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EATON, JOHN R.
John Randolph Eaton born November 3, 1924 and entered eternal rest April 15, 2016, in Buffalo NY. John R. Eaton, a jazz musician and composer who for many years played with notable performers of the 1940s and 50s. He played throughout the United States, NY; Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Miami.
He retired from the Round Hill Country Club, Greenwich, CT., where he was the featured singer and pianist in the club's lounge for more than 10 years.
Eaton studied at the Julius Hartt School of Music in Hartford, and was enrolled in the master's program in Music Education at the University of Bridgeport.
He promoted music in the middle and high schools as both an instructor and mentor to young local musicians. He shared his life in music with groups of students, such as one at Kolbe High School featured in an article in the Connecticut Post. He was a graduate of Warren Harding High School, Bridgeport, CT. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer.
Eaton is survived by his wife, Selma Melvin Eaton;2 sons, John (Dixie) Eaton and Thomas (Renee) Eaton; 2 daughters, Jacqueline Eaton Platt of Buffalo, NY and Aurora (Alfonzo) Sneed; a sister, Virginia Hamilton; three generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 31, 11:00 AM at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church, 548 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

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Published in Connecticut Post from May 15 to May 29, 2016
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