Billy Gestrich
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Anyone Remember

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#1 Apr 2, 2009
Anyone remember Billy Gestrich e was a local bar tender at such places as the Waterfront. Cornor lounge, 2005, Is he still alive? I loved Billy
Mary

New York, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2009
I used to live near him I believe he passed away.
Ruth Babe

New York, NY

#3 Apr 7, 2009
Anyone Remember wrote:
Anyone remember Billy Gestrich e was a local bar tender at such places as the Waterfront. Cornor lounge, 2005, Is he still alive? I loved Billy
You forgot Elliot's Nest
He is still alive.
BARELY!!!
awwww

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#4 Apr 7, 2009
Yes Elliots Nest..North Gennesee street, I think....Sonny Scavone had a auto dealership there also OG I remember NOW Is he very sick? BARELY means hes not well? or terminal? Id like to see him before he dies

OH dont forget The Fishermans Wharf,
hey

Rockville, MD

#5 Apr 8, 2009
Anyone Remember wrote:
Anyone remember Billy Gestrich e was a local bar tender at such places as the Waterfront. Cornor lounge, 2005, Is he still alive? I loved Billy
Remember him very well. I have not seen him in years. However I do run into Kenny the bartender from the waterfront from time to time. Those were the good ol days.
comment1

New Orleans, LA

#6 Apr 8, 2009
open ricks place mohawk st!!!!!!
Beanz

Stony Brook, NY

#7 Apr 8, 2009
Wow!!! The Waterfront!! I remember that place...lemme see... Ralph was the DJ...I cant remember the bartenders name with hair-plugs lol! He was miserable!!
Matty Cuda used to be there all the time...Dave Lasek bartended...help me remember more! I have been out of the area for a while.
I remember Billy G...he was always so nice...oh and that weird looking guy who looked like "Riff-Raff from Rocky Horror...lol!I think he was a manager or something.
TOPLIGHT

New York, NY

#8 Apr 8, 2009
I Think he's a big fat rude dirty broker.
Craigor

Moravia, NY

#9 Apr 8, 2009
Another Lenny DiMaggio type. Loud. Obnoxious know it all. Everything was "the best" except he was to stupid to know it wasn't!
I use to work

Fishers, NY

#10 Apr 8, 2009
We worked together at Bengee's, last time I seen him was at Ben's funeral.
I use to work

Fishers, NY

#11 Apr 8, 2009
We worked together at Bengee's and Rick's. Last time I saw Billy was at Ben's funeral.
Merdol mark Taurisano

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#12 Apr 8, 2009
Beanz wrote:
Wow!!! The Waterfront!! I remember that place...lemme see... Ralph was the DJ...I cant remember the bartenders name with hair-plugs lol! He was miserable!!
Matty Cuda used to be there all the time...Dave Lasek bartended...help me remember more! I have been out of the area for a while.
I remember Billy G...he was always so nice...oh and that weird looking guy who looked like "Riff-Raff from Rocky Horror...lol!I think he was a manager or something.
Would that be mark Taurisano?
South Side

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#13 Apr 9, 2009
I remember Billy from Fishermans Wharf...So much fun. And that was Mike Taurisano at the Waterfront. His brother and Ray Hap owned it back then. Boy, do I miss those days. Bobby owned the Wharf, martini Wednesday,s. John the Birdman, the Cuban, Doc Julian, and of course Matty.
East side

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#14 Apr 9, 2009
I remember you are right it was Mike Taurisao. Do you remember Bobby Carmell who owned the warf? OMG he was soooo much fun, always drunk. those were the days It was soo much funn who was the guy that looked like Larry from the three stooges. He had long curly hair This is like test your memory here.

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#15 Apr 15, 2009
I knew Mr. Gestrich in 2000. He rented me an apartment on the Parkway when I was scrambling to get my son and needed a break. I was treated well by him and spoke to him a few times at his home when I dropped off the rent.

He was still smoking the ciagrettes but he was starting to decline with that smoking cough. He told me he wasn't doing too well then.

I gave him a copy of my original music on a cassette tape and he told me he thought I was alright.

I am offering my respect to him in the sense that he was important to me at the time when I was just starting out, as I understand it, with my recording my own music, and he was there at the beginning to give me the place to play a drumset on the Parkway, and compliment me to tell me to keep playing the guitar and keep playing the music.

He encouraged me to keep trying for my son in the family court and told me he had respect for what I was doing.

I respected him then and still do for the time he spent trying to speak with me then.

Prayers and thanks for you Mr. Gestrich.
South Side

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#17 Apr 16, 2009
I think the guy with the curly hair was Jake, I won't even attempt to spell his last name, but it began with an M.
Old Utica Mobster

Whitesboro, NY

#18 Apr 16, 2009
South Side wrote: "I think the guy with the curly hair was Jake."

That was the famous Utica mobster toughguy Jake Minnicone, who shook-down all the bookies and did all of the rough work for Utica mobsters.

Jake is currently serving a life sentence for racketeering and murder in the Marion federal prison.
gestrich family

Cazenovia, NY

#20 Jun 28, 2009
Just to let everyone know billy gestrich is alive and is doing much better.He has had some medical set backs but has given up smoking and drinking.He lost a leg ,but is doing well.i will tell him about some of the nice things you guys have said about him he would be very pleased.
number one

East Syracuse, NY

#21 Jun 28, 2009
He also gave up his kids!!!!
gestrich family

Cazenovia, NY

#22 Jun 28, 2009
As if you know anything about him!!!

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