Shelly's passing on November 12 left me without my darling "Babe", my confidante, my jester, and a big part of my heart. It left Ross without the father and friend who was so important to him. We were not the only ones who felt left behind. Shelly loved life and loved people. And as I was to find out through many tears, his death left a great hole in the lives of many who had known him.
Ross and I, our family, and some friends buried Shelly with a simple graveside ceremony. We decided to hold a proper memorial at another time. That time has come.
On Shelly's 77th birthday, May 12, at 11:30 A.M. we will be presenting a memorial concert at Sherwood Auditorium, here in La Jolla. The concert will feature the jazz he loved so much, and his wonderful friends will be here to play for him. You are invited to join us at the concert, and afterwards to come to the house for a Shelly birthday party. There the music will continue. For sure, Shelly's spirit will be with us. He always loved a party.
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We hope to see you at the memorial concert and the party.
Joyce Hendler and Ross Hendler