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FRED GERLACH

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GERLACH, FRED Fred died at Chase Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, grew up in New York City and moved to California in the late '50s. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Infantry as a BAR man in Germany and the Philippines. He was a 12-string guitar player who recorded for Folkways Records and played concerts in the U.S. and England. He built guitars, built an airplane, loved to sail and was an Ivory Gungrip maker of great reputation. He was a good man. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Barbara and his son David. Please visit us online at www.elcaminomemorial.com La Mesa Chapel

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 7, 2010
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