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Thread #112178 Message #2371142
Posted By: Barbara
20-Jun-08 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Obit: songwriter Tom Hunter (1946 - 2008)
Subject: Obit: Tom Hunter
We lost folk singer songwriter Tom Hunter early this morning. He's written some amazing kid's and grownup songs, and was probably best known for his men's song "Tonight I Want You to Rock Me to Sleep". It's in Rise Up Singing. Many of us knew him from the SF Bay area in the 70's and he has lived for many years in Bellingham with his wife and family.
Thank you so much, Tom for all you changed for me, and for all of us. Your songs helped me through some rocky places.
This from his wife and kids:
Tom took his last breath this morning, June 20, at 3:39 surrounded by the three of us and an amazing amount of love. We cried, laughed, prayed, embraced, hummed "How Can I Keep From Singing" and sang "The Garden Song." We lit a candle.