John Gardella MD (not verified)


My friendship with Carl began in high school when his virtuosity with language first became apparent in our introductory Latin class. There was very much to admire in him: integrity, a keen intellect, his love of liberty, an irreverent sense of humor (How I shall miss his laughter !), and his love of music. Our friendship was rounded with music, starting in October 1965 when we attended a performance of "Faust" at the old Metropolitan Opera in NYC, and ending this past October with a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in San Jose. It has been said that good friends and great music are part of god's apology for the discords of this world. If so, the friendship of this wonderful man compensated greatly for life's dissatisfactions. Carl - Your friends are grateful for the many ways you enriched our lives. We will miss you.

November 18, 2012 @ 8:41 am


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