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Steve Charland, Rest in Peace

By Steve_in_Escalon

4 years ago


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#49 4 years ago
Quoted from Cliffy:

Thanks for taking the lead on this sad post Steve- I miss my brother already and will have many stories to share at his memorial.
Rest in peaceful slumber, Blownfuse, CARGPB#1, System 80 Guru, Steve Charland. God be with Cathy, Amber, Aubrey and the entire family. My guts are in a knot, so much love for Steve-

Steve always had that great big smile. He tried hard to be grumpy, but could never pull it off in a convincing way. Big man, big smile, big heart. We will all miss him dearly, and he is alive in all our hearts.

When I learned of his death this morning, I immediately imagined a scene where Steve (CARGBP #1) and Al Garber (CARGBP #33 1/3) were together again after seven years (within a month) sharing some belly laughs and having a beer. I'm glad they have each other now.

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#74 4 years ago

I just came across this photo that Cliffy took at Al's memorial service. I had completely forgotten I had it. Thank you Cliffy for giving me a lasting reminder.

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#163 4 years ago
Quoted from MrArt2u:

Steve was definitely one of our PAGG highlights every year as well. Always a great story with a smile. He didn't go to PAGG to play, he went to share good times with friends and made this little show feel like a big family reunion.
He made bulletproofing those insane Gottliebs look so easy. His vast knowledge was legendary and, thankfully, he was very happy to share that knowledge with us. I was looking forward to asking him a billion questions about the Punk we picked up after he kindly shared his with all of us, or the Black Hole project I bought knowing that I had a friend who would make sure that game would work 110% better than when it left the factory.
My goal now is to have both of those games absolutely ready to share the System 80 lineup at this year's Pin A Go Go and, honestly, if they break down mid way through the show, well, that's just more proof of how much we needed Steve Charland to keep them working.
Anyhow, I don't have to tell any of you how much he'll be missed. But, here are a few pics I've taken of Steve I wanted to share.

Thank you, Art, for sharing. You have expressed how many of us are feeling and thinking. If you are coming to Pin-a-Go-Go and have any System 80 games that are working or you can get working, please bring them to the show so that we can assemble them together as a tribute to Steve. We are working on putting something together where everybody can share a thought as well.

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