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Musician, Composer Earl Zindars Dies

Composer and musician Earl Zindars died Aug. 15 at his home in San Francisco after battling cancer. He was 77. The jazz and classical composer had composed his last piece less than a month ago, a work dedicated to his wife of 43 years and titled “Roses for Annig.”

Zindars was born in Chicago in 1927 and studied music composition at DePaul and Northwestern Universities in Chicago before studying at Oxford as a Fulbright scholar. As he was doing postgraduate work at New York City’s Columbia University, he met Anne Bohigian, a jazz singer headlining at Radio City Music Hall. Zindars was a timpanist in the band and they shared a rehearsal room. Six months later, they were married.

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