Jerry Garcia

Yes, More Messages of Condolence and Love

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 20:51:56 -0400
From: Paul Baumgartel 
Subject: I share your grief

Jerry brought me so much happiness and emotion for the last
twenty years.  I've been moved to tears of joy countless times
just by listening to him play.  In some of my darkest times,
he brought me peace and then helped me find the light of living again.

May you, his family, be comforted by knowing how much this wonderful,
singular soul reached the souls of many, many others.  I shed tears of
sorrow with you now.

Paul Baumgartel

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 20:53:49 -0400
Subject: Condolences

All I can  say is that I'm so, so sorry.  He was a good man and
you can't say that about many people.  He touched more lives
and brought more joy intothe world than most could ever hope
to do.  He had his flaws, but they were far outnumbered by his
beautiful heart and soul that burst forth into the world and
all of our hearts

God Bless You All, his family, the band, his friends,

Brad A. Barnes

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 22:29:10 -0400
Subject: Remembering Jerry

My wife Deborah and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers
for all in the Garcia family at his difficult time.  We were blessed
to have him in the Human family.
Tony and Deborah Natale.   

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 22:54:46 -0400
Subject: A Broken Angel Sings...

I have no words, only tears, sadness, sorrow and gratitude. 
Jerry brought me from darkness and sorrow to light and joy. 

From: bobnagel 
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 95 23:19:16 -700
Subject: jerry

I will NEVER forget the joy Jerry has brought to me and my loved ones.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 20:44:08 0000
From: Gary Grove 
Organization: Agrinfo
Subject: Condolences 2

In my sorrow-induced selfishness yesterday, I sent my condolences
to the Garcia family, but not to the other members of the band. 
To the other band members and crew, I'm sorry about the loss of
your brother.  It must be devastating. My prayers are with you.

Micky, Bob, Phil, Bill, Vince-I think that you know Jerry would want you 
to play on.  He was (and is) a genius, but you are all geniuses.  You 
and Jerry took us all to great heights.  I haven't seen you since '88 
(I'm an aging head), but still always listening...

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 00:39:35 -0700
From: Gordon & Bj Wallace 
Subject: tribute

We will miss Jerry...can only say thank you for all that you've touched 
so in peace...we love you...

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 22:00:09 -0700
From: Lory David Wiviott 
Subject: The Music Never Stops

Every time one of a hundred thousand people wake up in the morning
with a riff or lyric phrase ringing in their minds, The Grateful Dead
and Garcia will grow more eternally alive.  Some people have a unique
talent to communicate, others to touch lives through art and music.
Jerry Garcia had it all, and we'll have what he gave us forever.
I was never a Deadhead, only saw 2 shows, but always knew how
special a gift the man possessed.  He gave it to us, and we're so
much better off for it.  Thank You!

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 19:14:58 -0700
From: Bill Curtis 
Subject: brokedown palace

Going to miss you Jerry........

Thanks for everthing.

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 01:10:31 -0700
From: "Brad \\"Oscar Mayer\\" Weiner" 
Subject: Jerry's Death...

His life may have been short, but the happiness he created in the hearts 
of his fans will live on forever. May your way be blessed. May 
fufillments light shine upon you, may your journey bring you peace. 
Millions of people have been affected by the life of Mr. Jerry Garcia, 
may we never forget him. 


Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 08:25:11 0100
From: hschult1 
Organization: UFBW

Goodbye Jerry 

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 08:32:12 0800
From: Karl Nix 
Organization: Silicon Data
Subject: Not Fade Away


I am totally grateful for the love and music you shared with all
of us. You changed my life, brought us all closer together, and helped 
heal our wounded planet. In a world full of noise, you brought us the 
sound of heaven, and you will never be forgotten. Your spirit is 
timeless, and centuries from now your music will sound even better.
Your inspiration will live for all future generations.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything, and I will
do my part to help continue your tradition. You are a true hero because
you made us all so incredibly happy. God bless you 'til the end of time.


Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:24:28 -0700
From: Evan Saxton 
Subject: Not Fade Away


     Friend.  You gave me the three greatest days in my life.
We won't let your spirt, love, and music die.  There is no way.
And to all the HEADS, please don't mourn this beautiful man's death. 
Why don't we celebrate the man's life and his contribution to the
world.  This man is one of the greatest men to ever live.

                       Our Love's For Real, NOT FADE AWAY!

                                     Evan Wayne Saxton

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 04:04:37 -700

Dear Members of Jerry's Inner Circle--

      Jerry, as you all know, will be sorely missed.
But as we all know the show must go on, and we have
to keep on Truckin'!

He's Gone takes on new significance, as well as
Uncle John's Band, if you think about it.  He is in
all our hearts and prayers.


Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 10:03:38 -0700
From: ian

Flag for a generation
Sail on wherever you may be

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 13:01:53 0400
From: "Arthur A. Knapp" 
Organization: Bellcore
Subject: A Gift to All of Us

Dear Deborah and family,

My sympathy to you all on this sad occassion. Jerry gave me and
millions of people and especially his friends something special.
He was a gifted musician and a generous soul. 

Continue to love each other through this special time. 

With affection,

Arthur Knapp
Tinton Falls, NJ

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 09:48:23 EDT
Subject: Sympathy

My heart goes out to Jerry's immediate family as well as the extended 
family.  I have appreciated Jerry's work and wonderful personality 
for almost 30 years.  He will surely be missed greatly, but his music 
will live on forever.

Shel...I love you more than words can tell

From: Raychel Stein 
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 10:15:29 -700

Subject: so sorry to hear

From: Raychel Stein 
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 10:27:41 -700
Subject: he's gone

My heart is broken, my soul is weeping. This is a devistating
blow to all of us in the family of friends who identify so
strongly with not only the music of this gentle, beautiful man,
but also the ideals that he conveyed. The magnitude of this loss
is indescribable, the world is a lesser place without him. I
hope that this tragedy serves as a lesson to all of those who
continue to abuse their bodies. We have lost too many valuable 
people this way. The world needs good, kind people like Jerry,
we can't afford to lose them in such a senseless way. My
thoughts are with you all in this time of terrible saddness-
                      Love & Peace,

From: Christian Anderson 
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 09:36:35 -2400

I probably attended 25 shows over twenty-one years. Jerry and the band 
taught this introverted kid how to dance,how go with the flow, and how to  
revel in joy. I am sad now, but will always be grateful.I never felt as 
close with my friends as when at a show. Peace.

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 07:34:59 -0700
Subject: condolences

I would like to tell all of you how much Jerry and the band helped
my ex-wife through a very difficult time in her life.

For this I thank all of you.

I only hope that you each have someone to help you through this.

Thank you

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 10:36:27 -0400
Subject: Jerry

As a Grateful Dead fan, I am shocked to see the passing of such a fine
talent. His constant improvisations and his warm affectionate attitude to
everyone will always be in our hearts. I might not have ever traveled with
the Grateful Dead, but I've been to a number of concerts. His music will live
on for ever and ever. In my Valicdicdorian speech at my graduation, I
incorporated one of Jerry's most famous lines into my speech. With all the
chaos that has gone on in my school I just had to end with the infamous "What
A  LONG Strange Trip It's Been"

We will all miss you Jerry.


Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 15:18:04 0400
From: Melinda Belleville 
Organization: University of Kentucky

I know my voice will be just one in the thousands of voices of sympathy 
that will be received, so I send this to you as much for my pain as 
yours, too.

We are all family in this thing called the Grateful Dead and I know my 
pain at losing Jerry cannot be even close to the pain felt by those of 
you who knew him and worked with him and lived with him on a daily 
basis. But please know all of us out here are with you in your pain and 
are experiencing with all of you our profound grief at our loss.

My pain is made even deeper by knowing that I will never again have the 
experience of going to see the Grateful Dead play. All the feelings and 
joy and zen that I have felt in the past when I've heard the music play 
are now just memories to be cherished for a life time.

I have only felt saddess this deep in the past when losing my father and 
brother. I know now I really have thought of the members of the band as 
a part of my life and my family. 

With all my love and caring I leave you now with this message.

Thanks for all the joy.


Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 10:18:24 -0500
From: VAUGHAN@BoysTown.ORG
Organization: BTNRH

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 11:28:27 EDT
X-Personal_name: Jim McAlister
Subject: Condolences

I am in such great pain and I never met the man.  I cannot pretend
to know what this is like for those who were close to Jerry.  Please
know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you, and that the spirit
that is Jerry Garcia will live forever in the hearts and souls of those
of us who loved him and to whom he gave so much of himself.

hang in there, there are more

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