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In Memoriam: Matthew Morgan Jensen
In Memoriam: Matthew Morgan Jensen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Matthew Morgan Jensen, Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Matt was a man of great faith, a devoted husband, a talented musician, a dedicated teacher, and an avid outdoorsman. Matt received a degree in Music Education from Trevecca Nazarene College and began a nearly 40 year career as a music teacher and band director at Olympic Heights High School, Santaluces High School and Woodlands Middle School, all in Palm Beach County, and Emerald Cove Middle School in Wellington. Matt did not just teach his students to play an instrument, he taught them the value of hard work, practice and perseverance. He loved his students and believed it was a privilege to have the opportunity to introduce them to the world of music.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33417. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33426. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund to be established in Matt's honor. The "Matthew Jensen Memorial Fund" will assist financially disadvantaged students with their music education. Information on how to make a donation to the fund, will be included in next Sunday's obituary and posted on 


In Memoriam: James Crosby
In Memoriam: James Crosby
James R.Crosby, 80, a proud United States Army veteran and lifetime educator, and a great musician passed away on September 20, 2014. He was born in Tampa, Florida January 28, 1934 and is survived by his devoted wife and soul mate of nearly 58 years, Gail Lowman, and loving family; children, Les (Sue), James Dale (Tricia) & Dana (Orville Collier); four grandchildren Justin (Kristen), James, Bailey and Xia. Jim was a retired Life Member of the Florida Bandmasters Association.  

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In Memoriam: Samuel Harvey McCreary
In Memoriam: Samuel Harvey McCreary

Retired band director from Duval County Public Schools, Samuel McCreary passed away on October 2, 2014. A native of Pensacola, he received a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University and later a Master of Art degree in Music Education from Jacksonville University. Samuel was the band director at William M. Raines High School, Lee High School, Sandalwood High School, Lakeshore Middle School and Northwestern Middle School, as well as Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale and Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola. After he retired, he was an adjunct professor at Edward Waters College teaching Applied Brasswind Instruments. He will be deeply missed by a myriad of family, friends, colleagues and students.


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