Jerry Garcia

Messages of Condolence and Love

From: Liz Lightfoot 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:06:59 -700
Subject: Condolences

Jerry led a good long life.  May you find peace in your
memories of your time together.

From a stranger, who feels for you at this time.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 10:02:09
Subject: A Change of Life

Listening to and seeing Jerry and the Grateful Dead with my friends are some of my
fondiest and happiest moments.  Jerry's passing reminds me  that life is continually
changing and that we most hold onto happy times and work towards others.

I am thankful to him for all the good times

                                                                    Ken F.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:09:46 -0400
Subject: Jerry

we love him dearly

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 08:27:35 -0700
From: (Randy Goldner)
Organization: Duke Communications International

thanks for the memories, jerry. I fel like I owe my love of music to
you, and your talent influenced how I perceived and enjoyed al
other forms of music. The world won't be the same without you, but 
millions of people like myself are significantly richer from having
been able to experience your muse.

Rest in peace....Now I know when my time comes, the band in heaven
will really be rocking. I'm sure you and Bill Graham have already 
found each other.

From: (Bass, Matthew)
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:21 EST

For 30 years you were my inspiration. Uplifting my spirits and infusing 

me with the kind of energy which can not be described. You will be missed 

but not forgotten as your spirit and music will live forever. Few people 

attain immortality, you have Jerry. Goodbye Jerry

Matt Bass

Sender: (Glenn Forister)
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:42:40 -0500
Subject: The man called Jerry

I never met the man called Jerry
But deep inside I felt I knew him

The music he so loved to play
would bring me up whenever I was down

It brought a tear to my eye when I heard
the news, and realized how much this man
called Jerry touched me and all who listened
to his sweat songs

The Lord layed rest to his soul
but his music will live on forever

Glenn Forister
Naperville, IL

From: john wojno 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:45:32 -500
Subject: Jerry

I just wanted to send my condolences to 
Jerry's family.  Although I never met him,
I felt that he has done much for me during
my lifetime.  Although I am saddened to
see him go, I am thankful that, while he 
lived, he enriched the lives of many.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 09:34:37 -0700
From: Rosemary 
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Subject: Another Angel in the Heavens

There are angels surrounding Jerry on his trip to the next world where he 
will make them as happy with his being as he did for all of us.  My 
deepest sympathy to you, his family.  If there can be some consolation in 
knowing that his memory will live on forever.  Jerry Garcia was a good 
human being.  May he rest in peace and love.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:01:35 -0700
From: Mark Speck 
Subject: With Deepest Sympathy
Organization: Vanderbilt University

His music often soothed an aching heart and a troubled mind for many of 
us.  His music and spirit will live on within us.

Mark Speck, Commander US Navy
Executive Officer
Naval ROTC Unit
Vanderbilt University

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 10:59:03 -0700
From: Graphics PC 
Organization: Westat, Inc.
Subject: So sorry

I am so sorry. He will be deeply missed. God bless you all.

Brian Henigin

Rockville, MD

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 11:04:14 -0400
Subject: Condolences

My old DEAD buddies & I were all commiserating over the NET last night.  We
sadly realized that an era has passed, and a part of our childhoods (and
adult lives) is now over.  We'll all miss Jerry terribly.  Uncompromising
artistry is so rare in the rock music world today.  It has just become much
rarer.  Peace & love.

Paul Chumsky

From: David Hill 
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 08:09:09 -700
Subject: goodbye jerry

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 10:10:19 CDT
X-Personal_Name: Lance Encell
From: Lance, 5102 Capitol,, NE
Subject: best wishes

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 10:19:07 -0500
Personal_Name: Jim Ellars
Subject: goodbye

Goodbye Jerry - 
Welcome to forever

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 11:20:41 -0700
From: Full Name 
Organization: FDEP-DWM
Subject: (no subject)

I am deeply saddened by the loss of one so rare. I pray for his wife and 
 daughters and hope that time will heal their hurt. Let us continue to 
remember what the DEAD stood for and make sure the message lives on and 

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 16:32:31 0600
From: Netscape User 
Subject: We love and miss you Jerry

Hello. My name is Tim Hong. I've been a Deadhead since I went to my 
first show in 1989 at the Rosemont Horizon. Since then, I have not gone 
one day without feeling Jerry's and the Grateful Dead's influence as a major
guiding light in my life.  
Jerry was like a painter on stage.  Every time he performed, he created 
something new -- something beautiful -- something living.  I have 
nothing but happy memmories of Jerry and I will surely miss his presence 
for the rest of my life.  He was such a inspiration to me and I will 
forever be indebted to his contributions to us. Please accept my most 
humble and sincerest condolences to Jerry's family and everyone who was 
touched by his music. We will always love you and miss you, Jerry.  God 
bless you.  Peace,

Timothy Hong

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 10:26:14 -0500
From: Shawn Burt 
Subject: $0.02

Guys, Girls, Folks,
  I know you'll recieve a lot of messages, and the volume may say more 
than the words they contain, but I want to put it on record. I was 
uptight, and unhappy, and not contributing to anyone, which I justified 
by trying to do no harm. My best friend, a guy I love as much, and 
respect more, than my family, turned me on by just playing the music when 
I was around. I grew into it, then I met the heads, then I caught the 
bus. I learned the phrases, started to recognize the common symbols, and 
felt a part of a community that I felt I could grow in. I tried selling 
stuff, feeling out the ability to "do a tour". I was in Memphis, near the 
Mississippi river, and got so happy, I ended up giving away the comic  
books I brought to sell, and had a much better time. I'll miss the chance 
to watch things go boom like they did at the good shows, and I'll have to 
find new traditions, but I'm glad I saw what I saw, went where I went, 
and grew how I grew. Jerry helped me lighten up, remember to say "I love 
you" more often, and appreciate the journey as much as the destination. I 
hope you'll be happy again soon.
--"Listen to the river sing sweet songs..."
--GD-Brokedown Palace

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 11:28:16 -0700
From: Dan Jones 
Organization: American Council for the Arts
Subject: (no subject)

Jerry's life was a celebration, and his generosity allowed us all to 
celebrate. The world is Grateful. . .

Dan Jones, Cathi Hanauer, and Phoebe Rose Jones

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 11:29:12 -0400
Subject: Farewell to our friend

My deepest simpthy to all...

 Jerry has touched our lives for many years, have brought many
of my friends together. 
We always smiled and had fun times whenever we traveled
to see him play. 
He will be miseed by all of us who new his words and music. 

Most of all we are glad he took time in his life to share himself
and his music, with his friends.

We are his friends forever and shed a tear of sorrow.

He will be deeply missed. He does not walk alone, we will be
with him again someday.
He will always be with us in our lives.

A distant friend,

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:31:36 -0600
From: (Tom Ribe)
Subject: thank you, farewell

   I would always stand up with a feeling of reverence and respect when
Jerry came into a room or a stadium. He was a man who accomplished
transcendent things, a genius artist and a powerfully loving human being.
He and the other members of the band have been in my thoughts daily for 25
years. I am deeply sad and I hope we can find a way to continue,
appropriately as a family.

  My love to Bob, Phil, Micky, Bill, Ramrod. You are wonderful people and
you make a very big difference in this world.

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 16:40:54 0500
From: Dean Esmay 
Organization: Syndicomm, Inc.
Subject: Condolences to Jerry's friends and family

Probably millions of these are sent and no one will read this, nor will 
it mean much, but...

I'll miss Jerry very badly.  I grieve with you all.

Dean Esmay

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 16:40:39 +0100
X-Sender: (Unverified)
Subject: condolences

Im a an italian funs of grateful dead, i am 26 old years.
Im a very afraid about dead of Garcia.
Now i'm listenig Saint Steven, i love psicadelic age,
i love 8 asbury period, i love grateful dead, i'm very afraid.
The dead of Garcia is the end of an age. Is the end a free thinking.
Excuse for my best english.


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