Sat, Dec. 12: Jack Rose memorial services and gathering


From David Halstead at Thrill Jockey:

It is with great sadness that I pass along this information, but I thought most of you would want to know. If you have not already heard, Jack Rose, masterful guitar player, dear friend and Philadelphia resident, suffered a heart attack on Saturday and passed away at the very young age of 38.

Memorial services will be held here:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Visitation: 1:00 PM
Service: 2:00 PM

Visitation and services taking place at:
Bringhurst Funeral Home
225 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Interment to follow at:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
215 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Please feel free to bring photos of Jack to display during the service.

Please join us to further honor our kin, friend and teacher Jack following the official services in Bala Cynwyd. We will be gathering at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia from 8pm to 2am to keep company, share memories and say further goodbyes. For Jack, friendship was an art, bringing people together was another of his gifts. We warmly welcome all to stop by, catch up with friends and family, and enjoy the company of those brought together by our dear Jack.

Latvian Society of Philadelphia
531 North 7th Street (7th and Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA 19123-3501

A website has also been created to honor Jack’s memory.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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