Obituaries

In Remembrance: Francis Burritt Thorne Jr. ’43 Died on March 7 2017

Francis B. Thorne Jr. passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017, in Canaan, Connecticut.  He was 94. He served in the US Navy during World War II, then worked on Wall Street for ten years before following his musical talents into composition. He composed more than 120 works and founded the American Composers Orchestra, which has premiered works of more than 800 American composers. At Yale Francis was a member of the Whiffenpoofs of 1943.

The New York Times carried a full obituary on March 12, 2017.

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