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Katie Mathusek posted a condolence
Sunday, June 24, 2018Dr. Fossner was my oboe teacher from the time I was 8 years old to 17. He taught me to appreciate music and the hard work it demands. He was such a large part of my childhood and I will always remember the time we spent together.
Mikael Elsila posted a condolence
Thursday, August 10, 2017This is the NYC musicians' union Local 802. Please accept our condolences on the passing of Alvin Fossner, who was a member of our union since 1964. We just posted Alvin's obituary on our Facebook page, in case you'd care to see it. Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/Local802AFM/posts/10155663563974433 Best wishes...
Pat O'Donnell posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 9, 2017Sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Fossner. I was a percussion student at NJCSU in the early 1980's. I had the pleasure of playing in the concert band that he directed and at first meeting was taken with his kindness, professionalism and musicianship. Dr. Fossner is a true example of a "gentleman". He will be missed.
Joel Zelnik posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 4, 2017Al was one of those kind, honest, persons I had the good fortune to know. I have fond memories of the first Jazz Ensemble he lead at NJCU where I graduated in 1969. I've had and still have a wonderfully rewarding career in music. Al's example of patience has always been a wonderful life lesson for me. I would see him from time to time in Closter, NJ which is next to Haworth, where Al lived. He'd be going to Columbia to teach, and he said, "at 90, I still love doing it!"
Jesus Garcia posted a condolence
Thursday, April 6, 2017I'm sorry for the loss of a great friend and mentor. Mr. Fossner always listened to any concerns I had and gave very wise answers. RIP Jesus Garcia
Marguerite and Michael Modero posted a condolence
Thursday, April 6, 2017Dr Fossner was a truly dedicated and caring educator and musician. As undergraduates he guided both of us to successful teaching careers. That was 40 years ago and whenever he saw us he still had the same kind ways, making you feel that he was interested in how your life and career were progressing. I remember going to the Papermill Theatre and seeing his name listed as part of the pit. After the show he took time again to chat. Our last meeting was a few years ago when we all sang happy birthday to him at alumni day at NJCU. He was a Renaissance man who gave so much to so many. He will be greatly missed by his former students and fellow musicians. May you be playing in a glorious Symphony in heaven with your lovely wife. Rest in peace.
Virginia Gitter posted a condolence
Monday, April 3, 2017On behalf of myself and the members of Congregation Adas Emuno of Leonia, New Jersey, I extend sincere condolences to Al's family. He was a warm, interesting and spirited gentleman whose company we all enjoyed for many years.
Berni Koch posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 29, 2017Dear Al was a loving companion to my cousin Eileen Cohen, and became a beloved member of our family. We will miss him, especially at Passover. He was a gentleman in an age when gentlemen are few and far between. Love from Berni, Jeff, Lisa, Jack, Milner, Barbara, Paul, Elaine, Ian and Chesley.
Erica Doran posted a condolence
Monday, March 27, 2017Dear Nat, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I'm keeping you and your family in my heart and prayers. Erica Doran
Jim Rulison posted a condolence
Monday, March 27, 2017My deepest sympathies on your dad's passing. I remember him well (your picture of him is great- that same smile and glint in his eyes that I remember). Although I was not one of his better students he was able to instill in me a love and appreciation of music that I still have these many decades later. And you obviously inherited his (and your mom's) genes when it comes to music. May your memories of him keep him and your mom alive in your heart. Jim
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
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