Mark Schiffer and his Home Depot solution to a temporary cap and bocal
.. Mark R. Schiffer - January 31, 1949 to June 8, 2021..
Another great friend to the Recorder Community has played his last notes. Mark Schiffer of Elk Grove, CA (Sacramento Recorder Society) died on June 8, 2021 at the age of 72 after an 18 month battle with esophageal cancer. Throughout his illness and treatment he remained optimistic and pro-active, doing everything he could to live as long as possible beyond the diagnosis.
During the pandemic he participated in as many online classes as he could, even though playing was becoming increasingly difficult. He maintained membership in the Sacramento and San Francisco ARS chapters, and continued his leadership role up through the last official meeting of 2021. Seeing him present so often at online workshops and classes, even close to the end, led many people to think he was doing well so they were shocked to learn of his death.
For a PDF Mark's complete obituaryclick HERE to open.
Jay Kreuzer with his A415 boxwood von Huene voice flute (tenor recorder in D)
.. Jay Kreuzer - April 13, 1941 to March 23, 2021..
Jay (James/Jim) Kreuzer, a cherished member of the recorder community, died three weeks short of his 80th birthday on March 23, 2021. Cause of death was a fungal infection in his heart that developed after the replacement of his mitral valve in October, 2020.
Jay was a faithful presence at SFEMS summer recorder workshops and could always be counted on to play for any event when asked. He was a cornerstone of the San Francisco Recorder Society and his recorder ensemble, SDQ.
For a PDF version of his complete obituary click HERE to open.