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

Sunday, December 14, 2008

His presence will be missed, and his memory lives in our hearts.

To all those who were with Fenno in these latter years, thank you. It comforts us to know that he was cared for the way he cared for all of us for so many years.

His presence will be missed, and his memory lives in our hearts.

Tim Geisler
YGC '92

Rest well, Fenno!

I was not a Glee Club member, but the first male choir I ever heard in my life (I am from Panama) was the Yale Glee Club under the direction of Fenno Heath the first year I arrived in New Haven as a student. The glorious sound still echoes in my mind. Rest well, Fenno! The sound of your music will live on forever!

Newton G. Osborne

"A Winter Prayer"

At the time Fenno set the poem, "A Winter Prayer," he and I were singing
together in the choir of the United Church-on-the-Green in New Haven. Fenno
dedicated the piece to the choir of United Church, and I believe we gave the
piece its world's premier in the winter of 1957. Carla and I were married
in United Church by Dr. Winston in 1958, and we continued to sing there
until we relocated to Simsbury, CT, in 1960. Thus, "A Winter Prayer" is
special to us. Its author, composer and location have all played
significant roles in our lives.

Dick Wilde 56E

Fenno's Obituary is in the New York Times Today, Sun. Dec. 14

Thank you, Fenno

I can hardly remember the names of any of my Yale professors. But I  have very strong memories of Fenno, vivid ones, as if they were yesterday. Fenno provided a haven of civility and beauty, which all of us return to when we think of him, or remember the music we made together. We are all forever fortunate to have  spent so much wonderful time together.   – Dave Berck, ‘86