My very good friend, Tim Switala, passed away on Friday of a heart attack. I had just talked to him the day before and still can’t believe it.
Most recently, Tim has been managing David Kane’s projects and was also the producer of the Shredd & Ragan show a short while back.
Tim was an extremely creative, smart and funny man and I always loved talking to him for hours on the phone as he told me stories about the music scene here in WNY from the 70’s and 80s. His overall knowledge of music always astounded me and he definitely was bent on the more obscure artists of the last 50 years…which always made talking to him like listening to Dennis Miller talk about politics.
I am going to miss him very much and it is with heavy heart that I pass along this information to you from his wife Rebecca…
Father of Dakota Switala, Husband of Rebecca Bernstein, passed away, Friday October, 10, 2002.
We will be having a New Orleans style funeral on Monday October 14th celebrating Timï¿½s life. Please join us.
Dakota and I want to be surrounded by all of our friends, all of our family and all the people whose lives Tim touched.
Monday October 14th
Left Bank, Rhode Island, West side of Buffalo (off Richmond Avenue)
We will all meet at the Left Bank and have a New Orleans style funeral to send off Tim followed by music and memories at the Big Orbits Gallery (883-3209, 30 Essex street near Rhode Island and Richmond Avenue)
Contributions are welcome in memory of Timï¿½s creativity and should be donated to:
The Switala Creativity Project
A scholarship through the University at Buffalo to promote creative activities and thinking that pushes the edge of Music, Art and Film-making.
Donations can be snail mailed to:
Switala Creativity Project
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14226-0900
Or given over the web at http://www.buffalo.edu/givenow
We love you all.
God speed my friend.