In memory of
James Duerner
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In memory of
James Duerner
"Known professionally as "Chip" Johnson, James Duerner succumbed to complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure on Tuesday,June 14, 2111 at his home in Santa Clarita. He was born in San Francisco, CA. December 23, 1941. Considered a musical genius he received a Doctorate in Music at age 19 and went on to lead the San Francisco Orchestra and Chorus. Always with a life full of music he ventured into various other professions at the same time including being a world-class poker player. In later years, upon moving to Santa Clarita, he started the Men's Barbershop Chorus of Santa Clarita, which is still in existence to this day. He led the Dixieland Band called "Chip" and the Monks for many years, and about 15 years ago took over the direction of the Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review. "Chip" was also on the SCV Senior Center Board of Directors so the Silvertones became official Senior Center Volunteers performing at various assisted living and convalescent facilities, other senior centers and for senior groups throughout Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Two years ago he also started the Senior Center sponsored Orchestron who now perform regularly with the Silvertones. Chip has received numerous awards and recognition during his years of musical direction and volunteerism. Chip is survived by his wife, Cynthia Duerner (aka Chime); his mother, Frieda Duerner; his brothers Fred, Gary, Ron, and John; his son, Jim and daughter Erica by his first wife; and son Reagan and Chime's daughter Nida (and families). A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Apts. recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita at 10am (park at the mall next door). Cards & memorial gifts can be sent to Cynthia at apt. 349 the same address. The Signal, Santa Clarita, June 18, 2011 To view and sign the guest book, please visit the obituary tab at www.the-signal.com
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In memory of
James Duerner
"Known professionally as "Chip" Johnson, James Duerner succumbed to complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure on Tuesday,June 14, 2111 at his home in Santa Clarita. He was born in San Francisco, CA. December 23, 1941. Considered a musical genius he received a Doctorate in Music at age 19 and went on to lead the San Francisco Orchestra and Chorus. Always with a life full of music he ventured into various other professions at the same time including being a world-class poker player. In later years, upon moving to Santa Clarita, he started the Men's Barbershop Chorus of Santa Clarita, which is still in existence to this day. He led the Dixieland Band called "Chip" and the Monks for many years, and about 15 years ago took over the direction of the Silvertone Singers & Rhythm Review. "Chip" was also on the SCV Senior Center Board of Directors so the Silvertones became official Senior Center Volunteers performing at various assisted living and convalescent facilities, other senior centers and for senior groups throughout Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Two years ago he also started the Senior Center sponsored Orchestron who now perform regularly with the Silvertones. Chip has received numerous awards and recognition during his years of musical direction and volunteerism. Chip is survived by his wife, Cynthia Duerner (aka Chime); his mother, Frieda Duerner; his brothers Fred, Gary, Ron, and John; his son, Jim and daughter Erica by his first wife; and son Reagan and Chime's daughter Nida (and families). A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Bouquet Canyon Senior Apts. recreation room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita at 10am (park at the mall next door). Cards & memorial gifts can be sent to Cynthia at apt. 349 the same address. The Signal, Santa Clarita, June 18, 2011 To view and sign the guest book, please visit the obituary tab at www.the-signal.com
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