Ken Crome Passes Away
Master pipe organ craftsman Ken Crome passed away on May 1. It would be difficult to find a corner of the theatre organ world that Ken didn't touch, from the original installation in the Jasper Sanfilippo home, to the recent acclaimed installation of the original Fox Studio Wurlitzer in the Bandrika studio of Nathan Barr. His stellar craftsmanship is seen the in the numerous consoles he constructed or rebuilt, and the many installations that benefited from his immense knowledge and skill. In 1983 Ken received the first ATOS Award for Technical Excellence (with Ed Stout and Dick Taylor). His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched, and the instruments he enhanced.