Final Cadence

  The late Chet Cahill '75 and his wife Billie Best. Cahill, a bassist, passed away on January 16.

After a long illness, Charles Werner '66 of Austin, TX, died December 25, 2008. He was 64. Werner earned degrees from both Berklee and New England Conservatory, and moved to Las Vegas where he pursued a musical career until 2006. He is survived by his son, Remington Werner, and grandson, Luke Werner.

Philip A. Densmore Jr. '68 of Kingston, NH, died December 22. He was 63. From 1964 to 1968, Densmore served in the U.S. Navy. More recently, he played trombone and was the arranger and bandleader for the band Amandus. He leaves his wife, Janet.

On January 16, Chet Cahill '75 of Alford, MA, died after battling cancer. He was 54. An accomplished bassist, Cahill was a member of Orchestra Luna in the 1970s and many other rock bands. He cofounded the Great Barrington Jazz Quartet in 1999. Until his passing he served as the manager of community programs at Bard College at Simon's Rock. He leaves his wife, Billie Best.

Seth Lief '06 of Boston, MA, passed away December 15. He was 48. For years he worked on Wall Street but changed his focus and enrolled in Berklee in 2001 to hone his guitar and saxophone skills.

Paul Dosier '90 of Sebastopol, CA, died of a stroke on January 17. He was 42. Dosier was a dedicated tuba player and was best known for his work with the Dixieland band Made in the Shade.

Richard Zimmerman '86 of Burbank, CA, died after suffering an aortic aneurysm on January 11. He was 45. After majoring in MP&E at Berklee, he worked for Bunim/Murray Productions and 2C Media editing for television.