Category Archives: Final Notes / In Memoriam

Final Note: Sid Ramin

Life Member. Orchestrator
1/22/1919 – 7/1/2019

by Ron Ramin, Local 47 Life Member

My dad, Sid Ramin (January 22, 1919-July 1, 2019), was a member of a select group of artists who have earned an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award. He was a longtime member of Local 802 in NYC as well as a Life Member of Local 47. Continue reading

In Memoriam: September 2019

Anthony Doria
Life Member. Violin
6/16/1921 – 7/18/2019
Survived by friend

Dick ‘Slyde’ Hyde
Life Member. Trombone
7/14/1936 – 7/15/2019
Survived by spouse & son

Gary LeMel
Life Member. Bass
9/16/1938 – 7/6/2019
Survived by spouse & daughters

Thomas H. Morgan
Life Member. Saxophone
9/11/1921 – 7/6/2019
Survived by children

Kenneth D. Sherman
Life Member. Clarinet
1/27/1937 – 1/31/2019
Survived by spouse

Final Note: Dick ‘Slyde’ Hyde

Life Member. Trombone
7/4/1936 – 7/15/2019

by Jack Redmond

Slyde was one of my dearest friends for more than 60 years.

We both came to town in 1958, and met on a recording session that year. The other trombone was Ray Sikora, from Canada, and the three of us became fast friends that day. Dick (he wasn’t known as Slyde ’til later) came up with the idea that none of us would accept a gig unless the other two were on it. That pact lasted about a week, until one of us got a call. Continue reading

Final Note: Tom ‘Tippy’ Morgan

Life Member. Saxophone
9/11/1921 – 7/6/2019

Tom “Tippy” Morgan passed peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the Ventura Cal-Vet home. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the youngest of five boys born to John Herbert Morgan and Ida Ludell (Phillips) Morgan and discovered an early love of music. He fondly recalled teenage jam sessions at the Minneapolis home of the Pettiford family where he learned how to swing alongside future jazz legend Oscar Pettiford. Continue reading