Max Roach R.I.P.

Max Roach's public viewing will be held on Friday, August 24 at
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from 9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. with a public funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The legendary drummer will subsequently be buried in a private
ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

The family issued the following statement: "We are deeply saddened by
our beloved father's passing. We wish to convey our sincere thanks and
appreciation for all the blessings and condolences we have received at
this time. As his family we are fortunate to have been a part of his
life and we will continue to share his legacy as a musician, educator
and social activist with the world."

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the
Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL
60601-7633, www.alz.org or Veritas Therapeutic Community, Inc. (which
provides substance abuse services), 912 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
10025, 212-865-9182, ext. 205, http://www.veritas-inc.org, where Roach
was a Veritas Foundation trustee and founder.

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