away at 3:37am on December 31st, 2016.
It was the result of a sudden, massive stroke. He was
79 years of age.
We have lost a great poet, scholar,
musician, and jazz historian. He was a loving husband and
father, and a great soul.
He was a wonderful friend whose
gentle spirit, sense of humor, and astonishing capacity for sake made him
a joy to be with.
We will miss him terribly.
& Keiko Levasseur