Jack Benton Moore (1929-2018)
Flute-maker Jack Benton Moore died in Bloomington, Indiana after an extended illness. In 1973, after working at W.T. Armstrong for 25 years, he began making flutes under his own name, Jack Moore Flutes. He made flutes in precious metals for flutists around the world. Moore was a lifetime member of the National Flute Association and served as president of the Flute Industry Council. He loved his family, fishing, music, and the Chicago Cubs. Memorials may be given to the Jack and Marilyn Moore Graduate Flute Fellowship, Indiana University Foundation, Showalter House, P. O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402 or Central Christian Church, 418 W Franklin St, Elkhart, IN 46516.
Lloyd E. Gowen (1932-2018)
Lloyd E. Gowen, former flutist with the San Francisco and Opera Orch-estras, died June 7th in Walnut Creek, California at the age of 85. He was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (1954) and played with the Buffalo and National Symphonies before joining the San Francisco Symphony in 1956. He taught flute privately and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College, and Stanford University. His professional legacy will live on through his students who are playing in symphonies around the world. His hobbies included cabinetry, marquetry, wood carving, photography, and the game of Go. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Curtis Institute of Music (www.curtis.edu).