Michelle Francine (Himmell) Gwynne. Classical Pop and Jazz Harpist, scholar, teacher, daughter, and sister. Born September 13, 1957, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. dies September 25, 2016. Michelle was a graduate of the Miami Valley School, Case Western Reserve University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, and was one Lecture/Recital shy of a DMA from CCM. […]

Edward, of Mason, formerly of Montgomery, Ohio, Brooksville, Florida, and Cleveland, Ohio, passed peacefully on September 6 from natural causes at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lois Shannon, and survived by his children Laura, Tom and Jim, daughter-in-law JoAnn, grandchildren Leah and Paul, and great […]

Earl “Si” M. Bruetting passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the age of 89. Devoted husband of Dorothy R. Bruetting for 68 years who preceded him in death in July 2014. Loving father of Carol (Tom) Meyer and Dale (Jackie) Bruetting. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer Bruetting, Katie Mitchell, and Nicholas Meyer. Cherished cousin of […]

Jerry Hagerty, a life member of Local 1, passed away May 26, 2014 in Pasadena CA. He was 88 years old.  Jerry played sax and clarinet and sang. His career included the Paul Dixon Show on WLWT-TV Channel 5, and the Pete Wagner Band. He attended CCM and during WWII served in the army.

Former member Robert J. Shaffer passed away May 20, 2014. Bob was a veteran of WWII, 87th Army Band (Ft. Knox); Music Director at the Covington Cathedral Basilica; Music Faculty at Thomas More College and Seminary of St. Pius X; Organist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival; commercial/jazz trombonist and pianist. His entire […]

Former Local #1 member and pianist Frank Vincent passed away April 17, 2014. He was 76. Frank didn’t need an encore to impress jazz lovers. He performed in area clubs for over 50 years. When not playing with his trio here, he toured with R&B legend James Brown or jazz singers Mel Torme and Mark […]

Catherine Lange-Jensen battled ovarian cancer for 3 years.  Her commitment to the orchestra, her family and her other love – cooking.  Even after a relapse in July she led the second violin section in the challenging music for the Cincinnati Opera summer festival. Cathy’s life was a testament to her commitment to music and her […]

William Dell, 81, of Blue Ash. Devoted husband of A. Jean (nee Schatzman). Loving Brother of Bettie (Paul) Rairden and the late Ernestine (Bill) Turner. Dear Brother-in-law of Dorothy and Derrel Santee, and the late Sally (Ray) Ader. Loving father of Cheryl (Mitchell) Wilson, Peggy Stratmann, Amy (Steve) Schmidlin the late Louis Dell and Hank […]