mercredi, août 23, 2006

goodnight piano man... death of Bill Dederer'99

Dear Class of 1999,

I am saddened to pass the news that our classmate and friend, Bill Dederer, died on Thursday night. He was doing what he loved...playing piano and singing in a a concert for Handicapped Children in Peekskills NY. The last song he sang was "Come Together" by The Beatles. We will honor Bill's prophecy this Thursday, August 24th, in New Paltz, NY, where Bill has lived for the past year and a half.

The formal celebration will be held at Dutchess Manor at 2pm.
Dutchess Manor is approximately 40 minutes from New Paltz. After the ceremony, we are invited to Bill's principal (Jose)'s house in New Paltz from roughly 5-8 for food, talk etc.

The final stage will be a party until the wee hours at Bill's apartment and surrounding bars... remember we are talking about Bill here!

So if you can, please do join us to celebrate Bill.

Please feel free to call me with any questions. I am staying in Bill apartment now with Jacob Dumez and Burks Spencer to assist his parents in the arrangements.

If you plan on attending and need help finding transportation or lodging, feel free to call or email me.

Please pass the news. Thank you.

All of my love,

Jeff Powers