Sunday, 2 November 2008

John Pearse, 1939-2008

Dana Thorin of John Pearse Strings sends the sad news that John Pearse has died in Germany, where he had lived for several years. With his health declining in recent years, John had turned over the operations of the company completely to his business partner, Mary Faith Rhoads-Lewis, who since its inception in the '80s had always handled the business side.

For those who knew John personally, a guest book has been added to the John Pearse Strings website. Dana adds:

Obviously, the company will continue to honor John's memory by making sure his excellent strings and accessories continue to be available for all the players out there for many years to come. In honour of John, I would recommend you toast his memory with your favorite beverage! He would like that!

Thanks to the Bluegrass Blog for the news that the funeral will be held on 5 November in Germany.