A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON SAT. MARCH 28TH, 2009 AT BATTELL CHAPEL, Yale University, at 3:00pm. All were cordially invited. Over 800 in attendance! DVD available through the Yale Glee Club office.

Service details: Tom Murray, University Organist, started the prelude 20 minutes before the 3 p.m. service began. There were performances by The Yale Glee Club, The Yale Alumni Chorus, The Whiffenpoofs of 2009, The SLOT's, and The University Glee Club of New Haven. A magnificent, and humbling, tribute.

Contributions in memory of Fenno may be sent to the
North Congregational Church P.O. Box 307 New Hartford CT 06057.

Condolences may be sent directly to the family (Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, Terry) at pogilvy@comcast.net

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F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008

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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath

Saturday, December 6, 2008

From Tom

A very long time ago, I was in one of Fenno's first Yale Glee Clubs. In some forgotten place we had a concert; the first half, the "heavy" half, was over, and we were in the second, the college songs. After one song, we members looked down surreptitiously at the programs we had secreted, and so did Fenno: but he mis-read, and thought a different song was due. We took our pitches from the pitchpipes, as did he; fortunately the same chord, only a half-step off. We took a breath at his direction, and came in, together, with precision, at his direction -- singing not what we all expected, but what he was directing. We looked at each other in amazement, and finished. And Fenno never knew until much later, when we told him.

Never before or since have I experienced such total rapport between one person and a group. It was a lesson, and an example, not to be duplicated.

He leaves us all far richer.

Tom Kepler, 1955

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