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John Southard

AGE: 71 • Newark

John Southard, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

A native Delawarean, John was born in Wilmington on August 20, 1945, and was the son of the late Ward A. and Martha (Brugger) Southard. He received his B.A. from the University of Delaware. John made his career as a musician and was Delaware's "Piano Man." He possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of music and performed in numerous jazz, pop and classical ensembles. John was best known for his piano performing and teaching and was beloved by his many students.

He was a member of the Delaware State Music Teachers Association. John created the Jazz Improvisation Program at the University of Delaware and taught there for many years. He also arranged and produced many original pieces for other artists including his beloved wife, Lois Young.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lois R. Young; step-children, Amy Goldberg of Potsdam, NY and Matt Young of Philadelphia, PA; and siblings, Robert K. Southard (Linda) of Indian Trail, NC and Susan Cyphers (Arthur) of Colorado Springs, CO.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Rd, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Padme Samye Ling, 618 Buddha Highway, Sidney Center, NY 13839.

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