Gilbert "Ditto" Canchola
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Canchola, Gilbert "Ditto"

Age 80, left us on May 31, 2020, after suffering many years with Parkinson's disease. To the end, he still exchanged quips with those around him and was a favorite among nursing staff.

Gilbert graduated from Lane Technical High School, Chicago, where he was active as a percussionist in the symphony orchestra and band. His lifelong career as a drummer began and ended in Chicago with engagements in San Diego and other cities. Gilbert loved his drums and performed with many musicians including Larry Dale and Eddie Elam. In a 1999 cover story, the Chicago Reader hailed the three-piece band,"NightWatch", in which Gilbert was the drummer, as the "Best Bar Band on the Planet".

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Agustin and Maurilia Canchola; five brothers and a sister. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie; grandson, Julian; son, Daniel and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be sorely missed by his close friend, Barbara and his lifelong friend, Billy Hernandez.

Gilbert's remains will be interred in Chicago.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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