Al Stiefel of RMAF Has Passed Away
As I am sure that some of you have as well, I just received an email stating that Al Stiefel, the force behind the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has passed away. I just spoke with him yesterday morning.
I am including below the text of the email that I received. If you can, please make a donation to one of Al's charities in his name, and please be sure to honor the request to leave the family alone for the next couple of weeks.
Al's contributions to high end audio are evident to anyone who has attended the show in Denver. It is always a blow when someone in the hobby like this is lost.
Osage Audio Products, LLC
We at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest mourn the sudden loss of co-founder Al Stiefel. A dynamic presence in the industry, Al passed away on January 27, 2009.
In honor of Al's passion for music and audio technology, the 2009 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest will go on as scheduled under the direction of Al's wife, Marjorie Baumert, with guidance from an advisory board, the Colorado Audio Society, and friends. To ensure the stability of this popular and growing event, the hotel, shipper and staff remain the same as in past years.
We understand that Al and Marjorie have touched many lives, but request that expressions of sympathy exclude telephone calls. Office operations will resume in mid-February.
For those many friends in the Colorado area, a memorial open house will be held at the family home from 2-4pm on Saturday, January 31st. There will be no service, but rather this gathering will be a celebration of Al's life.
Memorial gifts in honor of Al Stiefel may be made to:
Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
Center for Hearing & Speech & Language
4280 Hale Parkway
Denver, CO 80220