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REMEMBERING KIRK GRYBOWSKI IN THE CHORALE

Dear Source,
I've read with heartache each article in St. Thomas Source of the passing of many notable Virgin Islanders. However, it was a mouth-dropping shock to read of Kirk Grybowski's sudden death. I enjoyed Kirk's tales and photos of his and Judy's travels to so many far away places.
What wasn't mentioned about Kirk, was that along with all the other things he was involved in, he also sang classical music. That's right, Kirk was a member of the Caribbean Chorale for many years. He was dedicated. He was always at rehearsals. And he was funny. Dr. Larry Benjamin, the former director, could also tell you about Kirk's participation in Chorale. I remember that, during the time I served as president of the Chorale, whenever I ran into Kirk we would chat and he would offer suggestions, tell stories that made me laugh, and he always offered to help whenever or wherever he could.
I will remember Kirk with great fondness. I extend my condolences to Judy and his family.
Jocelyn Spencer-Hilaire
New York, N.Y.
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Dear Source,
I've read with heartache each article in St. Thomas Source of the passing of many notable Virgin Islanders. However, it was a mouth-dropping shock to read of Kirk Grybowski's sudden death. I enjoyed Kirk's tales and photos of his and Judy's travels to so many far away places.
What wasn't mentioned about Kirk, was that along with all the other things he was involved in, he also sang classical music. That's right, Kirk was a member of the Caribbean Chorale for many years. He was dedicated. He was always at rehearsals. And he was funny. Dr. Larry Benjamin, the former director, could also tell you about Kirk's participation in Chorale. I remember that, during the time I served as president of the Chorale, whenever I ran into Kirk we would chat and he would offer suggestions, tell stories that made me laugh, and he always offered to help whenever or wherever he could.
I will remember Kirk with great fondness. I extend my condolences to Judy and his family.
Jocelyn Spencer-Hilaire
New York, N.Y.
We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.
Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.