In Memoriam: MENC Acknowledges Recent Member Deaths

Throughout the year, state music educators associations, family members and other sources notify MENC of the deaths of members.

One recent death of note was Joseph R. Sugar, past president of the New York State School Music Association and a past MENC Eastern Division President. His music education career spanned more than 50 years as both a music educator and music education advocate.

MENC acknowledges the death of Sugar and the following members for their years of service to the profession of music education. As of March 17, MENC has been notified of the following deaths:

Mavis Hamre, Tempe, 51 years

Justin Burston, Covina, 60-year life member
Jerry Kirkpatrick, Meadow Vista, 25 years
Aubrey Penman, Sacramento, 63 years

David Stuewe, Norton, 53 years

Pamela Bigner, Shreveport, eight years

Carolyn Harris, Lanham, 39 years
Lois R. Hendrickson, Catonsville, 54-year life member

Mary F. Conway, Chaerlton, 52 years

New Jersey
Susan Weitzer, Livingston, 10 years

New York
Erna Marie Eischen, Buffalo, 12 years
Marie Fountaine, Fort Ann, 40 years
Michael J. Osowski, Waterloo, 20 years

James M. Morgan, Lancaster, 45 years

Carolyn Gregory, Dripping Springs, 31 years
Samuel Miller, Houston, 59-year life member

Carol Ann Hine, Charlottesville, 14-year member

Have News? Contact Roz Fehr, MENC Managing Editor of News

-Roz Fehr,  March 18, 2010 © MENC: The National Association for Music Education