In Memorium

We will apologize that this hasn’t been updated in over a decade. So we take this time to honor all of those who haven’t been listed…

Great men and women of magic have entered our world, made
their mark, then moved on to the greatest mystery of all…
Their passing should be documented, and remembered.


My Dear Friend and Contributor – Mike Fordice – Left us 2017

Michael W. Fordice Chemist, amateur magician Michael W. Fordice, 76, of Randolph, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Columbus Specialty Hospital, Newark, N.J. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and had been a resident of Randolph since 1977. Memorial visitation is on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Rte. 10 West, Randolph (tuttlefh.com). Michael began his career as an organic and clinical chemist working for Merck & Co., the East Orange V.A. Hospital and MetPath Inc. before retiring from Roche Diagnostic Systems in 1999. Since his retirement, he owned and operated Fordice Communications in Randolph. Michael was an amateur magician and a member of the Society of American Magicians. He loved Apple Computers and was a member of MAC-NJ. He also sang with the Hunterdon Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. He greatly admired the Service Dog Project in MA online at explore.org. Michael is survived by Tanya, his wife of 47 years; daughter, Alison Fordice of Englewood, N.J.; son, Christopher and his partner, Heidi Adami of New York; brother, John and his wife, Janice of Pennsylvania, and his niece and nephew, Beth and Jeffrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Servicedogproject.org or S.D.P. 37 Boxford Rd., Ipswich, Mass., 07938.

Published in Star-Ledger on Jan. 12, 2017


 

Eugene Joseph Gerome Poinc  1930 – 2002


Bob Jepson

“World’s Greatest Comedy Magician”

Passed Away on March 29, 2003


Brian Flora died on Saturday, August 24, 2002

Gary Q. Ouellet died June 7th, 2002

Arnold Furst,  born in chicago,6-21-1918,  died 2-22-2002

Pierre Warren Fontaine.  Passed away on Feb 23 of this year at the age of 80

Frances Marshall died at age 92.-   After the death of L.L. Ireland she renamed the business Magic, Inc which she operated with her husband Jay Marshall until her illness.  Jay is the Dean of the Society of American Magicians. In 1938 she founded the MAGIGALS. Frances Marshall authored many books and was a columnist for the Linking Ring for many years.

JACK MILLER- died. Monday, Feb.25th 2002

Ed Schuman, Life Members, Past National President,(1968-69)  Past President of the Parent Assembly #1 (1963)   member of the S.A.M. Hall of Fame and a loved magician and innovator. Ed Died May 23 in Denver Colorado at age 85.


REGINALD SCOT, born 1538, died 1599
JACOB PHILADELPHIA, born l734, died 1800
ELIASER BAMBERG, born 1760, died 1833
DAVID LEENDART BAMBERG, born 1786, died 1869
GIOVANNI BOSCO, born 1793, died 1863
JEAN EUGENE ROBERT HOUDIN, born 1805, died 1871
JOHANN NEPOMUK HOFZINSER, born 1806, died 1875
SIGNOR ANTONIO BLITZ, born 1811, died 1877
TOBIAS BAMBURG, born 1812, died 1870
CARL HERRMANN, bornl8l6, died 1887
HERR ALEXANDER, born 1819, died 1909
ROBERT HELLER, born 1826, died 1878
JOSEPH HARTZ, born 1836, died 1903
JOHN N. MASKELYNE, born 1839, died 1917
PROFESSOR HOFFMANN, born 1839, died 1919
DAVID TOBIAS BAMBERG, born 1843, died 1913
FRANCES MARTINKA, born 1843, died 1924
ALEXANDER HERRMANN, born 1843, died 1896
BAUTIER De KOLTA, born 1845, died 1903
HARRY KELLER, born 1849, died 1922
CHARLES BERTRAM, born 1853, died 1907
ADELAIDE HERMANN, born l847, died 1932
CHING LING FOO, born 1854, died 1922
FREDERICK EUGENE POWELL, born 1856, died 1938
CHUNG LING SOO, born 1861, died 1918
DAVID ABBOTT, born 1863, died 1943
CARL BREMA, born 1864, died 1942
SERVAIS LeROY, born 1865, died 1953
LEON HERRMANN, born 1867, died 1909
AUGUST ROTERBERG, born 1867, died 1939
SI STEBBINS, 1867 to 1950
THOMAS NELSON DOWNS, 1867 to 1938
MERCEDES TALMA, BORN 1868, died 1944
DAVID DEVANT, 1868 to 1941
CARL HERTZ, born 1869, died 1924
HOWARD THURSTON, born 1869, died 1936
CONRADI, 1870 to 1944
JOHN A. PETRIE, 1871 to 1954
THE GREAT LAFAYETTE, born 1872, died 1911
JEAN HUGARD, 1872 to 1959
FRANK DUCROT, born 1872, died 1939
OTTOKAR FISCHER, 1873 to 1940
HORACE GOLDIN, born 1873, died 1939
MAX MALINI, 1873 to 1942
NATE LEIPZIG, born 1873, died 1939
JOHN NORTHERN HILLIARD, 1873 to 1935
AL BAKER, born 1874, died 1951
EHRICH WEISS, 1874 to 1926
CHARLES JOSEPH CARTER, 1874 to 1936
THEO ( OKITO ) BAMBERG, 1875
EUGENE LAURANT, 1875 to 1944
THEO ( HARDEEN ) WEISS, 1876
THE GREAT LEON, 1876 to 1951
JOHN RAMSEY, born 1877, died 1962
FLOYD G. THAYER, born 1877, died 1959
WALTER JEANS, 1877 to 1942
WILL GOLDSTON, .~1878 to 1943
CHARLES WELLER, born 1878, died 1953
KARL GERMAIN, born 1878, died 1960
P.T. SELBIT ( T.P. Tibles ) born 1879, died 1939
E.J. MOORE, 1881 to 1957
GUY JARRETT, born 1881, died 1972
HERMAN HANSON, 1882 to 1973
DAVID JANSEN ( DANTE ) 1882 to 1955
MAX HOLDEN 1884 to 1949
SILENT MORA 1884 to 1972
CHEFALO, 1885 to 1963
CARL ROSINI, 1885 to 1969
LONG TACK SAM, born 1885, died 1961
HARRY BLACKSTONE Sr., 1885 to 1965
PERCY ABBOTT, 1886 to 1960
GEORGE ARROWSMITH, 1887 to 1978
TAMPA, 1887 to 1939
EDWARD VICTOR, 1887 to 1964
BURLING HULL, born 1889, died 1982
TENKAI, born 1889, died 1972
CHANG, 1889 to 1972
AUTHUR BUCKLEY, born 1890, died 1953
PAUL FLEMING, 1890 to 1976
CARL OWEN, born 1890, died 1975
MATT SCHULEIN, 1890 to 1967
CARYL S. FLEMING, 1890 to 1940
HARLAN TARBELL, born 1890, died 1960
DORNY, 1892 to 1982
THEO DORE’, 1982 to 1985
JOSEPH DUNNINGER, 1892 to 1975
ROBERT STULL, 1893 to 1982
KALANAG, 1893 to 1963
STEWART JUDAH, 1893 to 1966
SUZIE WANDAS BENNETT born 1894, died 1986
AUDLEY WALSH, 1894 to 1957
S. LEO HOROWITZ 1894 to 1971
AL FLOSSO, born 1895, died 1976
HARRY WILLARD, 1895 to 1970
JACK GWYNNE, 1895 to 1969
ANNE GWYNNE, 1896 to 1979
JOHN BRAUN, born 1896, died 1988
VAL EVANS, born 1896, died 1981
ED MISHELL, 1896, died, 1983
WALTER BROWN GIBSON, 1897 to 1985
ADE DUVAL, 1898 to 1965
JOHN GIORDMAINE, born 1898, died 1973
JOHN MULHOLLAND, 1898 to 1970
DARIEL FITZKEE, 1898 to 1978
CARDINI, 1899 to 1973
GLENN E. GRAVATT, 1899 to 1984
MYSTIC CRAIG, 1900 to 1987
PAUL Le PAUL, born 1900, died 1958
FAUCETT ROSS, born 1900, died 1987
U. F. GRANT, 1901 to 1978
ROBERT A. NELSON, 1901 to 1972
DELL 0′ DELL, 1902 to 1962
DR. JOCOB DALEY, 1903 to 1954
JOHN SCARNE, born 1903 to 1985
JOE BERG, 1903 to 1984
STANLEY JACKS 1903 to 1960
WILLIAM G. STRICKLAND, 1904 to 1984
EDDIE CLEVER, 1904 to 1975
GEORGE BOSTON, born 1905, died 1975
BILL LARSON Sr., 1905 to 1953
CLARKE CRANDALL, .1906 to 1975
WILL DEXTER, 1906 to 1985
BERT EASLY, born 1906, died 1987
RONALD HAINES, 1906 to 1973
JACK HUGHES, 1906 to 1982
LLOYD JONES, born 1906, died 1984
SIR FELIX KORIM, 1906 to 1986
AL WHEATLY, 1906 to 1964
TOMMY WINDSOR, 1906 to 1978
SAM BERLAND, 1907 to 1987
RICHARD HIMBER, 1907 to 1966
GERALD KOSKY…born 1907, died 1987
CLETTIS V. MUSSON…1907 to 1988
THEODORE ANNEMAN…1907, died in 1942
ROBERT HARBIN…born 1908, died 1978
WILLIAM DUNBAUGH…1909 to 1984
NELSON HAHNE…born 1909, passed away 1970
JACK PYLE…1909 to 1987
LOUIS TANNEN…born 1909, died in 1982
ROY BLASS…born 1909, died 1981
J. G. THOMPSON…born 1910, died 1975
J. B. BOBO…born 1910, died 1996
ANNE (EMMA ) SMITH BELL…( wife of Peter Warlock ) 1905 to 1996
FRANCES CARLYLE, born 1911, died 1975
MAURICE FOGEL…born 1911, passed away 1981
JOE PALEN…born 1911, died 1984
GOODLIFFE…born 1912, died 1980
HENRY HAY…born 1912, left this earth 1985
HAROLD RICE…1912, died in 1987
JOHN ALBENICE…born 1913, died 1957
P. C. SOCAR Sr. …1913 to 1971
DUKE STERN…born 1913, died 1973
BILL BAIRD…1914 to 1978
HARVEY E. RABKIN…born 1925, died 1996
MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER…born 1914, died 1984
BRUCE ELLIOTT…1914, died 1973
KEN GRIFFIN…born 1914, died 1988
ORSON WELLES…1915, died 1985
ROBERT E. LEES…1915 to 1988
EDDIE FECHTER…born 1916, died 1979
AL KORAN…born in 1916, passed away in 1971
PAUL CURRY…born 1917, died 1986
ROY KISSELL…1918 to 1988
JULIUS SUNDMAN…born 1918, died 1986
KEN BROOKE…born 1920, died 1983
RICK ROGERS…1920 to 1986
NEIL FOSTER…born 1921, died 1988
KEN GRUNWALD…1921 to 1987
DON LAWTON…born 1922, died 1988
RICHARDI Jr. …1923 to 1985
DON TANNER…born 1924, died 1981
BILL MADSEN…1925, died 1983
FRED KAPS…born 1926, died 1980
DAVID HOY…born 1930, died 1981
HARRY BLACKSTONE Jr. …born 1934, died May 14th, 1997
BEN TALLMAN…born 1936, died 1977
JOHN BENZIAS…1940 to 1967
SAMUEL HOROWITZ…born 1912, died 1997
MICHAEL O’DOWD…born 1924, died 1997
HOWARD BAMMAN…born 1916, died 1997
STEWART JAMES…born 1908, died 1996
JACK CHANIN…born in 1909, died 1997
KARRELL FOX…born Jan 30, 1928…died March 12, 1998
CONRAD (Connie) BUSH…born 1900, died February 15, 1998
VIRGIL HARRIS MULKEY ( VIRGIL )…..born 1900, died 1989
SIDNEY R. JOHNSON ( SID LORRAINE )…..1905 to 1989
SHIGEO TAKAGI…..1930 to 1991
QUINTINO MARUCCI  ( TONY SLYDINI )…..born 1900, died 1991
FRANCIS WHITE…1907, passed away 1989
HORACE E. BENNETT…..1925 to 1990
WILLIAM W. LARSEN, Jr.  1929 to 1993
DAI VERNON; DAVID FREDRICK WINGFIELD VERNER:  1894 to 1992
DR. JOHN HENRY GROSSMAN:  died Sept 8th, 1992
BERTIE TAN HOCK CHAUN, died in 1991
ALAN RENNAUGH ( husband of Elizabeth Warlock )  1928 to 1991
EDWIN HOOPER, 1925 to 1992
BOB ” LAMP POST” PORTER:  1910  to 1991
ALTON RENERICK ” Ren” Clark:  1905 to 1991
FREDRICK “Rick” JOHNSON: 1937 to 1989
RUFUS CLAUDE BUFF: born 1899, died 1990
MAURY LEAF:  born 1896, died 1976
WILLIAM MOZART NICOL ( The Great Nicola ): 1880 to 1946
EDMUND M. BALDUCCI:  1907 to 1988
LARRY WEST: Passed from this earth in 1989
BRUCE PROSGATE:  born 1902, died 1991
FRANK LANE:  1896 to 1987
WALTER BROWN GIBSON:  1897 to 1985
ALBERT GOSHMAN:  1920 to 1991
ELLSWORTH H. ” Tommy ” TUCKER:  1912 to 1991
CHARLES EARL MILLER:  born 1909, died 1989
ALEX WEINER ( Aldini ):  1917 to 1989
ROBERT C. ( Bob ) MCALLISTER…born 1935…died 1998
SHARI LEWIS: died 1998
MICHAEL SKINNER: died 1998
THOMAS A. WATERS ( T.A. Waters ): 1938-1998
CHARLIE SCHULIEN: 1930- 1998
LEON M. LEON: 1903- 1998

Updated Section:

Lawrence Arcuri — 1905 to 1980
Charles Goodliffe Neale born 1912, died 1980
Robert harbin– 1908 to 1978
Clinton C, riedel — 1909 to 1005
Tony Anverdi — 1926 to 1995
Francis Haxton — 1908, died in 1995
John Davenport aka. Little Johnny Jones , born 1889, died 1995
Alvin P.Gentil — 1904 to 1995
Burlingame Gilbert Galt Hull aka Burling Hull –1889 t0 1982
Lyle Douglas –1895 to 2982
Roy J.Madsen– 1914 to 1982
Louis Tannen– died in 1982
Lewis Ganson — died 1982
Seymour Westerman — died 1982
Edgar Bergen–1907 to 1982
Martin Sunshine aka Kismet– 1901 to 1982
Fred Kaps –born 1928- died 1982
Wilbur J. Thomas –(writer for MUM) – 1937 to 1981
Jose Frakson — born 1891, died 1981
North Bigbee — born 1904, died 1979
Billie Bransford Clark ( wife of Ren Clark — 1905 t0 1982
Frederick M. Shields (Genii columnist ) died 1982
Jack Hughes– died 1982
Chrystal Dunninger ( wife of Joseph Dunninger, 1899 to 1982
William Thomas Keckkritz aka Bill Baird– born 1914 died 1982
Werner F. ‘Dorny’ dornfeld — 1892 to 1982
Ben Berger — 1897 to 1982
Noel B.Lester — 1894 to 1980
Valentine Bagely Evans aka Val Evans — born 1896- died 1981
Leslie P. Guest — died 1981
Edmond Spreer — 1902 to 1983
Keith Clark– died 1979 age unknown
Alec William Bell aka Peter Warlock–1916 to 1996
Harold R. Martin — born 1905, died 1996
Ludwig Hanemann aka Punx — died 1996 (Bizarrist Legend)

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