Jerry Garcia

And Still More Messages of Condolence and Love

From: consulat_france_bc 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:14:46 -700
Subject: Live it up

Bye guy. I'll miss you

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 15:17:15 -0700





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Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 13:29:44 -0700
From: lgallegos@Lanl.GOV (Lou Gallegos)
Subject: Te Siento Mucho

It is with much sadness and regret that I send my condolences to the
family/band members/etc.  Jerry will be greatly missed by everyone.  I have
been a "Deadhead" for many, many years and was fortunate enough to see him
live a couple of times.  Although he is gone, his music will forever remain
in our hearts.  Rest in Peace, Jerry.

Lou Gallegos
Los Alamos, NM

"My body rests but still I roam"

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 15:44:51 -0400
Subject: Counting Stars by Candlelight

There's a new star in the sky of my mind.  Thought therre may be a new hole
in the soul of this terrestrial world...The heavens have a new bright and
tie-died star.  As a 30-something,  I've not known a world without the
Dead...Come to think of it I never will...we'll always hear Jerry and his

Its that oceanic feeling  

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 12:52:06 -0700
From: Mike Jepson 

See ya on the other side, peace!

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 19:56:39 0500
From: David Willard 
Organization: Dept. of Art - University of Texas at Austin 

The end of an era on this existence...just the beginning for Jerry on the other side.

We'll miss the master.

David Willard

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:59:20 -0500
From: "" 

Our sympathies to Jerry's family and friends.
He will live on in music and memories.

Benjy, Brian, and Jon
Evanston, IL

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 20:57:55 0600
From: Scott Keir 
Organization: University of Texas
Subject: What a long strange trip.....

Thank you, Jerry, for all of the incredible guitar solos that took me 
away and brought me back.  I always considered you the "tour guide" for 
my Grateful Dead concert journeys...and you were the best.  Now it is 
your turn to be the "tourist" and someone will guide you to the far 
reaches of the universe .... as you have done for so many people in your 

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 13:12:38 0000
From: Peter Goggin 
Organization: Epicenter
Subject: Live on in worlds

There are times I'll never forget,,,  there are places I'll never see 
again. Thanks to all. We love you.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 16:26:55 EDT
Subject: Condolences

So sad about Jerry leaving this world.  The music and the "family" 
have impacted my life to such a great extent.  Really shaped the 
person I have become.  God bless Jerry and you all.

From: joe troxel 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:28:53 -700
Subject: it hurts me too

i just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to jerry's family and
friends.  though he touched us all very deeply, he will be missed especially
by those he shared both his professional and personal lives with.

jerry, thanks for everything.  

let the words be yours, i'm done with mine.

joe troxel.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 21:29:11 0700
From: Monty Flinsch 
Organization: New Mexico Tech Hydrology

A saddness has come, and will eventually pass.  But what of all of the energy,
seems it's now up to us to carry it on.  For so long we relied on the boys to 
pick the venue, set the tone, and kick out the jams.  It was all training for a
day like this.  Now we have the hardest job, to carry on the dream without Jerry.  

Was it all really just a rock n roll thing?  I think not, it was a gathering
of the tribes in preparation for the day when we claim our spiritual birthright
of living in light on this planet.  Now we can decide if it was all real or all a
subcultural theatre.  I claim it to be real, more today than any other.

The world is watching us grieve, can we through this attention deliver our
message of love and cooperation?

I can't stop thinking about this book Indira and I just read,
The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk.  The vision of the book is so close
to the vision of the dead family, we are all related.

Yet I am so tired of pretending to be a shaman, pretending that we live on
a blessed planet, pretending that there really is something more here than
meets the eye.  Today and beyond I will not appologise for being a deadhead,
I will claim my spirituality as real and live it fully.  No more waiting for
summer tour to be a shaman, now the future's here we are it and we are on our own.

Have we been released from pretending and given the great opportunity to
create from this 30 year playacting festival a true vision?  YES YES YES

I ache, yet there is hidden joy.  I have cried more in the last day than in the
last decade, yet as the tears fall each one opens my heart more and more.
I am in love with everybody today, I feel so full.

Love you David, thanks for the spirit.


Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 16:52:42 -0400
Subject: Fare you well - Jerry

I extend my deepest condolences to the Garcia family, The Grateful Dead,
and all of the loyal Deadheads out there
The world has lost a truly remarkable musician and human being.

RIP Jerry

From: Laurel Carlson 
Subject: Heartfelt sympathy to the families and band members...
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:02:00 PDT

Judging from the amount of pain I'm feeling in my heart, I can only   
imagine you're all feeing it a
thousand fold.

I feel so very blessed to have shared in Jerry's life from my perspective   
in the audience; my love for him will never end.  I'm sure you all feel   
blessed a thousand fold to have shared in his personal life.

Words aren't enough.

From the depths of my heart and soul, love and best wishes in the days   
and months to come in dealing with the sorrow of Jerry's death.

 --Laurel Carlson--
Palo Alto, CA

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 17:06:51 -0700
From: Lyndon Husen 
Subject: Jerry Garcia

On August 9,1995 while driving along Interstate 275 in Tampa, Fl.  an 
announcement came over the radio that Jerry Garcia had died, at that
moment in time a piece of me died, as I continued on to my destination
I found that I was in a total fog and had no idea what was really
happening-I have only had this feeling once before and that was when 
my Dad passed away. I grew up with the Grateful Dead, it was our time-
and I would just like to say Thanks for the lifestyle and the Music

                       Peace & Love to All 

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 22:30:20 0500
From: Richard A Bednarz 

He will be missed
He will always be remembered

Thank you Jerry

Rich Bednarz

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 21:37:17 0700
From: Sharon Baylis 
Subject: ...Sometimes we walk alone

Sometimes we do walk alone - I pray that each of you keep well along 
this difficult journey. 

At a low point in my life, having suffered much abuse from my family as 
a child, I was giving up - I felt hopeless and suicidal. Then one day, I 
heard a song.  This song was my song and was coaxed out of hiding with a 
little help from our dear Jerry.  My life has changed now, and as an 
adult, I work with abused, hungry and emotionally needy young children 
in San Francisco. Together we sing and together we dance.

Jerry has brought innumerable moments of joy into my life and, 
indirectly, the lives of these children.  His faith in humanity will 
forever carry on through the positive influences he has had on so many 
people's lives. 

Peace and love to you.  

Sharon Baylis

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:43:04 -0700
From: Leo Bynum 
Subject: Jerry's passing

The end of an era. We are all saddened with this news. Life will truely 
never be quite the same. Jerry touched us all.

I share your grief.  Peace be with you.

Leo Bynum
Altadena, California

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 17:33:13 EDT
Subject: Jerry GoodBye

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of the 
"Big Guy".  I love his music so much.  It has ment so much in my life.
Peace & Love

From: My Real Name 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 14:48:34 -700


Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 06:32:17 +0800
From: (Edwin and Peggy)
Subject: fare thee well

A part of my life is gone forever
and will remain with me forever 

Organization:  South Pole Station
Date:          Thu, 10 Aug 1995 23:03:05 +1300
Subject:       He will live on in our hearts forever.

My fiance and I are currently living and working at the South Pole 
and heard the heart breaking news across the miles yesterday.  We 
were deeply sadened by the news.  Jerry has had a major positive 
affect on both of our lives over the years, and will continue to live 
on in our hearts forever.  We express our condolences to Jerry's 
direct family as well as the millions of fans that loved him dearly.  
Thanks Jerry for being such a beautiful human being and an 
inspiration to so many.  You will be in our prayers.                  
                                              Gary & Martha
                                              South Pole Station

From: Howard Sapper 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 16:11:18 -700

Jerry was a vessel of light and inspiration for many.  He was looked upon as the
"Zaide" (grandfather) of the rock and roll scene, and gave a lost generation a
sense of family and belonging.  Our blessings of comfort and consulation go out
to his family and his extended family.  Any soul in need of consul or a hot bowl
of chicken soup with all the trimmings at our open house
"GRATEFUL YID SHABBOS TABLE",please call.   Rabbi Yosef Langer, Director,
Chabad House of San Francisco, Bill Graham Menorah Project
(415) 362-6355

From: Howard Sapper 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 16:26:28 -700
Subject: from nina @ global pacific records

Jerry was the leader of a rainbow colored orchestra that transended not only
generations, but lives and levels of conciousness.  My experiences at Dead shows
over the years have been the best years of my life.  I have met the kindest folk,
made the best friends, and even know "angels" from the scene.  When anthropologists
study our micro-society some day, will they even scratch the surface of what it all
means?  Jerry was the "Elder", the chief of the clan.  I pray for his spirit and soul,
and know that the music he poured from his heart will immortalize him as the
spirits of Janis, Jimi and Jim. It doesn't make me any less sad, and I speak for
a sub-clan in Northern California in saying that our lives will never be the
same without the chief.  We are all touched by his light.  I hope he and Bill
will continue to shine their light on us.       My prayers and best wishes to
the band, his immediate family, and the largest extended non-blood family
a man could ever have.  You are so sadly missed!!!

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