[Dixielandjazz] Sadly! Frederick Fennell has passed
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Tue Dec 7 12:33:26 PST 2004
>From the TPIN...one of the greatest musicians of our day! Not OKOM, but many
of you know of him.
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!
"Most people hate the taste of
beer---to begin with. It is, however.
a prejudice many people have been
able to overcome".
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> From: "Lovrien, David" <david.lovrien at thomson.com>
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> The band world has lost one of its greatest. Please read the poignant
> message below from his daughter.
> David Lovrien
> Dallas Wind Symphony
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cathy Fennell Martensen
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:37 AM
> Subject: Fred Fennell
> I've managed to reach some of you by phone, others not, and I did not want
> to leave this as a voice message.
> I want you, and the greater music community to know that my father died
> peacefully in his sleep early this morning, Tuesday, December 7, 2004.
> Elizabeth and I were by his side. I had promised him that I would do all
> could to get him back to Siesta Key so he could watch the sun set over the
> ocean. With the help of Hospice, he arrived home in time to see the
> brilliant orange and pinks in the western skies last evening. A bit
> Midnight, dad told me he was "frustrated and disappointed." When I asked
> him, "Why?" he replied, "There's no drummer here yet. I can't die without
> drummer!" I told him that I loved him, and that "Heaven's best drummer
> on the way." Moments later he said, "I hear him! I hear him! I'm OK
> This was my final conversation with my dad.
> I was blessed to be able to dress my father in his finest set of tails
> he died, complete with the usual struggle with his tie. Elizabeth asked
> he could be "dressed up" and I could think of nothing finer for a lasting
> memory. Dad asked to be cremated and that I scatter his ashes in the
> at Interlochen, Michigan this summer. This, of course, I will do.
> Elizabeth is OK at this point. We are closely watching her, monitoring
> blood sugar levels and seeing that she gets the diet and rest she needs
> after such a life transition.
> There will be a small Memorial Service at a church in Siesta Key. No date
> or time has been set yet. As knowledge of my father's death is
> communicated, please keep both Elizabeth and me in your prayers.
> Fondly > Cathy Fennell Martensen
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