STANLEY KAY

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KAY--Stanley Martin Kaufman, 86, passed away peacefully in his home on June 21, 2010. In his 70 plus year career, Stanley enjoyed successes as a drummer, percussionist, artist manager, creative director, conductor, arranger and composer. After serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, Stanley rose to musical prominence in the mid 1940's as the back-up drummer and manager for the Buddy Rich Band. He was also drummer for such headline acts as Josephine Baker, Patty Paige and Frankie Lane. He was a creator, manager and conductor for the world-renowned "Hines, Hines & Dad," continuing to manage Maurice Hines as well as stars such as Michelle Lee and Paul Burke. In the decades to follow, Stanley became Entertainment Director of the New York Yankees, a position he served proudly throughout his life. In 1992 Stanley founded and was the creative force behind Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, a band that will carry on his extraordinary musical legacy. Stanley is survived by his sister, Sybil Goday, niece Mace Goday, grand niece Sybil Happy Goday, as well as the thousands of lives he touched with his extraordinary generosity, kindness, understanding and compassion. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 24, 2010 at 11:45am at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76th St., New York City, 212-362-6600.

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Published in The New York Times on June 23, 2010
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