The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68236   Message #1377962
Posted By: open mike
13-Jan-05 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jimmy Borsdorf of Hawks & Eagles (Jan 2005)
Subject: RE: Benefit for Jimmy Borsdorf of Hawks & Eagles
further news here...
from Delilah, one of Jimmy's fiddle students
who now plays with the Creole Belles, one of
the participants in the local folk music society
and friends of Jimmy's fund raiser benefit events.

Dearest friends,
It is with deep feeling and sadness that I write to you tonight
to say that Jimmy died at 6:45 this evening Tues, January 11th, 2005, in the Oroville Hospital surrounded by his devoted wife of 30 years, Nancy, and several close and very dear friends. Jimmy's hospital room has been full of music for 5 straight days and the list of family, friends and visitors is too long for this email.

A memorial is already being planned but in the meantime I take the liberty of thanking each and every one of you, on Nancy's behalf, for your many calls, generous monetary contributions and love over these past months.

Donations would gladly be accepted for Jimmy's memorial fund, and to help Nancy fulfill Jimmy's longtime dream of creating his children's museum of musical instruments.

In an effort to help Nancy please make checks payable to:
Delilah Lewis
151 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 920-1875

Details about the memorial will follow
With love and again many thanks for your ongoing support and generosity.

Please forward this email on to anyone in your lists
that knew Jimmy whose address I might not have.
Thanks again,