Butch Baldassari arrangements

Butch BaldassariFuneral services for Butch Baldassari will be held this Saturday (1/17) at St. Francis of Assissi church in Scranton, PA. The family will greet visitors at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00.

According to the obituary published in the Scranton Times-Tribune, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the church: 634 Genet St., Scranton, PA 18505.

In addition, a college fund has been established for Butch and Sinclair’s son, Blake. Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to:

Morgan Stanley
attn: Jason Pharris
2525 West End Avenue
Suite 1220
Nashville, TN 37203

Mandolin Cafe has a good roundup of news about Butch, including the note sent by Sinclair Baldassari earlier this week to all Butch’s friends in the mandolin world.

If you would like to see all the various tributes his fellow mandolinists and musical friends have left here on Bluegrass Today, just click on the Butch Baldassari tag below the title of this post.

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