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LUNTZEL--Timothy Bruce,

died peacefully from complications of ALS, at the age of 44 on August 27, 2017, surrounded by his mother Elizabeth Neumann (nee Juvet), her husband Peter G. Neumann, and Tim's brother Mark Luntzel, in Palo Alto, CA. Tim had numerous musical colleagues, beginning with those in the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and fellow students at the Berklee College of Music, all of whom remained close to him. After playing bass in Boston for several years, he and his band moved to New York City and became the Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout. Tim toured the U.S., Europe, India, the Far East, and South America, and played with Michael Blake, Bright Eyes, Jim Campilongo, Rosanne Cash, Jon Dryden, Rachelle Garniez, Jack Grace, Jessie Harris, Smokey Hormel, Norah Jones, Richard Julian, Lee Ranaldo, Dina Regine, Jenny Scheinman, Leo Sidran, Ben Sidran, Leah Siegel, Greg Tannen, Loudon Wainwright III, and many others. Tim played on two Grammy award-winning albums and one gold record. He greatly enriched the lives of many people with his music, cooking, loyalty, humor, and generosity. He's free and flying, and will always be remembered by his family and friends.

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 19, 2017