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Sad news to share with everyone that knew Gerry.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday night.
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Oh my. I'm very sorry to hear this Larry. I met Gerry once to exchange some gear.

I know he was well liked on this site and he will be missed.

My condolences to his family.

Thanksgiving.....

I always try to be grateful every Thanksgiving, just to have awoken.


Thanks for letting us know.
 

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Very sad news to wake up to today. 😔 I know the many here who met Gerry through the Riff Wrath jams will attest to what a kind, friendly and generous guy he was. The first time I met him he treated me as though I'd known him for years. He was totally in tune with the common bond that we as musicians share and he had a passion for fostering a sense of community that many of us shared through the jams that he and Annette hosted. I'm feeling a big hole right now.... 😔
 

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Man, that's really sad news. I only got to attend one Riff Wrath jam but he was a very nice and accommodating fellow. Him and his wife, Annette's hospitality was over and beyond what you would expect from someone you just met. He even gave me a blue jay feather to put in my hat.
Very sad to hear. May he rest in peace.
 

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Living on the west coast I only knew him through everyone's posts here. Even with that little bit of knowledge it was obvious he was held in high regard as a person and a musician. I was always a little bit jealous that we didn't have someone like him on the west coast. RIP.
 

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Just chatted with Annette. He's being cremated. No service but a possible celebration of life in the spring.
 

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I only managed to make it up there once but have followed all the stories avidly. What a great couple to do what they did. I know he'll be sadly missed by many here. RIP Gerry!
 

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My bandmates came up with me to jam there a few times and also wish to express their condolences.

From Leo, our drummer;
He was always so welcoming when he saw me and always gave me a hug and made time to chat. You can tell that he was such a genuine soul. Wish I got to see him more. May he rest In peace.
 
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I'm very saddend to hear this.

I remember him and Annette dancing at about 2:00 AM at Riff Wrath as I was singing an old Stanley Brothers song called Who Will Sing for Me. One of the lines was: "When I am called across that silent sea. Who will sing for me."

Very saddened, and a big sense of loss.
 

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I'm very sorry to hear this news. I understand Gerry (Riff Wrath) was a respected and well liked member here and a swell fellow. I never was able to make to any of his legendary jam sessions. Always was on my list.
My condolences to all his friends here and of course his family.
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I am crushed. Gerry was one of the kindest, most generous souls I have ever met. Twice a year, a community of strangers would gather at the farm just for the love of playing music together. I remember how far it was out of my comfort zone to go to the first jam, but the nerves went away as soon as Gerry and a few of what became the "regulars" greeted me. Somehow, without really being intrusive, Gerry managed to spread a calming spirit over the proceedings and we all left our egos out back of the barn and just played together. Connections and friendships were created; good food and beers (and some other things) were consumed, and life-long memories were made.

Annette, I am so very sorry for your loss. Small comfort though it may be, please always know that Gerry made a real difference to the amount of joy in this world, not just on the jam weekends but long after.
 
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