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.
Jeannie Deva ’75 of Hollywood, CA, passed away on January 17. She was 64. A renowned voice and performance coach, Deva worked with producers and engineers for Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, the Cars, Amy Winehouse, Ludacris, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Additionally, she coached television and Broadway vocalists. Deva assisted in establishing Berklee’s voice department in 1975. She is survived by her husband and manager, Joe Scoglio ’74.
Brad Fuller ’75 of San Jose, CA, died on January 2. He was 62. Originally a jazz musician, Fuller joined Atari in 1982 as the director of audio and was a pioneer in FM synthesis for video-game audio. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and sons Jeffrey and Kevin.
Pablo Manavello ’82 of Miami, FL, died on January 18. He was 65. Originally from Venezuela, Manavello was a composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter who worked with Ricardo Montaner, Chayanne, and Ricky Martin.
Mark Alan Schulz ’82 of Norfolk, VA, died March 31 after a long illness. He was 54. Schulz was a freelance film composer, and producer. He earned two Telly Awards and two Emmy Awards for his work as a composer. He is survived by his wife, Holly Benton; his parents; and two brothers.
Dorothy Sikora ’82 of Oceanport, NJ, died on February 12 after an illness. She was 55. Sikora was a pianist, singer, harpist, and drum circle facilitator. She is survived by her husband, Robert Elinson; and two sons.
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.