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  • Terry Aramian 1944-2023

    In a message received from John Fynmore... Terry Aramian Passed - April 6, 2023Guys, I just heard from Gary Steinkamp that Terry passed this morning at 11:30. He had recently been visited by a number of quartets at a rehab center and had the opportunity to say goodbye to a…

    Friday April 07

    2176 hits

  • Dr. Greg Lyne

    JAN 13, 2022 — Some sad news…below is the text of a message that was posted to the BQPA FB page. I just received this note from Jim Bagby, Baritone of the 1986 Champion Quartet Rural Route 4 regarding Dr. Greg Lyne. Jim wrote: "Barbershopping icon Dr. Greg Lyne died about 2:30…

    Thursday January 13

    1792 hits

  • Remembering Fraser Brown

    Gordon Fraser Brown 4/16/1944 – 12/17/2020 As you know, music was Fraser’s life’s passion. He began singing in the Toronto Boys Choir at age 6 where he made his debut on a record album. At 16, he moved to Scottsdale because of his arthritis. That was where he was introduced…

    Friday January 15

    2432 hits

  • Remembering Joseph "Joe" A. Salz

    Joseph A. Salz, age 90, known far and wide for his good humor and his pure singing voice, passed away Oct. 25, in Gilbert, Arizona. Joe was a loving husband to Jean for 62 years, until her death in 2014. Together they had eight children, who were raised to know that family…

    Friday October 30

    1489 hits

  • In Memoriam 2018

    Join us as we honor our FWD brothers in song who joined the Chapter Eternal in 2018. Peter Miller William Lemley James Herrington Ralph Musalo Donald Bachman David Laubscher Andrew Waits Noel Mau Glenn Langdon Jimmie Eacret Brian Harmon Thomas Slater Edwin Schoemann Donnell Miller Stanley Elkjer William Edmondson Bruce…

    Wednesday August 22

    2152 hits

  • Bill Johnson celebration of life

    Long-time barbershopper Bill Johnson passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018. He enjoyed his long life, and filled it with love for his family, and of course, his love for music.

    Friday August 03

    2706 hits

  • Dave Zorn 1944-2018

    Long-time barbershopper, author, and award winning CBS Radio journalist Dave Zorn has joined the Chapter Eternal. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, September 29 in Phoenix.  

    Friday August 03

    3647 hits

  • Milt Christensen 1932 - 2018

    Milt Christensen, lead of the 1972 Gold Medal Quartet Champion Golden Staters has passed.

    Friday July 20

    3347 hits

  • Former FWD President Carl Truman joins Chapter Eternal

    RENO, Nev., May 7 - Carleton Richard (Carl) Truman, former FWD President and 48-year member of the Reno and Las Vegas chapters, was born on June 3, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away at age 94 on May 7, 2018 in Reno, Nevada.

    Monday May 07

    3594 hits

  • In Memoriam 2017

    Join us as we honor our FWD brothers in song who joined the Chapter Eternal in 2017. Dean Hunt James Campbell Garth Wilson Raymond Bizzigotti Paul Kelley William Legg William Johnson Robert Donald Donald Gubbins Frank Word Ray Ashcroft Delbert Gwin Frank Tillou Jack Story Verne Bagby John Mininger Marvin…

    Monday January 01

    1846 hits

  • 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 more quartets than anyone knows, a director of several choruses, including the Houston Tidelanders (SWD), who earned an International…

    Tuesday June 20

    4299 hits

  • 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 the 1975 Far Western District Quartet Champion San Francisco Storm Door & Whale Oil Co. and a Presentation Judge. Donald Whitney…

    Saturday June 03

    15848 hits

  • 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 instruments, and singing and directing both choral and handbell music in church. He shared his love of music with his…

    Tuesday January 17

    2661 hits

  • 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 BlancDavid LymanGary MoulinMarlin NiesleyBob PattersonRichard SchulzeStan SharpeGene SlingerlandClarence StoverCampbell TitchenerJerrold ValenciaRicardo WalkerGary WashburnFrank WilkenWilliam Williams If our list does…

    Sunday January 01

    2699 hits

  • Lynn Arthur “Britt” Brittan

    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 1975, and served many years as Chairman of the FWD Ethics Committee until his passing.  He was inducted into…

    Thursday September 22

    3114 hits

  • 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 a tireless volunteer for the betterment of our District and the Society.  He was inducted into the FWD Hall Of…

    Tuesday December 23

    2492 hits

  • 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 to sweep the stage as we all fondly remember Doug doing for many years. Tonight, FWD President Allan Webb unveiled…

    Saturday October 11

    2765 hits

  • 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 U.S. Army and served in the 11th Airborne Division. After military service, he began work for the Southern California…

    Monday September 01

    2374 hits

  • 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 lost his multi-year battle with cancer. Beyond his technical skills and organizational abilities in the event space, Doug was one…

    Saturday July 19

    2292 hits

  • 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 of the 1957 FWD Quartet Champion Desert Knights.  In later years, she and the other wives became a part…

    Wednesday March 26

    2501 hits

  • 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 is that he had been readmitted to the hospital earlier that day for treatment of complications from chemotherapy, and…

    Saturday March 22

    2525 hits

  • 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 7:30 Pacific Time. He is survived by his loving wife Maureen. Mom is doing very well, comforted by family…

    Thursday March 13

    3243 hits

  • 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 he was a teacher for many years. Floyd had a wonderful dry wit and used it to the delight of…

    Wednesday January 15

    2442 hits

  • 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. Jerry, who shared his passion for four-part harmony with his wife, Kim, was inducted into the International Barbershop Society’s Hall…

    Sunday October 27

    3355 hits