Fun_People Archive
22 Mar
Charles Sawtelle

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 99 11:46:31 -0800
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Subject: Charles Sawtelle

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From: Pete Wernick

I am very sad to inform you that Charles Sawtelle died Saturday night at 8
pm Pacific Time. He had been in Intensive Care for the last month at City
of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California. His liver and kidneys finally
couldn't handle the stress of all the medication and graft vs. host disease,
a result of his bone marrow transplant of two years ago. He had been
unconscious for over three weeks, with family and dear friends there to help
any way they could.  In the last few days he had been declining, and it was
understood that he wouldn't last long.

It's hard to put into words the loss I feel. Charles was much more than a
great musician.  He was a dear friend to many, he was an inspiration and a
mentor, he was funny and a good guy to be around, and he did a great job
living with dignity in the face of complicated and debilitating illness,
starting with the leukemia five years ago. A very generous person, a quite
unique person.

It has been amazing to see the level of care and concern expressed by so
many people for him. He touched a lot of people, and he will continue to
touch us even now that he's gone. Rest in peace Charles my friend.

Pete Wernick

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