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John DeBoalt


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Harrisville New York USA
Post  Posted 15 Apr 2019 4:53 pm    
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Long time Forum member Bernie Gonyea went to be with the Lord last week. Bernie played steel in Norther New York with various groups for many years. After the passing of his wife Margaret, Bernie lived with his family in the Houston Texas area. A high point in his steel guitar life in recent years was his trip to the Dallas Show. He loved meeting and talking with other players, and made a lot of friends in the country music community.
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Andrew Roblin


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Post  Posted 15 Apr 2019 5:46 pm    
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Rest in peace, Bernie.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 3:06 am    
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RIP Bernie, I will miss you!
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 4:20 am    
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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Russ Tkac


Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 4:55 am    
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Comfort and peace for his family.
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 5:44 am    
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I am bummed this,Bernie was such a good friend.My condolences to his family.
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 7:30 am     Bernie
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I never met Bernie face to face but have had several phone conversations over the years, a very pleasant man to talk with. I'll miss Bernie.
Rest in peace my friend.
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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 12:16 pm    
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Sorry to hear this, John. I remember Bernie rode down to the steel guitar show in Norwalk with us one year. He was a nice gentleman and I enjoyed spending a weekend with him.
He and I emailed several times after that. My sympathy to his family members.
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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 20 Apr 2019 9:53 am    
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Bernie and I became friends through the Forum just before his dear wife, Margaret passed away. It was a tough time for him. He was joyful again when he went to stay with his daughter, Laurie. Bernie was really excited to go to the Dallas show in 2017, and I was so happy to meet him and Laurie when they stopped by our booth! Here's one of the pictures we snapped over the weekend!

My sincere condolences to Laurie, family and friends.
May Bernie rest in peace.


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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 20 Apr 2019 11:16 pm    
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I will miss him! My condolences to the family.

Walter Stettner
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