Jerome S. "Jerry" Garfield

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Garfield, Jerome S. (Jerry), 80, retired church organist and pianist, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Olive and Marvin Garfield. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wichita and his Masters degree from Boston University. BU awarded Jerry a Ford Foundation grant for research in music while working towards the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Over the years, Jerry has appeared extensively in piano recitals and as organist in the Wichita area. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Loper (Gerald); nephew, John Loper (Jodi) and their two children, Madeline and Thomas. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jerry's name to the WSU Foundation, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0002, for a student majoring in piano or organ. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family go to

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Published in The Wichita Eagle on July 13, 2014
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