From The Detroit News, June 22, 2015:
Gary Quackenbush, who came to rock fame as guitarist for the SRC, one of the biggest bands to come out of Detroit's rock scene in the '60s, died Saturday after a yearlong bout with pulmonary fibrosis.
Quackenbush was 67 and lived in Tecumseh, Mich., where he was under hospice care.
On June 5, friends put on a musical fundraiser for the guitarist at the Necto in Ann Arbor to help with his mounting medical expenses. He was too ill to attend, but a DVD was made of the event, and Quackenbush enjoyed watching it in the days before his death, his sister said. The benefit was hosted by Doug Podell of WCSX.
"Gary was such a big part of the Detroit rock foundation, he just broke so much new ground with SRC back in the day and continued to perform at a high level throughout the years," Podell said. "He was always there whenever anyone needed him. I'm truly going to miss him."