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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Thank you. Your letters bring us joy.


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

Friday, December 5, 2008

You are a most beloved man

Dear Fenno,

Whenever I think of you, thrilling Hendrie Hall memories come rushing back -- and of a sudden I am with you there again, experiencing the joy of expressing in song what it is to be alive, here, now, together, this moment. So many truthful things you shared with us!

When I left the YGC to conduct the Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, you welcomed me as a peer, and I did my best to pass on what you taught us about song, human striving for excellence, cooperation, and sound's ordered beauties. And joy. Oh the joy. You have enriched my life, and so many lives, in untold ways. Thank you for all of it.

Today as I open Carol's message, in my heart I am back in my Hendrie Hall seat again, with dear companions, sight reading the alto part to your Fern Hill and hearing those chords move through the air for the first magical time.

Thank you for your music, for the respect and love you have given us to pass on, in turn, to others, for your humor, for your sharp musical wit and lyrical brilliance.

You are a most beloved man and your song is in our hearts forever.

Laura Hendrickson
PC '83

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