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Jazz is a truly American artform whose appeal has proven to be universal since its humble beginnings in the early 20th century. The death of a jazz great can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of expression that's still evolving today.
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Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of John Justus

JUSTUS John P. John P. Justus, age 88, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Foundation Park. He was born on May 23, 1926, in Fort Payne, Alabama to William and Nellie (Moore) Justus. John married Hazel (Wootten) on February 23, 1947, in Fort Payne, Alabama and she survives. He proudly served his country during WWII, initially having joined the U.S. Navy then became a paratrooper for the U.S. Army and having completed fourteen successful jumps. John also fought in seven...
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