Final Chorus Archive

These are the obituaries grouped together monthly as they ran in the print edition. For individual obituaries look in the main Final Chorus section.

The Final Chorus January 2019

View an individual entry to share on social media by clicking on a picture or name. Karen Beatton died peacefully December 10th after a fight with

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The Final Chorus October 2018

This is The Final Chorus as printed in our October 2018 issue. Longer versions of these and other remembrances may be found as individual postings

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The Final Chorus June 2018

These are the remembrances as they ran in the print publication of the paper, many other obituaries are posted here as soon as the news comes

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The Final Chorus August 2018

These are the remembrances as they ran in the print publication of the paper, many other obituaries, and longer obituaries for those listed below, are

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The Final Chorus July 2018

These are the remembrances as they ran in the July 2018 print edition of the paper, many other obituaries, and longer obituaries for those listed

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The Final Chorus April 2018

ALAN GERSHWIN, 91, February 27 in the Bronx. Famous for having maintained a curious (if not particularly lucrative) career on his dubious claim to be

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John Cieslak

The Final Chorus July 2017

JOHN CIESLAK, 81, from cardiovascular issues on May 19 in Scottsdale, AZ. A multi-instrumentalist, best known as a longtime member of Igor’s Jazz Cowboys. Garbed

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The Final Chorus May 2017

VINCENT FALCONE, 79, on March 24 from brain cancer in Torrance, CA. He studied music at Syracuse University and toured Europe with various jazz groups

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Crooner Buddy Greco dies at 90

The Final Chorus February 2017

DAVID SHEPHERD, 87, on Dec. 15 in Hampshire, England. Often billed as Great Britain’s answer to Benny Goodman because of his instrumental facility, centered tone

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The Final Chorus September 2016

BOBBY HUTCHERSON, 75, from emphysema in Montara, Calif. on Aug. 15. A vibraphone and marimba player, Little B’s Poem from the album Components was his

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The Final Chorus June 2016

The Final Chorus June 2016

DONALD McGRATH, 90, from cancer on April 17 in Riverside, Calif. A trombonist who during his life played with such California bands as Jazz-A-Ma-Tasa and

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David Reese

The Final Chorus April 2016

ERNIE SANTOSUOSSO, 93, on Oct.19 in Norwell, Mass. Considered the dean of Boston jazz critics, he penned some 3,550 reviews and interviews for The Boston

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