Remembrances 2018

Gothtober Remembrances 2018

Halloween began as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, marking the moment when the veil between the dead and the living was lifted, and the two worlds could commune. For about 2000 years, October 31st meant bidding adieu to summer, preparing for winter, and remembering the departed.

We give tribute to those we love who have passed on, because Gothtober and Halloween are definitely about pumpkin spice, but also we acknowledge the end of the harvest, and the end of life. Here we honor and remember the departed. You will never be forgotten. Cor Cordium.

Rosemary Meeker
Wonderful Woman and Official “Gothtober Mom” Rosemary was one of Gothtober’s biggest fans/participants/supporters. We cherish the orange and black trivets she made us for Halloween!

June 12th, 1943 – May 30th, 2018

Sandy Parr
Auntie Sandy just looked at you, and you knew she loved you.

June 19th, 1950 – June 11th, 2018

Leslie Fay Gordon
August 28th, 2018 – August 15th, 2018


Jon Schnepp
May 16, 1967 – July 19, 2018

Andrew Bucksbarg
One of the earliest Gothtober Artists (2003) incredible artist, incorrigible prankster, dear friend
April 24, 1968 – Aug. 15th 2018

She only ever knew love. We lost our dear dog to heart disease, but we got 6 great years, our forever sweet Celsio
June 2018
Patsy Scott Thomas Morrison
A good long life for a stellar pup, almost 20 years of love!
September 2018
Rosie the Pig, survivor of hurricanes, wild pig on the pig sanctuary, pig on the road, pig of pigs, a friend to all, one of the very first STARS of Gothtober in her breakout hit “What to Wear” by Helen Hill and Paul Gailiunas! This pig loved banana slices, parties, being cozy, and all her kitty friends. We love you Rosie, please give Helen all our love when you see her.
September 2018
Buballa Hazelnut OliveFigTree 1993-2008
Buballa the grandmother dog, ornery and running with the cayotes
Hazelnut, so named by Chicken for her fuzzy nutty ways
OliveFigTree for the wild mutt who chased rabbits on the runways
of Paris airport and rode subways by herself.
One day, blind and lame, she walked off into the mountains.
Likichimau 2006-2014
Our foxy sweety always kept my babies warm
and still warms my heart to this day.
Deserved a better death. I´m sorry.
Findus 2001-2015
A Beast dog, as they call them here, lived off the land
cracking almonds and digging up grubs.
He has the beacon to our new home and once he saw us settled
he took his surfboard and winked a hang-ten at us.
Aïta 2005-2015
As sweet as your twin was evil. You are missed.
Accidental poisoning killed you but your death was not in vain
as somehow your twin is now (almost) as sweet as you.

Stars/Public Figures 2018 – Bill Daily, Mac Miller, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon, John McCain, Robin Leach, Aretha Franklin, Charlotte Rae, Tab Hunter, Vinnie Paul, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Margot Kidder, Verne Troyer, Barbara Bush, Stephen Hawking, David Ogden Stiers, John Mahoney, Reg E. Cathey, Mark Salling, Delores O’Riordan, “Fast” Eddie Clarke