In Memory

Carl Kushner

We recently received word from John Hein that Carl passed away July 27th, 2015.  We will miss you Carl.

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02/24/16 02:29 PM #1    

Ric Rivera

Carl, you are family your laughter shines on never forgotten. Rest In Peace!

For you Carl and and All classmates the tribe that have passed on into spirit.

Photos courtesy:Ric Rivera - drums 9th grade talent show The Penetrations band; John Hein - small thuumbnail crop 6th grade Whitworth; Steve English [class of '69] - color photos.  

02/28/16 11:50 PM #2    

Ric Rivera

From Richard J. Wasson

Sad news about Carl... not that I have seen him in the last 48 years, but he was a funny guy to be around!  I remember the time, I think we were at your house, watching that show "Where the Action Is" Paul Revere and the Raiders were playing and one of the people in the crowd watching you said it WAS CARL!  I couldn't believe it, but yes, it was true!  I found out later from Carl, when he was in Hawaii on vacation he befriended Smitty, the Drummer!  

For a number of years I have had this weird idea of the Hale's Angles at our 50th High School Reunion playing "The Last Time" all over again!  

                    Richard J. Wasson
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02/29/16 01:11 PM #3    

Mike O'Brien

I'll always remember Carl as an upfront fun loving guy who was a joy to be around.  RIP my friend.

02/29/16 11:18 PM #4    

Dave Eberharter

With 45,000 ingnored email in my inbox I clearly am not a online socializer.  But today I read the sad news of Carl's passing.  In the last two years of high school and for several years after, Carl, John Hein and I spent alot of time together.  We attended my concerts together and stayed out all night walking through Seattle's various parks.  But the two events that I remember most were the night we went to Green River Gorge on a New Moon and the Chicago Transit Authority concert at Eagles Auditorium.

With no flashlights we walked on the trail at Green River until we came to a steel barier cable.  We crossed it and stopped to set up our sleeping bags when we heard rushing water close ahead.  In the morning Carl woke the rest of us to the fact that we had slept on a huge boulder rock 20 or so feet above the river and just 3.5 feet from the edge.  Carl's eyes were like saucers and he said "We could have went over the edge!"  Indeed, God was looking out for us stumbling fools in the dark!

Probably the best concert in my life was CTA as they were called then (before sued by the actual Transit Authority of Chicago).  Nothing matched the accoustics of the wooden structure of Eagle's Auditorium.  The place was so packed with people that you could hardly walk and Chicago was the hottest rock group in the country at the time.  I remember Carl was a little bit to "up" but settled down to later claim it was the best concert he had been to yet.  The group's "I'm a Man" just about brought the house down and was incredible to say the least.

Losing contact with Carl (and others as well) over the years I now deeply regret.  Carl always made me/us laugh at every turn.  I was honored to be his friend, and will remember him fondly and at his best, always.

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