Final Cadence

Alan O’Toole ’83 of Middleboro, MA, passed away on March 21 after a brief illness. He was 59. At Berklee, he majored in composition. For much of his career he worked in the food products business. He also played keyboards for various jazz groups.

Vocalist Michele “Mickey” Burks ’90 of Houston, TX passed away on February 5, 2016. She was 47.

Jamie Vuignier ’90 of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on November 19, 2015. He was 48. Vuignier was a jazz guitarist and the manager of the Kobal Collection at the Art Resource in Manhattan. He is survived by his wife, Tana; and two daughters.

Timothy “Timm” Keleher ’97 of Dracut, MA, passed away April 16 from complications following a stroke. He was 43. Keleher earned his degree in Music Production and Engineering and worked extensively in the Boston area for Blue Man Group and at WGBH-TV. He is survived by his parents Barbara and Kevin Keleher, and brothers Kevin ’99 and Paul.

Aaron Sauer ’97 of West Brookfield, MA, died unexpectedly on March 3 while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. He was 42. He played music and worked at Gordon Music in Worcester, MA, before taking a job at Digital Federal Credit Union. He leaves his wife, Jane Sauer.

Andrew Lewis ’08 of Montgomery, AL, died January 17. He was 31. A guitarist and songwriter, Lewis earned his Berklee degree in performance. He played professionally as a solo artist and with several area bands. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.

Student Jae Min Kang of Cumming, GA, passed away unexpectedly in February. He was 19. A guitarist, Kang was in his fourth semester at Berklee pursuing a dual major in performance and MP&E.

Frank G. Cagliuso ’51 of Marblehead, MA, passed away on February 23. He was 87. He was an arranger for Lionel Hampton and a saxophonist with various big bands. He also taught music in Arlington, MA, for 24 years. He leaves his wife, Barbara; son, Gary; and daughter, Dara VanRemoortel.

Bruce W. Johnson ’67 of Dublin, GA, passed away on February 7. He was 71. Johnson was a trombone player during his time at Berklee and later attended Rutland Business College in Rutland, VT. He leaves his wife, Carolyn.

James “Jimmy” Arena ’72 of Salisbury, MA, passed away on August 8, 2015. He was 65. Arena earned his degree in music education at Berklee and was a gifted organist. He was a performer for his entire career.