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Stu Schulman

Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 25 May 2019 2:19 am    
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Rest in Peace Mr Hankey!
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Dave Mudgett

Central Pennsylvania
Post  Posted 25 May 2019 6:27 am    
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I'm very sorry to hear about Bill. He was a unique character and certainly loved steel guitar. I know he had a lot of challenges the last several years, I hope he's in a better place now. My condolences to his family.
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Tiny Olson

Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post  Posted 28 May 2019 1:12 pm    
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Although I've not spoken to Bill recently, he and I were friends of quite a number of years. I always found Bill to be a genuine and friendly person.

I met him in the early-mid 80s at The Home Club. That's the location he used to hold his Mass Bash, Steel Guitar Shows. That establishment also hosted name country acts back then and that's how I first met Bill. We were there doing a show and he was in the audience. He came and talked to me for quite some time and we've been friends ever since.

In answer to a question asked earlier in this post, I wouldn't say that Bill was quite as intense, verbally in person as he was on this Forum. Nonetheless, it was obvious when you conversed with him that he was a person of high IQ. I always enjoyed my visits with him very much.

I'm sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out for Bill, Beth and all his friends and family.

Chris "Tiny" Olson
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Chris Brooks

Providence, Rhode Island
Post  Posted 29 May 2019 8:59 am    
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Bill wrote a laudatory review of my playing after one of those Western Mass jams in the early 80s. Thanks, Bill.

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Roger Rettig

Naples, FL
Post  Posted 29 May 2019 1:51 pm    
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I'm with b0b - I disagreed with almost everything he ever wrote but I have missed his rambling and verbose posts in recent times.

He was an asset to the Forum and our community even if interpreting his threads often took more time than I was prepared to spend.

RIP, Bill.
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