Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bob...

I wanted to take a second to acknowledge the life of Robert Zatzman, who passed away this past weekend. Almost everyone I have met in Chestnut Hill knew or knew of Bob. His shop's location kept changing and evolving (never more than 20 feet) but he was a staple on Germantown Ave for longer than most can remember.

Even musicians downtown would bring their stuff to Bob to repair, tweak, etc.

So my thoughts are with his family in this sad time. I will also keep this blog up to date on details of a memorial concert that is being organized.

And Bob: Keep playing.

Update: Information on a memorial service can be found in the comments.
From his nephew, Josh Zatzman:
It's Thursday August 20th, at 7 PM to 10 PM. Please bring your instruments we will be telling stories and playing music in his honor. We also plan to have a concert in his honor around October 3rd, anyone is welcome to come and perform. The address for the wake is: 234 East Church Road Elkins Park PA 19027

5 Comments:

Blogger Jeremiade said...

Rev. Chris,

Thanks. I will inform those musicians I know who hung out at Bob's shop and who learned guitar from him.

Wed Aug 19, 04:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jeremiade said...

One such accomplished guitarist wrote:
bob was one cool dude. he told alot of bad jokes during guitar
lessons. but he was pretty chill. not a faker or a scammer or anything negative that often gets associated with older guys in the music sales business. i bought strings from him long after i needed to just so i could say hi and see what was up.

Wed Aug 19, 10:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ed Feldman said...

He waited for Les. Ed Feldman

Thu Aug 20, 06:24:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, my name is Josh Zatzman and I am Robert Zatzman's nephew. We are having a wake at Jerry Zatzman's house (Bob's Brother) on Thursday August 20th at 7PM to 10PM. Please bring your instruments we will be telling stories and playing music in his honor. We also plan to have a concert in his honor around October 3rd, anyone is welcome to come and perform. The address for the wake is: 234 East Church Road Elkins Park PA 19027

Thu Aug 20, 02:10:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also you can contact Jerry Zatzman's residence at 215-635-5939.

Josh Zatzman

Thu Aug 20, 02:11:00 PM EDT  

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