Thanks for the information.
While I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Zuber, he and I corresponded
for a few years while I was starting a Tolkien Fellowship group in the
Seattle area back in 1979, which later evolved into a Mythopoeic group.
I found him to be friendly, helpful and encouraging when I needed it the
most. I'm sorry to hear of his health issues and hope he now has found peace
My condolences to his family. He was a great man.
On 10/22/05, Bonnie Callahan <bonolatm@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> This is the latest I've received on the memorialization of Bernie's life 7
> works &
> for those who wish to commemorate him:
> > Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 12:50:03 -0700
> > Subject: Bernie Zuber 1933-2005
> > From: Bernie Zuber <bazuber@...>
> > To: Shire Post D <bazuber@...>
> > To all Dear Friends and subscribers of Shire Post, it is
> > with sadness that
> > we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Shire
> > Post editor Bernie
> > Zuber. Bernie died Friday, October 14, 2005 at the
> > Methodist Hospital in
> > Arcadia after struggling to recover from multiple
> > surgeries. His love of
> > the arts, his paintings, and the Shire Post were
> > instrumental to his
> > emotional well being during his illness. Bernie will be
> > greatly missed by
> > all who knew or met him.
> > Viewing will at Keifer and Eyerick at the Glendale
> > Cemetery 1341 Glenwood
> > Avenue, Glendale CA 91201 on Wednesday October 26 from 6
> > to 8 pm. Funeral
> > Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132
> > North Euclid
> > Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101. Between Union and Walnut on
> > Thursday October
> > 27th, 10:30 to 11:45 am. Reception at ASC will be from 12
> > to one. Metered
> > street parking is hard to find. Bring quarters, there are
> > 20 reserved spaces
> > in the church1s north lot. Regular north lot parking is
> > expensive. Best bet
> > is to use the underground parking structure for the
> > Colorado Paseo Mall.
> > (Colorado and Euclid) Walk two short blocks to All
> > Saints.
> > The burial service will be at the Veteran1s Memorial
> > Cemetery in Glendale at
> > 2:30 pm. There will not be a funeral procession per se to
> > the site.
> > Feel free to introduce yourselves to Mary Torregrossa as
> > a Shire Post
> > subscriber. Next month, Saturday November 12, from 7 to
> > 10 pm, at the
> > Underground Art Society on Lake Street in Altadena there
> > will be a happy
> > gathering to celebrate the art and life of Bernie Zuber.
> > The telephone
> > number for the Underground Art Society is 626-794-8779.
> > Thank you for your patronage of the Shire Post over the
> > past ten years.
> > Sincerely
> > Mary Torregrossa and Paul Cartwright
> And this came from one of the "Tolkien Forever" folks:
> [Tolkien_Forever] Re: A sad bit of news
> Sat, 22 Oct 2005 18:11:10 -0000
> From: "Rasputin the Evil Balrog" <rasputin@...>
> ............. I feel privileged
> that I had a chance to meet Bernie a few times. He had wonderful
> stories to tell, and great photos from past Tolkien events that he
> atteneded - the real history of LOTR fandom in Southern California.
> Do you know if there's an organization we could make a donation to in
> his honor? I can contact the woman you you listed and find out, too.
> Would anyone else be interested in maybe pooling some resources to
> make a donation from TF as a group?
> Subject: [Tolkien_Forever] Re: A sad bit of news
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 02:07:30 -0000
> From: "Debbie" <primmy_b@...>
> .....Yes, that's a lovely idea; I would like very much to
> contribute to a charity in Bernie's name from "Tolkien_Forever".
> That would be great if either of you, Nicole or Bonnie could find out
> the infor for us.
> So, one & all, do what you will with all of this. The last time I saw
> had attended the April "Hall of Fire" and told me how pleased he was with
> new activity..."This (event) felt just like the early days of the
> Thanks to All of you who so far have replied; David B, Margaret, Nicole,
> Jon Hodge, Debbie, and more to come!
> Love, Bonnie
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