GVac Memorial Guestbook

Today was a day from hell;  we lost our dear friend Greg Petraitis, known to radio listeners as GVac. Greg was selfless and lovable, he gladly gave of himself, and was never without his sense of humor and infectious laugh.  One of the sweetest, nicest people on the planet. Thank you and goodbye, GVac, you were universally loved and our lives will never be the same without you.

If you’d like to share a memory or comment about Greg, please feel free to do so below. We will be collecting these and sharing them with his family.

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calvin w calvin w from san jose california usa wrote on March 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm:
i'm a devout fan of dr steve and weirdmedicine, i bother steve too many times, and i loved hearing gvac and his views. i have chain listened to wm pod from 1-252 and i finally got to 210 when they announced gvacs passing. i am so sorry he is gone. dr steve hypothesied he went quickly and while its terrible at least he did not suffer or linger like so many. to his family i hope they can have some comfort, we are all with you in loving gvac. you knew it was gunna be a good day when you heard his hearty voice. this is not goodbye, i will just see you later. love ya miss ya. calvin
Darren Darren from Hahira, Ga wrote on February 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm:
Every time I hear Ledo Shuffle by Boz Scaggs, I think about Gvac. Condolences to all that were close to him.
Travis Murley Travis Murley from Hammond wrote on November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm:
In short and sweet, I miss you and your voice bunches.
Zack Gravely Zack Gravely from South Mills wrote on October 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm:
Just started listening to the show with the newer episodes. Became a premium subscriber, downloaded older episodes and heard GVac. He quickly became a personality that I thought made the show gel; I was disappointed to think he quit or got fired. I’m very sorry to hear he passed. My sincerest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Daniel Hunt Daniel Hunt from Holt wrote on September 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm:
It's hard to believe so many months have passed...GVac's presence on the show is still sorely missed
Steve Steve from Rutherford, NJ wrote on September 5, 2016 at 4:22 am:
A real shock. He will be missed
David David from Milwaukee, WI wrote on August 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm:
Dr. Steve, Dr. Scott and the WM family. I'm very sorry to hear about GVac. I didn't write anything until now shows I'm a bad person, but still....

As a fellow vegetarian, I felt a little bond with GVac....you know, to make this all about me...and respected and admired his decision to give up animal products.

I'm not sure what to say but just that he had a connection with me that he never knew about but was a way he was reaching this listener, for whatever that is worth. My best to the WM family and GVac's family.

Dave
Brandon Cross Brandon Cross from York wrote on June 28, 2016 at 6:35 am:
I had fallen behind on the shows only to catch up to this extremely sad news. Although I did not know GVac outside the show, or even on twitter, I could tell he is an amazing person. Giving of himself all the time, fun loving, generous, and with an amazing spirit for life. The shows will never be the same again and I hope his family will understand what an amazing son they had by reading these entries, my condolences, Brandon
Doug Snyder Doug Snyder from Aylett VA wrote on June 27, 2016 at 9:36 am:
I just want to offer my condolences and say that Greg was a bright lite in my life. I'm disabled, and really enjoy podcasts to pass the time. Greg's infectious laugh always brought a smile to me.

Thanks Gvac....
Mr. Kelly Brown Mr. Kelly Brown from Citrus Heights wrote on June 19, 2016 at 3:57 am:
I had kinda lost track of the show. Been listening now and again thru the website here since I let my XM sub expire. Then I checked the podcast listing a few weeks back and saw that GVac had passed. I was really saddened when I heard this. He brought his delightful "I ain't no fuckin' doctor" viewpoint to the show which was always good for a laugh. I haven't heard any shows since he passed, but I am sure his silliness is deeply missed. As is he. Love you guys and please keep up the good fun.

-KB-
Derek Derek from Chicago wrote on June 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm:
I have been a fan of Weird Medicine since the beginning. I just found out about GVac's passing now because I am a month behind on the podcast. I just wanted to share that I have never met anyone involved with the show nor have I ever called but I never miss a show. I love all the personalities especially GVac. I feel in the last year or so he really found his voice on the show and the rapport between him, Dr. Steve and Dr. Scott was amazing. The show will never be the same without him. Thanks Dr. Steve and crew for all that you do.
Amy Orsini Amy Orsini from Berkeley Heights wrote on June 10, 2016 at 6:41 am:
I will echo what many others have said... I never met gvac but I felt a connection to him through his genuine personality on the show. He felt like a real, tangible human being through the podcasts. It's a shame his life had to end prematurely. It's a shame there aren't more people like him. His is a profound loss to the world.
James Carmel James Carmel from Oxford wrote on June 10, 2016 at 4:28 am:
omg i am so sadden by this he seemed to be a great man and in the automotive industry like me
Vince Gargiulo Vince Gargiulo from Mahwah, NJ wrote on June 7, 2016 at 8:22 am:
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of GVac. The Dr. Steve podcast family has become part of my own. With each episode, every one on the show offers up their personalities to the listeners, and that is the secret of any great radio show or podcast. We don't need to see the people we are listening to, we get to know them from their words and in GVac's case... his music. So I can honestly say that I will miss him, his laugh, and his music. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone who was lucky enough to have known him personally.
realrichjones realrichjones from hartford wrote on June 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm:
When I found out GVac passed away, it felt like the floor fell out from under me. I never met him personally but I knew him well thanks to being a long time fan of this show. His laugh was genuine and he was always the voice of the common man. He was a great personality and his amazing spirit will love on through all those that new him well. He WILL be missed, even by people like me, people who he never even knew, people who cared enough to find this guestbook and share their love.
FoundryMusicJeff Shain FoundryMusicJeff Shain from Manalapan wrote on June 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm:
I met GVAC, like many others, through the Ron & Fez show. We both had a passion for comedy, radio and the communities that grow around them. We were both a part of the early days of RonFez.Net, the first message board for the radio show. Over the years, we shared a lot of laughs. It's always sad when someone leaves us too soon. Those who know me are well aware I have some experience with this. That said, I will remember him fondly as a model human being worthy of admiration, respect and friendship. He will be missed.
Eric Martens Eric Martens wrote on May 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm:
Wow. Hits home. My uncle went the same way. It's bullshit. Out of the blue, no rhyme or reason, their gone. I pray his loss can be filled with his memories. Shit, he was a good guy. Miss him.
Anita Anita from Christchurch, New Zealand wrote on May 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm:
Hi,

Shocked to hear that GVac passed away. I'm an avid listener of the show and his contribution made it whole.
I'll be thinking of you, Dr Steve and the team, during this difficult time.

Anita.
Wade Riemenschneider Wade Riemenschneider from Barnesville wrote on May 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm:
Been listening to the show since December of last year and had the distinct pleasure of meeting GVAC and the rest of the crew at the Sleepy Owl Brewery before the Robert Kelly show that was put on by ETN Comedy.

SO, before the show, I'm at the brewery, drinking a beer and all of a sudden a heard a very familiar laugh coming from the deck outside. I went out to introduce myself and GVAC talked to me like we were old friends. He was extremely funny, genuine and a very kind person. I immediately felt accepted and we talked and joked all night.

The world will not be the same without this man. I can only hope to see him again sometime and sit down and strum some tunes with him wherever we land in the next life.

I didn't get to know you long but you were a swell guy Greg. Rest easy buddy.
PCW PCW from Mount Laurel wrote on May 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm:
Very sorry for your loss. Didn't know him, but enjoyed hearing him on your show.

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