News: Obituary

February 14, 2024

Graph Tech’s Gary Lambert Passes Away

Graph Tech Guitar Labs sales representative Gary Lambert has passed away after a battle with cancer.  Lambert joined Graph Tech in 2016 and was a dedicated…

February 07, 2024

Radial’s Steve McKay Passes Away

Radial Engineering has announced the passing of Steve McKay, a veteran industry professional who spent 20 years with the company. In his role as international…

December 21, 2023

Cassell’s Music Owner Salvatore Intagliata Passes Away

Salvatore Intagliata, owner of Cassell’s Music in San Fernando, California, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27. He was 97. Intagliata, along with his son, Ed,…

December 21, 2023

Hohner, Kala Veteran DeGaspari Passes Away

Rudi DeGaspari, who was instrumental in the founding of Kala Music Company, passed away on October 10, 2023. He was 78.  DeGaspari was born in Steiermark,…

October 24, 2023

Former Roland VP Mark Nelson Passes Away

Industry veteran Mark Nelson passed away on October 17, following a two-year battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Nelson career in the MI industry…

September 18, 2023

Sam Ash Music’s COO Sammy Ash Passes Away

Sammy Ash, COO of Sam Ash Music stores, passed away on September 16 after a 12-month battle with cancer. He was 65. Sammy Ash was named after his grandfather…

July 12, 2023

Senseney Music Owner Lori Supinie Passes Away

Lori Supinie, owner and president of Senseney Music Company in Wichita, Kansas, passed away from brain cancer on July 12. She was 63. Supinie began working for…

July 10, 2023

Former Sam Ash Chairman Jerry Ash Passes Away

Jerry Ash, former president and chairman of Sam Ash Music, passed away on July 6. He was 98 years old. Ash was born in Brookyln, New York, in 1925. A World War…