In Remembrance: Thomas F. Fay ’67MusM Died on January 1 2016

Thomas F. Fay passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 75. He was a musician, playing second oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony for 17 years, but moved into management and then fund-raising.

An obituary appeared on on January 6, 2016, and on the Arizona State University website.

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  • Jeffrey Griglak
    Jeffrey Griglak, 6:57pm July 19 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Thomas F. Fay was my oboe instructor while attending Carnegie-Melon University School of Music 1969-'73. At that time he was an oboist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and highly respected amongst his peers. A brilliant musician and gifted teacher, he was completely devoted to his students spending countless hours with them beyond their music school required one hour per week lesson. Always looking for ways to expand the experience of his students he would hold master classes, extra curricular ensembles, and reed making sessions at his home which oftentimes lasted an entire day. Dedicated and one of the genuinely best persons I have ever known he became my mentor and upon graduation from Carnegie-Mellon, a most cherished friend. I credit Tom Fay with giving me the successful career I have had and will always be grateful to him for the promise he saw in me and the time he spent nurturing a young hopeful artist.

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