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 […]

Allen Martin was an ardent musician who performed for 31 years as a violist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. After his retirement, he cheered the orchestra enthusiastically from his seat in Music Hall. Every week he gave away concert tickets so others could share his joy. “He was evangelistic about the CSO,” said his wife, […]

Richard Chester. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis O. Lockard. Loving father of Nancy Mulberry, Terry Wardwell, Linda Marek, Judi Harrison, Randy Wardwell, Phillip Wardwell and Amy Wardwell. Dear grandfather of 30, great-grandfather of 75, great-great grandfather of 1. Born in Lafayette, IN. Only child of Paul and Amy Wardwell. Began his musical career as […]

Miss Billie Walker, who played for many years in the Cricket Lounge at the Cincinnatian Hotel, Downtown, will be remembered as much for her gracious demeanor as for the elegant and inventive playing that impressed listeners who were lucky enough to hear her. One of the true legends of our city, Miss Walker (Van Winkle), who […]

Jacque Shoemaker, Honorary member and Leader of the “Smittie Band”, passed away August 2, 2013 at the age of 80.  His good friend Stephan Barry wrote that he always enjoyed a gig if Jac was there.  He was an excellent trumpet player and musician.

Our friend and colleague and wonderful horn player, Milton H. Blalack, passed away July 2, 2013, at age 75 years. He had just passed his birthday on June 30. Milt was a French horn player and member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 38 years before his retirement in 2003. Before joining the Symphony under […]

Richard Allen Topper passed away on April 21, 2013 at the age of 88.  Richard was a member of the bass section of the CSO from 1947-1993.  He started his music career while a student at Altoona High School in Pennsylvania.  At age 14 he traveled each weekend to study with Harold Smith, bass teacher […]

Bud passed away on February 22, 2013 at the age of 85.  He had been a member of the CMA for 50 years.  Bud was a graduate of Roger Bacon High School and played ‘Big Bands’ under Ray McKinley and Al Cassidy.  His career also included playing with Jimmy Jones, Barney Rapp, Burt Farber, Clyde […]