OFGC e-Newsletter - April 3rd, 2006
Kenny Poole Has to Cancel Gig with Gene Bertoncinni
Gene Bertoncinni Plays
Our Good Friend George Castle Passes Away
It is with a heavy heart that I
make our club membership aware of the passing of this truly great Chet
Atkins fan and a big supporter of both CAAS and our OFGC organizations.
George and his beautiful wife, Marion, (of whom he spoke of so
fondly and so often) of many years both had been struggling with health
issues over the past several years - God called them both home within a
few days of each other last week. May
they rest in peace and have eternal life.
George was in his 80’s when he
started driving all the way down to
The interstellar Chet Atkins Fan
Club has just lost a true martyr. I
never saw George reach for a guitar.
I never heard George talk about playing a guitar.
I never heard George talk about “who he knew.”
But, every year I’d see George Castle at the Chet Atkins
Appreciation Society convention with his captain’s cap and video
camera rolling 14 hours a day. And,
every once in a while I’d get an unexpected phone call the Friday
evening before one of our OFGC Pickin’ Parties from George at the
local Columbus Microtel Inn, “Hey, anything goin’ on, tonight??”
He was always supportive of our club activities and always ready
to “go hear some pickin’…
We’ll miss you, George…
Keep on pickin,
Palmer Moore – Organizer
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