Rememberances

Conrad (Connie) Keil

Conrad (Connie) Keil, Tucson Chapter member, coach, and mentor passed away Tuesday, May 30. He had been struggling with cardiac issues and advanced dementia. Connie was a 50-year barbershopper, singer in...
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Don Gubbins

JUNE 3, 2017 — It is with great regret that we need to inform the district of the passing of Past District President Donald Gubbins. Don was also the lead in...
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Jack Raymond Story

Jack Raymond Story, who passed away on January 2, 2017 at the age of 82, was truly a "Music Man." Jack loved barbershop singing, playing tenor saxophone and other reed...
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In Memoriam 2016

Join us as we honor our FWD brothers in song who joined the Chapter Eternal in 2016. Barrie BestNorman BooneEmmett BossingLynn BrittanRobert ClarkJack EdwardsEdward GraffSpencer GravesBill HendersonJames HolderBill JacksonJohn JohansenRussell Le...
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Lynn Arthur “Britt”...

Lynn Arthur "Britt" Brittan joined the Chapter Eternal on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in Sebastopol, Calif. Britt was the Far Western District President in 1970-1971, International Board Member from 1972 to...
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Deane Scoville

We are sad to announce the passing of FWD Hall Of Fame member and past District President Deane Scoville. Deane has been a fixture in the FWD for decades, and...
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Remembering Doug Maddox

FRESNO, CA (October 11, 2015) — On Friday evening, Nick Papageorge presented a golden broom, in memory of Doug Maddox, that will be present at all future District Contests, and used...
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Paul Silva

Paul Steven Silva was born in Cambridge, Mass. to Juvenal and Wilhelmina da Silva. He died in San Luis Obispo at the age of 79. After high school, he joined the...
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Doug Maddox

The Far Western District and the BHS have lost an icon. Doug Maddox, a fixture in both District and Society event production for decades and a show tech genius, has...
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Jean Salz

Jean Salz, 84, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away peacefully Monday, March 24, 2014, surrounded by her husband, family and friends. Jean was the wife of long-time barbershopper, Joe Salz, lead...
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Bob Calderwood

In a message from Mark Sheldon ... I have the sad duty to let you know that our fellow barbershopper Bob Calderwood passed away Tuesday night, March 18, 2014. My understanding...
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Jerry Fairchild

From Steve Goebel: It is with a heavy heart I report the loss of my dear friend, and Father-in-Law, Jerry Fairchild. Jerry passed in his sleep, quietly and peacefully at around...
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Floyd Thaller

Floyd Thaller was a long time member of the Whittier Chapter and held several offices including President. He was Far Western District Secretary for seven years. In his professional career...
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Jerry Orloff

Jerry Orloff, an internationally known barbershop quartet singer and teacher, passed away at his home in Aptos on October 25 after a lengthy struggle with vascular dementia. He was 82....
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