Jerry "Longhorn" Rightmer
West Coast Weasel
The window of opportunity to say goodbye in person has closed.
Jerry "Longhorn" Rightmer passed this (Sunday) morning at 8:30am.
Godspeed Longhorn. We will miss you.
Jerry Rightmer aka "Longhorn" a West Coast Weasel
born 11-30-1949 died 03-04-2007
He is survived by his wife, Shari in Newbury Park, CA with son Cade (10), also daughter Dara (35) from Austin, TX daughter Elisia (32) also from Texas; and son Nash (24) of Los Angeles, CA
Jerry was a bass player with the Sanford-Townsend Band ("Smoke from a Distant Fire") who toured with the band for many years as well as other rock bands of the 70's (Seals & Crofts). He was also an accomplished studio musician.
Jerry earned his living in the nineties as a well-respected Video Assist Operator/Technician in the feature film industry. He later went on to create a "Digital Video Assist" solution for the same industry that utilizes specialized PC platforms with high-end video capture cards.
These systems were revolutionary in their field, and the first to do multi-camera capture & video playback, now considered the gold-standard in the industry. The Rightmer Digital systems are known as the original multi-cam systems and the "Cadillac" system in a field that has seen other companies copy the idea.
Jerry loved riding his Fatboy with his Weasel brothers & sisters in and around the canyons and beaches of Southern California. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word.
We love you Jerry and we'll miss you. Ride with the wind brother.
A memorial service will be held at:
James A. Reardon Payton Mortuary Chapel
511 N. A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Saturday, March 10th
Directly after the service there will be a gathering at the "General Store" for friends and family to celebrate Jerry's life.
Rustic Canyon Grocery & Grill ("General Store")
2598 Sierra Creek Rd.
Aguora Hills, CA 91301