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October 13, 2012
Remembering Jeff with every horn call at symphony, the latest being the famous last part of Stravinsky's Firebird. How do hornplayers play quietly and melodically? Seems like an impossibility of breath control, but Jeff had it. And lucky me to have the memory of that wonderful music. Played by my dear friend and brother.
October 09, 2012
Jeff -

Five years -

The memories never fade. The mark you left is indelible. Your spirit still remains fresh - a gift you left behind, for which I am always grateful.

Your Friend,

Howard
October 08, 2010
Jeffrey, my old friend,

Three years later and I still miss you every day. There are so many times when I think to myself, "I would have called Schlegel to tell him"...but somehow I can feel that you know that.

Your spirit, love, kindness, humor, generosity and friendship are gifts that remain fresh and alive in my heart.

I will never forget you.
September 28, 2010
I knew Schlegel (as we called him back in the day!) back in 1976, when I was visiting my brother, Eugene, in Manhattan. Schlegel lived in the basement apartment one building over.

Often after a hard day of practicing, we would converge on Schlegel's apartment to toss back a few beers. Once we were good and buzzed, we could often whine Schlegel into doing his hunting horn routine.

He had this old LP - Lord only knows where he got it! - of 101 Hunting horns, all blasting at the top of their lungs. Schlegel would duck into the other room, start the record, then bust out into our room, hunting horn in hand, where he would mime along with the record.

To this day, whenever I need a chuckle, I conjure up that image, and suddenly all is not as dark as it once seemed.

Thanks, Schlegel, for one of the fondest memories of my 53 years!
October 11, 2009
To the Friends & Family of my brother Jeff, this year's anniversary of Jeff's passing hit me like a ton of bricks, much worse than the first year! Whoa, crying and anxiety for an entire week before I realized why. Yikes, I miss him so much, especially on Sundays when we would talk on the phone, Argentina to California. I encourage you all, esp. Jenny, Diego, Howard and Sully, to allow yourselves to feel these feelings as they come and to just be grateful as I am that you knew him while he was around, that you got those jokes, that he offered you love & comraderie and that you were in his special circle. Thanks to whoever paid for this Guest Book. Please keep in touch and cherish those memories we share. I am thinking of buying a small granite marker in his memory so there is a sacred place to go think about him and the times we had.
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