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16 January 2013 @ 06:28 pm
Ernest Clark  
Some very sad news that I think we can electronically release, as the obituary is posted on the net and the SCA lists have been notified.

Ernest Clark of filk and SCA renown died suddenly on Sunday night.

I knew him from my earliest days in Midwest fandom, but never got to know him as well as I would have liked. He and Sara came to our housefilks after we moved to Indiana, and he always brought something great I'd never heard him do before (as well as often bringing something bottled that was scrumptious). We were very much looking forward to spending more time with him at the upcoming Chambanacon.

The obituary and services information are here.

I don't know what it is about mid-January.
Current Mood: sadsad
Phil Parkertigertoy on January 17th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
He was a wonderful and underappreciated songwriter and musician, and a fine companion in a filk circle. I was happy that he'd agreed to be a guest at Chamabanacon and I'm crushed to hear of his untimely passing.
Bill Roperbillroper on January 17th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Oh, no! I am so sorry.
Alanpatoadam on January 17th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, no! I am so sorry.

I treasure my recordings of three songs Ernie sang at OVFF 2, including his beautiful setting of When Earth's Last Picture is Painted. Rest, Ernie. "Lie down for an aeon or two. 'Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put you to work anew."
Tom Jefferssexybass on January 17th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
So sorry for the news. It has been a crazy January for us as well with two family members passing away along with our vocal teacher.