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Marshall Bialosky


1923 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Marshall Bialosky Obituary
October 30, 1923 - February 26, 2016 Marshall Howard Bialosky passed away on February 26, 2016 after a long and productive life. Marshall was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 30, 1923. After serving in WW II, he earned a Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from Syracuse Univ. and a Masters of Music from Northwestern Univ. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to study music composition in Italy. As the founding chairman of both the music and art departments at Cal State Dominguez Hills, he was defined by his passion for teaching, composing and performing contemporary music. During his career, Marshall garnered an impressive list of honors and awards and his musical compositions have been performed worldwide. As an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for the arts, he served on numerous boards and associations promoting fine arts and music in academia and the greater community. He was a loyal mentor to several young composers and performers. During his many travels to the Southwest, Marshall developed a deep appreciation for Native American culture, art and jewelry. Frequently seen sporting a Stetson and bolo tie, Marshall will be remembered as a snazzy dresser with a lively wit. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 35 years Sanjo Hanaoka Bialosky, his children Rebecca, Debbie, Adam and Shara Bialosky and his grandchildren Miles and Nina. Preceded in death by brother Herbert and his parents Lenore (Makoff) and Abraham Bialosky. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W 158th St. Gardena. Guests are invited to dress colorfully and casually in tribute to Marshall's inimitable style. Donations may be sent to CSUDH, the Marshall Bialosky Music Scholarship.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 28, 2016
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