Joe Wilder - a fantastic Obituary

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Churchman, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 26, 2012
    Here's a link to a great obit for Joe Wilder, who clearly played beautifully, in whatever genre he was asked to. Sounds like a perfect gent too.

    Joe Wilder - obituary - Telegraph
  2. trumpetpastor

    trumpetpastor New Friend

    Aug 2, 2013
    Charlotte North Carolina
    Thank you for posting. Sounds like a terrific man as well as trumpet player.
  3. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

    Jun 10, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    That was the kind of obituary I hope they could write about me when I'm gone. he sounds like the kind of man I strive to be and urge my sons to become.
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I like when I hear of the relatively peaceful passing of someone who had a life well-lived. From the obit, it sounds like Joe was a man who lived his life at the pinnacle, maximizing his life for exactly what he was meant to do, and in doing so, enriching the lives of those he touched, either with music or with personal interaction.

    My obit, by stark contrast will likely be something like, "good riddance! Glad that ******* is gone!"

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