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Charlie has gone home..........

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Guitar Announcements Forum · 11/17/2007 11:29 PM
Folks,

It is with great sadness I pass this info along. From Warren, Charlies son.....

"Just an update. Charles passed away today at 2:05 pm.

During the moments before he passed, I picked up his mandolin and
played him
a round of Amazing Grace.

All in all, he passed peacefully.

Thank you for your support. We will all miss dad.

-- Warren Gacsi"


I have asked for info about cards and donations to a favorite charity. As soon as I hear form them, I'll pass it along.

Charlie was a really great guy. A great musician and a teacher, not just of music , but of life.

He will be missed.

Andy S.
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11/22/2007 9:21 PM

Obee Obier (4521) wrote:

When I heard it by a friend I was feeling too upset to log in here
on WN first. And I thought that it maybe better to just to stay
away from that place... that place that's sometimes flaming him
and me too ...

But when I remind all that communication Charlie and I had and
how he supported and treated me with my efforts to get written
down a simply line of americanese words that makes sense for a
musician and human as well...

... my first posted lesso here was called "Pimp up your
Pentatonic".... I changed it into "Colour you ..." after Charlie drop
me a note ;)

In his sense of the WN spirit:
I call Charlie one of my musical DAD's!
He gave me once the permisson to use his stuff in my books and
stuff... Just for a credit to tell that he was involved! So I stored a
lot of his work in my library and in my mind.

I guess that I have some hundreds of PM's and Mails on my HD
where we were discussing or talk about the garden, music,
politics or the weather... I know that we are different but that's
what we'd show as how it works... No matter that I am may
looking for someone as a rotten and something else....

....I simply loved Charlie and I still do and will.

Obee
aka
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11/22/2007 10:51 PM

Debra Jean (9018) wrote:

Good-bye, our WholeNote King,
Holder of points doubled plus some
Above the next in line to reign.

Forty-two thousand, five hundred and twenty
plus another eight,
In case that weren't plenty.

"My name is Charles M. Gacsi" said he,
"Composer, Arranger, Guitarist, Musical Educator"
All, he claimed to be.


wn-charles_gacsi.jpg


Always willing to teach,
Never reluctant to share,
His was a very far reach.

No fools suffered lightly,
His words never minced,
He'd slowed only slightly.

Thought of with love and respect,
"We'll miss you, Charlie."
On that, you can bet.


I love you,
Debra Jean

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11/26/2007 12:56 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

This is very sad news....I havn't been around in a while, and then, as soon as I come back for a visit, I learn of Charles' passing.

He meant a lot to this community, he gave a lot to this community, and to all of us.

R.I.P. Charles...We all miss you very much

Chris

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11/27/2007 10:36 AM

Tom Cavanagh (2608) wrote:

Charlie was an incredible teacher. There is a complete musical education in the lessons he published at WN. RIP Charlie.



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11/27/2007 5:21 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

"There is a complete musical education in the lessons he published at WN. "

I talked with Warren, his son, about that. I mentioned that he could maybe make it a project to pull the stuff off the web and publish it in a book or some format. If not do it himself, then perhaps get someone that could do it over time. And also, not just for the monetary aspect, but sort of a Legacy of Charlies.

Yeh, He'll be missed.

Andy S.



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11/27/2007 6:26 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

I had corresponded with Charlie about that same topic several
years ago. I asked him if he was interested in copyrighting and
publishing his work. He seemed interested and I sent him some
info, but I don't think he ever followed up on it. I think it would be
a great idea for his family to save all his work here as some type of
book, whether it was published or not.
Peace,
Alan



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11/27/2007 9:02 PM

Jim Heidinger (8553) wrote:

The first people to contact about this would be the site owners here at Wholenote. Reason being is that they could export all Charlie's lessons from the database so that they could be more easily compiled into text. It would be a simple matter of an SQL query to export to a csv.

Just a thought...

Jim



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11/28/2007 3:02 AM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

Hopefully someone from Charlie's family will see this. Or better yet,
maybe someone from here could do this as a gift to them?
Peace,
Alan

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11/27/2007 1:08 PM

Jim Heidinger (8553) wrote:

I missed this as I have not been here for quite some time. I'm sure going to miss Charlie. I wish I could have heard him play. Thanks, Andrew for the note about the services on the 15th. I'll be sure to send my condolences to the family.

Charlie left quite a legacy here and probably touched many lives we will never know. He will be missed. He will be remembered.

Jim


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11/29/2007 6:54 PM

Michael McGregor (1620) wrote:

I will miss Charlie! He has left us here with a wealth of information and advice... I'm thankful to have been in able to benifit from his knowledge and kindness...

Mike M.

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