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At 3:16am on September 9, 2019, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

At 8:21pm on September 1, 2019, Jagsu said…

Nancy, a wonderful lady and true lover of jazz. You always have a smile and an appreciative reception toward our musical offerings. Thanks! You are missed. Indeed.

At 10:36pm on August 29, 2019, Roberta Jean Windle said…

Rest in peace, Nancy. Such a beautiful woman and true friend of the Pgh Jazz Community. You will truly be missed.

At 4:06am on August 29, 2019, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Please leave your comments or a memory of Nancy here on her page which will remain permanently on this network. Also you can share any photos you might have.

I can see her now attending every gig of Gabriel's All Star Band.

At 4:03am on August 29, 2019, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Nancy's last text message to me on 8/15/19 the day after her 89th birthday:

"Thanks so much. I will always be indebted to you dear Nelson for taking me to the doorway to live jazz at Dowe's and opening it and encouraging this shy, elderly lady to enter.  t changed my life. Thank you, thank you."

Nancy's table at Dowe's every Wednesday on Roger Humphries Big Band night became known as the VIP table.  Her favorite song was "Violets" arranged by Mike Tomaro with Al Dowe as featured soloist.  She also like Sky Dive as sung by David Moore.

At 3:56am on August 29, 2019, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Our dear Nancy was the Grand Dame of Pittsburgh jazz fans. Whenever she was in the house, the musicians would flock to her table on their breaks because they appreciated her adoration so much.

At 3:53am on August 29, 2019, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
PERSINGER NANCY (SANFORD) (WALLACE)

Age 89, of North Hills Estates in Ross Twp., passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. Wife of the late Henry Persinger; loving mother of Jack Wallace, Patricia "Tric" Garfunkel (Jules) and the late Tom Persinger (survived by Evelyn); proud grandmother of Tom, Jr. Russell, and Melissa; loving sister of Charles Sanford (Sylvia) and the late Howard Sanford (the late Helen); sister-in-law of Harry, Howard, and Richard Persinger; adored aunt of Mark Sanford, Jennifer Sovick (Chip), Maureen McKay (Thomas) and Alexia "Lexi" McMeekin (Shawn); also survived by loving relatives and friends. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A committal service will be held at Allegheny County Memorial Park on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Nancy received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to become the Head Librarian at North Hills High School and most recently worked as a librarian at the Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2019
At 6:38pm on May 4, 2011, Betsy said…

Are you still working?

Do you still have the same old email address?

 

 

At 1:35am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB
At 11:14pm on February 19, 2009, Betsy said…
Hi Nancy. Let's catch up.

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