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Oboist Harry Bartocetti has died.  This info was posted on the IDRS Facebook page.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregi … =185939934

He was the principal oboist of the New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Stamford Symphonies.

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Canadian oboist Bernard Jean has died.  Several people have posted about his passing on IDRS fb.

Here is his bio:
http://www.encyclopediecanadienne.ca/fr … n-bernard/

Scroll toward the bottom here to see his pic...
http://robindeshautbois.blogspot.com/20 … n-ain.html

From the facebook page of Sonia Gratton

It is with great sadness that I am learning this morning the death of Bernard Jean, my first teacher at the conservatory. He called me my owl but yelled at me after I beat a beat. When I played well he said with his sound laugh " we record!" or " good! We can start the strauss "! he was like a father to me in years when I was fragile and I made him see all the colors! His exceptional talent, his smooth game, his badass side, his sense of humour and his attentive and reassuring presence in the room during the concerts will be engraved in me forever. The more I get older, the more I realize the influence he has on me-the singing and natural game, that's all he-and I am very grateful to him.
He burned the candle at both ends, but he threw sparks on many of us by the way.
My sympathies to his wife Joanne and all her former students and colleagues. There will be no funeral service.
Thank you Bernard, I love you xx

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Jon Dlouhy, who played Principal Oboe in the Atlanta Symphony from (I think) 1979-2006, died suddenly less than a week ago in Decatur, Georgia.  Condolences to his family and friends.
He's on the left, with his sister Susan, in this image:

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Slipped Disc: SUDDEN DEATH OF US PRINCIPAL OBOE, 61
http://slippedisc.com/2017/08/sudden-de … l-oboe-61/

Dr. Dwight Manning
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 97 525 West 120th St. New York, NY 10027
212-678-8252  <dm2723@tc.columbia.edu>

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Jonathan Justin Dlouhy
Apex, North Carolina
Aug 23, 1955 - Aug 3, 2017 (Age 61)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/j … 0186319962

Dr. Dwight Manning
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 97 525 West 120th St. New York, NY 10027
212-678-8252  <dm2723@tc.columbia.edu>

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Denisa Bílá (Bila), who was a member of the Oboists of the World facebook group, was tragically killed on September 15.  There is a sentence in English about it at this link.  I  found  an article in Czech, and I believe she was walking across a street  and hit by a car (according to the google translation.) Condolences to her family and friends.  Denisa played in the Ostrava Philharmonic in Czechia (Czech Republic.)
https://haydnensemble.com/2017/09/16/ha … announces/

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From Chip Hamann, Principal Oboe Nat'l Arts Centre Orch
Today the oboe world lost one of the great singing artists of the late 20th Century, Rowland Floyd. Rowland was the principal oboist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra for its first 25 years and my distinguished predecessor. He was also Marcel Tabuteau's last student. Conductors built programs, recordings and tours around his incredible tone and stunning musicality. There will certainly be more tributes in the weeks and months to come. Here he is pictured in the spiffy red jacket at left at the 40th anniversary celebration of NACO in 2009. He was always dressed to the nines. RIP, Rowland.

Roland is wearing the red jacket.
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Oboist John Eugene Bentley has passed away.  He taught for many years at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Thanks to Rina Bristol for posting on IDRS Facebook page.  Condolences to his family and friends.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montgo … fhid=14632

Guest book here:
http://www.lastingmemories.com/memorial … entley-dma

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Sergio Mannu writes in English about the sudden death of Michele Mancaniello founder of "Oboe in the World" fb page.
A terrible news I would have never given: on December 28th 2017, Professor Michele Mancaniello founder and soul of "Oboe in the World" has suddenly died at the age of 52 years. There are no words to describe the pain, the surprise and the sadness for such an event: Michele was a guy dear to all of us for his generosity, his limpid talent of musician, his sensitivity of oboist, his didactic capabilities. It's our task to keep on the Group's life, to honor in the best way his dear memory: we address to him our prayer and our most moved memory, together with the condolences presented to his familiars by all the big family of "Oboe in the World" . Good bye, dear Michele: we love you!

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Bassoonist Dulane Aaberg has died. He was an educator and also played at some poing in the Corpus Christi and Victoria symphonies in Texas.  His obit mentioned he played at the IDRS convention in Birmingham UK.

https://haysfreepress.com/2017/10/11/ha … -educator/

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(See below for an English translation.)
He recibido varios mensajes de nuestros miembros centroamericanos de que el fagotista Carlos Ocampo ha fallecido después de una larga lucha contra el cancer. Carlos fue Fagotista Principal de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica. El funeral se realizo hoy a las 2 de la tarde en San Jose. Nuestro mas sentido pésame a su familia y a todos los miembros centroamericanos.

https://www.facebook.com/orquestasinfon … 3036589337

I have received word from several of our Central American members that Carlos Ocampo has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was Principal Bassoon of the Costa Rican National Symphony.Orchestra. Services were yesterday. Condolence to all of our Central American members, his family and friends on his passing.

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Oboist Darrell Stubbs died in November 2017.  His death was mentioned on the IDRS facebook page by Al Markel.  Darrell taught at BYU for 28 years.  Thirteen of those years, he served concurrently in the Utah
Symphony
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desere … =187139772

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(There is a nice pic of Thomas Joseph Cifari at the link.)

Here is an interesting obituary that I just happened to see.  According to  the article Thomas Joseph Cifari studied with both Ray Still and Grover Schiltz and played in various orchestras including  Syracuse and Utica.. He also got to sub with the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. Condolences to his family and friends.  He was living in the NC mountains at the time of his passing.
http://www.themountaineer.com/obituarie … cdbef.html

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(I thought I had posted this news earlier, but I can't find it via the search function so here it is.)
Here is an obituary for Peter Unterstein, bsn/contra Fort Worth Symphony written by Kevin Hall, Principal Bassoon Fort Worth.

Scroll way down here:
https://mailchi.mp/fwsomusicians/best-e … newsletter
Remembering Peter Unterstein
On January 12, 2018, the FWSO suffered a great loss when my friend and colleague, Peter Unterstein passed away suddenly, apparently from a heart attack. He was less than a month away from his 47th birthday. Peter played contrabassoon and bassoon in my section of the orchestra for around 20 years. At first, he seemed rather aloof and slightly gruff to me, but with time we got to know each other and the true Peter came to the fore. In him I found not only a fine technical player, but also a very sensitive and expressive musician – and I found a friend.

Peter possessed a profound intellect, well read and highly educated. He could converse intelligently and at great length on just about any subject - from fine wine and food, to literature, to soccer and football and baseball, to world politics. He was a formidable debater, and I suspect that he sometimes said things to others that he knew would spark intense discussion. Yet even if the words grew heated, I would usually find Peter having lunch with his debate adversary the next day. He had more friends than just about anyone else I know – anyone who really knew him loved him.

Peter always made me smile, even when he was having a bad day. He had a wicked and sharp sense of humor, which was relished by all who knew him well, and I think that he particularly enjoyed being politically incorrect.

I shall miss his intellect and wit, but most of all I shall miss his music making. The contrabassoon is not well known for either its beauty of tone or power of sound, but in Peter’s hands it had both. The same can be said for his bassoon playing, and as principal of the bassoon section, I never really had to ask Peter to do anything differently when he played either instrument. The only thing I remember saying to him was something to the effect of, “Yeah – do more of that.” He was an unmistakable presence.

I miss Peter - I miss being able to talk and laugh with him - a gentle, yet outspoken, bear of a man - beloved of many. Goodbye, Peter – my friend.

Kevin Hall, Principal Bassoon, wrote this tribute to bassoonist Peter Unterstein.

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Oboist, composer and mathematician John Marvin has died at age 86. John wrote some lovely works for our instrument including the Sonata and the Octet. Condolences to his family and friends.
Bio here: https://fishcreekmusic.com/composer-bios/john-marvin/


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Thanks to Renaud Patalowski for letting us know about this death.  Condolences to Michel's family and friends and colleagues in ONF.

Michel Crocquenoy died on Saturday 03 February at the age of 74. For many years he was Principal Oboe of The National Orchestra of France.

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Richard Polansky Porter has died.  His obituary states that he played in the Concord (MA) Symphony for more than 40 years and also wrote the program notes for the orchestra.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/boston … =188118541

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Jonathan P Woods added 14 photos and a video.

Dear friends and family,
Mine and my sister Melissa Woods’ mother, Pamela Liszt Pecha, was born on April 12th 1951 and passed away at the age of 66 on February 17th, 2018. In her last days, I would tell her that I could not express how much I loved her in words, and now I cannot express the sadness in my heart. To many of you who will read this, our friends with whom I grew up, she was a mother to you as well, and I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Mom was a truly loving and passionate person. She was a world-class performing oboist in the Cleveland Orchestra, solo performer, traveler of the world, cared deeply for animals, lived life by her own rules, knew how to have endless fun, was a devout Catholic, and above all-as was obvious to those of you who knew her-loved her kids so deeply and unconditionally. She gave me life, one that allowed me to share many of these passions, and a unique understanding of what it means to feel joy, peace, and freedom, for which I am eternally grateful.

I have many many great memories of her throughout my life. For the last year of her life, I was lucky enough to be her primary caregiver, with the support of my amazing family members, Melissa Woods, Bob Woods, and Elaine Martone. So many of you, my friends, have stepped up to be there for me as well. As her condition changed from strong and vibrant to delicate, we shared the most rewarding and most challenging of moments. I would do it all over again if I had the chance. I believe now her spirit is with God in heaven with limitless vibrance and joy.

Countless times throughout my life she would say, “Thanks for being my son”, so now I say to her thanks for being my mom. Now is a time for healing for myself and my family, so we ask for patience in communicating with everyone at this time. I am very excited to see and speak to all of you here and in person soon.

Online guest book here:
http://www.vistafunerals.com/guestbook/4643853

Pam and her son Jonathan.
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I've heard from Marsha Burkett and Will Safford that bassoonist Gail Ober has died after a battle with cancer.  She played with the Harrisburg and Lancaster symphonies and also taught at some universities as well.  Condolences to her family and her many bassoon friends.

Here is Gail with Will Safford just a few weeks ago.
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and a pic when she was younger....Gail is wearing the blue shirt.
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Nice remembrance of oboist Rich Dallessio by Susan Laney Spector
https://mlblogsperfectpitch.wordpress.c … -teammate/

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(Thanks to bassoonist Dean Frick for sending this info.)
Oboist Deborah Henry has passed away after a long illness.
She played in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for many years.   Condolences to her family, colleagues and friends.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate … =189099706

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Colorado bassoonist Kim David Peoria has died after a battle with cancer.  Condolences to his friends and family.
(Posted by Doug Moran on IDRS facebook.)
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyc … =189538967

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