Sam M Anderson – Piano
Harold Brody – Saxophone
Demetrios J. N. Caffentzis – Violin
William F. Costa – Accordion/Conductor
Al Dickerson – Trumpet/Conductor
Jennifer Eley – Piano
Cy Feuer – Trumpet
Louis Franco – Bass
Andrew Frega – Violin
Joe Glazer – Folksinger/Social Historian
George Hines – Electric Guitar
Milton Kaye – Piano
Edouard Kesner – Violin
Alice Frumkin Kraut – Clarinet
Morris J. Newman – Bassoon
Thomas Paisley – Clarinet
Robert R. Schultz – Piano
Vicki Stringer – Violin
Anthony J. Toran – Saxophone
William F. Costa
William F. Costa, 86, a conductor, accordionist, pianist and arranger, and an 802 member since 1942, died on Aug. 31.
He studied at Juilliard and earned his B.S. and M.A. from Columbia.
Mr. Costa recorded with major performers including Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. In the 1960’s he was musical director for Bennett and accompanied him during a command performance before Queen Elizabeth in London.
He also produced and recorded several albums of his own, where he played accordion.
He is survived by his children, Allen and Marsha Costa, Steven and Susan Pomeranz, Hank and Lisa Pomeranz; sisters Joan Ruffing and Lucille Lubeskie; goddaughter Dot Kistner; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432. (See www.HospiceByTheSeaFL.org.)
Joe Glazer, 88, the folksinger and social historian, died on Sept. 19. Mr. Glazer used the power of music to fight for union representation in mills, mines, factories, and offices across the country for more than 50 years. “Joe was a giant in the labor movement, and he will be missed,” said musician Joe Uehlein, president of the Labor Heritage Foundation, which Mr. Glazer helped found. “The beat does go on, and Joe Glazer’s beat will continue on forever through the people he touched and influenced.” A memorial tribute is being planned. Find out more at www.LaborHeritage.org/joeglazer.htm. Mr. Glazer is survived by his wife Mildred, daughters Emily and Pattie, son Daniel and four grandchildren.
Milton Kaye, 97, a pianist and arranger and an 802 member since 1934, died on Aug. 14.
Mr. Kaye’s long career included stints in the NBC Symphony of the Air as well as children’s television shows.
He accompanied the violinist Jascha Heifetz during a tour of European war zones, wrote the theme music for the TV quiz show “Concentration,’’ and played in Arturo Toscanini’s NBC Symphony of the Air. He worked on “Big Top,’’ a children’s show, “The Bell Telephone Hour,’’ and played the organ on the 1950’s children’s “The Rootie Kazootie Show.’’
Mr. Kaye played in numerous live concerts, as well as performed for television and radio throughout his career. He served as a musical director for shows on all three major networks.
People unfamiliar with his music might remember him from a commercial he and his wife made for De Beers diamonds about four years ago. In it, a younger couple walk by and look at Kaye and his wife, who are holding hands while strolling.
Mr. Kaye is survived by his wife Shannon Bolin, who originated the role of Meg in “Damn Yankees” on Broadway, then reprised it in the movie. He is also survived by his son Charles and five grandchildren.
Edited from the Associated Press.