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Offline George Miklas

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My tribute to Herb Eck
« on: October 14, 2017, 09:27:20 PM »
Dear SlideMeisters, it is with much sadness that I announce the passing of my childhood harmonica mentor, "semi dad" and lifelong friend, Herb Eck has passed away at the age of 82.

Herb was past president of the Steel Valley Harmonica Club, and past V. P. Of SPAH.  Throughout the many years, Herb and I played in trios together in many different configurations of lead players usually with Herb playing bass and me playing chord. Most notably was the late Jack Allison, the late Teddy Seydlorsky, and Frank Fordeley.

Herb and I travelled to SPAH conventions together for several years, and always enjoyed our time together and our common passion for the harmonica.

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Re: My tribute to Herb Eck
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 01:30:28 AM »
Sorry about your (and our) loss George.  :'(
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Re: My tribute to Herb Eck
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 01:41:08 PM »
I'm always sorry to hear of the death of Anyone.
I'm sorry for your loss of such a good friend and mentor.

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Re: My tribute to Herb Eck
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 01:43:54 PM »
So sorry for the loss of your lifelong friend and mentor Herb Eck.
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