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Another true musical and artistic visionary gone. RIP Capt. Beefheart.
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Gerry Rafferty was only 63. I still hear Baker Street fairly often on the FM radio. Reminds me of a girl named Jill I once ran with, briefly, from Evergreen to Doylestown then down to Boulder.
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using a place where we remember those we miss, to further your greed. I can't believe you'd put an ad in here...what gall.
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the spammer is a human being. Probably not.
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some lower lifeform, I'm certain
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automated opportunistic crapola...
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I had thought since the same spammer posted different messages on different forums that it was an individual, but I'm don't know much about this automated stuff, other than I lost my job due to automation.
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I can't form grammatically correct sentences, either..
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Any body that was a teen in the 70's can remember Don Kirshner's Rock Concert on TV. How many parties revolved around that when the parents weren't home?
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Very sorry your dad and cat passed on...octopus hugs and healing rays for a decade
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and midnite special but don had the coolest bands. he recorded a time in history. bummed to be too young and home on a weekend but the best thing about staying up :)
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Who could forget the television show, "Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert" and the barriers it broke not only in the television market but also in the nation’s cultural mindset of music on TV by shedding the over-rehearsed and lip synced production most Americans had become used to since the ‘50s? Kirshner also produced the hit TV series "The Monkeys" and contributed the bulk of the song writing for that show. He was inducted into the Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2007. R.I.P. Don Kirshner...
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I appreciate that. Especially reading it tonight cuz have been almost washed under by a sunami if grief that came outta nowhere this evening.********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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and it will....for awhile...you're strong, you'll get through it, pal...
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Grandmother to Tigerlilly's kids.......RIP Oma
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Fitness guru...many of us saw his exercise program, one of the first, on the TV as we were growing up. 96 years of age, and was still in better shape than alot of 30 year olds
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we need all the strength we can get right bout now. all been a bit too much for my kids to swallow -4 losses in 2 months.********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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Gary Moore!Only 58-how sad!!!!!! ********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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So sorry about your loses recently TigerLilly, as if life isn't hard enough by its own merits. I can't possibly understand how you feel with all you've been through but my prayers are with you always (even when I'm not around here).
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My older brother Bill died in 1999 from Lukemia at the age of 56. Thanks to Bill he would "arrainged" for me to babysit.so I could go and see the greatful dead. My dad was a strick trip{Yes I loved him}but he expected us to be in the house by 9:30 at the age of 17.My brother had three adorable kids, he would call my dad and tell him.that he and his wife was going out and they needed me to babysit. I woudl then go to the concert and then go home the next morning when Bill picked me up at the bus station in Atlantic City then drive me home. Rest in peace Bill. I miss you still.
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is a great brother. So sorry for your loss.
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Bill did not care for the greatful dead but he knew that Dad was unrelistic and he went thruit and he got kicked out of the house when he was 16. So he helped my sister and I get out of the house.
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Bill did not care for the greatful dead but he knew that Dad was unrelistic and he went thruit and he got kicked out of the house when he was 16. So he helped my sister and I get out of the house.
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I just found out our old friend Kevin Dougherty passed away back in 2009 In Eugene... We had many colorful experiences together. Fun in SF! Great shows. Had families. Did our things. My wife's & my last show was at Autzen, hanging with Kevin & Jane & our kids. I am finding that getting old is hard because of the people that you lose... I love you Bro...
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Rest in peace Bear, you changed my life like so many others. I will always remember that purple haze, orange sunshine, yellow sunshine and blue cheer that you turned the world onto, you were the greatest. Without you, there would be no grateful dead.
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Long live the legacy and the work of Bear! May his memory cause no man or woman harm! he faster we go the rounder we get!
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Sad way to go. Thanks for everything.
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The Orange Juice may be safer, but we are saddened by your passing. Thanks for helping to create the SF atmosphere and for laying the ground work on the sound system.
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A sad day, just does not seem to be the way Bear should have gone. A survivor, in many ways ahead of his times, both technologically and perhaps psychologically. While his pharmacological roles were certainly important, there was far more to the man. R.I.P.
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It is a very sad day. His vision of sound broke through barriers decades before anyone on the planet. We will miss you Bear, but your molecules will rain down on us forever. And for that we will all be better.
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Enormous gentle vibes to Bear's family...came through many fights. Thank-you/om gate
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another sad passing that came too soon! thank you Bear for the sights n'sounds.PEACE
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just got a SYF tatt last week then bear passed think I'm gonna add another tear.
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Thanks for being, Bear. I'll meet you at the jubilee.
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My allowabull folklore about Bear ("summary") "Do you really want to tell me I can *()&$^&*?" "Do Bears Shit in the Forest??" (the biggest Southpark Smile possible on this pusser) keep your character, enjoy living, share your fortune, OXOX Merple Reddin
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thanks for all the help and inspiration you gave me back in the 60's..
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but means the world to me personally. May 1st my dad's friends are having a memorial picnic, in his honor. I am going, but I am not sure how well I can pull it off without having an emotional meltdown. BUT I love it that his friends have decided to carry on his annual picnic, in his memory. ********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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Furthur did a great tribute to Bear at one of their shows. Played a rockin' Alice D. Millionare, but the whole show was tribute. And it all was great. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ain't nobody messin' with you but you AND WE ALL LOVE YOU
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Hello there, I am searching for my birthfather with little to go on.. I was conceived in Eugene oregon in the summer of 79. My father went by the name winddancer and traveled up and down the west coast. He met my mother Devorah and they were only together for a short while. I do not have a birthname, except perhaps he also went by the name of Jonathan? He frequented Santa cruz,ca, not sure where he is origionally from.. Thought i would post here. The circle back then was a bit tighter, not sure what it is like now.. Any leads, any info of this invisible man in my life will be gratefully appreciated! Also, if you have any recommendations on where I can search or where the appropriate place to post is, that is also very helpful:)Aloha, Sarah
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I'll ask my husband. She went to Santa Cruz to see his frail mother with and lung problems + and a paralyzed arm. They where both huge Heads and my husband knows almost evrey 'Head in Santa Cruz. Will Have to ask him. I hope you find him! Keep on your search. Don't stop sister, I know you'll find him! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ain't nobody messin' with you but you AND WE ALL LOVE YOU
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We just lost a truly great poet, musician, performer, activist and human being. And especially sad as it was just when he was getting his life back together again. He is called the godfather of rap, but he never liked that title and it completely misses the point about what made him great. His live shows were celebrations, strong strong messages, razor wit and funky jazz tunes. Rest in Peace Gil Scott-Heron The revolution will not be televised! http://vimeo.com/24398430 http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/28/gil-scott-heron-obituary 'You alone consider mercy after it seems like all you get is pain It seem to me that you have found the courage that others could not find You alone have the wisdom to take this world and make it what it need to be, want to be, will be, someday you'll see The day, the day you understand That there ain't no such thing as a superman'
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Bluesman and a founding member of the original Steve Miller Band. He was the creator of Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools. Passed after a long battle with cancer May 16th, 66 years of age. memorial show will be held at Blues Vespers Sunday, June 5th at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington. Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Jay Mabin and other local blues musicians to play. Blues Vespers is always free but donations are always accepted and will be donated to Blues in the Schools.
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Sad news Johnman. It was always a great pleasure to hear the Steve Miller Blues Band in good old SF. Nice to hear Jerry Miller will be at the memorial. My heart goes out to his family and the Pacific Northwest. : (
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born and raised Tacoman, but I heard he moved to Pacific coupla years ago. I think it was two years ago word was he lost everything in a flood in Pacific, something to do with the Civil Engineers opening, or not opening a levee or something during a bad storm. I know that there was a benefit for him at The Swiss, in downtown T-town...
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thanks for all the great "sax" music "Big Man", and rocking us. We'll miss you.
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Really bummed. Glad I seen Bruce and the E Street band when I did. It won't be the same now. I'm gonna crank Rosalita and have a beer. :( :( :(