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In Loving, Musical Memory

W. Ross Clark II went to join God's choir of Heavenly Angels on the evening of Saturday, December 19, 2009. (Actually, we're pretty sure he's leading the choir by now). Ross was born on March 17, 1974 and spent his 35 years making beautiful music and bringing joy to those around him. He also fought a nearly life-long battle with Type 1 diabetes with a strength and grace that serves as an inspiration to all who knew him.

Ross finally decided it was time to move on to a bigger and better life in the spirit. He leaves behind a loving circle of family and friends and a legacy of music that will live on forever. Those who wish to honor Ross' memory can do so by enjoying his music and making music in their own lives. His musical legacy also lives on through Ross's Gift: The W. Ross Clark II Award for Outstanding Musicianship, an annual scholarship awarded to a senior graduating from Oneida High School, Ross's alma mater. Anyone wishing to contribute is encouraged to email joannasero@gmail.com for information.

Ross wanted so much for his family and friends to stay in the fight for the cure and had great hopes for a variety of research initiatives, including stem cell research. He prayed that he would somehow be part of making sure that no other child, no other teenager, no other young adult would experience the "postponed promises/delayed dreams" brought on by the complications of diabetes. If you would like to join in the fight for a cure, please consider making a donation in his name to the American Diabetes Association.

Ross was given the incredible gift of 8 additional years to make music through the miracle of organ donation. Please consider helping to give the gift of life by becoming an organ donor. To find out how to become a donor in your state, visit www.donatelife.net.

Forever at Home in Our Hearts...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

From Glenn Marsala

Hi JoAnna,
I have been writing about Ross a lot, but don't know how to share it. I have also been compiling a collection of his songs--by him, performed by him, including some with me & noah--& have a set of tracks that covers most of what I have. I want to make it available to anyone who wants it. I can upload the tracks to the website, link to them in a blog, etc.

I want to just ask anyone who may have a track or tape or anything with Ross performing, if they could kindly send me a copy, or email me a copy, or something, I can add it to the compilation. I would love to hear anything I haven't heard already, & I'm making these tracks available because I'm sure anyone who has had the privilege of hearing songs of Ross would like to hear more. It's kink of like one of those boxsets, with outtakes, alternative takes, jams, informal stuff, etc.

I will post what I have in the next couple of days. I will be working on it in different formats, in case anyone might need it mailed to them? I'm open to suggestions and ideas, so if anyone has any, please let me know!

Long live Ross!

Please feel free to post any of this on the Ross blog, or wherever.
Thanks so much,
Glenn (ggsound@gmail.com)


  1. i will look in the basement tomorrow...

  2. Thanks for putting out the word. As we keep finding lyrics everywhere it wouldn't surprise me to hear there are recordings yet to be discovered. I hope friends will include recordings that were a shared experience with him...how the man loved to jam.