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Passing of Rich Olsen, Band Organ Music Arranger
By Matthew Caulfield

Virtuoso band organ music arranger Rich Olsen was found dead Tuesday,
October 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. by Gloria Malone and Turlock, Calif.,
police.  Rich moved from San Diego, Calif., to Turlock to be closer to
John and Gloria Malone and their Play-Rite music roll operation last
year, after suffering several health problems living alone in San Diego.

John Malone last spoke with Rich around 1 a.m. on Monday, the day
before he was found dead.  After having no further communication, on
Tuesday the police were called and a locksmith gained entrance to the
house where Rich was living.  Rich was found lying on the floor with
all his computers running.

Autopsy results are awaited to reveal the cause of death.  But whatever
the cause, we have lost a good friend and a talented music arranger.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Wed 23 Oct 2013, 11:43:19 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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