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#2012698 - 01/11/13 10:06 AM Celebrating *Apple*
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
I know that of late, Apple has been posting on this forum, so I shall share here too.

With permission from her brother, I am posting.

Apple has been bravely fighting cancer for a few years but we just heard that she is continuing to lose her strength and that it appears she will lose her battle soon. Hospice has been called.

Apple has shared so much of herself on PW, I thought her friends here would want to know. You can share well wishes here as I am sending this http to her brother.

Like no other that I know, Mary embraces life. Family first, artist, poet, pianist, organist, chef, friend. Loving music as she does, she shared getting her Estonia and has continued to post here since. Her favorite composer is Bach.

We met once, at a Piano Party in NYC when fellow member, Elena (part of Duo Scarbo) premiered at Carnegie Hall. PW folks partied all weekend! Mary talks like she writes, spirited, is always smiling, and has a twinkle in her eye.

Two years ago Mary, her husband and 3 children moved into a beautiful new home and there Mary started teaching. Below is a video that she made.

Let's celebrate her life!

More on the Pianist Corner - look for it at the top. Photos and vid included.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

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#2012759 - 01/11/13 12:23 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
piRround Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 328
Loc: Yarmouth, Maine
I'm so sorry to hear this. I've really enjoyed Apple's posts. May peace come to her and her family.

#2012764 - 01/11/13 12:28 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: piRround]
TimR Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3487
Loc: Virginia, USA
I'm sorry to hear that. I feel like I've come to know her over the years. Of course, with a post count of 19,861, she's shared a lot of herself.
gotta go practice

#2012797 - 01/11/13 01:24 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
PianoStudent88 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 3440
Loc: Maine
I am so sorry to hear about apple. I always enjoyed reading her posts. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#2012805 - 01/11/13 01:32 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Peter K. Mose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1650
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Thank you for sharing this sorry news. Piano World is a community, and we look out for one another. Apple's posts were some of the ones that induced me to join.

We salute her.

#2012881 - 01/11/13 02:53 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Barb860 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/11/09
Posts: 1649
Loc: northern California
lily, thank you very much for posting this for all of us here and for Apple.

I send to her my wishes and prayers for peace to her and her family.
Piano Teacher

#2012894 - 01/11/13 03:11 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 7639
Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
What stunning and most unfortunate news. Words are totally inadequate to express the sorrow felt by all of us who know Apple through PW. Condolences to Mary and her family.
"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA

#2012902 - 01/11/13 03:17 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
AZNpiano Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/07/07
Posts: 6167
Loc: Orange County, CA
My condolences to Mary and her family. She was always so sunny and positive with her posts, and she was extremely generous with her insights and thoughts. She will be missed.
Private Piano Teacher and MTAC Member

#2012924 - 01/11/13 04:12 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
I've always enjoyed reading Apples posts. She is intelligent and always has some good input and often times it is fun reading too. I wish you the best Apple and your family too!

Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan

We love to play BF2.

#2012928 - 01/11/13 04:15 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
The Monkeys Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/13/12
Posts: 494
Loc: Vancouver BC
Apple* you lived a life truly worth celebrating. Your posts were so sunny even at the darkest days of your life. Your positive energy, intelligent humour, insightful thoughts will forever be here in PW with the 19861 posts, and in people's memories.

Edited by The Monkeys (01/11/13 04:17 PM)

#2012966 - 01/11/13 05:14 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
ten left thumbs Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/22/09
Posts: 3336
Loc: Scotland
My thoughts are with Apple and her family.
I am a competent teacher.


#2013115 - 01/11/13 10:05 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Jeff Clef Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 4549
Loc: San Jose, CA
I'm so sorry to learn this news. My very best hopes for our Apple.

#2013116 - 01/11/13 10:05 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Minniemay Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 1702
Loc: CA
Thank you, Apple, for being a part of us. Be at peace.
B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
M.M., Piano

#2013219 - 01/12/13 05:13 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9881
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey

I have had the pleasure of getting to know you, watching your family grow, helping you find the perfect piano, becoming friends... and we have never actually met in person.

I wish you peace, I give you my love, and I have every hope for you on your journey.

With love,
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834

#2013223 - 01/12/13 05:29 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Nannerl Mozart Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 732
Loc: Australia, Melbourne
I am truly saddened to hear this news. Thank you Apple, for reading my blog a while ago and commenting on it on the forum, giving me helpful tips on cheffing and being a pianist, for your insightful comments on teaching and learning. You probably have already noticed that you have touched many of us on this forum. Thank you so much and I really wish you have a safe journey.

#2013301 - 01/12/13 09:17 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
our friend mary passed this morning at 6:15

mary bryde stevermer
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

#2013311 - 01/12/13 09:40 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Minniemay Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 1702
Loc: CA
Rest in peace, Mary. My condolences to your family and friends.
B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
M.M., Piano

#2013391 - 01/12/13 11:37 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: Minniemay]
Barb860 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/11/09
Posts: 1649
Loc: northern California
My heartfelt sympathy to Mary's family and friends. She will be missed here, so very sorry to learn of her passing.
Piano Teacher

#2013642 - 01/12/13 08:14 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Lollipop Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 820
Loc: Georgia
I am so sorry. I have no words.
piano teacher

#2013661 - 01/12/13 09:08 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

#2013776 - 01/13/13 04:26 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Theme&Variations Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/19/10
Posts: 135
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I'm very sorry to hear this. frown
Private piano teacher since 2003
ASME (Australian Society for Music Education),
ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts),
KMEIA (Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia).

#2014027 - 01/13/13 06:04 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Overexposed Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 2651

Apple was always kind on PW. I'll miss seeing her smiling avatar and reading her posts.

#2014120 - 01/13/13 09:46 PM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: Overexposed]
kck Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 270
Oh - I am so incredibly sad to hear this. She was a bright light on this board and I enjoyed her so much. Deepest condolences to her family. frown
Amateur musician, piano and violin parent

#2017607 - 01/20/13 12:20 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Miss Karen Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 69
Loc: Kent, WA (Covington)
I am so sad to hear of her passing. She always was cheerful and said kind words to everyone. I did not know she was going through all this chemo and cancer. Anyway, I always enjoyed reading her posts. She will be greatly missed. May Her Memory Be Eternal. I send condolences to her family and friends going through this difficult time. She is in a better place now and not in pain. May God Bless and Keep You Always Mary.
Redwood Piano Studio

#2017609 - 01/20/13 12:25 AM Re: Celebrating *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
dumdumdiddle Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 1269
Loc: California
I'm so sorry.
Music School Owner
Early Childhood Music Teacher/Group Piano Teacher/Private Piano Teacher
Member of MTAC and Guild


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