My deepest condolences to each of you. A 1952 graduate of New Bern High, I have wonderful memories of my times in the chorus under Donald Smith's very capable direction. He instilled in each of us a love and respect of quality music. Imagine my delightful surprise to hear his voice on the phone a few months ago when he called to thank me for a letter I had written him. We had a delightful conversation about his volunteering and also memories of our times with the chorus. When he asked me my favorite song we sang, I told him "When You Walk Through A Storm". He agreed it was also one of his favorites, especially the "life's message" in it. Donald Smith was a unique, wonderful gift to all of us who were blessed to know him. I treasure his memory.