Category Archives: Final Notes / In Memoriam

In Memoriam: January 2019

Mickey Wayne Jones
Life Member. Drums
6/10/1941 – 2/7/2018
Survived by spouse & children

Sidney M. Lazar
Life Member. Trumpet
8/2/1926 – 11/3/2018
Survived by spouse & children

Cecil J. (“Big J”) McNeely
Life Member. Saxophone
4/29/1927 – 9/16/2018
Survived by daughters & family

Roger L. Neumann
Life Member. Saxophone
1/3/1941 – 11/28/2018
Survived by spouse & children

Laura J. Pearson
Member. Viola
5/16/1984 – 10/2/2018
Survived by spouse & child

Final Note: Sidney Marvin Lazar

Life Member. Trumpet
8/2/1926 – 11/3/2018

Talented musician, dedicated teacher, devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Sid Lazar passed away at home at the age of 92.

He was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended L.A. High School, then graduated, cum laude, from USC. He later received his M.A. from CSU Northridge. Continue reading

Final Note: Joe Osborn

Epdavidson – CC BY-SA 3.0

Former Member. Electric Bass
8/28/1937 – 12/18/2018

by Hal Blaine, Life Member, AFM Local 47

We are all shocked at the news that “the gentle giant of the Fender bass” has left the world, leaving a musical resume that will live on forever. Joe Osborn has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

Final Note: Dorothy Compinsky

Former Life Member. Violin
11/13/1923 – 10/3/2018

Dorothy Compinsky (November 13, 1923 – October 3, 2018), was a violinist and teacher and a life member of Local 47. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho.  Her father was a railroad worker who played violin and banjo, and so introduced her to the joys of music.  Her mother played piano and was a school teacher for a time, and later became a professional dressmaker.  Continue reading