Obituary: Fred S. Joste
He Was Secretary of the Kansas City Musicians Association
Fred Sullivan Joste, 54, secretary of the Kansas City Musicians association fourteen years and formerly first clarinetist in the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra, died yesterday at the Trinity Lutheran hospital. He was in the Philharmonic ten years and retired three years ago because of ill health.
Mr. Joste came to Kansas City thirty-two years ago with Arthur Pryor's band for an appearance at Electric park and remained here to play in theater orchestras. He was a member of the Kansas City Little Symphony orchestra six years and played also in the Ararat Temple Shrine band. He was a Shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason.
In World War I he was a member of the 140th infantry band of the 35th division, which was formed in Kansas City, and later was a solo clarinetist and assistant conductor of General Pershing's band.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Joste of the home, 3700 Wyandotte street; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Joste, Asbury Park, N. J., and a sister, Mrs. Reginald Van Note, West Long Branch, N. J. (Src: Kansas City Times, March 11, 1946)
Fred S. Joste Rites
Services Today to be Conducted According to Musician's Wishes
Services for Fred S. Joste, 54, secretary of the Kansas City Musicians association, will be held at 2 o'clock this Wednesday at the Freeman Chapel. Carl Frangkiser of the Unity School of Christianity, a longtime friend, will conduct the services, as requested by Mr. Joste.
Selections from the music of Victor Herbert, also at his request, will be played by a string ensemble composed of members of the Musicians association.
The pallbearers: Hubert Willis, Emil Roge, Charles Kellhack, Ralph Reinhardt, Frank K. Lott, Ralph Pearson. (Src: Kansas City Times, March 13, 1946)
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