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DeCOSMO, Emile 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family May 3, 2013. Born Nov. 27, 1924 in Province of Foggia, Italy and raised in Ellwood City, PA and Brooklyn, NY. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Emile graduated from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He later earned a Masters of Music Ed at New Jersey City University. Emile De Cosmo has been active as a teacher, musician, and jazz clinician for over 50 years. Playing woodwind instruments, he has freelanced in the New York area with many noted musicians on TV and radio commercial sound tracks, club dates, concerts, and shows. Formerly an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Improvisation at New Jersey City University, an Applied Music instructor at New Jersey City University and Farleigh Dickinson University, Concert/Marching /Jazz Band Director at Fort Lee High School, Artist in Residence/Teacher /Mentor for the Jersey City school district and author of 25 books on Jazz improvisation including the Polytonal Rhythm Series. Emile is survived by and was deeply devoted to his wife, Laura DeCosmo and his loving family; 3 children and spouses; Louis (Kathleen) DeCosmo, Crisanne (Rick) Simeone & Jeanette DeCosmo as well as 5 grandchildren: Elizabeth Dina, Anthony DeCosmo, Ryan DeCosmo, Caly Simeone and Mia Simeone. To honor Emile's life, a viewing and Vigil Service will be celebrated on Friday, May 10th from 2-4 pm with Funeral Services commencing at 4 pm at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. North St. Petersburg, FL. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com.

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 5, 2013
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