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Gilbert L Draper
March 8, 1929-March 12, 2019
Woodside, California
From jim sullivan
March 22, 2019

Thanks for putting up w me and my knucklehead friends in Palo Alto way back when. In spite of our shenanigans, you kept a sense of humor that baffled us at the time, 50 yrs later,I now get it. Jimmy

From Michael Huntsberger
March 22, 2019

I’m so sad to see this. Gil was my clarinet teacher when I was 9. I took lessons for him for a couple of years, and then took them at the store before it opened. My mother may have been his first customer, buying a clarinet, also before the store opened. Gil also gave me my first real job, at 16. I worked all summer to save up the $300;to buy a Martin D-18. My family left PA in 1974, and I didn’t see him again until 2002,;when I visited him at the store to tell him I was going to grad school. He was thrilled. Gil was a great influence in my life - a real treasure. Fare thee well.


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