Charity Music, Inc. 40736 Hayes Road Clinton Township, MI 48038-2545
In Loving Memory of Emil J. Sutt
SUTT, EMIL J. of Clarkston, MI. Passed peacefully on October 25, 2011 at 95 years of age. Very loving husband of Florence for 70 years. Loving Uncle of 11 and Great Uncle of many. Mr. Sutt was a private music teacher, had his own Big Band, and was a composer and arranger of music. Emil played woodwind instruments, mainly the saxophone. He taught himself how to play the instruments and read music. He touched the lives of many and will truly be missed. A memorial for Emil Sutt will be held at Coats Funeral Home-Waterford on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1:00PM. Memorial donations may be made to Charity Music of Michigan.
He also worked to establish higher standards of living for the countries' people through increased employment opportunities, improved infrastructures, and improved health facilities and care for all of its citizens. Louis had a deep love and affection for people and used his keen knowledge, expertise and resources to initiate true "changes for the people", uplifting their quality of life and happiness of each individual was his goal. He wanted to make it his mission to encourage the youth of America to become involved in music. Now we can do that in his honor. His love of music changed his life. But it changed ours too
Charity Music Boardmember and Dear Friend, Brian Harris
Brian K. Harris September 5, 2010 Age 42. Loving son of Margaret J. Dear brother of John (Tracy). Uncle of Sean and Jack. Also survived by many aunts and uncles. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (West of Lilley) Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Prayer service at 7 p.m. In state Thursday 10 a.m. St. Thomas Becket Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd. (S. of Cherry Hill) until 10:30 a.m. Mass. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.
Albert N. Palmieri 1918-2010
Whether he was accompanying Hollywood stars on war bond tours during World War II or entertaining in nightclubs, Al Palmieri was happiest when he was on stage.
Domenick Palmieri of Hempfield PA said his father enjoyed performing throughout his life.
"Even after my father retired and joined a senior citizens group in Turtle Creek, he composed a song, 'We Are the Senior Americans,' which many groups consider their senior citizen anthem."
Albert N. Palmieri of North Versailles -- known professionally as Al Palmer -- died on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in the Veterans Affairs hospital in East Liberty. He was 92.
His son said Mr. Palmieri, an accomplished accordion player and a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II, never forgot being on stage with such Hollywood celebrities as Donald O'Connor, Loretta Young, Betty Grable, Edmond O'Brien, Patti Page and Brian Donlevy.
"And yet as the war was coming to an end, my father, who served as a turret gunner on a B-17 bomber in Europe, was assigned to help with the mopping-up operations in Dachau, where he experienced the depths of inhumanity. He never forgot the horrors of what he saw."
Born in Steubenville and raised in Duquesne, Mr. Palmieri was one of six children in the family of steelworker Domenick Palmieri and his wife, Louisa Pala Palmieri, who emigrated from Italy.
Mr. Palmieri dropped out of school during the Depression and went to work in the steel mill with his father to help the family.
He entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, and upon completing his field training in Amarillo, Texas, was assigned to the 8th Army Air Corps.
Mr. Palmieri was discharged in 1946 and a year later married Judy Del Corso, a resident of Braddock. In 1950, he opened Palmer's Accordion Studio in Braddock.
As a member of the Al Palmer Trio and the Vagabonds, Mr. Palmieri was a regular in many of the area's nightclubs and ballrooms, including the Vogue Terrace in North Versailles and the Palisades in McKeesport.
In addition to his son Domenick, Mr. Palmieri is survived by his son, Nick Palmieri of Florida; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, JoAnne Miholav of Venetia and Irene O'Bruea of Florida.
Mr. Palmieri was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, in 2006; three brothers, Carmen, Neil and Mundo (Herman); and a sister, Victoria Drylie.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding. Interment with military honors followed at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville.
A donation from Mike and Sandy O'Malley has benn received in Loving Memory of Albert N. Palmieri
Doug Fieger August 20, 1952 - February 14, 2010
Douglas Lars Fieger, 57, lead singer of the rock group The Knack and composer of the 1979 #1 hit My Sharona passed away at his home in Woodland Hills, California on February 14, 2010—Valentine’s Day. Doug had battled lung cancer for six years. He outlived, for many, many years, his doctors' prognoses.
In person, Doug was brilliant, witty, with a wry and biting sense of humor. To those who loved him, his sometimes outspoken and argumentative nature (another Fieger Family trait) was recognized as a thin facade for a genuinely caring and gentle soul. Someone once remarked, tongue-in-cheek, that "Doug had more friends than he could shake a stick at, not that he didn't try."
In the Buddhist tradition, Doug was wrapped in a shroud and left to lie in repose for three days. His remains wilwere cremated. A memorial was held in Los Angeles for relatives and close friends. In lieu of flowers or contributions, the family hopes that you continue to fill your homes and hearts with music.
Doug is survived by his older brother, Geoffrey, his younger sister, Beth Falkenstein, his nieces and nephews, Freya, Gretel, Julian, Aidan and Quinn, and hundreds of friends. He also remained very close to his former wife, Mia who was with him continuously at the end.
On behalf of Doug, his family wishes to thank all of his loyal friends and fans for their years of support and well wishes. Doug did not suffer. He is in a better place. And wherever he is, his love and music will continue to shower down upon all of us who remain in this mortal coil, forever.
The above words were borrowed from Geoffrey Fieger from his law firm website.
An extensive collection of Sheet Music was donated in memory of John E. Cola. With love, from his children Jim, Kelly, and Chad
Laura E. Lancaster 1968-2009
Laura was born April 27th, l968 in Enid, Oklahoma while her father, Blake, was completing pilot training for the US Air Force. She moved frequently in her early years before settling in elementary school at Washington in Mt. Clemens, MI.. During her elementary days she started playing the flute and continued through middle school. Later, Laura attended Brighton High School (class of 86) where she continued her interest in music as a member of the Brighton High vocal choir. After high school Laura moved to Ann Arbor and graduated from U. of MI.. From her post high school years Laura enjoyed music by attending many concerts and musical plays at U. of MI.
Although Laura died suddenly on January 30, 2009 the memory and love for her lives on.
Blake and Sue Lancaster Brighton, MI
A flute and check has been received from the Laura E. Lancaster Memorial Fund.
Dennis (Denny) Martin 1976-2008
Dennis (Denny) Joseph Patrick Martin, 31, of Hartford, CT, lost his battle with liver disease on Friday, November 28. He passed away peacefully in the evening, surrounded by love. Born on December 27, 1976, in Falls Church, Virginia, he spent his childhood in Connecticut and moved to California when he was 20. At a very young age he took up playing guitar, and later drums and singing. His life revolved around playing, listening and critiquing music. He was fortunate to see more of this country and others than many will ever see, due to years of touring with different Bay Area Bands.
Denny was incredibly intelligent, endlessly talented and a ferocious supporter of the underdog. He showed both beautiful compassion and razor-sharp wit and he lived life to its fullest extent. He loved books and music and animals and good food. He felt passion far deeper than most of us will ever be capable of knowing. He leaves behind girlfriend Sarah Boehmke of Hartford, CT; mother Colleen Star of Portland, CT and father Dennis Martin and wife Lynn of South Windsor, CT. In addition two sisters Leah Martin and daughter Sofia of Valley Village, CA and Chrissy Martin of Rockyhill, CT; brother Brendon Martin and son Hunter of Portland, CT. Also many loving friends including dear friend Beth Monchun of Hartford, CT, Elizabeth Dutton of Chesterfield, SC, along with others in the Bay Area. Many will miss him.